ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • IBM teams with Apple on artificial intelligence health program April 14, 2015

    San Francisco: IBM announced alliances with Apple and others to put artificial intelligence to work drawing potentially life-saving insights from the booming amount of health data generated on personal devices. IBM is collaborating with Apple, Medtronic, and Johnson & Johnson to use its Watson artificial intelligence system to give users insights...
  • A startup that sold people 'virtual immortality' has died April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A start-up that promised to provide you with a virtual presence, long after you reached the other world, closed down its own shutters soon after launch. Intellitar, startup that sold immortality service for $25 a month, hit headlines when it was founded in 2010. The company wanted to...
  • Facebook sheds more light on its virtual reality, artificial intelligence plans March 27, 2015

    San Francisco: Virtual reality, artificial intelligence and drones will enable Facebook to create a more lifelike and useful social network, the company said in its clearest explanation so far for technology projects that have puzzled some investors and analysts. Facebook executives made the case on Thursday, at its annual developer conference...
  • Facebook develops a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software March 4, 2015

    New York: Facebook has developed a simple test that can help determine the intelligence level of an artificial intelligence software. The test, developed by researchers at Facebook's Artificial Intelligence lab, involves 20 tasks, which get progressively harder. Any potential artificial intelligence (AI) must pass all of them if it is ever to...
  • Popular video-game character Mario becomes self-aware; now learns about his environment, experiences emotions, responds to voice commands January 20, 2015

    London: Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence system that allows Mario, a popular video-game character, to learn about his environment, experience emotions and respond to voice commands. Researchers at Germany's University of Tubingen programmed an artificial intelligence into Nintendo's Super Mario Advance so that Mario can play his own game. They claim...
  • Facebook to prevent you from posting content that you might regret later December 11, 2014

    Washington: Facebook is building an artificial intelligence tool that would warn people when they are about to do something they might regret later such as uploading an embarrassing photo on the social networking site. Yann LeCun, who heads the Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research (Fair) lab, and his team are now laying...
  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts October 24, 2014

    Google is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company...
  • This computer can detect fake facial expressions better than humans March 22, 2014

    Washington: In the ever-expanding contest between artificial intelligence and the ordinary human mind, you can chalk up another one for the computer. Scientists have developed a computer system with sophisticated pattern recognition abilities that performed much better than humans in differentiating between people experiencing genuine pain and people who were just...
  • Google to buy artificial intelligence company DeepMind for $400 million January 27, 2014

    Google said on Sunday it had agreed to acquire privately held artificial intelligence company DeepMind Technologies. Technology news website Re/code, which reported news of the deal earlier, said the price was $400 million, without disclosing where it got the information. A Google spokesman declined to comment on the price. DeepMind representatives could...
  • Indian academic develops intelligent robots in UK April 4, 2013

    London: An Indian academic in the UK has developed humanoid robots which use artificial intelligence to take on humans and learn opponents' strategy as they play and try to win the traditional 'rockscissorspaper' game. Dr Ram Ramamoorthy from Bangalore led the team in developing the humanoid devices at the University...
  • Baby brainpower tapped for smarter computers March 25, 2012

    Washington: Researchers are tapping brainpower of babies, toddlers and preschooler's to nudge artificial intelligence (AI) into becoming smarter like humans. Computational models based on baby brainpower could give enable AI to overcome limitations such as handling nuances and uncertainty, said researchers. "Children are the greatest learning machines in the universe. Imagine if...
  • Google to release Siri competitor this year March 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Reportedly, Google is said to be coming up with Siri's competitor this year. The company is believed to be working on artificial intelligence technology dubbed "Google Assistant" which is expected to be capable of surpassing the capabilities of Apple's Siri voice assistant. According to reports, Google plans...
  • How real can artificial intelligence get? November 24, 2011

    Every year or so, a new version of an Apple product is announced, with claims that it is better than its predecessor. This year, the 4S version that Apple trotted out featured Siri, a voicedriven personal assistant that users could talk to as though they were talking to their personal...
  • Supercomputer defeats humans in quiz show January 14, 2011

    San Francisco: In a major achievement for artificial intelligence, an IBM supercomputer beat two human champions of the popular US quiz show Jeopardy, IBM said. Thursday's victory is significant because it came in a contest of nonlinear thinking and natural language questions at which computers have generally lagged far behind their...