Latest Artificial intelligence News

Microsoft buying speech recognition firm Nuance in $16B deal

Apr. 12, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

Microsoft, on an accelerated growth push, is buying speech recognition company Nuance in a deal worth about $16 billion. The acquisition will get Microsoft deeper into hospitals and the health care industry through Nuance's widely used medical dictation and transcription...

SKorea's LG to exit loss-making mobile phone business

Apr. 05, 2021 04:29 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean electronics maker LG said Monday it is getting out of its loss-making mobile phone business to focus on electric vehicle components, robotics, artificial intelligence and other products and services. LG's board approved the shift...

Robot artist sells art for $688,888, now eyeing music career

Apr. 03, 2021 06:58 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Sophia is a robot of many talents — she speaks, jokes, sings and even makes art. In March, she caused a stir in the art world when a digital work she created as part of a collaboration was sold at an auction for $688,888 in the form of a non-fungible token (NFT). ...

At Dubai airport, travelers' eyes become their passports

Mar. 07, 2021 11:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dubai’s airport, the world’s busiest for international travel, can already feel surreal, with its cavernous duty-free stores, artificial palm trees, gleaming terminals, water cascades and near-Arctic levels of air conditioning. ...

AI panel urges US to boost tech skills amid China's rise

Mar. 04, 2021 09:11 AM EST

An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing "AI-enabled" weapons – something that Google itself has shied away from on ethical grounds. Schmidt and current...

Google fires AI manager who protested her peer's departure

Feb. 19, 2021 20:15 PM EST

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google has fired a leader of its artificial intelligence ethics team in the fallout from the recent departure of another former employee involved in the same field. The internet company confirmed the firing Friday after Margaret Mitchell...