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Telefónica Making Provisions Not To Miss The Blockchain Boat

Telefónica Making Provisions Not To Miss The Blockchain Boat

New technological waves have often been great starting places for companies to burst onto the scene and make a significant impact, but equally so, these changes in the way things are done also allow for already established players to reinvigorate themselves.

Forbes September 23, 2019
FORTNITE SEASON 11: EPIC GAMES ADDS AI BOTS TO HELP NEW PLAYERS NOT GET DESTROYED

FORTNITE SEASON 11: EPIC GAMES ADDS AI BOTS TO HELP NEW PLAYERS NOT GET DESTROYED

Fortnite is introducing two major new changes in an effort to address the vast range of skill levels across players of the hugely popular video game.

Independent September 22, 2019
Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings

Using machine learning to reconstruct deteriorated Van Gogh drawings

Researchers at TU Delft in the Netherlands have recently developed a convolutional neural network (CNN)-based model to reconstruct drawings that have deteriorated over time. In their study, published in Springer’s Machine Vision and Applications, they specifically used the model to reconstruct some of Vincent Van Gogh’s drawings that were ruined over the years due to ink fading and discoloration.

Tech Xplore September 22, 2019
Blockchain Technology Is Already Improving Lives At 22 Hospitals

Blockchain Technology Is Already Improving Lives At 22 Hospitals

The promise of blockchain technology couldn’t be greater than in the healthcare sector. A prime example is the groundbreaking deployment of blockchain technology by Intermountain Healthcare, a Utah-based, not-for-profit system of 22 hospitals. This medical group has more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice clinicians at 180 clinics.

Forbes September 21, 2019
Finance jobs requiring A.I. skills increased 60% last year—here’s what they look like

Finance jobs requiring A.I. skills increased 60% last year—here’s what they look like

Traditional financial institutions and fintech start-ups alike are looking for more candidates who specialize in artificial intelligence, machine learning and data science. According to reporting by Bloomberg reporting and data from LinkedIn, job listings requiring these skills in the financial industry increased nearly 60% in the past year.

CNBC September 20, 2019
New AI program better at detecting depressive language in social media

New AI program better at detecting depressive language in social media

A new technology using artificial intelligence detects depressive language in social media posts more accurately than current systems and uses less data to do it.

Tech Xplore September 20, 2019
Ripple-Backing SBI and Santander Fund Elliptic To Fuel Asian Expansion

Ripple-Backing SBI and Santander Fund Elliptic To Fuel Asian Expansion

Cryptocurrency compliance company Elliptic has raised $23 million in a Series B funding round led by SBI Holdings, a Japanese financial institution which has been trialing an XRP-powered store settlement payments app.

Forbes September 20, 2019
AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams' carbon footprint

AI helps reduce Amazon hydropower dams' carbon footprint

A team of scientists has developed a computational model that uses artificial intelligence to find sites for hydropower dams in order to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Tech Xplore September 19, 2019
Skill India, IBM join hands for nationwide Train-the-Trainer programme in AI

Skill India, IBM join hands for nationwide Train-the-Trainer programme in AI

The Directorate General of Training (DGT), under the skill development and entrepreneurship ministry, has signed an agreement with IT major IBM to carry out a nationwide Train-the-Trainer programme in basic artificial intelligence, an official statement said on Wednesday.

India Today September 19, 2019
Uttar Pradesh planning to use AI-bots to upgrade secondary school exam system

Uttar Pradesh planning to use AI-bots to upgrade secondary school exam system

The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to use artificial intelligence AI-bots to upgrade the examination system for secondary school education and make education free from corruption and negligence.

India Today September 18, 2019
France pledges billions in fight to halt start-up drain

France pledges billions in fight to halt start-up drain

How do you stop European tech firms from moving to the US once they start eyeing the big time? Part of the solution is finding them access to funding at home.

Tech Xplore September 18, 2019
EmoSense: an AI-powered and wireless emotion sensing system

EmoSense: an AI-powered and wireless emotion sensing system

Researchers at Hefei University of Technology in China and various universities in Japan have recently developed a unique emotion sensing system that can recognize people’s emotions based on their body gestures. They presented this new AI- powered system, called EmoSense, in a paper pre-published on arXiv.

Tech Xplore September 18, 2019
Google swallows DeepMind Health

Google swallows DeepMind Health

Now, 10 months later, the move is finally happening, the delay a measure of how controversial and painful this process has been. When the restructuring was announced last year, DeepMind was accused of breaking a promise not to hand over any NHS data to the American search giant.

BBC News September 18, 2019

Facebook Launches Brand New Portal Devices In The Uk

Facebook has launched its range of Portal smart home devices, which use AI-powered cameras to make video calls between its users.

Independent September 18, 2019
Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

Gatwick Airport commits to facial recognition tech at boarding

Gatwick has become the UK’s first airport to confirm it will use facial-recognition cameras on a permanent basis for ID checks before passengers board planes.

BBC News September 17, 2019
Commercial cloud service providers give artificial intelligence computing a boost

Commercial cloud service providers give artificial intelligence computing a boost

Neural networks have given researchers a powerful tool for looking into the future and making predictions. But one drawback is their insatiable need for data and computing power (“compute”) to process all that information.

Tech Xplore September 17, 2019

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