Magic Leap Unveils Human-Like AI Mica Viewable Through Augmented Reality Glasses

Augmented-reality startup Magic Leap unveiled its new AI during a conference on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Dubbed Mica, the virtual assistant can be seen through the startup’s augmented reality glasses called Magic Leap One. Mica can be used to turn on or off smart home devices such as TVs, stereo systems, and lights. It can also answer detailed questions such as […]

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Dad prepared me for the AI apocalypse, but all we got was dumb robots

I grew up in a house designed to withstand the apocalypse. I don’t mean that in a “it was built really strong” kind of way, though it was made out of reinforced concrete. No, after the Ash Wednesday bushfires, my dad rebuilt the family home into the side of a mountain, complete with battlements, escape tunnels, a bomb shelter, and […]

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Amazon AI Hiring Tool Scrapped In 2017 Was Shut Down For Discriminating Against Women

Amazon has been recognized for their innovation, and a computer program designed to look over job applications for the company was supposed to be a new, helpful tool. According to Reuters, however, the tool didn’t end up being as fair as expected. The artificial intelligence tended to reject females from the top 5 applicants it would select. “Everyone wanted this […]

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Man proposes to girlfriend MID-AIR on Delta flight

Boyfriend hands out notes asking his fellow plane passengers to help him propose MID-AIR on Delta flight by taking photos of the happy moment Unknown man proposed to his girlfriend mid-air on a Delta Airlines flight ‘Andrew’ handed out a note to fellow passengers before boarding Reddit user posted live updates of the proposal as it happened  Do you know Andrew […]

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US Marines launch live-fire air assault into Syria desert in ‘strong message’ to Russia

Protesters holding Syrian revolution flags and chanting, in Maaret al-Numan, a town in Idlib province, Syria, Friday, Sept 7, 2018; The Friday rallies came as Presidents of Iran, Turkey and Russia are meeting in Tehran to discuss the war in Syria More than 100 U.S. Marines launched an air assault in the southern Syrian desert backed by artillery fire to […]

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'Not going fast enough': Facebook accelerates AI research

Facebook will dramatically accelerate its research into artificial intelligence, its chief AI scientist has said, in hopes of ensuring the social network doesn't fall behind with the technology it will need to contend with internet rivals and police its gargantuan audience. The world's biggest social network said it would recruit high-profile engineers and expand its AI-research division to roughly 170 […]

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Surveillance That Can See Through Walls: MIT Develops ‘RF-Pose,’ Which Can Identify And Track People

RF-Pose can detect a person’s identity and actions, effectively giving people the power to “see through” walls. Researchers at MIT have developed a new technology, which they have dubbed “RF-Pose.” With RF-Pose, you can, in a sense, “see through” walls — the technology can identify the person, and their actions. This includes whether they are walking, how fast they are […]

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Google prepares to roll out its phone-calling AI in the United States

Silicon Valley's quest for artificial intelligence has led it to build self-driving cars, drones, and robots that can do backflips. But often that journey has come down to something much more prosaic, such as ordering a pizza, or booking a restaurant reservation. That's how I found myself sitting around a telephone at Oren's Hummus Shop, a cafe near Google's campus […]

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Google Duplex Begins Testing This Summer, But Still A Long Way Away

A generation better than the current Google Assistant voice, Duplex puts on a new personality for every call. In May, as The Verge reported, Google showcased Duplex, a new capability of Google Assistant which journalists have called “jaw-dropping,” mostly due to its highly sophisticated and human-like AI. The pre-recorded showcase of Google’s newest AI technology left a lot to be […]

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Google Promises Not To Use A.I. For Military Purposes After Employees Quit To Protest Project Maven

Some question how Google could be trusted to follow its new guidelines, which include not using their A.I. technology to help develop weapons. Google has seemingly buckled under the pressure of employee protests and has issued a statement saying that Google would no use their A.I. technology for military purposes, detailed the New York Times. However, Google did not denounce […]

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