AI starts reading sentences directly from people’s brains

AI starts reading sentences directly from people’s brains

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI becomes increasingly adept at helping unlock the secrets of the brain it’s also becoming more adept at helping decode and visualise complex thoughts onto TV’s and other devices.   The capabilities and accuracy of Artificial Intelligence (AI) “mind reading” systems, as they are increasing...

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JPMorgan is automating the world of finance

JPMorgan is automating the world of finance

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world of finance is being automated faster than almost any other industry and JPMorgan is leading the charge.   At JPMorgan Chase a learning machine is parsing financial deals that once kept legal teams busy for thousands of hours. The program, called COIN, for...

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Ultrasound on a smartphone, Butterfly Network release the iQ

Ultrasound on a smartphone, Butterfly Network release the iQ

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Healthcare in many countries is expensive and difficult to access, tools like these help democratise access to vital services helping people live longer, healthier lives.   Engineer Jonathan Rothberg became famous for creating the world’s first DNA sequencer on a chip called the Ion Torrent back in...

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Google’s revolutionary new “Codeless AI” lets non programmers build their own AI’s

Google’s revolutionary new “Codeless AI” lets non programmers build their own AI’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI will help revolutionise every corner of society and Google is helping democratise the technology so everyone, with any capability, programmers and non programmers, can build models and make use of it.   With the dramatic rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in recent years it’s...

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UK government’s plan to use AI to rate schools hits opposition

UK government’s plan to use AI to rate schools hits opposition

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF There is no doubt that AI is a powerful tool that can help improve outcomes, but using it to rank and rate individuals and organisations is still seen by many as a step too far.   Artificial Intelligence (AI) is quickly, it seems, making its...

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First of a kind AI malware learns and mimics its target systems behaviours to prevent detection

First of a kind AI malware learns and mimics its target systems behaviours to prevent detection

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Powered and fuelled by AI cyber attacks are about to go full auto and noone is prepared for what’s coming. Every second of every day cyber security experts around the world are engaged in a virtual war with criminals, hackers and wayward foreign governments, and...

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AI can now listen to individuals in a crowd

AI can now listen to individuals in a crowd

WHY THIS MATTERS This new breakthrough will let our Connected Home devices hear us better, but on the other it also gives organisations the ability to eavesdrop on everyone.   Devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home can normally deal with requests from a single person, but like us they often still...

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Google goes all in on building AI’s that build new AI’s

Google goes all in on building AI’s that build new AI’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The majority of companies today see AI as the future, but there is a shortage of individuals and skills in the market to meet demand, as a result companies are now developing AI’s that design and build new AI’s for them.   In recent months...

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Researchers have developed an AI that can identify masked individuals

Researchers have developed an AI that can identify masked individuals

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Technology is increasingly helping governments and multi-nationals strip away our anonymity and privacy, and the pros and cons depend on which side of the fence you sit, but one thing is certain, in the future there will be no such thing as privacy – online...

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MIT researchers use AI and a smartphone to see round corners

MIT researchers use AI and a smartphone to see round corners

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Cameras that can see around corners are getting better, and the technology is beginning more commercially viable but there’s still a long way to go before you can take pictures around corners   Building cameras that can see around corners is nothing new and over...

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Hmmm, are scientists building the technology to stop Hurricanes?

Hmmm, are scientists building the technology to stop Hurricanes?

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF If you wanted to stop a hurricane trying to stop it when it’s full size would be “almost impossible,” however, if we could catch and neutralise them before they had a chance to form, well, it could be bye bye hurricanes…   Before I start,...

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Tech giants team up to create the world’s first Deep Learning standard

Tech giants team up to create the world’s first Deep Learning standard

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Many of today’s technology companies are creating proprietary AI’s that can’t interoperate with each other but a new framework from Facebook and Microsoft is setting out to change that.   As Artificial Intelligence (AI), and in this case more specifically Machine Learning becomes more pervasive...

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Amazon is building a creative AI that can design clothes

Amazon is building a creative AI that can design clothes

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most experts think that we are decades away from creating machines that are capable of “creation” and “innovation” but they’re arriving now and many companies around the world could suddenly find themselves being out innovated at an inconceivable pace.   Over the past couple of...

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Automated trading algorithms accidentally wiped $22Bn off Facebooks share price

Automated trading algorithms accidentally wiped $22Bn off Facebooks share price

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic traders use automation to their advantage to try to beat the market, but when data goes bad the shockwaves can reverberate across Wall Street and the global markets   Facebook’s stock suffered a dramatic flash crash yesterday seconds after it released its second quarter earnings,...

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MIT tests the future of cybersecurity, pits AI’s against AI’s

MIT tests the future of cybersecurity, pits AI’s against AI’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In the future cybersecurity will be almost fully automated using AI, and many say we’ve already entered into a new AI fuelled digital arms race.   Hot on the heels of DARPA’s Capture the Flag cybersecurity competition that they held last year, where thirteen of...

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Facebook’s bots unexpectedly created their own language

Facebook’s bots unexpectedly created their own language

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI agents are learning how to bluff, negotiate, create and hide their own languages and as the technology increasingly becomes part of our world’s digital fabric that should raise some eyebrows.   As Mark Zuckerberg plays around with Artificial Intelligence (AI) to create his own...

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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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US Intelligence director: “AI will replace 75 percent of spies”

US Intelligence director: “AI will replace 75 percent of spies”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF One day the world’s best spy could very well be an AI, and that’s bad news for Starbuck’s whose biggest coffee shop is on the NSA campus…   The rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and an increasingly connected society has already, according to the UK’s...

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Microsoft’s pig wrangling competition is teaching AI’s to cooperate

Microsoft’s pig wrangling competition is teaching AI’s to cooperate

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s AI’s operate independently of each other, but in the future they’ll need to cooperate and Microsoft wants to teach them how   I live in the countryside in the UK, and I also visited France a lot when I was a child, so I...

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Some of the biggest names in A&R are using AI to pick future stars

Some of the biggest names in A&R are using AI to pick future stars

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s list of tricks and new skills know no bounds and now it’s increasingly being used by the A&R industry to filter out the winners from the losers   $100 million. That’s the value, that Music XRay, a 21st century A&R company that uses Artificial Intelligence...

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