Artificial Intelligence

Commuters walk by surveillance cameras installed at a walkway in between two subway stations in Beijing.
Andy Wong/AP Photo, File
AP News
September 17, 2019 - 3:20 pm
A growing number of countries are following China's lead in deploying artificial intelligence to track citizens, according to a research group's report published Tuesday.
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The "tongue" could tell the difference between different kinds of whisky.
Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty via CNN
August 05, 2019 - 9:14 pm
Alice Johnston, CNN (CNN) -- An artificial "tongue" that can taste minute differences between varieties of Scotch whisky could be the key to identifying counterfeit alcohol, scientists say. Engineers from the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde in Scotland created a device made of gold and...
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Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney poses for a photo with the artwork for the concept of the new 50 pound notes, after announcing that Second World War code-breaker Alan Turing has been selected to feature on the new notes.
Peter Byrne/PA via AP
July 15, 2019 - 8:30 am
LONDON (AP) — Codebreaker and computing pioneer Alan Turing has been chosen as the face of Britain's new 50 pound note, the Bank of England announced Monday. Governor Mark Carney said Turing, who did ground-breaking work on computers and artificial intelligence, was "a giant on whose shoulders so...
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FILE - In this Oct. 31, 2018, file photo, demonstrators hold images of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos near their faces during a Halloween-themed protest at Amazon headquarters over the company's facial recognition system, "Rekognition," in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson/AP Photo, File
May 13, 2019 - 9:26 pm
By Matt O'Brien and Janie Har SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that's creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores,...
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In this March 29, 2018, file photo the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square.
Richard Drew/AP Photo, File
April 09, 2019 - 11:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthday. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a "tributes" section to...
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This undated photo provided by Mila shows Yoshua Bengio, a professor at the University of Montreal and scientific director at the Artificial Intelligence Institute in Quebec.
Maryse Boyce/Mila via AP
March 27, 2019 - 7:37 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends automatically tagged in Facebook pictures. But making those quantum leaps from science fiction to reality...
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FILE - This March 27, 2008, file aerial photo shows the Pentagon in Washington.
Charles Dharapak/ AP Photo, File
February 12, 2019 - 9:50 pm
(AP) — The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values. The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday. The plan calls for accelerating the use of AI...
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Harish Natarajan, Project Debater's opponent at Think 2019, is a 2016 World Debating Championships Grand Finalist and 2012 European Debate Champion. Harish holds the world record for most debate competition victories.
IBM via CNN
February 12, 2019 - 10:51 am
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN) -- People are great at arguing. But a project from IBM shows that computers are getting quite good at it, too. On Monday, Harish Natarajan, a grand finalist in 2016's World Debating Championships, faced off against IBM's Project Debater — a computer touted by the...
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After 130 years, it can be hard to come up with new flavors, so the world's largest spice company is becoming the latest food producer to turn to artificial intelligence for help.
McCormick & Company via CNN
February 04, 2019 - 9:55 pm
By Rachel Metz, CNN Business (CNN) -- After 130 years, it can be hard to come up with new flavors, so the world's largest spice company is becoming the latest food producer to turn to artificial intelligence for help. McCormick -- the maker of Old Bay and other seasonings, spices and condiments --...
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Online leader Amazon Inc. has refused comment on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between two locations.
AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File
January 25, 2019 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the University of Toronto. Privacy and civil rights advocates have called on Amazon to stop marketing its...
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