Latest Artificial intelligence News

India, Germany agree to boost industrial cooperation

Nov. 1, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying...

Dubai displays tech reputation with global robotics contest

Nov. 1, 2019 7:43 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Seeking to bolster its image as a forward-looking metropolis, Dubai hosted the largest-ever international robotics contest this week, challenging young people from 190 countries to find solutions to global ocean pollution. Event organizers say their selection of Dubai as...

'It's a fine target': Census bureau to fight misinformation

Oct. 26, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Worried about internet trolls and foreign powers spreading false news, census officials are preparing to battle misinformation campaigns for the first time in the count's 230-year history. The stakes are huge. Who participates in the 2020 census count could influence how U.S. congressional...

Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B 'war cloud' deal, snubs Amazon

Oct. 25, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Pentagon awarded Microsoft a $10 billion cloud computing contract , snubbing early front-runner Amazon, whose competitive bid drew criticism from President Donald Trump and its business rivals. Bidding for the huge project, known as Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI,...

Google claims breakthrough in blazingly fast computing

Oct. 23, 2019 4:01 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google announced Wednesday it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing, saying it has developed an experimental processor that took just minutes to complete a calculation that would take the world's best supercomputer thousands of years. The feat could open the door someday to...

Is the stethoscope dying? High-tech rivals pose a threat

Oct. 23, 2019 10:22 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Two centuries after its invention, the stethoscope — the very symbol of the medical profession — is facing an uncertain prognosis. It is threatened by hand-held devices that are also pressed against the chest but rely on ultrasound technology, artificial intelligence and...

Snoop Dogg to promote Israeli pot-growing machine

Oct. 22, 2019 10:23 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli start-up that promotes home-grown marijuana says it has signed on American rapper Snoop Dogg as a brand ambassador. Snoop, an outspoken advocate of marijuana use, will promote Seedo's small refrigerator-like machine that grows plants with the help of artificial intelligence. The...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Google touts privacy options, but still depends on your data

Oct. 15, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google's latest phone and smart-home devices came packaged with a not-so-subtle message: Google cares about your privacy. Does it? The tech company has had a complicated relationship with user information in the past. Google's latest steps offer consumers some additional protections,...

The Latest: Google shows off new phone, other devices

Oct. 15, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Google's new hardware announcement (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Google is unveiling a new Pixel phone with an updated camera and an emphasis on artificial intelligence features. The company also announced new wireless headphones and a new laptop at an event Tuesday in New...