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AI Was Already Transforming Waste Management. Then Came COVID-19.

Waste management companies are looking to AI to handle safety issues during the pandemic. More than two dozen startups are working to make...

Coronavirus Market Selloff Tests Robo-Advisors as Financial Advisors Field Client Calls

As AI disrupts the financial industry, the current stock selloff is testing assumptions about the industry’s future and showing the need for...

Jury Selection Software Raises New Concerns of AI Racial Discrimination

Momus Analytics jury selection software raises concerns of racial biasStill, benefits of AI are expected to push growth regardless of bias, privacy...

Digital Hearts? Researchers Aim to Create Virtual Twins to Monitor Patients’...

Doctors may one day be able to remotely monitor a patient’s heart using software that exactly duplicates the person’s organ — a...

EU Cops Seek Union-Wide Face-Recognition Database as Authoritarian Concerns Rise

At least 10 national police forces in the European Union are pushing for an international face-recognition database to help identify criminals, raising...

OpenAI’s Holy Grail — to Build a Thinking Machine — Means...

The quest to build a machine that can understand or learn anything that a human can began as a public service at...

U.S. Special Forces May Get Facial-Recognition Gear That IDs Foes From...

The U.S. military is taking facial-recognition software to a new level. The next generation of the technology will be...

Trump Wants Billions for AI Research as U.S. Seeks to Keep...

President Trump is seeking to bring his “America First” posture to artificial intelligence, as the White House seeks billions in federal money...

Lead-Footed Drivers, Watch Out: Your Insurance Company May Be Tweaking Premiums...

Speeding or slamming on the brakes when you drive may bump up your insurance rates if Allstate rolls out a program it’s...

Softbank-Owned Arm’s New Chips Focus on AI Tasks With Less Reliance...

New chip designs that handle more artificial intelligence tasks on tiny devices like sensors and cameras are promising faster speed and more...

Big Brother in the Classroom? NY School District Adopts Facial-Recognition Technology,...

The battle over facial-recognition software has entered the classroom. A New York school district began using the technology a...

Babylon Health’s Algorithm, By Linking Needles in Medical Haystacks, May Improve...

Babylon Health, whose chatbot app is already disrupting the U.K.’s National Health Service, is aiming for perhaps a greater revolution: supercharging medical...

AI Revolution Has Financial Firms in Sights, and Leaders See Profound...

As artificial intelligence worms its way into healthcare, entertainment and nearly every other facet of business, financial service leaders expect they are...

First AI-Designed Drug Enters Testing, Raising Hopes for Faster, Cheaper Drug...

A drug developed using artificial intelligence will enter clinical trials for the first time, opening up the possibility of using machine learning...

Security Firm Cloudfare Provided Protection to Child Pornography Sites, Report Says

Network security behemoth Cloudflare may have to rethink its policy of taking on all customers after a report highlighted that the company...

Facebook’s New AI: Navigation Without Maps, En Route to Autonomous Delivery...

Trying to find the nearest Starbucks in a city without Google Maps might not cause a person to go caffeine free in...

AI-Powered Robot Friends Aim to Help Users Cope with Loneliness, Mental...

Sam sends a message to his friend every morning asking how she feels that day, followed by a smiley emoji. He reminds...

Clearview AI Sets Off Alarms By Scraping Facebook, Venmo Photos for...

A startup is making a profit off the photos you post on Facebook by using them for a facial recognition app.

EU May Ban Facial-Recognition Software for Five Years Amid AI Privacy...

The European Union is considering banning facial-recognition software in public areas for up to five years so privacy issues surrounding artificial intelligence...

Investors Poured Record $18.5B Into AI Firms as Tech Transforms Society

Artificial intelligence’s potential to revolutionize our lives is attracting record amounts of cash.Last year, 1,356 AI-related startups in the U.S. raised a...

Baidu Beats Google and Microsoft in Language Test, Grabbing Lead Spot...

Chinese internet giant Baidu is now the world’s leader in a critical AI segment for understanding human language, dethroning Microsoft and Google.

Unicorn Automation Anywhere, Maker of Robotics Software, Gets Salesforce-Led Funding

Automation Anywhere, a maker of robotics software, secured its second massive investment in a year, the latest evidence of investors’ appetite for...

Deutsche Bank, Losing Billions, Turns to Bots, AI, While Cutting Jobs

Deutsche Bank is turning to robots and artificial intelligence as it fires thousands of workers in an overhaul focused on ending a...

Growing Number of AI Robots Take On Waste Processing and Recycling

AMP Robotics has developed Artificial Intelligence-powered robots that can identify, sort and process waste. The company is the latest in a growing...

China Sees Surge of Edtech Investments With Focus on Artificial Intelligence

China’s push to become a world tech power, which has paid off with advances in telecommunications, batteries and robots, is yielding further...

Google’s Porat Sees AI as Weapon in Breast Cancer War, as...

Google says it wants to be more than just a search engine for breast-cancer patients -- a point  CFO Ruth Porat makes...

Shape Security: How This Unicorn Is Leveraging AI to Tackle Cybersecurity...

Key Takeaway:  Shape Security, which became a unicorn last month after raising...

Alphabet, Amazon and Apple Push Hard into Healthcare, Leveraging Digital and...

Key Takeaway: The world’s biggest tech firms, including Alphabet, Amazon and Apple,...

Caption Health Aims to Make Heart Ultrasounds More Accurate and Accessible

Good ultrasound images of the heart can be especially elusive; the heart is a perpetually moving target, tucked behind the thick walls...

AI Matches Doctors in Correctly Diagnosing Disease, Raising Hopes for Improved...

Artificial intelligence examining medical images can correctly identify diseases with greater speed and accuracy than doctors, raising the possibility that automated diagnosis...