AI

Facebook pays contractors to transcribe users’ audio chats

Credit: SN1 Digital Facebook has claimed that it has paid external human contractors to listen to recordings of users without their knowledge. The social network is no stranger to privacy scandals. Facebook was infamously embroiled in a scandal with Cambridge Analytica in which the data of 87 million users was...

NHS establishes AI lab to improve healthcare

The National Health Service of the United Kingdom looks to AI for the future of healthcare The Conservative government, under new Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has earmarked £250 million in funding for the new National Artifical Intelligence Lab, which will use the sophisticated technology to research and develop "cutting edge...

Tesla’s Dog Mode left pets at risk

Tesla has recently pushed out an update for their Dog Mode feature, to fix a potentially lethal bug Dog Mode was created to regulate the temperature of the car’s cockpit, allowing your pet to stay safe and cool while left in the car. A message also shows on the touchscreen...

Waymo are improving autonomous vehicles with DeepMind

Credit: Waymo Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous vehicle company Waymo are working with DeepMind to develop a new way to train AI, inspired by the way that biology evolves Over 120 species are named after Charles Darwin. The effect that the naturalist, geologist and biologist had on science and nature is perhaps...

Deep learning: new neural nets could model continuous processes

In deep learning, neural nets use specific hidden layers to deliver defined results. AI researcher David Duvenaud is questioning all of that with ODE nets. Deep learning is incredible: truly, it is. Being able to map human-like brain power onto a computer, so that it learns as we do, should...

Robots and workplace automation are unstoppable

Robots empowered by AI are transforming our workplaces. They'll greatly contribute to economic growth, productivity and efficiency, whether we like it or not. There’s something unsettling about watching a humanoid robot happily going about its business, toiling away in a warehouse moving boxes, then being ruthlessly floored by its human...

Deepfakes are the new fake news

Filters have existed in some form or another since the invention of the camera. Then we had Photoshop. Now, as technology becomes even more advanced, it becomes harder to tell apart truth and fiction. The internet is awash with fakes and forgeries. Face swapping tools, vocal and image filters and...

AI: Facebook could soon read your mind with their new device

Facebook is making their first foray into highly advanced wearables which read brain waves, hot on the heels of the recent announcement of Elon Musk’s Neuralink. It’s a dream many have, to control the external world with internal thinking. Imagine turning on the television or messaging a family member with...

iPhone sales down again: What does Apple’s future look like?

Credit: Digital Trends Apple's most famous product, the iPhone, made up less than half of Apple's total sales for the first time since 2012. Despite this, sales have risen elsewhere. Few companies have shaped the technological landscape in quite the same way as Apple. A company that brought the world...