SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — YouTube might need a few more humans. The machines whose job is to tamp down conspiracy theories are not cutting it just yet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the European officials in charge of a tough data privacy law says legislation now poised to emerge in the U.S. won't be a copy of the EU's regime and will reflect American...
Democrats want feds to target the ‘black box’ of AI bias
Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods and...
Facebook tweaks tools for remembering dead friends
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders...
The biggest tech companies want you to know that they're taking special care to ensure that their use of artificial intelligence to sift through mountains of data, analyze faces or build virtual...
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG.
Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they don't get them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid growing concern about the risks of Google and other U.S. companies doing business in China, President Donald Trump said Wednesday that the CEO of Google has "strongly...
Hi tech pet food bowl detects Fido’s face
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Computers have become so smart during the past 20 years that people don't think twice about chatting with digital assistants like Alexa and Siri or seeing their friends...
JPMorgan to spend $350 million on skills
Like many companies, JPMorgan Chase expects artificial intelligence and other new technologies will change how its employees will work over the next decade. The company announced recently that it...
ATLANTA (AP) — Machines are transforming the way textiles are produced — and they could fuel a comeback for the Southern textile industry.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military officer will meet with Google representatives next week amid growing concerns that American companies doing business in China are helping its military gain...
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google is celebrating composer Johann Sebastian Bach with its first artificial intelligence-powered Doodle.
Thursday's animated Google Doodle shows the composer...
Tokyo’s Olympics may become known as the ‘Robot Games’
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo's Olympics may become known as the "Robot Games."
Organizers on Friday showed off robots that will be used at the new National Stadium to provide assistance for fans using...
Facebook launches AI to find and remove ‘revenge porn’
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is rolling out technology to make it easier to find and remove intimate pictures and videos posted without the subject's consent, often called "revenge...
BAYAMON, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor said Monday that he hopes a new technology center can help the U.S. territory incorporate artificial intelligence and internet -connected devices...
NEW YORK (AP) — When a syringe-wielding drill thief tried sticking up a Home Depot near Yankee Stadium, police figured out quickly that it wasn't a one-off. A man had also used a syringe a few...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe.
Computer to call balls and strikes in minor league
NEW YORK (AP) — Get ready for strikes by robots.
No, overworked machines aren't walking out in a labor protest.
Computers will be used for ball/strike calls starting April 25 in the...
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) — An Arizona prosecutor has determined that Uber is not criminally liable in a crash last year in which one of its self-driving SUVs fatally struck a pedestrian in suburban...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Closets that freshen clothes, cooktops that won't let pots boil over, faucets told to dispense just enough water to fill the coffee maker. Wherever one looked at the annual Design...
PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — Students at West Virginia University at Parkersburg will be able to learn automated manufacturing using high-tech robotic arm equipment, thanks to a grant from the West...
Germany, France push to create European industrial policy
BERLIN (AP) — Germany and France on Tuesday launched a drive to overhaul the European Union's competition rules to facilitate the creation of world-leading companies. They pushed forward a project to create a car battery consortium aimed at catching up with Asian rivals.
Vatican, Microsoft team up on artificial intelligence ethics
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says it is teaming up with Microsoft on an academic prize to promote ethics in artificial intelligence.
Pope Francis met privately on Wednesday with Microsoft President Brad Smith and the head of a Vatican scientific office that promotes Catholic Church positions on human life.
Pentagon outlines its first artificial intelligence strategy
The U.S. military wants to expand its use of artificial intelligence in warfare, but says it will take care to deploy the technology in accordance with the nation's values.
The Pentagon outlined its first AI strategy in a report released Tuesday.
Trump calls for investment in artificial intelligence
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order directing federal agencies to prioritize research and development in artificial intelligence.
IBM: $2B expansion in NY to focus on artificial intelligence
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — IBM is announcing plans for a $2 billion expansion in New York state focusing on artificial intelligence hardware.
The Westchester County-based company says that as part of the investment, it will create a center for AI computer chip research and development at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute's campus in Albany.
