• Internet
    Artificial Intelligence Offers $340 Billion Opportunity to Retail Sector: Capgemini

    The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers about $340 billion (roughly Rs. 23.8 lakh crores) cost-saving opportunity for those retail companies that are able to scale and expand the scope of their existing deployments, according to a new global study from French technology services major Capgemini. However, just one percent of retailers have achieved this […]

  • Internet
    Facebook, Twitter Crack Down on AI Babysitter-Rating Service

    Facebook and Twitter are taking action against an automated babysitter-rating system reported on last week by The Washington Post, saying the service broke the social networks’ rules on user surveillance and data privacy. Predictim, a California-based start-up, analyses babysitters’ online histories, including on Facebook and Twitter, and offers ratings of whether they are at risk of drug […]

  • Science Updates
    Germany Must Close Digital Technology Gap, Merkel Ally Says

    Germany must learn to “promote not impede” the use of artificial intelligence, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said, as it seeks to close a digital technology gap between it and other leading economies. Merkel’s cabinet is holding a two-day retreat next week, at the end of which it wants to present an artificial intelligence […]

  • Education
    MIT, AI, and the Future of Higher Education

    MIT’s announcement of a $1 billion commitment to artificial intelligence discovery through a new College of Computing is a big deal. The question is will this be a big deal for shaping the future of the higher ed? In reading the MIT announcement, I can’t find mention of the relationship between this new College and MIT Open Learning. My […]

  • Science Updates
    MIT Researchers Develop AI-Based Device That Can Wirelessly Monitor Health

    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) are building a device that uses machine learning, and is similar to a Wi-Fi router, to track breathing, heart rate, sleep, gait, just by sitting in one spot. The device can help people living with conditions like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, depression, and pulmonary diseases and enable their physicians to wirelessly […]

  • Science Updates
    New AI System Could Make Lip Sync Dubbing Accurate

    Dodgy lip-sync dubbing could soon become a thing of the past as researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based system that can edit the facial expressions of actors to accurately match dubbed voices. The system, called Deep Video Portraits, can also be used to correct gaze and head pose in video conferencing, and enables new possibilities […]