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Stanford's New Institute to Ensure AI Is 'Representative of Humanity' Mostly Staffed by White Guys

Stanford University, the bastion of higher education known for manufacturing Silicon Valley’s future, launched the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence this week with a massive party. Big names and billionaires like Bill Gates and Gavin Newsom filed into campus to back the stated mission that “the…Read more...
Tags: Science, Stanford, Artificial Intelligence, Bill Gates, Silicon Valley, Stanford University, Gavin Newsom, Letter From Silicon Valley, Safiya Noble, New Institute


Artificial Intelligence And IP (Part I)

As AI improves to the point where it can create art works or write newspaper articles, a number of intellectual property questions arise.
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Artificial Intelligence, Intellectual Property, Krista L. Cox


Aurora’s Sterling Anderson, Uber ATG’s Raquel Urtasun to discuss self-driving cars and AI at TC Sessions

We’re just weeks away from our TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley on April 18. Some of the best and brightest minds are joining us for the day-long event, including Marc Raibert, Colin Angle, Melonee Wise and Anthony Levandowski . Last week, we added to the list of marquee guests and announced a panel with roboticist Ken Goldberg, who is chief scientist at Ambidextrous Robotics and William S. Floyd Jr Distinguished Chair in Engineering at UC Berkeley, and Michael I. Jordan, ...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Uber, California, Tech, Tesla, Companies, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Jordan, University Of California Berkeley, Robotics, Uc-berkeley, Anderson, Michael


Avoiding These 3 Brand Risks That Originate From Personalization at Scale

AI and machines' ability to learn introduces a host of new opportunities for brands and content producers, most notably hyper-personalization at unprecedented scale. This ranges from big, unstructured data analysis to advanced segmentation, from anthropomorphized virtual agents to all manner of biometrically enabled recognition, such capabilities enable altogether new modes of personalization but also come...
Tags: Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Voice


Voices in AI – Episode 83: A Conversation with Margaret Mitchell

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode Episode 83 of Voices in AI features host Byron Reese and Margaret Mitchell discussing the nature of language and it’s impact on machine learning and intelligence. Listen to this one-hour episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm and I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Margaret Mitchell. She is a senior research scientist at Google doing amazing work. And she...
Tags: Google, Blog, Seo, Rome, Artificial Intelligence, University, Machine Learning, Byron, Margaret Mitchell, Reed College, Byron Reese, Computational Linguistics, University of Washington Welcome


AdRoll Launches Video Ads to Global Direct-to-Consumer Customer Base

Ambitious Ecommerce Brands Gain Access to Smarter, AI Powered Video Ads SAN FRANCISCO — 80 percent of all internet traffic will be video content in 2019, and studies show more than half of consumers report they are more willing to stay on a brand’s channel if video content is included. While digital video advertising can benefit any […] The post appeared first on Ad Tech Daily.
Tags: Advertising, San Francisco, Artificial Intelligence, Video Ads, Press Releases, Video Advertising, Ad & Media Strategies, Ads by Creative, Ads Taxonomy, Adrol


Google’s AI-powered Doodle to celebrate Bach’s birthday is its best ever

Over the years, Google has consistently created beautiful ‘doodles’ – creative takes on its logo that show up on its homepage – to commemorate festivals, holidays, and significant events in history. Today, the company’s knocked it out of the park with its first-ever AI-powered doodle to celebrate the 334th birthday of Baroque composer extraordinaire Johann Sebastian Bach. The beautifully illustrated doodle has you write out a couple of bars of sheet music, choose a key, and then have Google‘s cu...
Tags: Google, Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Johann Sebastian Bach, Bach, Distract


Poll: 25 Percent of European Adults Think Maybe Robots Should Be Calling the Shots, Not Politicians

A January 2019 poll conducted by the Center for the Governance of Change at Spain’s IE University has found considerable anxiety throughout Europe about the pace of automation and technological change, Quartz reported—though it also found that about a quarter of respondents believed that maybe artificial intelligence…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Technology, Spain, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Robots, Ai, Polls, Center for the Governance of Change


