ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

  • Google partners with Oxford University to accelerate artificial intelligence efforts Yesterday

    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...