Google Releases New AI Tool That Spots Internet Child Abuse

Google just released a new AI tool that aids companies and organizations when searching for inappropriate images of child sexual abuse. The tool was released on Monday and is gaining recognition within the internet policing community. Lead Engineer Nikola Todorovic issued the following statement: “Quick identification of new images means that children who are being […]
  • Peter Boyer
  • September 4, 2018
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Microsoft could lose employees over its partnership with ICE

Microsoft facing workforce turmoil This week, the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has created controversy over its separation of families at the border and confinement of children in cages. News also surfaced that Microsoft has ties to ICE and may be indirectly assisting them with these efforts, much to the frustration of its employees. […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 20, 2018
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Google won’t renew contract with Defense Department

Google avoids PR damage Google announced on Friday that it will not renew its contract with the Department of Defense, for which it analyzed drone footage. The project, called Project Maven, was a public relations nightmare for Google. Many people criticized Google for the unethical use and support of artificial intelligence. Consequently, their contract will […]
  • Ben Norman
  • June 4, 2018
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IBM to spend $240 million on an AI research lab at MIT

IBM will spend $240 million to fund a Watson-branded AI research lab at MIT, CNBC reports. At the facility, MIT and IBM researchers will collaborate to create AI algorithms, optimize AI hardware, study the societal implications of AI, and apply AI to the business world. Researchers will work at the MIT campus as well as […]
  • William Van-Lear Black
  • September 7, 2017
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Prisma’s artificially-intelligent machine vision tech is on the market

The company behind the photo filter app Prisma is shifting its focus away from the app and towards selling its technology to other companies, as reported by the Verge. You know, that app that can trick you into thinking bad phone photos are paintings? You know, that app that can trick you into thinking bad phone photos are paintings? That’s Prisma. […]
  • Ashley Leader
  • August 21, 2017
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Amazon’s Plan for a Robotic Supermarket

Some estimate that in the future Amazon could be the first to utilize the robotic technology that continues to develop over the years. Amazon’s new high-tech supermarket might possibly be operated by only three humans. Three workers is even less than most supermarkets around today. In fact, according to Amazon the maximum number of employees […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • February 8, 2017
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SoundHound Gathers Investors for Its AI Platform

A slew of investors, including Samsung Catalyst Fund and Nvidia GPU Ventures, raised about $75 million for SoundHound. This brings the total amount raised by the California-based company $115 million. The funds will be used to further the development of the artificial intelligence (AI) program for Houndify.  Just a year after its launch, Houndify has […]
  • Sharnita Sanders
  • February 2, 2017
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