Latest Artificial intelligence News

A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising

Apr. 20, 2024 13:22 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — An artisan roastery based in the Finnish capital has introduced a coffee blend that has been developed by artificial intelligence in a trial in which it's hoped that technology can ease the workload in a sector that traditionally prides itself on manual work. It is...

Olympic organizers unveil strategy for using artificial intelligence in sports

Apr. 19, 2024 16:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers unveiled their strategy Friday to use artificial intelligence in sports, joining the global rush to capitalize on the rapidly advancing technology. The International Olympic Committee outlined its agenda for taking advantage of AI. Officials said...

Google is combining its Android software and Pixel hardware divisions to more broadly integrate AI

Apr. 18, 2024 22:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google will combine the software division responsible for Android mobile software and the Chrome browser with the hardware division known for Pixel smartphones and Fitbit wearables, the company said Thursday. It's part of a broader plan to integrate artificial intelligence...

First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

Apr. 18, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping decide which Americans get the job interview, the apartment, even medical care, but the first major proposals to reign in bias in AI decision making are facing headwinds from every direction. Lawmakers working on these bills, in...

Meta's newest AI model beats some peers. But its amped-up AI agents are confusing Facebook users

Apr. 18, 2024 16:41 PM EDT

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facebook parent Meta Platforms unveiled a new set of artificial intelligence systems Thursday that are powering what CEO Mark Zuckerberg calls “the most intelligent AI assistant that you can freely use.” But as Zuckerberg's crew of amped-up Meta AI...

Amazon removed Just Walk Out from many of its own stores but wants to sell the system to others

Apr. 17, 2024 12:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon wants the public and - especially other businesses - to know it’s not giving up on its Just Walk Out technology. Although the company is ditching the cashier-less checkout system at its Amazon Fresh grocery stores, it plans to sell the technology to more...

Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE's national security adviser

Apr. 16, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser. Microsoft and the technology holding company G42 announced the deal Tuesday. As part of the...

Massachusetts official warns AI systems subject to consumer protection, anti-bias laws

Apr. 16, 2024 16:20 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Developers, suppliers, and users of artificial intelligence must comply with existing state consumer protection, anti-discrimination, and data privacy laws, the Massachusetts attorney general cautioned Tuesday. In an advisory, Attorney General Andrea Campbell pointed...

A congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

Apr. 11, 2024 13:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Beyer's car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating...

Amazon adds Andrew Ng, a leading voice in artificial intelligence, to its board of directors

Apr. 11, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

Amazon is adding artificial intelligence visionary Andrew Ng to its board of directors, a move that comes amid intense AI competition among startups and big technology companies. The Seattle company said Thursday that Ng, a managing director at the Palo Alto, California-based AI...