Nvidia’s Image-Creation Tool Shows How AI Could Transform Content Creation

Nvidia is showing off the power of a cutting-edge field of artificial intelligence with a new tool that turns rudimentary computer doodles into images that could pass for real photographs. The software, which the Silicon Valley chip company plans to eventually integrate into its forthcoming AI Playground web studio, draws on a data set of...
Tags: General, Advertising, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Silicon Valley


Attend TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


TC Sessions: Mobility, a one-day session event on the future of transportation

The way people and packages move from Point A to Point B is in the midst of a remarkable transformation driven by technological innovations in AI, robotics, electric battery development, digital platforms and manufacturing. A mobility revolution is in the making. And TechCrunch is here — and we’re not just along for the ride. We’re here to uncover new ideas and startups, root out vaporware and dig into the tech and people spurring this change. In short, we’re helping drive the conversation ar...
Tags: Amazon, Transportation, Technology, California, Articles, Events, Tech, Tesla, E-commerce, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Bird, San Jose, Mobility, Manufacturing, Nissan


This AI turns rough doodles into realistic landscape photos

We’ve seen some interesting uses of AI so far, and the latest prototype software launched by Nvidia could be of great help to many artists. It can turn your crude sketches into pretty realistic landscapes in a matter of a click. Nvidia researchers explain in a blog post that their latest software uses generative adversarial […] The post This AI turns rough doodles into realistic landscape photos appeared first on DIY Photography.
Tags: Landscape, Photography, News, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Ai, Sketch, Neural Networks, Doodle, Neural Network


AI has become table stakes in sales, customer service and marketing software

Artificial intelligence and machine learning has become essential if you are selling sales, customer service and marketing software, especially in large enterprises. The biggest vendors from Adobe to Salesforce to Microsoft to Oracle are jockeying for position to bring automation and intelligence to these areas. Just today, Oracle announced several new AI features in its sales tools suite and Salesforce did the same in its customer service cloud. Both companies are building on artificial i...
Tags: Cloud, Enterprise, Adobe, Microsoft, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Oracle, CRM, Greenberg, Chatbot, Paul Greenberg, Oracle Microsoft, Abhay Parasnis


Founders Fund investors in Tibber, a Norwegian AI to smartly manage energy

You probably have one electricity supplier for your house. But these days the average household could probably buy form several such companies, it just can’t easily access the market place of possible suppliers. Wouldn’t it be smarter in you had an AI in your house which could purchase energy from these producers, including those within the local grid, at the best prices and at the best time of day? That’s what the Tibber startup does in Norway, and it’s just raised a $12M Series A funding from ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, TC, Apps, Europe, Sweden, Germany, Tech, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Norway, Founders Fund, Nordics, Tiber, Spotify Facebook, Tibber


Founders Fund invests in Tibber, a Norwegian AI to smartly manage energy

You probably have one electricity supplier for your house. But these days the average household could probably buy form several such companies, it just can’t easily access the market place of possible suppliers. Wouldn’t it be smarter in you had an AI in your house which could purchase energy from these producers, including those within the local grid, at the best prices and at the best time of day? That’s what the Tibber startup does in Norway, and it’s just raised a $12M Series A funding from ...
Tags: Travel, Fundings & Exits, TC, Apps, Europe, Sweden, Germany, Tesla, Artificial Intelligence, Silicon Valley, Norway, Founders Fund, Nordics, Tiber, Spotify Facebook, Tibber


Salesforce update brings AI and Quip to customer service chat experience

When Salesforce introduced Einstein, its artificial intelligence platform in 2016, it was laying the ground work for artificial intelligence underpinnings across the platform. Since then the company has introduced a variety of AI enhancements to the Salesforce product family. Today, customer service got some AI updates. The goal of any customer service interaction is to get the customer answers as quickly as possible. Many users opt to use chat over phone, and Salesforce has added some AI fea...
Tags: TC, Cloud, Enterprise, Tech, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Salesforce, Chat, Einstein, Quip, Salesforce Service Cloud, Martha Walchuk


