Neural network can create high-res images based on a text description

In a new piece of research, neural networks have been used to generate high resolution photos based only on a basic text description. Watch out, book illustrators: The machines are...

Crunch Report | Zuckerberg Gets One Step Closer to Jarvis

Waymo gets 100 new Chrysler Pacifica minivans outfitted with Waymo technology, Starry raises another $30 million, Elon Musk wants to build tunnels because of his reaction to traffic, Zuckerberg gets...

Crunch Report | Super Nintendo World Theme Park

Instagram Live is rolling out to all users, Microsoft Ventures opens an AI fund, JetSmarter has a $105 million funding round, Apple’s new app sort of unifies TV and Super...

Neural networks? Machine learning? Here’s your secret decoder for AI buzzwords

Don't know your machine learning from your evolutionary algorithms? Worried every time you sit on a bus in case Google's Larry Page sits down next to you with a pop...

WTF is AI?

Cogito, ergo sum. We’ve all heard that famous assertion, foundation for a modern...

To fix its failing veteran healthcare system, the US Dept. of Veteran Affairs looks...

The veteran health care system has seen its fair share of criticism over the last several years, but a new tech-forward partnership may help officials grant returning warriors the care...

Machine learning is more advanced than ever before, but it’s not Judgement Day just...

Machine learning? Yes, machines can learn. No, our robot overlords aren't here quite yet. Here are the basics behind this powerful technology, with some insight into how it's already being...

Don’t pack your bags yet, but Stephen Hawking gives us only 1,000 years on...

The odds are not in our favor and humans are done within 1,000 years unless we find another home solar system and a new planet, says physicist Stephen Hawking. Catastrophic...

DeepMind has an AI bot that maneuvers through mazes and grabs objects on its...

Google’s DeepMind release a paper this week called Reinforcement Learning with Unsupervised Auxiliary Tasks, which describes a method to increase the learning speed of artificial intelligence and the final performance...

AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, pivots to focus on travel

A startup that originally launched as an AI-powered virtual assistant, Mezi, has pivoted to focus on travel only. Why not? There’s little to do online that’s more...

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Weekly Rewind: Yahoo’s massive hack, Japan’s weird answer to the Echo,...

In the tech world, a lot happens in a week. So much news goes on that it’s almost impossible for mere mortals with real...