From Engadget RSS Feed: Google uses AI to place ads across the internet

Google’s ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (they’re targeted based on a look at a site’s content), but it’s taking that hands-off approach one step further. The search firm has officially launched Auto Ads, a syste…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google uses AI to place ads across the internet

Google’s ubiquitous AdSense ads are already heavily automated by their nature (they’re targeted based on a look at a site’s content), but it’s taking that hands-off approach one step further. The search firm has officially launched Auto Ads, a syste…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Robots that pick up and sort objects may improve warehouse efficiency

Sorting and organizing may not always be the most difficult tasks, but they can certainly get tedious. And while they may seem like prime examples of something we might like robots to do for us, picking up, recognizing and sorting objects is a…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Pornhub says it will ban ‘deepfake’ AI-edited videos

Is the thought of AI-generated fake porn (aka “deepfakes”) disturbing to you? You’re not the only one. Pornhub has informed Motherboard that it will ban videos that use machine learning to superimpose faces on porn actors. The company forbids “any…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Alphabet enters the cybersecurity business with Chronicle

Google parent company Alphabet has a new business and it’s all about cybersecurity. Chronicle is an independent business under the Alphabet umbrella and it’s aimed at helping companies find, track and stop cyber attacks. With two branches — a cybers…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Facebook shakes up its AI research team

Yann LeCun has been the face of Facebook’s AI research efforts since 2013, but you’ll have to get used to some new people in the mix. An interview with LeCun at Quartz has revealed that he’s stepping down from his position as part of a shakeup meant…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: IBM researchers use AI to predict risk of developing psychosis

IBM’s Computational Psychiatry and Neuroimaging research team has been working on a way to use machine learning to predict the risk of developing psychosis and it just published a second study that shows AI might be a valuable tool when it comes to m…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Amazon’s checkout-free store opens to the public January 22nd

Amazon’s bid to automate the convenience store is finally ready for the public. The company has confirmed that the Amazon Go store attached to its new Seattle headquarters will be open to non-employees on January 22nd, or more than a year later than…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Alibaba and Microsoft AI beat human scores on Stanford reading test

20 years ago, IBM’s Deep Blue beat Garry Kasparov in a game of chess and the practice of pitting human against computer continues to this day. Google’s AI was the first to beat a Go champion a couple of years back (and it continues to teach itself ho…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Google researchers use AI to spot distant exoplanets

Hunting for exoplanets is a very data-intensive and time-consuming task. Sifting through piles of data to find subtle signs of distant planets takes quite a lot of work, but researchers at Google have been developing a way to use AI to make th…

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