Artificial intelligence

FILE - This Tuesday, July 19, 2016, file photo shows the Google logo at the company's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. Google parent Alphabet Inc. reports earnings Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
February 01, 2018 - 9:04 pm
MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Google CEO Sundar Pichai recently declared that artificial intelligence fueled by powerful computers was more important to humanity than fire or electricity. And yet the search giant increasingly faces a variety of messy people problems as well. The company has vowed to...
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In this Aug. 30, 2017, photo, Stephanie Pope-Earley, right, sorts through defendant files scored with risk-assessment software for Jimmy Jackson Jr., a municipal court judge, on the first day of the software's use in Cleveland. In a growing number of local and state courts, including Cleveland, judges are now guided by computer algorithms before ruling whether criminal defendants can return to everyday life, or remain locked up awaiting trial. (AP Photo/Dake Kang)
January 31, 2018 - 3:09 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — The centuries-old process of releasing defendants on bail, long the province of judicial discretion, is getting a major assist ... courtesy of artificial intelligence. In late August, Hercules Shepherd Jr. walked up to the stand in a Cleveland courtroom, dressed in an orange...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 14, 2017, file photo, computer scientist Andrew Ng works at his office in Palo Alto, Calif. Ng, the cofounder of online education platform Coursera who’s led AI teams at Google and Baidu, says he’s launching a $175 million fund to invest in AI startups, backed by private equity firms NEA, Sequoia, Greylock Partners and Softbank. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
January 30, 2018 - 11:10 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The artificial intelligence researcher who has said he wants to free humanity from repetitive mental drudgery also wants to save AI entrepreneurs time spent raising funds. Andrew Ng (unh) says he's launching a $175 million fund to invest in AI startups, backed by private-equity...
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January 30, 2018 - 10:02 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Companies like Apple and Walt Disney as well as Walmart's philanthropic foundation are investors in a $23 million venture fund aiming to use tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain technology to improve global labor practices. Working Capital was launched Tuesday by...
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In this Jan. 10, 2018 photo, Yukai Engineering's Tsubasa Tominaga demonstrates Qoobo, a cushion robot, at his office in Tokyo. A fuzzy, huggable cushion with a whimsically swishy tail, Qoobo is designed to deliver a calming therapeutic effect for the cat-lover who can’t have a real kitty. The relatively affordable home robot targets the elderly, kids and hard-working salarymen pressed for time. Unlike real children or pets, they have off switches and don’t need constant attention, dog food or cat litter. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 25, 2018 - 2:06 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japan, home of the "kawaii" cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some time recently with three relatively affordable...
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In this Jan. 10, 2018 photo, Yukai Engineering's Tsubasa Tominaga demonstrates Qoobo, a cushion robot, at his office in Tokyo. A fuzzy, huggable cushion with a whimsically swishy tail, Qoobo is designed to deliver a calming therapeutic effect for the cat-lover who can’t have a real kitty. The relatively affordable home robot targets the elderly, kids and hard-working salarymen pressed for time. Unlike real children or pets, they have off switches and don’t need constant attention, dog food or cat litter. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
January 24, 2018 - 11:04 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Japan, home of the "kawaii" cult of cute, has always had a soft spot for companion robots, in contrast to the more industrial or mechanical types used for assembly lines, surgeries and military missions. The Associated Press spent some time recently with three relatively affordable...
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Stanford doctoral student Pranav Rajpurkar, who helped develop the Stanford Question Answering Dataset, poses for photos in an office of The Gates Computer Science Building in Stanford, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Seven years after a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy!" challenge, the tech industry has pumped resources into training its machines to get even better at amassing knowledge and answering questions. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
January 23, 2018 - 4:24 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Seven years ago, a computer beat two human quizmasters on a "Jeopardy" challenge. Ever since, the tech industry has been training its machines to make them even better at amassing knowledge and answering questions. And it's worked, at least up to a point. Just don't expect...
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French President Emmanuel Macron visits Toyota's automobile manufacturing plant, in Onnaing, northern France, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Pascal Rossignol/Pool Photo via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 1:36 pm
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promoted his government's changes to French tax and labor laws Monday in front of 140 world business leaders in a bid to convince them to invest and hire in France. At the same time, the 40-year-old Macron, elected last May, hopes to persuade the French...
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This undated image provided by Amazon shows an Amazon Go store in Seattle. More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. (Amazon via AP)
January 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon employees have been testing it, but is the public ready for a cashier-less store? More than a year after it introduced the concept, Amazon is opening its artificial intelligence-powered Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle on Monday. The store on the bottom floor of the company...
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FILE - This Aug. 7, 2017, file photo shows an Amazon sign at a store in Hialeah, Fla. Just 20 cities are left standing in the competition for Amazon’s second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it will bring. Now comes the hard part for the finalists - and for Amazon. Based on the cities that made the cut, and what the company told some of the cities that didn’t, the company will likely scrutinize six key criteria when making its final call. It plans to announce its decision this year. The 20 cities include Austin, Texas; Atlanta; Boston; New York City; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; and Nashville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
January 19, 2018 - 5:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Just 20 cities are left standing in the competition for Amazon's second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it will bring. Now comes the hard part for the finalists — and for Amazon. Based on the cities that made the cut, and what the company told some of the cities that didn't, the...
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