Latest Artificial intelligence News

Employees of Big Tech are speaking out like never before

Aug. 25, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Liz O'Sullivan was hired at the New York City-based artificial intelligence company Clarifai in 2017, she felt lucky to find work at the intersection of two of her main interests: technology and ethics. Two years later, she found herself facing a moral dilemma. Clarifai was...

Trump attacks on Google recycle baseless claims

Aug. 20, 2019 5:37 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump has been on a tear about Google that traces back to a series of unfounded claims about the technology giant circulating among conservatives. Among those claims: that Google interferes with U.S. elections, is biased against conservatives and prefers working with...

Clarification: Facebook-Privacy story

Aug. 15, 2019 7:19 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Facebook paying contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, The Associated Press reported that Irish data protection regulators said they'd also had "ongoing engagement with Google, Apple and Microsoft" over the issue but didn't...

SoftBank's profit nearly quadruples on fund investments

Aug. 7, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday its fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled to 1.122 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) as its fund investments boosted income. Tokyo-based SoftBank's April-June profit the previous year had totaled 313.7 billion yen....

California Editorial Rdp

Jul. 31, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

July 31 Los Angeles Times on electric scooter concerns: Forget about presidential politics. The most controversial and divisive issue in Los Angeles these days may be scooters. Over the last few months, some 36,000 shared electric scooters and bicycles have been allowed onto the city's streets, as part of a...

Capitol Watch: New York to take on artificial intelligence

Jul. 27, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York government news, state officials are examining the opportunities — and risks — posed by artificial intelligence. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, signed legislation this month that creates a 13-member commission tasked with reviewing the emerging technology and...

SoftBank sets up $108B investment fund, with no Saudi money

Jul. 26, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet company SoftBank Group Corp. has set up a new fund for investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence. Tokyo-based SoftBank said Friday its $108 billion Vision Fund 2 includes $38 billion from SoftBank. The rest is from Apple, FoxConn Technology Group, Microsoft...

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...

RPI offers Chinese instruction with a high-tech twist

Jul. 15, 2019 4:00 AM EDT

TROY, N.Y. (AP) — Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are learning Chinese by interacting with avatars in an immersive environment. RPI is offering a novel six-week course in Mandarin Chinese this summer that uses an artificial intelligence system developed in collaboration with IBM. Students...

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...