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open £250m fund for NHS artificial intelligence laboratory slammed as tech for tech's sake 49
open Reminder: When a tech giant says it listens to your audio recordings to improve its AI, it means humans are listening. Right, Skype? Cortana? 28
By MJI
open Even tech giants find themselves telling folk not to use default passwords on Internet of S**t kit 40
open Apple: Ok, ok, we'll stop listening in on your Siri conversations. For now, but maybe in the future 26
By Jove
open Take two cornerstones of British life, booze and queues, then squirt them with face scans: AI Bar 77
open Apple techies analyzing Siri recordings may have heard you unzipping and bonking – plus more 48
open Can't dance? That's no excuse. Let a robot do it for you at this 'forced exoskeleton rave' 23
open UK digital network Openreach takes 15 electric vans for a spin 113
open GM Cruise holds off on self-driving taxis for this year, says it needs more testing time to be safe 24
open Phuck off, phishers! JPMorgan Chase crafts AI to sniff out malware menacing staff networks 18
open UK cops blasted over 'disproportionate' slurp of years of data from crime victims' phones 64
By Mark 65
open Silly money: Before you chuck your chequebook away, triple-check that super-handy digital coin 115
open Microsoft bungs a billion bucks at biz developing AI that will take our jobs 'for the benefit of all' 26
open Pair programming? That's so 2017. Try out this deep-learning AI bot that autocompletes lines of source code for you 76
open It's a facial-recognition bonanza: Oakland bans it, activists track it, and pics taken from dating-site OkCupid feed it 13
open Literally braking news: Two people hurt as not one but two self-driving space-age buses go awry 91
By rskurat
open You'll never guess what US mad lads Throwflame have strapped to a drone (clue: it does exactly what it says on the tin) 57
open You totally need VMs to do AI, nods VMware as Bitfusion dissolves in its vSphere of influence 4
open Arrested development: Cops dump Amazon's facial-recognition API after struggling to make the thing work properly 18
open We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers 132
open Elon Musk's new idea is to hook your noggin up to an AI – but is he just insane about the brain? 126
open Don't give it away, give it away, give it away now, bot busting biz tells reCAPTCHA data serfs 23
open Well I'm looking to AI to save me, looking 'cos it's my design: Could you make my drone learn to fly hybrid? 2
open Dear chip designers: It will no longer cost you an Arm and a leg to use these CPU cores (well, not at first, anyway...) 16
open Amazon's bugging of homes has German boffins worried that Alexa may be an outlaw 60
open AI solves Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds (that's three times slower than a non-AI algorithm) 30
open Facebook's Libra is a terrorist's best friend, thunders US Treasury: Crypto-coins dubbed 'national security risk' 39
open Good luck deleting someone's private info from a trained neural network – it's likely to bork the whole thing 69
By Mihai
open Gamers get a chance to battle an AI on the QT. Plus: Robo-marines, and fisticuffs over facial recognition in Detroit 14
open Congrats, Nvidia and Google: You're still the best (out of five) at training neural networks 6
open Loose tongues and oily seamen: Lost in machine translation yet again 157
By hj
open How an ace-hole AI bot built by Facebook, CMU boffins whipped a table of human poker pros 26
open 'It’s not a surveillance program'... US govt isn't going all Beijing on us with border face-recog, official tells Congress 34
open Tesla’s Autopilot losing track of devs crashing out of 'leccy car maker 182
open No DeepNudes please, we're GitHub: Code repo deep-sixed as Discord bans netizens who sought out vile AI app 30
open AWS's upgraded DeepLens AI camera zooms in on Europe 2
open The ISS Experience: Not visiting any time soon? Through a VR glass darkly may be next best thing 5
open Chinese government has got it 'spot on' when it comes to face-recog tech says, er, London's Met cops' top rep 80
open Got an 'old' Tesla? Musk promises 'self-driving' upgrade chip ship by end of 2019 84
open Facebook outage a peep at platform's ML tagging conventions, Baidu links up with Intel and Huawei on AI chips, and more 8
open Surrey Uni boffins take us a step closer to the cyberpunk future with cell-scanning nanotech 1
open Was this quake AI a little too artificial? Nature-published research accused of boosting accuracy by mixing training, testing data 21
open DeepNude's makers tried to deep-six their pervy AI app. Web creeps have other ideas: Cracked copies shared online as code decompiled 127
open Politicos freak out over facial recognition and deepfakes, Apple saves Drive.AI, and more 7
open Philips kills dependence on its Hue hub, pointing to a Bluetooth world 41
open Could an AI android live forever? What, like your other IT devices? 131
By richrar
open That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well 82
open US cop body cam maker says it won't ship face-recog tech in its kit? Due to ethics? Did we slip into a parallel universe? 15
open DeepNude deep-nuked: AI photo app stripped clothes from women to render them naked. Now, it's stripped from web 137
open Drone fliers are either 'clueless, careless or criminal' says air traffic gros fromage 79

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