Robot, know thyself; machines get more self-aware
NEW YORK (AP) — Forget dreaming of electric sheep. Robots first need to figure out how to imagine themselves.
One New York robot has done just that. It's learned that it's a robotic arm...
Super Bowl ads heavy on humor, surprises and ... robots
NEW YORK (AP) — This year's Super Bowl ads went heavy on the humor — and surprises.
Take, for instance, Jason Bateman's Hyundai ad about an elevator with unpleasantness on every floor. A surprise "Game of Thrones" tie-in with Bud Light both confused and delighted viewers. And robots seemed to be everywhere as advertisers picked up on Americans' unease over our growing dependence on artificial intelligence.
UN agency finds US, Asian companies seek most AI patents
GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s intellectual property organization says companies in Japan, South Korea and the U.S. are the top filers of patent applications involving artificial intelligence.
The World Intellectual Property Organization has issued a first report aiming to show trends in AI, seen as a growth area in coming years, although still a tiny fraction of all patent applications each year.
WIPO said Thursday that machine learning is the dominant AI technique disclosed in patents.
WVU researchers awarded $1M to fight opioid trafficking
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Researchers at West Virginia University will receive $1 million over three years to develop artificial intelligence technologies to fight opioid trafficking.
A statement from the school says the National Institute of Justice awarded the grant to Yanfang "Fanny" Ye, an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering.
Researchers say Amazon face-detection technology shows bias
NEW YORK (AP) — Facial-detection technology that Amazon is marketing to law enforcement often misidentifies women, particularly those with darker skin, according to researchers from MIT and the...
Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings...
Robot pet toy plays with Fido while you’re away
Robots tug on the heartstrings at CES gadget show
China’s Huawei unveils chip for global big data market
BEIJING (AP) — Huawei Technologies Ltd. showed off a new processor chip for data centers and cloud computing Monday, expanding into new and growing markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk.
Huawei and other Chinese technology companies that rely on Western technology are stepping up efforts to develop their own.
Artificial intelligence’s rise exposes gaping gender gap
The challenges of making the technology industry a more welcoming place for women are numerous, especially in the booming field of artificial intelligence.
UA studies using AI to restore movement to paralyzed limbs
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A University of Arizona physiology and neuroscience researcher has received a $1.2 million grant to use artificial intelligence to restore movement to paralyzed limbs.
Professor Andrew Fuglevand of the medical college in Tucson will use the National Institutes of Health funding to study electrical stimulation of muscles restore limb movements in paralyzed people.
Tech execs at White House field ideas for US dominance
Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm gathered Thursday at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump's administration and the tech industry and an ongoing trade war with China.
The White House described the Thursday meeting as a listening session to field ideas for securing American dominance in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.
The Latest: Trump greets tech execs at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a White House tech meeting (all times local):
President Donald Trump has met with a group of tech executives at the White House.
His daughter and adviser, Ivanka Trump, helped coordinate the Thursday meeting to field ideas about securing U.S. dominance in artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced manufacturing and faster wireless technology known as 5G.
Artificial intelligence improves highway safety in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping improve safety along a stretch of Las Vegas' busiest highway.
The Nevada Highway Patrol says a yearlong partnership between public safety agencies and a startup technology firm resulted in a 17 percent reduction in crashes along a portion of northbound Interstate 15 just west of the Las Vegas Strip.
Google to give away $25 million to fund humane AI projects
SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society.
Microsoft to keep working with US military, despite concerns
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft plans to continue to provide its technology to the U.S. military, despite worries that advances in the field of artificial intelligence could empower weapons to act autonomously and kill people.
Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (AP) — Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
Google Pixel 3 phone aims to automate more daily tasks
NEW YORK (AP) — There's not much about the physical details of Google's new Pixel 3 phone that you can't find elsewhere. That bigger display and curved design? Apple and Samsung phones already have that.
But the Pixel doesn't intend to wow people with its hardware anyway. It's really a showcase for Google's latest advances in software, particularly in artificial intelligence.