Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence

Blizzard and DeepMind turn StarCraft II into an AI research lab

Starcraft II has been a target for Alphabet’s DeepMind AI research for a while now – the UK AI company took on Blizzard’s sci-fi strategy...

We’re closer to China’s disturbing ‘Social Credit System’ than you realize

China's new Social Credit System offers a dystopian look at the future of online tracking. But don't think that the same thing isn't happening a bit closer to home. Here's...

Google Kubeflow, machine learning for Kubernetes, begins to take shape

Ever since Google created Kubernetes as an open source container orchestration tool, it has seen it blossom in ways it might never have imagined. As the project gains in...

This crazily realistic video forgery of Obama was generated by a lip-syncing AI

Computer scientists at the University of Washington have created an AI Barack Obama that's able to produce new lip-sync video footage of him speaking, based on old recorded audio clips. The...

Honor Magic: Our first take

The Honor Magic has a very appropriate name. Inside the absolutely stunning body is some very clever artificial intelligence, providing features with real benefit. We tried the phone out. The post...

Alibaba’s newest initiative aims to make Hong Kong a global AI hub

Alibaba is teaming up with SenseTime, the world’s highest-valued AI startup, to launch a not-for-profit artificial intelligence lab in Hong Kong in a bid to make the city...

Microsoft acquires Israeli security firm Hexadite, sources say for $100M

Yet more activity in the world of cybersecurity. Today Microsoft confirmed that it has acquired Hexadite, an Israeli startup that uses AI to identify and...

U.S. Air Force and Lockheed demonstrate autonomous F-16 strike capabilities

The U.S. Air Force, working with Lockheed Martin’s Skunk Works (which, as its name suggests, is its skunkworks operation) have demonstrated another round of flight...

Salesforce introduces several Einstein AI tools for third-party developers

Salesforce launched three AI tools for developers today at the TrailheaDX developer conference. These algorithms, which fall under the new Einstein Platform Services, enable third-party...