Artificial intelligence

Top Computer Scientist Says AI Will Pose Challenges to Regulators

Top Computer Scientist Says AI Will Pose Challenges to Regulators

At a Reuters Event in Toronto last Monday, Google VP and renowned computer scientist Geoffrey Hinton said that the development and application of AI in various fields will inevitably give rise to new challenges which regulators may find difficult to tackle. The pioneer in deep learning recently led a group of researchers from the University of Toronto in the development of several key algorithms used by neural networks to process massive amounts of data. These networks are trained to identify patterns so it can perform tasks like a human brain would. Hinton also revealed that deep learning may soon find […]

Google Adds 10,000 Staff to Handle Extremist Content on YouTube

Google Adds 10,000 Staff to Handle Extremist Content on YouTube

YouTube chief Susan Wojcicki recently revealed that Google will be adding 10,000 more employees in 2018 to handle the growing problem of extremist content on YouTube. Wojcicki said that the video sharing site is taking aggressive action towards terrorist and other inappropriate content, and had been using computer-learning technology to remove such content from the platform. She added that the company’s staff had already taken down around two million offensive videos since June, and it helped train the technology identify material which need to be removed. YouTube and similar tech companies have vowed to increase their effort in policing content […]

Amazon Ramps Up AI Efforts, Announces New AWS Features

Amazon Ramps Up AI Efforts, Announces New AWS Features

Earlier this week, Amazon announced several new features that leverages machine learning for its Amazon Web Services. The company had recently been pushing to take a dominant position in Silicon Valley’s AI race. With the newly introduced features, AWS customers will now be able to “train” their own AI algorithms, build apps that can translate languages in real time, conduct video analysis, or scan text for trends. It is said that compared to Apple and Facebook’s AI technologies, small startups and less-tech savvy customers may find Amazon’s offerings to be more suitable.   Source: Reuters

US Think Tank Warns Against China’s Rush to AI

US Think Tank Warns Against China’s Rush to AI

A US think tank recently said that China’s hastened efforts toward the development of artificial technology could upset the balance of global economic and military power. A report from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) states that the Asian superpower can now easily overtake the US in terms of AI, and revealed that the China’s People’s Liberation Army has already invested in a number of AI projects, with PLA research institutes partnering with the country’s defense industry. Report author Elsa Kania said that China may use AI in unique and unexpected ways since it is unhindered by legal […]