AI gets credit it deserves

(FRANCE) Crédit Mutuel is working with IBM to use artificial intelligence (AI) to benefit the bank's 12 million customers. The pair announced at Viva Tech in Paris that the bank will harness IBM Watson ca...

Stephen Hawking dies aged 76

Stephen Hawking has passed away, his family confirmed Wednesday. Speaking at the 2017 Web Summit in Lisbon, the internationally renowned scientist said artificial intelligence technology could ultimately 'er...

AI tracks illegal trading

(FINLAND) Using artificial intelligence (AI) technology could be a game-changer in curbing the illegal trade of wildlife on social media, according to a new report. A team of scientists from the Universit...

AI can ‘benefit humankind’

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to 'benefit humankind and its environment', according to a new study. The report - Harnessing Artificial Intelligence for the Earth, was published last week by ...

AI taps into ‘physical wisdom’

A research team in Canada is using artificial intelligence (AI) to help reduce common injuries picked up by workers in the construction industry. The University of Waterloo study used sensors and AI software...

Microsoft invests in ‘AI for Earth’

Microsoft announced this week it is investing a further $50 million in the company's AI for Earth initiative. The project strives to give stakeholders tackling climate change - 'individuals and organisations...

Mercedes puts the ‘AR’ in car

Giants of the car industry are integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (AR) technologies to transform the customer experience. To keep drivers up to speed with all the innovative optio...

$45M to fund AI pioneers

A new $45 million investment fund targeting global startups advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies has been launched. Montréal's Element AI has set up the fund in partnership with some of South ...

Machine learning startups to Google

(USA) Four startups applying machine learning (ML) to "important challenges in the healthcare industry" are the first to join the Google Developers Launchpad Studio. The initiative is based in San Francis...

Intel invests $60 million in startups

Intel's global investment arm has invested $60 million in 15 startup companies. The firms being added to Intel Capital’s portfolio are using data to develop technologies in areas including artificial intelli...