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Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns of dangers of A.I. and calls for more regulation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai warns of dangers of A.I. and calls for more regulation

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has warned about the dangers of unchecked A.I. and has said in an op-ed in the Financial Times that he believes that the area should be more tightly regulated, citing concerns such as the rise of deepfakes and potential abuses of facial recognition technology.
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Meet the 9 Wikipedia bots that make the world’s largest encyclopedia possible

Meet the 9 Wikipedia bots that make the world’s largest encyclopedia possible

Wikipedia might be a utopian crowdsourcing example of how humans can come together to collaborate on something great, but it's bots that help the whole thing to work as well as it does. Meet the algorithms which enable the world's largest encyclopedia to function so effectively.
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Smart A.I. bodysuits could reveal when babies are developing mobility problems

Smart A.I. bodysuits could reveal when babies are developing mobility problems

Babies could soon have the option of wearing special high-tech artificial intelligence jumpsuits that alert doctors to any possible mobility issues they are developing. Here's how the tech works-- and how it was developed by researchers in Finland’s Helsinki Children’s Hospital.
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I met Samsung’s artificial humans, and they showed me the future of A.I.

I met Samsung’s artificial humans, and they showed me the future of A.I.

Neon burst onto the scene at CES 2020 in a flurry of hype, but not much understanding of what the company wants to eventually achieve. It's a complex vision of the future, where we live alongside digital humans that look like us, move like us, and can think, learn, and remember.
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Canon wants to ease pain of culling photos in Lightroom with this A.I. plug-in

Canon wants to ease pain of culling photos in Lightroom with this A.I. plug-in

Sorting through large amounts of photos in Lightroom is time-consuming -- but Canon is working on an A.I. that will do it for you. Canon Photo Culling Plugin works with Lightroom to find the sharpest shots. Canon also announced a new Image Connect service for professionals to find new work.
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Bosch’s facial-recognition tech keeps you safe, entertained behind the wheel

Bosch’s facial-recognition tech keeps you safe, entertained behind the wheel

Facial recognition technology detects if a driver is drowsy, distracted, or eating, and it also keeps an eye on passengers sitting in the back. On a happier note, it identifies the driver and adjusts a variety of parameters, like the climate control and the radio. It's on its way to production.
NovaSight

Ingenious system cures lazy eye as your kid watches shows on Netflix

Ingenious system cures lazy eye as your kid watches shows on Netflix

What if you were able to cure certain medical conditions by watching Netflix? That’s what digital healthcare company NovaSight has demonstrated with its new amblyopia treatment, currently on display at CES. Here's how it works -- and why it's way better than previous treatments.
LucidPix smartphone app

This A.I. app converts any photo into 3D, no dual lenses required

This A.I. app converts any photo into 3D, no dual lenses required

Want to make your photos pop, but don't own a dual-lens smartphone? The LucidPix app will soon allow you to turn existing 2D photos into 3D images using artificial intelligence. The app, currently in beta, was announced during CES 2020. A full launch is expected later this year.
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Ballie is a rolling robot from Samsung that can help around the smart home

Ballie is a rolling robot from Samsung that can help around the smart home

Ballie is a new ball-shaped bot from Samsung that can be your friend and help around the smart home. The tech giant unveiled Ballie at CES on Monday. A video showed the robot that's about the size of a grapefruit performing tasks such as opening smart curtains and firing up a robot vacuum.
Bosch Virtual Visor

Bosch sheds light on its A.I.-powered Virtual Visor tech at CES 2020

Bosch sheds light on its A.I.-powered Virtual Visor tech at CES 2020

The Virtual Visor folds down like a regular sun visor, but you see the outside world instead of looking at your face in the vanity mirror. A.I.-powered software darkens individual hexagons to keep sunlight out of the front passengers' eyes, while the rest of the visor remains transparent for improved visibility.
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Neuro-symbolic A.I. is the future of artificial intelligence. Here’s how it works

Neuro-symbolic A.I. is the future of artificial intelligence. Here’s how it works

