Baidu hires Microsoft expert in artificial intelligence push
3 hours ago
Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular Internet search engine, said Tuesday it has hired a former Microsoft executive and artificial intelligence specialist to improve its competitiveness in the field.
Venture capitalist says 2017 looks bright for tech startup market
Jan 13, 2017
After a tough slog through 2016, tech startups (at least the good ones) have reason to be optimistic about the year ahead, says Scott Kupor, managing partner of Andreessen Horowitz.
Top poker pros face off vs. artificial intelligence
Jan 11, 2017
Four of the world's best professional poker players will compete against artificial intelligence developed by Carnegie Mellon University in an epic rematch to determine whether a computer can beat humans playing one of the ...
Pentagon successfully tests micro-drone swarm
Jan 10, 2017
The Pentagon may soon be unleashing a 21st-century version of locusts on its adversaries after officials on Monday said it had successfully tested a swarm of 103 micro-drones.
What did Big Data find when it analyzed 150 years of British history?
Jan 09, 2017
What could be learnt about the world if you could read the news from over 100 local newspapers for a period of 150 years? This is what a team of Artificial Intelligence (AI) researchers from the University of Bristol have ...
For 'intelligent' robot, chess is just a hobby
Jan 08, 2017
A robot developed by engineers in Taiwan can pour coffee and move chess pieces on a board against an opponent, but he's looking for a real job.
Robots show their 'personality' at big tech show
Jan 07, 2017
Professor Einstein rolls his eyes, sticks out his tongue, and can give a simple explanation of the theory of relativity. With his lifelike rubbery "skin" and bushy mustache, he can almost make you forget he's a robot.
Artificial intelligence seen as a key technology to enable better balancing of UK's energy market
Jan 05, 2017
Upside Energy and Heriot-Watt University have been awarded a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) grant by Innovate UK to maximise the opportunities presented by the emerging energy demand response market.
Who will be the winner in the next computing revolution?
Jan 05, 2017
A computer's operating system, the layer of software between you and the hardware, has changed remarkably over the past few decades. At the beginning a user had to interact with levers and switches, then came screens and ...
China's Huawei adds Amazon Alexa to flagship phone
Jan 05, 2017
Chinese tech giant Huawei is adding Amazon's artificial intelligence application Alexa to its flagship smartphone for its US launch.