Simulations, SAFEs, and China beats America in AI patents

Editor’s Note The most consistent feedback we have gotten from Extra Crunch members is that I write too much, and the Daily emails are too long for mortals (and apparently my mother) to read. This is great feedback: a huge focus for Extra Crunch is to create signal from noise. To that end, we are experimenting with a new format of the Daily starting today that’s focused on keeping you up-to-date on Extra Crunch, as well as broadening your perspective outside the Silicon Valley bubble. Have ques...
Tags: Japan, China, Russia, US, America, Tech, Mit, Artificial Intelligence, National Health Service, Silicon Valley, Qualcomm, Lucas Matney, The Matrix, Getty Images China, Eric Peckham, Hiroshi Watanabe


Oracle adds more AI features to its suite of sales tools

As the biggest sales and marketing technology firms mature, they are all turning to AI and machine learning to advance the field. This morning it was Oracle’s turn, announcing several AI-fueled features for its suite of sales tools. Rob Tarkoff, who had previous stints at EMC, Adobe and Lithium, and is now EVP of Oracle CX Cloud says that the company has found ways to increase efficiency in the sales and marketing process by using artificial intelligence to speed up previously manual workflows, ...
Tags: TC, Enterprise, Microsoft, Tech, ERP, Artificial Intelligence, Anaplan, Machine Learning, SEC, DataFox, Oracle, EMC, CRM, Chatbots, Brent Leary, Sales Tools


In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the corporate incentive

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor To actually change the world, Big Tech needs to grow up The cancellation of Amazon’s planned expansion in New York exposes the truth about its HQ2 promises. In the end, the company seemed mainly interested in tax incentives and being allowed to make a corner of NYC once set aside for public housing and scho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Uber, Column, Business, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Virginia, Toronto, Tech, Ceo, Economy, Companies, Artificial Intelligence


Watch Nvidia’s new AI turn MS Paint-style doodles into photorealistic masterpieces

Researchers at Nvidia have developed a deep learning model that can take shitty digital sketches – like the ones you’d create with a trackpad, zero talent, and Microsoft Paint – and generate beautiful photorealistic landscapes in an instant. It’s called GauGAN (named after post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin, and Generative Adversarial Networks), and it works like a simple digital painting tool. But instead of a palette of colors, it has a collection of natural elements, like sand, snow, and sky, ea...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Paul Gauguin


Yandex inks deal with Hyundai to build self-driving car tech for its Mobis OEM division

On the heels of becoming the latest investor in Ola, today Hyundai announced another key deal to further its ambitions in next-generation automotive services. Yandex, the Russian search giant that has been working on self-driving car technology, has inked a partnership with Hyundai to develop software and hardware for autonomous car systems. This is Yandex’s first partnership with a carmaker, and specifically, Yandex will be working with Hyundai Mobis, the car giant’s OEM parts and service di...
Tags: Google, TC, Transportation, China, Russia, India, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Toyota, Estonia, Las Vegas, Autonomous Cars, Baidu, Hyundai, Kia


AI and Human Relationships: What will the impact be?

Artificial Intelligence is everywhere – in your phone, in your room and very soon, in your relationships as well. How will AI impact human relationships? Will it control us (and our expressions)? Or will it give us the right tools and ideas to improve our relationships with the loved ones? We explore this topic in the collection below. The post AI and Human Relationships: What will the impact be? appeared first on NextBigWhat.
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence


Nvidia’s new $99 pocket-sized AI computer is designed for DIY projects

Nvidia has just released a $99 pocket-sized computer named the Jetson Nano, targeted towards “embedded designers, researchers, and DIY makers” who want to tinker with a system for offline AI development. The developer kit is powered by a 64-bit quad-core ARM processor, and a 128-core Nvidia Maxwell GPU with 4GB of RAM to deliver processing speeds up to 472 Gflops. It hosts a bunch of ports like USB-A 3.0, HDMI, DisplayPort, and ethernet to plug in external hardware devices like camera modules an...
Tags: Startups, Artificial Intelligence, Nvidia, Insider, Jetson Nano, Nvidia Maxwell GPU


