AI could take your job, but Baidu’s newest AI can also help you find one

AI could take your job, but Baidu’s newest AI can also help you find one

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial Intelligence is being used more and more to vet candidates, now it could soon be used to help match them to jobs too.   Recently I wrote a report on the Future of Education 2020 to 2070, and there’s been plenty of speculation about...

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Baidu starts mass production of it’s fully autonomous bus

Baidu starts mass production of it’s fully autonomous bus

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The faster autonomous vehicles hit the roads the faster the transportation industry’s going to flip, and it’s clear that there are companies that want it to happen sooner rather than later.   Chinese tech and internet giant Baidu has begun volume production of China’s first...

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Baidu’s AI can clone anyone’s voice in under a minute

Baidu’s AI can clone anyone’s voice in under a minute

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to clone people’s voices, and mimic them, opens up a range of well meaning opportunities, but it also paves the way for fake news chaos and everything in between…   In the near future, just as it is today, fake news will become...

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South China Airlines swaps boarding cards for facial recognition

South China Airlines swaps boarding cards for facial recognition

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biometrics is quickly becoming the security tool of choice for a vast number of governments and organisations, and increasingly I’m seeing them being used to create new “contactless” borders and “frictionless” customer experiences   Earlier this year I reported that Australia had decided to do...

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Andrew Ng has started a new AI company: DeepLearning.ai

Andrew Ng has started a new AI company: DeepLearning.ai

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Andrew Ng is one of the world’s leading Deep Learning experts and now he’s resurfaced it’s likely that the boundaries of AI are going to get pushed faster and harder than ever before.   Former Baidu chief scientist Andrew Ng, who used to head up Baidu’s...

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Baidu’s AI just achieved Zero Shot Learning

Baidu’s AI just achieved Zero Shot Learning

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As babies humans often “just learn” things, it’s a gift, but now AI’s are catching us up and starting to learn in the same way we do and it’ll change AI forever.   Given the glut of artificial intelligence (AI) breakthroughs in the past year,...

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China guns for dominance in AI, builds out national labs

China guns for dominance in AI, builds out national labs

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Artificial intelligence is the world’s next key battle ground, and China wants to lead it.   The Chinese government, who recently announced they want to build AI based cruise missiles and a new nationwide Social Credit Scoring system, has approved a plan to create a...

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Intels Nervana chip shows the giant is serious about owning the AI market

Intels Nervana chip shows the giant is serious about owning the AI market

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of the AI breakthroughs over recent years have only been possible because of the exponential increase in the amount of computing power available to support them, now Intel and other chip companies are in an arms race to own the future of AI  ...

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Baidu launches a medical chatbot to help Chinese doctors diagnose patients

Baidu launches a medical chatbot to help Chinese doctors diagnose patients

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Melody could one day replace your GP – once it’s matured.   The doctor will see you now. Chinese search engine company Baidu has announced the release of Melody – a chatbot powered by increasingly powerful artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities that lives inside the existing Baidu Doctor app...

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Machine learning boosts Google’s translation capabilities to near human levels

Machine learning boosts Google’s translation capabilities to near human levels

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The technology behind Google’s AlphaGo is about to give Google Translate a major upgrade and it’s within a whisker of being as good at it as humans are.   Last year, a computer system built by a team of Google engineers beat one of the world’s...

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Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on Google’s back yard

Baidu gets the green light to test self-driving cars on Google’s back yard

China’s largest search engine just got permission to test their self-driving cars on Google’s back yard Baidu announced this Thursday that it has received an autonomous vehicle testing permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles, bringing the Chinese search giant one step closer to testing its self-driving cars on Google’s home turf. The...

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