Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

MIT’s ‘Nightmare Machine’ uses AI to give your photos a horrifying Halloween makeover

MIT researchers have created a so-called “Nightmare Machine,” which uses cutting-edge deep learning technology to conjure up images designed to scare the bejesus out of us. Here's how it works. The...

Not OK, Google

 At its hardware launch event in San Francisco yesterday, Alphabet showed the sweeping breadth of its ambition to own consumers’ personal data, as computing continues to accelerate away from static...

How Echo Look could feed Amazon’s big data fueled fashion ambitions

This week Amazon took the wraps off a new incarnation of its Alexa voice assistant, giving the AI an eye so it can see as...

Semantic Machines hopes to best Google in the conversational AI game

I believe it was Sartre who wisely said hell is conversational AI. Despite the best intentions of engineers, today’s machine learning really is the savior and handicap of...

Google AI program can now create its own unique cat doodles

Neural networks are now capable of making a unique sketch, thanks to Google Research. The researchers intentionally made the computer forget the original sketch to see what it would generate...

Huawei to pre-load Amazon’s Alexa AI on US version of its Mate 9 flagship

Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant is having a good CES. Not only landing inside additional speaker hardware but finding entirely new incarnations in other connected household items — such as...

This RNI Colibri film app was designed to edit images like actual film

A new app is aiming to recreate the color quality that often inspires photographers to shoot with film. RNI Colibri is a photo editor designed to mimic the colors of...

Harvesting next-gen technologies for the farm

Michael Dix Crunch Network Contributor Michael Dix is managing partner and co-founder of Intentional Futures. Previously, he spent eight years at Microsoft leading...

Emotionally intelligent computers may already have a higher EQ than you

Andrew Thomson Crunch Network Contributor Andrew Thomson is founder and CEO of VentureRadar, a London-based technology scouting startup that uses big data...

Microsoft offers concessions to EU regulators eyeing its $26.2BN LinkedIn bid

Microsoft has offered concessions to EC competition regulators in the hopes of smoothing the way for its planned acquisition of LinkedIn. It announced the $26.2 billion...

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Twitter will not allow Trump to test 280-character tweets, finds Russian...

Twitter has started rolling out the extended tweets feature that allows people to make tweets in 280 characters instead of 140. But a...