Chinese University is using AI to mark attendance; Numbers up by 7% in 2 weeks

Hello, this is little AI, an intelligent voice assistant from the counselors of Hangzhou Dianzi University. I notice you were absent from class today. This is the message students of Hangzhou Dianzi University of China get, if they miss their class. The university has started a smart attendance system based on AI. The response of the student is recorded and is then analysed. The bigger goal is to fathom out the reason behind absenteeism and then categorise students into it, for effective remed...
Tags: Business, Artificial Intelligence, Chinese University, Hangzhou Dianzi University, Hangzhou Dianzi University of China


Racing Against China, U.S. Reveals Details of $500 Million Supercomputer

Lab officials predict it will be the first American machine to reach a milestone called “exascale” performance, surpassing a quintillion calculations per second.
Tags: News, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Supercomputers, Cray, Energy Department, Intel Corporation, Computers and the Internet, Computer Chips, Laboratories and Scientific Equipment, Racing Against China U S Reveals Details


Toyota doubles down on Nvidia tech for self-driving cars

Toyota is deepening its relationship with Nvidia as the automaker, and its research arms in Japan and the U.S., ramps up its autonomous vehicle development program. Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang announced Monday during his keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference that Toyota Research Institute-Advanced Development — the automaker’s Japan-based research arm — is using the chipmaker’s full end-to-end development and production to develop, train and validate its autonomous vehicle technology. The...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Japan, Technology, Business Model, Tech, Ceo, Companies, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, United States, Nvidia, The Guardian, Automotive Industry, Toyota, Simulation


Nvidia announces its next-gen RTX pods with up to 1,280 GPUs

Nvidia wants to be a cloud powerhouse. While its history may be in graphics cards for gaming enthusiasts, its recent focus has been on its data center GPUs for AI, machine learning inference, inference and visualization. Today, at its GTC conference, the company announced its latest RTX server configuration for Hollywood studios and others who need to quickly generate visual content. A full RTX server pod can support up to 1,280 Turing GPUs on 32 RTX blade servers. That’s 40 GPUs per server, ...
Tags: Cloud, Hollywood, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Arkansas, Nvidia, Machine Learning, Electricity, Dell, Turing, Lenovo, Gpu, Video Cards, Mellanox, GTC


AmplifAI Raises $3.9M, Its First Outside Funding, For Call Center AI

Dallas—AmplifAI Solutions, which makes artificial intelligence-enabled software for call center operations, has raised $3.9 million.Investors in the funding round were Naya Ventures, LiveOak Venture Partners, and Capital Factory, all based in Austin.AmplifAI has developed software that uses machine learning algorithms to analyze behaviors of top-performing employees in order to create training programs for employees across the payroll. Now, the company plans to use the funding to further develo...
Tags: Startups, Home Depot, Texas, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, Data, People, Vc, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Austin, AT&T, Innovation, Venture Capital


How Facebook plans to use machine learning to wipe out revenge porn

Facebook’s used its machine learning prowess to filter hate speech and fake accounts— but now it’s turning its focus on fighting revenge porn. In an announcement last week, the company said that it’s introducing new technology to remove non-consensual intimate photos and videos off its platform. The social network claims that the new AI will help the company weed out nude and near-nude photos and videos before anyone reports them. Once the AI detects such content, a Facebook staffer will review ...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Artificial Intelligence, Insider


LionDesk launches text message-based lead conversion assistant

LionDesk announced has launched a new, tech-powered lead qualification tool that will chat with potential homebuyers and sellers via text message.
Tags: Technology, Artificial Intelligence, Radio, Agent, CRM, Industry News, Gabby, David Anderson, News Brief, Liondesk, AI in real estate