by Synced 2019-05-13 1
AI Biweekly: Google Flexes AI Muscles at I/O; Siemens Advances Its Vision 2020+
10 AI News You Must Know from May W 1 – W 2
AI Technology & Industry Review
Bi-weekly news recap for global machine intelligence industry.
10 AI News You Must Know from May W 1 – W 2
10 AI News You Must Know from April W 3 – W 4
10 AI News You Must Know from April W 1 – W 2
10 AI News You Must Know from March W 3 – W 4
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10 AI News You Must Know from February W 1 – W 2
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10 AI News You Need To Know From December W 4 – January W 1
10 AI News You Need To Know From December W 2 – W 3
In the past two weeks, news related to the field of human-computer interaction and voice interaction has been focused on technology giants Amazon and Google. Amazon upgraded its Fire TV Cube and the Amazon Music system, which enhances the diversity of voice interactions.
The big news from Google in the last two weeks includes the CEO change in Google Cloud’s business and new efforts in the Google Health department. After three years as the CEO of Google Cloud, Diane Greene announced that she will step down.
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Grammarly announces a new tool that provides better grammar checking services for users. The tool is based on Grammarly’s AI system, which uses machine learning and natural language processing techniques. The service will be available on Chrome as an extension, and is expected to launch on Google Docs later this year.
Anglian Water plans to install an AI-based energy storage machine system in its water treatment facilities. The system will provide a real-time energy consumption balancing service and increase the lifespan of storage machines. The AI system was designed by Open Energi and is expected to be full operational by next year.
Blockchain hardware, software, and services company Bitmain confirms it will build a data center in Rockdale, Texas and invest US$500 million in the United States over the next seven years. Bitmain will launch a local training program and hire more than 400 employees.
Google teams up with New York distributed ledger solutions startup Digital Asset. In a Google blog post the company says it is exploring new ways to use distributed ledger technology.
Facebook is working with a select group of advertisers to create augmented reality ads for its News Feed. When users activate an ad’s tap-to-try AR capability it can display for example how a pair of glasses would look on their face via the user’s webcam and screen. Facebook says it also intends to expand shopping support in Instagram Stories.
Tact.ai raises US$27 million in its series C round from Amazon, Microsoft, and Salesforce. The conversational AI company plans to use the funds to develop a cutting-edge AI-powered CRM voice interaction system to change the way salespeople interact with information.
Salesforce announces a deeper data sharing partnership with Google. Consumer insights from Salesforce’s Marketing Cloud and Google Analytics 360 will be merged into one dashboard for either platform. Marketing Cloud data can be used to create a more customized web experience.
Microsoft is working on a bias-detecting tool which can alert people if an AI algorithm might be treating them unfairly based on their race or gender. As more and more decisions are being made by or based on AI, the detection of unfair biases has become an important public issue.
Fujitsu and Japan Publishing Co. (Nissha) together introduce SeleBoo, an AI solution the leverages information on 3.5 million books and some 3,000 bookstores nationwide to automatically stock books based on characteristics of each bookstore…
Singapore’s NGEE Ann Polytechnic (NP) and London’s Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CFTE) launch an AI in Finance course. The course will provide an overview of AI knowledge in the fintech and digital finance fields.
Google introduces starter kits designed to help people learn and experiment with AI solutions.
IBM announces a four-year program in collaboration with Calgary-based Natural Resources Solutions Center to help oil and gas companies with sustainability and efficiency.
Now social and behavioral scientists can use the TuringBox platform to study artificial intelligence algorithms. AI contributors can upload existing and novel algorithms for review, gaining a reputation in their community.
Google is collaborating with the United States Department of Defense to create an AI system for identifying drone footage. The system will leverage machine learning and computer vision technologies to collect and categorize drone footage more efficiently.
Capillary Technologies is a cloud-based SaaS company serving over 300 large enterprises and 500 small or medium businesses in over 30 countries. It improves retailers’ engagement with customers through analytics.
Non-profit organization Atrius Health applies NLP technology to identify clinical data and extract information…
The staffless Amazon Go opens to the public in downtown Seattle. Just like a normal convenience store, this intelligent store sells pre-cooked food, snacks, drinks , etc. — but there’s no cashier scanning the goods.
NVIDIA Announces Delivery Target For Self Driving Processor Xavier; Facebook Plans to Shut Down Its Personal Assistant “M” on January 19th; Amazon Alexa Is Integrating With Windows 10; A US Media Team Plans to Launch Vital Intelligence Data Live
Myntra Applies AI to Clothing Design; San Jose Negotiates With Partners to Deploy Autonomous Vehicle Transit; Can Google Street View Images See the Future?; Ctrip and Baidu Launch AI Pocket Chinese-English Translator; Canada To Use AI to Track Suicide Trends on Social Media
MIT scientists teach AI to have emotions; AI company Stem works with Mitsui to build the first energy storage in Japan; New York City implements expert team to correct algorithm biases
NVIDIA strides into healthcare industry by collaborating with GE healthcare; Intel introduces a safety model for self-driving cars; Amazon adds translation feature on AWS
Microsoft Reveals Azure IoT Edge; Google Launches Chatbot Analytics Platform Chatbase; Tesla Unveils An Electric Rival to Semi Trucks
AT&T’s New Acumos AI Platform Hosted by Linux Foundation; Waymo is in Arizona Testing Self-Driving Cars; DJI Unveils Drone Management Solution FlightHub; Amazon’s Fourth Research Hub in Germany Targets Visual AI R&D