Doodle a face and watch this AI image generator make it look more “Human”

Doodle a face and watch this AI image generator make it look more “Human”

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As AI gets its proverbial head around creating synthetic content the field’s now starting to accelerate, and fast.   Machine Learning is, perhaps, the most common platform for existing Artificial Intelligence (AI) networks. The basic idea is that an AI can be taught to reach its own...

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Google’s new AI can build AI’s that eclipse those created by human experts

Google’s new AI can build AI’s that eclipse those created by human experts

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It is inevitable that one day the majority, if not all, new AI’s will be created by AI’s and not humans, and that day might come sooner than we think.   Machine learning experts and data scientists are in increasingly short supply as organisations around...

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Wall Street traders are getting crushed by AI

Wall Street traders are getting crushed by AI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF More investment companies are embracing AI to help them find an edge in the market and generate massive returns, and so far the data indicates that AI traders are crushing their human equivalents. An international team of researchers from the School of Business and Economics...

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The robo-lawyer that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is helping refugees claim asylum

The robo-lawyer that overturned 160,000 parking tickets is helping refugees claim asylum

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Claiming asylum is difficult at the best of times, and that’s if you’re not in fear of your life and can understand the language, now DoNotPay’s latest bot makes the process less tortuous.   The creator of a chatbot that helped to over turn more...

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Darktrace’s new AI automatically stops cyber attacks

Darktrace’s new AI automatically stops cyber attacks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF AI’s are increasingly being deployed to expose and eliminate cyber security threats and now fully autonomous cyber security platforms, that take humans out of the loop, are becoming a reality.   With the number of cyber attacks rising exponentially and with many organisations now reporting...

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OpenAI thrashes DeepMind using an AI from the 1980’s

OpenAI thrashes DeepMind using an AI from the 1980’s

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Decades old AI algorithms are increasingly demonstrating that, with some fine tuning, they can thrash today’s best systems – and people are taking notice.   Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers have a long history of going back in time to explore old ideas, and now researchers...

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An AI backed by Elon Musk just ‘evolved’ to learn by itself

An AI backed by Elon Musk just ‘evolved’ to learn by itself

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF True unsupervised learning, that allows AI’s to learn by themselves, will represent a quantum leap in AI development and begin pushing it to the next level.   Most of today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems rely on machine learning algorithms that can predict specific outcomes by...

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Researchers want to revolutionise artificial intelligence by teaching it common sense

Researchers want to revolutionise artificial intelligence by teaching it common sense

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world’s leading AI researcher believes that teaching AI’s common sense will lead to a revolution in how they learn and take them to the next level.   Around five years ago artificial intelligence (AI) made a giant leap forward and suddenly, almost overnight, became...

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Disney hopes children will love its new autonomous story-telling robots

Disney hopes children will love its new autonomous story-telling robots

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Sometimes the best technology is the technology that comes across as magic, and that’s what Disney is playing up to.   It’s rare that Disney ever lifts the covers off of its R&D labs, and that sucks when I want to write about it. However, while...

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JPMorgan unleashes artificial intelligence to automate its legal work

JPMorgan unleashes artificial intelligence to automate its legal work

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With massive technology budgets and a paranoia of startups stealing a march Wall Street is going all in on innovation and automation.   With companies like LawGeex and ROSS Intelligence trying to automate the legal world it was only a matter of time before the...

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Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice

Artificial intelligence diagnoses disease by listening to your voice

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your voice can tell people a lot about how you’re feeling, but now machine learning is taking diagnosis to the next level.   Over the past few years technology has been finding a way to produce more and more innovative ways to diagnose disease, but...

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Google tests AI’s natural killer instincts, discovers society must be very, very careful

Google tests AI’s natural killer instincts, discovers society must be very, very careful

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As artificial intelligence is embedded into more of our world’s digital fabric inevitably AI’s will come into conflict with one another, but rules might help us stave off armageddon – or bring it about.   If climate change, nuclear weapons or pandemics don’t kill us...

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Futurist keynote, Frankfurt: The Future of Automated Trading, Battle of the Quants

Futurist keynote, Frankfurt: The Future of Automated Trading, Battle of the Quants

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Algorithmic trading has existed for decades but in the past five years it’s undergone a revolution thanks to new advances in AI and data science.   As you fly into Frankfurt Airport you’re reminded of the German’s love of efficiency, technology, and bold, but functional...

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Futurist in the press: Battle for a trading edge, Handelsblatt Global

Futurist in the press: Battle for a trading edge, Handelsblatt Global

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As financial services organisations around the world increasingly embrace AI we ask the question – are the algorithmic models they’re creating infallible?   Handelsblatt Global is the “Financial Times of Germany,” and it was my privilege to be interviewed by them before speaking at the...

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So long Asimov’s Laws, say hello to the 23 Laws of Robotics

So long Asimov’s Laws, say hello to the 23 Laws of Robotics

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Whether they’re hardware based, or software based, machines are getting increasingly capable, creative, intelligent and resilient – and that has experts worried, so now they’ve created a new set of laws to try to guide the technology’s development and trajectory.   Ever since people first...

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Bromium’s micro-virtualisation technology stops Malware in its tracks

Bromium’s micro-virtualisation technology stops Malware in its tracks

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF With the number of cyber attacks rising exponentially companies are turning to virtualisation to help them contain attacks, and it looks like it’s working.   Speak to anyone – anyone at all, even your grandmother, and they’ll tell you that the number of cyber attacks...

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Robo-lawyers want to automate the entire legal world

Robo-lawyers want to automate the entire legal world

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Most lawyers and legal professionals agree that their profession hasn’t changed much in hundreds of years, but now artificial intelligence, and the rise of “robo-lawyers” is beginning to change all that.   To many people, lawyers, like doctors, optimise the pinnacle of what it means...

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Researchers prove your smart watch can flag when you’re getting ill

Researchers prove your smart watch can flag when you’re getting ill

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Every doctor will tell you that the earlier you can detect and diagnose disease the better your chances of recovery, and the swifter it will be, now smart devices might know you’re ill before you do.   Wearables have been struggling to find a “killer...

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Watch the F/A-18 release swarms of autonomous drones into the sky

Watch the F/A-18 release swarms of autonomous drones into the sky

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Pentagons new autonomous, swarming drones can acquire, identify and take out any target.   Swarms of robots are nothing new, universities have been playing around with them for years, but now the Pentagon has gone one step further – as well as scaled it...

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Under Armour’s new trainers are inspired by nature, designed by an AI and 3D printed

Under Armour’s new trainers are inspired by nature, designed by an AI and 3D printed

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The rise of a new breed of creative machines is helping companies design and iterate new products at an accelerating rate, couple these together with new manufacturing techniques and we’ll soon be on the cusp of another manufacturing revolution.   The next pair of trainers...

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