US Judge Shoots Down Patents For AI ‘Inventors’

A US judge has dealt a blow to those wanting to register patents on behalf of artificial intelligence (AI).

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Tesla Autopilot’s Latest Crash Involved a Police Car

When you’re trying to convince the world of your autonomous driving software, it’s a good idea not to hit police cars — as Tesla is learning.

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Waymo Now Providing Autonomous Rides in San Francisco — With a Catch

Waymo is expanding its autonomous testing in San Francisco, accepting passengers, provided they’re willing to meet the terms.

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Elon Musk: Tesla’s Full Self-Driving ‘Actually Not Great’

Elon Musk has admitted that Tesla’s current Full Self-Driving (FSD) software leaves much to be desired, and offered an explanation why.

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Move Over Data: Tesla Looking to Create Humanoid Robot

Tesla is looking to create a humanoid robot that is sure to draw comparisons to Star Trek’s beloved android Data.

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Google Cloud and GE Appliances Partner on Smart Home Appliances

Google Cloud and GE Appliances have signed a multi-year deal to create the next generation of smart home appliances.

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Senators Calling for FTC Investigation Into Tesla’s Self-Driving Claims

Senators Edward J. Markey and Richard Blumenthal have called on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate Tesla’s marketing claims.

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RIP RealSense: Intel Shutting Down Camera and Sensor Division

Intel is continuing to trim down and refocus on its core semiconductor business and is shutting down RealSense as part of that.

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Weather Forecasts May Suffer From 5G

Carriers may be racing to deploy 5G, but it seems accurate weather forecasts may be an unintended casualty.

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Facebook Trying to Pervert Homomorphic Encryption

Facebook is looking to use homomorphic encryption as a way to serve ads in encrypted chat and communications — to the surprise of no one.

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Google Cloud Unveils New Tools to Unify Data

Google Cloud has unveiled its latest innovations, aimed at helping companies unify database, analytics and AI.

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Linux Foundation Tackles Data Collaboration With Permissive License

The Linux Foundation has announced the CDLA-Permissive-2.0 license agreement to make it easier to share AI and ML data.

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Aisera Partners With Microsoft to Deliver AI Service Desk Solutions

Aisera has become member of the Microsoft for Startups program, partnering with Microsoft to deliver AI-based service desk solutions.

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HPE Buys Ampool to Improve SQL-Based Hybrid Analytics

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) has announced its acquisition of Ampool, in an effort to modernize the SQL stack.

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Autonomous Cars Harder to Develop Than Elon Musk Thought

Elon Musk has admitted developing autonomous cars is harder than he thought, as the timeline for the latest software update slips again.

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Google AI Chief Ignites Firestorm Over ‘Marginalized Groups’ Tweet

Google AI Chief Jeff Dean ignited a firestorm of comments on Twitter by inviting “marginalized groups” to work with Google researchers.

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Amazon Launches Amazon Scout Development Center in Helsinki

Amazon is launching a development center in Helsinki, Finland, in an effort to boost its autonomous delivery.

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Zoom Acquiring Machine Translation Firm Kites

Zoom has announced it is acquiring Kites GmbH, a firm specializing in real-time Machine Translation (MT).

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Microsoft Releases OpenAI-Powered Code Completion Tool

Microsoft is leveraging its agreement with OpenAI to radically change the nature of low-code development with its first AI-powered code completion tool.

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AI Used to Restore Rembrandt’s The Night Watch

Artificial intelligence has crossed another milestone, being used to restore Rembrandt’s masterpiece The Night Watch.