Artificial intelligence

November 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A U.N. panel agreed Friday to move ahead with talks to define and possibly set limits on weapons that can kill without human involvement, as human rights groups said governments are moving too slowly to keep up with advances in artificial intelligence that could put computers in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, in Washington. Experts in artificial intelligence are sounding alarms about Trump’s “extreme vetting” initiative that proposes using technology to scan social media and automatically make assessments about which foreigners should be allowed to stay in the United States. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
November 16, 2017 - 8:22 pm
Leading researchers castigated a federal plan that would use artificial intelligence methods to scrutinize immigrants and visa applicants, saying it is unworkable as written and likely to be "inaccurate and biased" if deployed. The experts, a group of more than 50 computer and data scientists,...
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November 10, 2017 - 9:48 am
IBM has announced a milestone in its race against Google and other big tech firms to build a powerful quantum computer. Dario Gil, who leads IBM's quantum computing and artificial intelligence research division, said Friday that the company's scientists have successfully built and measured a...
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October 27, 2017 - 1:06 pm
FINANCIAL MARKETS Stocks climb NEW YORK (AP) — Technology companies are leading a stock market rally at midday as investors applaud third-quarter reports from big names including Microsoft and Google's parent company Alphabet. Traders are also cheering a report that showed the U.S. economy grew by...
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This image provided by Levi Strauss & Co. shows the company's Virtual Stylist which texts back and forth with online customers to offer recommendations, based on their preferences. Marc Rosen, Levi’s president of global e-commerce, says early tests show the chatbot is driving more browsers to become buyers. (Courtesy of Levi Strauss & Co. via AP)
October 27, 2017 - 11:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Stores watching Amazon take a larger share of clothing sales are trying to solve one of the most vexing issues for online shoppers: Finding items that fit properly. The retailers are unleashing tools that use artificial intelligence to replicate the help a salesperson at a store...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, center, answers a question from the audience at the annual Microsoft shareholders meeting as Brad Smith, left, president and chief legal officer, and Amy Hood, chief financial officer, look on, in Bellevue, Wash. As Microsoft begins to talk more about its ambitions in advancing the next stage of artificial intelligence, some see the company's Bing search engine as the overlooked foundation to those efforts. Nadella describes Bing as a “great training ground for building the hyper-scale, cloud-first services” that have allowed the company to pivot to new technologies as its computer software business wanes. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
October 26, 2017 - 6:49 pm
Microsoft's Bing search engine has long been a punch line in the tech industry, an also-ran that never came close to challenging Google's dominant position. But Microsoft could still have the last laugh, since its service has helped lay the groundwork for its burgeoning artificial intelligence...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, right, speaks while New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stands behind him during an announcement in Newark, N.J. The New Jersey lawmakers announced they are submitting a bid to Amazon that Newark would be the best location for the company's planned second headquarters. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
October 18, 2017 - 7:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon's second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Is it worth it? Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning city would have to provide...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. The phones set themselves apart with promises to bake in Google’s powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. You get some of that right away, but more will come later through free software updates and a wireless accessory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 17, 2017 - 9:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — What's most fascinating about Google's new Pixel 2 phone is what's to come. The phone sets itself apart with promises to bake in Google's powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. But much of the neat stuff will come...
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FILE - In this May 16, 2012, file photo, the Facebook logo is displayed on an iPad in Philadelphia. Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe’s culture of tougher oversight of companies, not America’s laissez-faire attitude, which could soon rule their industry as governments seek to combat fake news and prevent extremists from using the internet to fan the flames of hatred. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
October 17, 2017 - 4:41 am
LONDON (AP) — Silicon Valley is a uniquely American creation, the product of an entrepreneurial spirit and no-holds-barred capitalism that now drives many aspects of modern life. But the likes of Facebook, Google and Apple are increasingly facing an uncomfortable truth: it is Europe's culture of...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, a woman holds up the Google Pixel 2 phone, left, next to the Pixel 2 XL phone at a Google event at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco. The phones set themselves apart with promises to bake in Google’s powerful artificial-intelligence technology for quick and easy access to useful, even essential information. You get some of that right away, but more will come later through free software updates and a wireless accessory. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
October 04, 2017 - 6:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's upgrades to its Pixel smartphones and other gadgets are its latest steps toward turning its digital services into your backup brain. The products the company unveiled on Wednesday are packed with artificial intelligence that Google has accumulated from those very same...
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