AI is now better at predicting mortality than human doctors

As scientists continue to toil away at creating machine learning algorithms that will one day enslave humanity save us all, artificial intelligence researchers have discovered that computers are outpacing human doctors in a number of important areas. We’ve already seen the ability of AI to spot things like cancer and a new study reveals that a digital brain may also […]

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AI projects shortlisted to solve a major healthcare issue in Singapore

SINGAPORE – Three projects using artificial intelligence technologies were unveiled on Wednesday (March 27) to battle it out in a healthcare research challenge that promises funding of up to $20 million for the winner. The trio were picked after an initial round was announced in June last year when researchers were given this task: use artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to […]

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New AI tech could spot shoplifters before they actually steal

A creepy new AI system could identify shoplifters before they actually steal based on their body language. Japanese startup Vaak has developed software, which it is already marketing to a range of retail clients, that analyzes footage from security cameras to spot fidgeting, restlessness and other body language cues that could be suspicious. According to Bloomberg Quint, the “Minority Report”-style […]

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Fearful of bias, Google blocks gender-based pronouns from new AI tool

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google in May introduced a slick feature for Gmail that automatically completes sentences for users as they type. Tap out “I love” and Gmail might propose “you” or “it.” But users are out of luck if the object of their affection is “him” or “her.” Google’s technology will not suggest gender-based pronouns because […]

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AI Predictions For 2019 From Technology Leaders

If 2018 is any indication, 2019 will see AI play an even bigger role in our lives than we imagined. It will be deployed in ways we don’t realize and to do things we didn’t expect. We won’t even be aware of when it is being used for or against us. And there may not be any appeal of AI […]

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Britain will NOT develop AI robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’

Britain will NOT develop killer robot weapons because they are ‘unethical’, says chief scientist at Ministry of Defence Simon Cholerton said the UK would not take part in new killer robot arms race  Are fears states will use AI to create lethal machines without human oversight Instead Britain will use  AI to protect troops in the field rather than kill enemies   Britain will not […]

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Fuel truck strikes American Airlines plane with passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport

Charlotte, NC, USA – May 28, 2016: American Airlines Airbus A319 (Registration No. N723UW) taking off at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. A fuel truck hit the wing of an American Airline plane with nearly 200 passengers onboard at LaGuardia Airport on Friday. Flight 1249 was slated to travel to Miami and had 172 passengers and five crew members onboard, WABC-TV reported. […]

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