Latest Artificial intelligence News

Codebreaker Alan Turing to be face of new British banknote

Jul. 15, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

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 many now...

Judge sides with Pentagon and Amazon in cloud bidding case

Jul. 12, 2019 5:56 PM EDT

A federal judge has dismissed allegations that bidding for a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon was rigged to favor Amazon. Friday's ruling dismissing Oracle's claims clears the Defense Department to award the contract to one of two finalists: Amazon or Microsoft. It will be a boon for...

Amazon, Microsoft wage war over the Pentagon's 'war cloud'

Jul. 9, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

Amazon and Microsoft are battling it out over a $10 billion opportunity to build the U.S. military its first "war cloud" computing system. But Amazon's early hopes of a shock-and-awe victory may be slipping away. Formally called the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure plan, or JEDI, the military's computing...

Wimbledon reworks AI tech to reduce bias in game highlights

Jul. 4, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Efforts to make artificial intelligence fairer now extend to Wimbledon's courts. The All England Club, which hosts the famed British tennis event, is adding technology enhancements at this year's tournament aimed at eliminating bias from computer generated video highlights. The club has...

AP Explains: How Facebook handles speech in 'secret' groups

Jul. 3, 2019 12:19 AM EDT

U.S. Border Patrol agents are under fire for posting offensive messages in a "secret" Facebook group that included sexually explicit posts about U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and dismissive references to the deaths of migrants in U.S. custody. The existence of that group was reported Monday by ProPublica ....

US CEO hands Oxford University $189 million for AI studies

Jun. 19, 2019 2:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — An American billionaire has given Oxford University 150 million pounds ($188.6 million) for a new institute that will study the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and its vast potential to change society as we know it. The donation from Stephen Schwarzman, CEO of the private...

Facebook's Zuckerberg is the focus of latest doctored video

Jun. 13, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks after Facebook refused to remove a doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slurring her words, Mark Zuckerberg is getting a taste of his own medicine: fake footage showing him gloating over his one-man domination of the world. It's the latest flap over deviously altered...

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

Jun. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of...

Experts: Spy used AI-generated face to connect with targets

Jun. 13, 2019 11:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the centrist Brookings Institution to the right-wing Heritage Foundation. She was connected to a deputy assistant...

San Francisco prosecutors turn to AI to reduce racial bias

Jun. 12, 2019 7:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a first-of-its kind experiment, San Francisco prosecutors are turning to artificial intelligence to reduce racial bias in the courts, adopting a system that strips certain identifying details from police reports and leaves only key facts to govern charging decisions. District...