Sci-Tech AI makes key protein research a million times faster Computers can be trained to figure out how these key building blocks of life work, a Harvard researcher finds. By Stephen Shankland April 17, 2019 4:20 PM PDT Proteins, like these shown in 3D computer models, are highly complex biological molecules. Mohammed AlQuraishi/Harvard Medical School
TV and Movies Game of Thrones: AI predicts who lives and dies Artificial intelligence will soon drive your car, why not let it decide who rules the seven kingdoms too? By Daniel Van Boom April 11, 2019 1:37 AM PDT HBO In 2016, before the sixth season of Game of Thrones aired, an artificial intelligence
Politics Facebook’s AI helps block or remove 1 million accounts each day Social networking giant is gearing up for upcoming elections in India. By Queenie Wong April 8, 2019 5:44 PM PDT Facebook is using AI to identify accounts spreading misinformation. James Martin/CNET Facebook is harnessing the power of artificial intelligence to block or remove
Tech Industry Apple nabs one of Google’s top AI scientists Ian Goodfellow is known as the father of GANs, tech that’s been used to create deepfakes. By Marrian Zhou April 5, 2019 10:30 AM PDT Getty Images One of Google’s top AI scientists has jumped to Apple. Ian Goodfellow, one of Google’s top minds
Mobile Apple’s latest hire might help burnish its AI image The iPhone maker’s AI efforts haven’t gained attention like Google and Facebook’s have. That might change. By Ian Sherr April 5, 2019 2:35 PM PDT Apple’s pushing further into AI. Getty Images The next time you think of Apple and artificial intelligence, it might be
Tech Industry Google shuts down AI ethics council after controversy over members The group, announced just over a week ago, faced intense scrutiny from the beginning. By Richard Nieva April 4, 2019 4:56 PM PDT Google faced blowback over its AI ethics council. James Martin/CNET Google said Thursday that it’s pulling the plug on its
Smart Home Amazon, Google, AI and us: Are we too close for comfort? Beyond facial recognition, we’re giving smart devices and platforms our intimate biometric details. By Brian Bennett April 4, 2019 5:00 AM PDT Iris scanning is a powerful identification tool. Getty Images Computers aren’t just getting smarter, they’re studying us more closely too.
Sci-Tech See how AI is changing the world around us Artificial intelligence is already helping to solve problems in industries like transportation, health care, agriculture and retail. April 4, 2019 4:00 AM PDT Is the artificial intelligence we see in science fiction movies steeped in any kind of reality? Many tech industry experts believe the idea of
Security AI experts want Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to police The researchers cite a study that criticizes Amazon’s AI tech. By Marrian Zhou April 3, 2019 1:07 PM PDT Researchers are calling on Amazon to stop selling facial recognition tech to police. Getty Images Amazon‘s facial recognition tech is again under fire.
Tech Industry Google employees urge removal of AI council member for alleged anti-trans views The council, set up to get input on AI issues from outside experts, is already in turmoil. by Richard Nieva April 1, 2019 10:53 AM PDT Google’s council of outside AI experts in under turmoil. James Martin/CNET Google’s newly-formed external council