ai

Ars Technicast special edition, part 2: Spotting bad actors inside a company

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of an insider threat stealing your stuff. D-Keine / Getty Images In the second of our series of podcasts on artificial intelligence produced in association with Darktrace, we dive into something a little spookier: the world of “insider threat” detection. Click here for a transcript and click here for an MP3 …

Ars Technicast special edition, part 2: Spotting bad actors inside a company Read More »

AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles

Sponsored Links Christine Daniloff/MIT It’s good to be skeptical of Wikipedia articles for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the possibility of outdated info — human editors can only do so much. And while there are bots that can edit Wikipedia, they’re usually limited to updated canned templates or fighting vandalism. …

AI can automatically rewrite outdated text in Wikipedia articles Read More »

Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program

Sponsored Links hadynyah via Getty Images Microsoft’s deepening health tech strategy now includes a significant commitment to AI. The company is starting a $40 million AI for Health program that should help researchers and key organizations improve the quality of life for people around the planet. The five-year initiative will use AI to improve diagnosis, …

Microsoft backs AI in healthcare with a $40 million program Read More »

Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky

Sponsored Links Microsoft Björk is no stranger to using technology to express her music in more inventive ways, but now she’s using it to shape the music itself in unexpected forms. The Icelandic star is using Microsoft AI as part of Kórsafn (“choral archives”), a non-stop composition playing in the lobby of the Sister City …

Björk and Microsoft use AI to create music that changes with the sky Read More »

Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn

</header> <strong>Ousted Bitmain co-founder Micree Zahn took to Weibo on Monday to speak out against a reported Bitmain “personnel optimization plan” which could purportedly see around 500 Bitmain workers dismissed by January 17. Chinese media broke the story last week citing inside sources at the bitcoin mining colossus, one of which claimed poor financial performance …

Bitmain Responds to Layoff Rumors From Ousted Co-Founder Zahn Read More »

US limits AI exports over fears it will fall into Chinese hands

Sponsored Links Wang Gang/China News Service/Visual China Group via Getty Images The US government’s concerns about Chinese involvement in tech are leading to significant restrictions on AI. The Commerce Department is instituting a rule on January 6th that will require companies to obtain a license if they want to export certain AI-powered geospatial imagery software …

US limits AI exports over fears it will fall into Chinese hands Read More »

Google’s AI can detect breast cancer more accurately than experts

Sponsored Links BSIP via Getty Images DeepMind, a UK-based artificial intelligence company purchased by Google in 2014, has turned its sights to the problem of breast cancer detection. Although breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women, detection is difficult due to high rates of false positives (when a mammogram is judged …

Google’s AI can detect breast cancer more accurately than experts Read More »

LG’s 2020 soundbars add ‘AI Room calibration’ to optimize their audio

Sponsored Links LG soundbar LG CES is right around the corner, and that means we’ll once again meet a slew of new home theater equipment. LG is unveiling its 2020 soundbar lineup right now, and a new headline feature for this year is “AI Room Calibration.” Exactly what separates this tech from non-AI automatic calibration …

LG’s 2020 soundbars add ‘AI Room calibration’ to optimize their audio Read More »

Tech Development, Investments and NFT to Drive Crypto Adoption in 2020

As the end of the year draws closer, discussing what the future holds for the crypto industry becomes increasingly relevant. In particular, how global financial and technological trends will affect the adoption of cryptocurrencies in the coming year. Despite the critics, the number of industry experts and crypto enthusiasts who foresee a promising future for …

Tech Development, Investments and NFT to Drive Crypto Adoption in 2020 Read More »

Insurance Industry Eyes Blockchain as Top Firms Begin Tests

On Dec. 12, the second-largest health insurance company in the United States announced plans to leverage blockchain technology to secure the medical data of all its 40 million members over the next three years. The most unique quality of a blockchain is that once a piece of information is added to the distributed ledger, it …

Insurance Industry Eyes Blockchain as Top Firms Begin Tests Read More »