At the start of a new decade, one of IBM's top researchers thinks artificial intelligence needs to change. Welcome to the world of neuro-symbolic A.I., a fresh approach that could keep advances coming for long into the 2020s. Here's how it works -- and why it could be so important.
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Trifo’s Lucy robot vacuum won’t run over poop, doubles as a security system

Trifo’s Lucy robot vacuum won’t run over poop, doubles as a security system

Trifo, a home robotics company, unveiled its latest robot on January 2. Its name is Lucy, and it's basically a super-smart robot vacuum and a security system all-in-one. Lucy will be strutting its stuff at CES 2020, though there's no word as of yet of when the robot will be available for purchase.
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Google’s A.I. can now detect breast cancer more accurately than doctors can

Google’s A.I. can now detect breast cancer more accurately than doctors can

Google’s artificial intelligence technology is able to spot signs of breast cancer in women with more accuracy than doctors, according to a new study. By using A.I. technology, there was a reduction in false positives and false negatives when it came to diagnosing forms of breast cancer in women in the U.S. and U.K.
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These 3 transformative technologies will have the biggest impact on 2020

These 3 transformative technologies will have the biggest impact on 2020

Three fields hold the most promise for the tech world in 2020: The Internet of Things (IoT); artificial intelligence (especially the most visible face of A.I., voice assistants); and 5G connections and devices. Here’s what it all means.
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A.I. headphones could warn distracted pedestrians when there’s traffic around

A.I. headphones could warn distracted pedestrians when there’s traffic around

Headphones are great. They can also distract wearers from the world around them — which isn't exactly safe if they happen to be crossing busy streets. A new pair of prototype headphones could warn users of oncoming traffic, thanks to some artificial intelligence technology.
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Meet Neon, Samsung’s artificial human (who is nothing like Bixby), at CES 2020

Meet Neon, Samsung’s artificial human (who is nothing like Bixby), at CES 2020

Samsung is set to unveil Neon, the company's new artificial intelligence product, at CES 2020. Neon, developed by the Samsung Technology and Advanced Research Labs, or STAR Labs, is being described as an artificial human, but it is apparently nothing like Samsung's digital assistant Bixby.
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Revisiting the rise of A.I.: How far has artificial intelligence come since 2010?

Revisiting the rise of A.I.: How far has artificial intelligence come since 2010?

In terms of the number and scale of its success stories, the 2010s have a good claim for being the greatest 10 years in the history of artificial intelligence. What were the biggest advances in A.I. over the past decade? Digital Trends takes a trip down recent memory lane.
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10 Incredible technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago

10 Incredible technologies that didn’t exist a decade ago

Technology sure has come a long way in the past decade. But what would you expect from the 10-year stretch that included the year Blade Runner was set in? Here's our rundown of the top 10 pieces of tech excited gadget-lovers got to try out for the first time in the 2010s.
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Alexa and Siri can’t understand the tone of your voice, but Oto can

Alexa and Siri can’t understand the tone of your voice, but Oto can

Today's speech-recognition systems are able to tell what you're saying, but can't understand subtleties like tone of voice to indicate emotion. A new voice-intonation A.I. startup called Oto is using machine learning to develop such tools for use in tomorrow's call centers.
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Google is monitoring animal populations with a giant network of wildlife cameras

Google is monitoring animal populations with a giant network of wildlife cameras

A new artificial intelligence program streamlines wildlife conservation monitoring to protect the animals better. Wildlife Insights uses A.I. and the Google Cloud, so conservationists and others can keep tabs on more than 4.5 million animals in the wild without actually disrupting their habitat. 
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No more panels? A.I. helps create sprayable solar cells that can be painted on

No more panels? A.I. helps create sprayable solar cells that can be painted on

Solar power is enormously promising when it comes to providing a source of sustainable energy. But solar panels take up a lot of space, which can limit their applicability. Could sprayable solar cells be answer? Researchers from the University of Central Florida think so.
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Why deepfakes will soon be as commonplace as Photoshop

Why deepfakes will soon be as commonplace as Photoshop

Amid the hype around deepfakes, the simple truth is that this technology isn’t going away. In fact, it’s going to become as commonplace as Photoshop: We could soon see hyper-targeted ads with our own faces on them. Some companies, in fact, see deepfakes as the future of media.
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Top drone racer takes on robot drone in first human-vs.-machine clash

