AI analyses breathing during an emergency call to detect a heart attack

During an emergency call, it can be difficult for ambulance call-handlers to understand the severity of the caller’s problem. But a new artificial intelligence system is helping ambulance call-handlers in Copenhagen to make more accurate diagnoses on the phone. Corti is an artificial intelligence platform that

New AI helps predict when hospital patients will die

Scientists are using advanced artificial intelligence to guess when hospital patients might die. A Stanford University research team applied machine learning technology to health records, in order to help hospitals and hospices give better end-of-life care to the terminally ill. Researchers examined Electronic Health Record (EHR) data from Stanford Hospital

Lifelike robots are being designed to win human trust

HONG KONG — David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become “super-intelligent genius machines” that might help solve some of mankind’s most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that. The Texas-born former sculptor at Walt Disney Imagineering and his Hong Kong-based startup Hanson

Male sex dolls with bionic penises will be here before 2019

Sex doll firm Realbotix has revealed that a new male robot with a “bionic penis” will land later this year. The X-rated companions will be targeted at a new female audience and will each be fitted with an AI “personality.” The new male sex robots are a follow-up to the

Scientists develop self-healing robot muscles

We often think of robots as superior to ourselves, but when it comes to the abilities afforded us by our muscles, robots have a hard time keeping up. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder are working to change that with newly developed soft muscles that work a

5 terrifying stories that warn of an AI apocalypse

The future of artificial intelligence could save humanity — or destroy it. AI boasts dozens of advantages that will push society into a brighter future, like nagging you into losing weight, fighting workplace sexual harassment and gender bias and detecting if someone is at risk for suicide. But the civilization-destroying potential

This AI system keeps mistaking desert snaps for child porn

London’s Metropolitan Police are developing an artificial intelligence system that can detect images of child porn and abuse. But the system isn’t quite there yet. “Sometimes it comes up with a desert and it thinks it’s an indecent image or pornography,” Mark Stokes, the department’s head of digital and electronic

Artificial intelligence reveals gender bias in the workplace

Most managers like to think of themselves as operating free of any bias, rewarding their employees based on merit alone — but a new study of five companies that are powered by artificial intelligence tells a more troubling story. In the wake of sexual misconduct revelations that have rocked

Scientists hope AI-enhanced “robo-cats’ will help the elderly

PROVIDENCE, RI — Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn’t need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses. That’s the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at Brown University, who have received a three-year, $1

Researchers are using “CSI’ episodes to train AI

Federal lawmakers want to have a say in defining artificial intelligence. Researchers are now using TV shows to feed the predictive capability of an AI system. Google said in recent days it’s opening an AI-focused research facility in China. And on and on the headlines keep coming, all

AI is better at picking stocks than the stock market

One of the most notable success stories on Wall Street in 2017 isn’t exactly a human-interest story. The AI Powered Equity, an exchange-traded fund that uses artificial intelligence technology to select the stocks it holds, has emerged as one of the most successful new funds of the year, proving

Google’s AI mastered chess in 4 hours

The robots are coming for your … chess game. Google’s AI, AlphaZero, developed a “superhuman performance” in chess in just four hours. Essentially, the AI absorbed humanity’s entire history of chess in one-sixth of a day — and then figured out how to beat anyone or anything. After being programmed with

Google AI built “AI child’ more advanced than anything humans have ever made

A Google supercomputer has created an “AI child” which can outperform its man-made rivals. The incredible machine named NASNet becomes smarter through “reinforcement learning” which sees it report back to its “parent” computer when completing tasks. The AI (artificial intelligence,) which was created earlier this year, is able to recognize

AI is better at picking stocks than the stock market

One of the most notable success stories on Wall Street in 2017 isn’t exactly a human-interest story. The AI Powered Equity, an exchange-traded fund that uses artificial intelligence technology to select the stocks it holds, has emerged as one of the most successful new funds of the year, proving

YouTube is hiring 10,000 people to police offensive videos

YouTube is finally admitting it has a major problem — and robots won’t be able to fix it. Google’s video-streaming service said it plans to hire more than 10,000 new employees next year in a scramble to clamp down on the offensive and inappropriate content that has been plaguing

AI already reads your resume – now it’s going to interview you, too

Tech innovation is changing the future of employer recruiting, with more companies turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to improve the hiring process. “Roughly 35 percent of New York-based chief information officers that our firm recently surveyed are incorporating and using AI into their organization,” says Ryan Sutton, a district

YouTube is hiring 10,000 people to police offensive videos

YouTube is finally admitting it has a major problem — and robots won’t be able to fix it. Google’s video-streaming service said it plans to hire more than 10,000 new employees next year in a scramble to clamp down on the offensive and inappropriate content that has been plaguing

Facebook using artificial intelligence to detect suicide risk

NEW YORK — Facebook is turning to artificial intelligence to detect if someone might be contemplating suicide. Facebook already has mechanisms for flagging posts from people thinking about harming themselves. The new feature is intended to detect such posts before anyone reports them. The service will scan posts and live

Working with our future robot overlords is a lucrative endeavor

Good news for non-robots everywhere. There might still be a job in artificial intelligence with your name on it — and it might pay quite a lot. The median base pay for open jobs in artificial intelligence is about $111,000 per year, more than twice the U.S. median base

Robots could eventually make decisions against our will

Robots could soon be able to make their own decisions and act in ways which could harm society. Terrifying new research reveals that the one thing that we once believe separated us from machines – our ability to be self-aware – can be simulated by artificial intelligence. That means machines

One rogue programmer could end the human race

The idea of small groups of humans having control over some of the most powerful weapons ever to be built is scary, but it’s the reality we live in. In the not-so-distant future, that incredible power and responsibility could be handed over to AI and robotic systems, which

Stephen Hawking issues dire warning on AI

Artificial Intelligence could sideline and “destroy” its human creators if engineers cannot get a grip on the ethics behind it, Stephen Hawking has warned. Speaking at the Web Summit in Lisbon, the theoretical physicist said AI has the potential to be the best or worst thing humanity has ever

Artificial intelligence could soon nag you into losing weight

British computer experts are using artificial intelligence to build software which can nag overweight people into shedding the pounds. Researchers have been studying our attitudes to dieting in order to train smart “chatbots” to recognize eating behavior patterns, The Sun Online has learned. These chatbots are designed to steer people in the

Google’s AI is binge-watching human behavior on YouTube

Robots are watching us. Literally. Google has curated a set of YouTube clips to help machines learn how humans exist in the world. The AVAs, or “atomic visual actions,” are three-second clips of people doing everyday things like drinking water, taking a photo, playing an instrument, hugging, standing or cooking. Each clip