Artificial Intelligence

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Will A.I. usher in a new era of hacking?

It may take several years or even decades, but hackers won’t necessarily always be human. Artificial intelligence –- a technology that also promises to revolutionize cyber security -- could one day become the go-to hacking tool.

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Japan aims for superefficient supercomputer by 2017

Japan plans to build a super-efficient computer that could vault it to the top of the world's supercomputer rankings by the end of next year.

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10 smartphone trends to watch for in 2017

Smartphone buyers have a lot to look forward to in 2017. Devices will be thinner, faster, and perhaps a bit more intelligent than you'd like.

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IBM will open the first of four new UK data centers next month

IBM is opening four new data centers in the U.K., despite some of the gloomy forecasts for the country's economy following its vote to leave the European Union.

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How lifelogging will become easy and automatic

Before, only academic supergeeks tracked and recorded everything to achieve a photographic memory. But now you can, too.

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Research chip modeled after the brain aims to bring smarts to computers

The dream of creating intelligent computers has inspired the development of exotic chips based on the structure of the brain, which operates in mysterious ways. Some researchers are making such chips from components found in today's...

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Intel chases A.I. with new chips, but still lacks a potent GPU

Intel is taking a new direction in chip development as it looks to the future of artificial intelligence, with the company betting the technology will pervade applications and web services.

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Facebook acquires facial image analysis startup FacioMetrics

Facebook has acquired facial image analysis firm FacioMetrics as it tries to give users new features to add special effects to photos and videos.

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A.I. beating humans? Not in my lifetime, says Google's cloud chief

The head of Google's cloud business says she doesn't expect machine intelligence to exceed that of humans during her lifetime, despite recent rapid progress that has surprised many.

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Five things A.I. can do better than us

For millennia, we surpassed the other intelligent species with which we share our planet in almost all skills bar swimming and tree-climbing. Now we're creating new forms of intelligence, and they're learning to outsmart us in other...

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Google adds new services to its cloud machine-learning products

Google fired its latest salvo in the cloud machine learning wars when it announced a set of enhancements to its suite of cloud machine-learning capabilities. Here's the rundown.

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OpenAI will use Microsoft's cloud, as Azure gains more features

Microsoft's continued investment in artificial intelligence and machine learning technology is paying dividends. The company has partnered with OpenAI, a nonprofit company founded earlier this year to advance the field of machine...

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Microsoft, Nvidia work to speed up A.I. platform powering Cortana

Microsoft's CNTK (Cognitive Toolkit) is one among many platforms that trains computers to learn, and it's getting an upgrade.

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As Watson matures, IBM plans more AI hardware and software

Just over five years ago, IBM's Watson supercomputer crushed opponents in the televised quiz show Jeopardy. It was a preview of how artificially intelligent computers would storm into our daily lives.

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IBM’s Watson to use genomic data to defeat drug-resistant cancers

IBM’s Watson will study genomic data related to thousands of drug-resistant tumors to help develop new treatments that the diseases can’t circumvent through mutations.

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Review: Microsoft takes on TensorFlow

Microsoft Cognitive Toolkit is fast and easy to use, but a little wet behind the ears.

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Google: Cloud won't require customers to worry about infrastructure

Google infrastructure czar Urs Hölzle is focused on a cloud future where customers don't think about the infrastructure underlying all of the workloads they're running.

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Facebook is bringing artsy neural networks to a phone near you

Facebook users will be able to record smartphone videos that ape the style of famous artworks with a new feature unveiled Tuesday. Using a technique called style transfer, the feature takes live video and turns it into something that...

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