AI robot does something a human can't
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Thursday, 19 April 2018 11:42

AI robot does something a human can't


Builds IKEA furniture without using a hammer to knock in the screws

A team of boffins has created robots that can do something even most humans struggle with – making IKEA furniture.

Google's AR can see cancer
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Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:41

Google's AR can see cancer

 
Still no cure for Google

Google boffins have been telling the American Association for Cancer Research's annual meeting, that they have come up with a prototype of an augmented reality microscope that could be used to help physicians diagnose cancer patients.

Experts unhappy with EU plans for AI rights
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Machines are not people

More than 150 experts in AI, robotics, commerce, law, and ethics from 14 countries have signed an open letter denouncing the European Parliament’s proposal to grant personhood status to intelligent machines.

US army to trash the First Law of Robotics
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Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:05

US army to trash the First Law of Robotics


Desperate to automate AI

US generals already see AI as the next big weapon in their arsenal, and while the rest of the world is worried about AI breaking Azimov's first law of robotics, it would appear that the military wants robot troops killing humans on the battlefield by next Tuesday.

Vega 7nm is not a GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 10:09

Vega 7nm is not a GPU


Current plan: will never be

Many AMD fanboys hoped that Vega 7 nm would be a GPU that could make Vega more competitive to Nvidia's offering.

Jensen thinks Quantum is the future
Published in Processors
Friday, 06 April 2018 13:59

Jensen thinks Quantum is the future


Exclusive:  Will be important

Last week at the GTC we saw Jen Hsung Huang, the founder and CEO of Nvidia walking by, and of course, we had to ask him a question. The single thing I wanted to ask was his opinion about Quantum computing.

Row brewing over AI powered killer robots
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Boffins tell South Korean university to stop research

Leading AI experts have boycotted a South Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology over its partnership with weapons manufacturer Hanwha Systems to make AI armed robots.

Apple hopes to get more intelligence from Google
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Help us, John Giannandrea, you are our only hope

Fruity cargo cult Apple has head hunted Google's chief of search and artificial intelligence John Giannandrea in a desperate bid to catch up with its rivals on AI.

Seven countries agree a common AI vision
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Friday, 30 March 2018 10:54

Seven countries agree a common AI vision


Not one where humans are kept as pets

G7 countries have agreed to a "common vision" for the development of artificial intelligence.

Nvida shows off new GPU powered-AI supercomputer
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Updated DGX-2

The boss of the outfit named after a Roman vengeance demon, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang took to the stage at GTC to unveil some GPU-powered innovations for machine learning, including a new AI supercomputer and an updated version of the company's  Tesla V100 GPU that now has  32GB of onboard HBM2 memory.