Meet CIMON, the first AI robot to accompany astronauts in space

A science fiction-inspired robot hardwired to assist astronauts will launch from Florida early Friday morning to become the first personal, artificial intelligence-powered companion in space. The Crew Interactive Mobile Companion, or CIMON, is an English-speaking droid roughly the size of a basketball that will help German astronaut Alexander Gerst conduct experiments on the International Space […]

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How Investment in AI Is Changing

Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI) aren’t being widely adopted yet, but many firms are looking to change this. In May 2018, Forrester Consulting surveyed 433 decision-makers in Western Europe and the US who were knowledgeable about the procurement of technology at their company. Nearly half said they plan to make a major investment in AI within the […]

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Windows 10 to Get Its Own Dedicated AI Platform, New Preview Expands Sets

HIGHLIGHTS Microsoft has announced Windows ML platform The platform will be included in the next major Windows 10 update Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17618 released with Sets expansion Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t something all new for Microsoft. But now, the Redmond giant has chosen to bring an AI platform right within the next major Windows 10 update to let […]

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Apple Said to Plan Dedicated Chip to Power AI on Devices

HIGHLIGHTS Apple could be building artificial intelligence-based chips for iPhones Apple is striving to catch up with rivals like Google & Amazon in AI Apple may choose to discuss some of its latest advancements at WWDC 2017 Apple Inc. got an early start in artificial intelligence software with the 2011 introduction of Siri, a tool […]

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New Drone Rules Take Effect, Wix Uses AI to Design Websites, More

Drones and artificial intelligence are among a handful of exciting tech trends that have consumers excited. But they can also have a big impact on small businesses, as evidenced by some of the top business headlines this week. Read on for those headlines and more in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup. […]

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Japan’s Top Hedge Fund Is Setting Up an AI Lab in a Kyoto Temple

Japan’s top-performing quantitative hedge fund is setting up an artificial intelligence research facility in Kyoto. GCI Asset Management Inc., which manages $1.2 billion, aims to develop new investment models by bringing big data and artificial intelligence together in a temple it is refurbishing in Kyoto. Founder and Chief Executive Officer Hideki Yamauchi’s goal is to […]

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Japan’s Top Hedge Fund Is Setting Up an AI Lab in a Kyoto Temple

Japan’s Top Hedge Fund Is Setting Up an AI Lab in a Kyoto Temple Japan’s top-performing quantitative hedge fund is setting up an artificial intelligence research facility in Kyoto. GCI Asset Management Inc., which manages $1.2 billion, aims to develop new investment models by bringing big data and artificial intelligence together in a temple it […]

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Facebook’s AI Team Maps Earth to Beam Internet Access to All

Social networking giant Facebook is using its artificial intelligence (AI) technology and resources to map the entire Earth and launch the world’s most detailed population maps that will help it beam cheap Internet to remote areas. To begin with, the Facebook AI team crunched 14.6 billion images of maps from across 20 countries, including India, […]

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