Top drone racer takes on robot drone in first human-vs.-machine clash

Autonomous drones already exist, but they're not usually seen whizzing around an obstacle course at high speed. That all changed recently when a self-piloting drone recently took on one of the best drone racers in the world at a specially organized contest in Austin, Texas.
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Digital Trends Live: Day Three highlights from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit

Digital Trends Live: Day Three highlights from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit

Greg Nibler and Riley Winn are on-location in Maui, Hawaii, for Day Three of the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit, where they take a look at the biggest announcements, news, and hottest developments from the world of 5G.
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New ‘shady’ research from MIT uses shadows to see what cameras can’t

New ‘shady’ research from MIT uses shadows to see what cameras can’t

What if you could look at an existing video and determine what was happening just outside the camera's view? That's the idea behind new research from MIT that uses shadows to recreate the objects that are outside the frame. The research could potentially be used for applications like self-driving cars.
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Facebook is using Minecraft to train AI assistants, one block at a time

Facebook is using Minecraft to train AI assistants, one block at a time

Engineers and researchers at Facebook are using Minecraft to build artificial intelligence that can assist players in the game. They’ve made a version for the public, so researchers around the world can collaborate using Minecraft as a research tool.
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Interview: The Snapdragon 865 will make today’s smartphones look downright basic

Interview: The Snapdragon 865 will make today’s smartphones look downright basic

Qualcomm sees the Snapdragon 865 as more than a simple performance enhancement for the latest high-end phones. It's placed a huge emphasis on artificial intelligence to not only make your life easier, but safer too. With 5G's proliferation, big data isn't just getting bigger, it's getting faster and more capable.
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Skydio 2 review: A drone that’s almost impossible to crash

Skydio 2 review: A drone that’s almost impossible to crash

Skydio 2 is billed as the world's most advanced auto-follow drone, so to test that claim, I took it to the most densely-forested mountain bike trail I could find and had the drone chase me at high speeds. Things definitely didn't go as I expected them to.
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Surveillance on steroids: How A.I. is making Big Brother bigger and brainier

Surveillance on steroids: How A.I. is making Big Brother bigger and brainier

In an age of artificial intelligence, surveillance technologies are becoming a whole lot smarter. Skylark Labs has developed a drone-based system that identify behavior from the skies. Here's how it works -- and what it says about the bigger questions surrounding surveillance in 2019.
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Mind-reading A.I. analyzes your brain waves to guess what video you’re watching

Mind-reading A.I. analyzes your brain waves to guess what video you’re watching

Can A.I. be used to read your mind? According to engineers at Russian robotics research company Neurobotics Lab it certainly can. They recently demonstrated their approach by using a neural network to guess what video people were watching, based on their brain wave data.
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Straight flush: How next-gen smart toilets could revolutionize health tracking

Straight flush: How next-gen smart toilets could revolutionize health tracking

Smart toilets may sound like a weird gimmicky novelty. However, they could turn out to be the health-tracking revolution that people have waited for. Here's why smart toilets could prove to be the internet-connected device that might one day just happen to save your life.
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Here’s an A.I. preview of what climate change will do to your neighborhood

Here’s an A.I. preview of what climate change will do to your neighborhood

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Bot or not? This browser extension will identify text written by A.I.

Bot or not? This browser extension will identify text written by A.I.

Figuring out whether the things you read on the internet are true can be challenging. Thanks to a new web plugin, determining whether they were written by a human or an artificial intelligence is now a whole lot easier. Here's what makes GPTrue or False tick -- and why it matters.
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Eyesight Technologies’ in-car A.I. can tell when drivers smoke or use phones

Eyesight Technologies’ in-car A.I. can tell when drivers smoke or use phones

Computer vision startup Eyesight Technologies has developed new in-car monitoring technology for spotting when drivers are using cell phones or smoking while behind the wheel. These major potential causes of car accidents stop drivers from focusing fully on the road in front of them.