Tag "AI"

Karnataka govt. sets up a Data Science and AI CoE with Nasscom

BANGALORE, INDIA: The Government of Karnataka today announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence, with Nasscom as its program and implementation partner. To be established with an estimated investment of Rs 40 crore

ixigo’s AI-driven voice-enabled travel assistant will take away the travel planning hassles

BANGALORE, INDIA: Travel marketplace, ixigo has announced an artificial intelligence-driven and voice-enabled travel assistant – ‘Tara’. Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-Founder, ixigo at at the Phocuswright Innovation Platform in USA last week, demonstrated how the emotive voice based assistance, pre-emptive trip planning, automated frequent flyer programme

Infosys partners Udacity to train employees in the autonomous technology space

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IT giant Infosys has announced a partnership with online learning company Udacity to train its employees in self-driving car engineering technology. The new program called Udacity Connect will give Infosys employees the skills needed in the area as the company continues

Embracing Open Source will help enterprises stay ahead of the AI game

Soma Tah From being looked upon as an alternative, open source is now considered the de facto architecture and engine of innovation. An increasing number of the tech disruptors around the world have started to embrace the open-source environment for

UST Global to use UXTesting’s emotion detection tech to deliver improved user insight

INDIA: UST Global, has partnered with UXTesting, a Silicon Valley based startup that focuses on User Experience testing to offer improved end consumer experience to its customers. Founded Silicon Valley in 2015, UXTesting has been developing more bleeding edge capabilities

Microsoft integrates AI-powered LinkedIn resume assistant to Word

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Microsoft is teaming up with LinkedIn to bring AI to your job search with a new LinkedIn-powered feature in Word called Resume Assistant. The feature, which will begin rolling out to Microsoft Insider this week, pulls in relevant LinkedIn data as you’re

Sony brings back its AI-infused robot dog project

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Pets can be great friends for humans. But in today’s tense life pets cannot get the love and attention they deserve. But what if a pet does not require any human help ever. Maybe that is why Sony is bringing

Meet Shelley, an AI bot that writes terrifying horror stories

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Imagine a world ruled by robots. Weird right? But this thought might just be coming true in the future. The researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) have designed an AI bot that writes scary horror stories that give you a

Researchers use AI to trick the CAPTCHA Authentication

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The CAPTCHA which was developed to prevent bots from accessing websites will now be easily cracked using an innovative Artificial Intelligence (AI) system. The CAPTCHA requires users to type a text in the textbox- a task which is too easy for

HPE brings AI platforms, services to help deep learning deployments

BANGALORE, INDIA: Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced new purpose-built platforms and services capabilities to help companies simplify the adoption of Artificial Intelligence, with an initial focus on deep learning. Deep learning is typically implemented for challenging tasks such as

Accenture joins ‘Partnership on AI’ to unlock the power of AI tech

USA: Accenture has joined other industry leaders who share its commitment to advancing the field of AI so that it benefits people and society. Founded in 2016, Partnership on AI is an alliance of businesses, researchers, academics and policy makers

Intel unveils new AI-focused Nervana chipsets in collaboration with Facebook

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Intel has unveiled a new set of AI focussed chipset called ‘Nervana Neural Network Processor’. The AI-based chipsets which are expected to ship by the end of 2017 are designed in collaboration with Facebook. The chipsets were earlier codenamed ‘Lake

Alibaba to invest $15bn in AI and quantum computing research

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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced that it will invest $15 billion over the next three years to build overseas research and development program in order to compete with global leaders in e-commerce, logistics and cloud technology. The program is

AI startup Petuum secures $93mn from SoftBank

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SoftBank has invested $93 million in an AI startup named Petuum, that simplifies the use of machine learning or deep learning at a large scale for companies. In addition to SoftBank, the round included participation from returning investor Advantech Capital and

Findability Sciences eyes Japan market, enters into a JV with SoftBank

MUMBAI, INDIA: SoftBank and Findability Sciences have agreed to establish a joint venture (JV) to offer the Findability Platform in the Japanese market. SoftBank holds a controlling 51 percent stake in the joint venture. Findability Sciences which has operations in

Microsoft finally brings Cortana to Skype for iOS and Android

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Microsoft announced that it is bringing Cortana, its AI assistant to Skype for iOS and Android users. It will work very much like Google’s Allo and Facebook Messenger’s M and will be available as a conversational partner. Cortana will provide

Intel working with developers, students, and professors to boost AI adoption in India

BANGALORE, INDIA: Intel architecture is providing the compute power to some of the critical AI initiatives in India, so businesses can accelerate solutions, automate operations, gather better insights – and make smarter decisions on the cloud. As a part of

Amazon acquires AI-powered 3D body modeling startup Body Labs

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Amazon has acquired New York-based Body Labs, which is an AI-powered 3D body modeling startup, according to TechCrunch. Citing two sources familiar with the deal, the report pegs the sale price between $50 million and $70 million. Body Labs, founded in 2013, offers 3D

Intel unveils an AI chip modeled after the human brain

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Intel has announced a neuromorphic artificial intelligence (AI) test chip named ‘Loihi’ that’s modeled after the human brain and can learn from its surroundings or locally from within the machine it is part of. “As part of an effort within Intel Labs,

Facebook’s AI assistant ‘M’ now helps with GIF recommendations and quick replies

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Facebook Messenger’s AI assistant ‘M’ is getting new capabilities to respond to your messages. The social networking giant announced three new automatic suggestions for M including sharing GIFs, buying movie tickets, and sending quick text responses. The assistant will suggest sharing animated