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Intel’s neuromorphic chip can ‘smell’ 10 hazardous chemicals

Published on 03/16/2020 @ 4 PM EST
Researchers from Intel and Cornell University trained a neuromorphic chip to learn and recognize the scents of 10 hazardous chemicals. In fact, the tech might enable "electronic noses" and robots to detect weapons, explosives, narcotics, and even diseases in the future.

Elon Musk Says All AI Development Should Be Regulated, Including Tesla

Published on 02/20/2020 @ 8 AM EST

On his recent tweets, Elon Musk have said "all org[anizations] developing advance AI should be regulated, including Tesla." This was in response to a new MIT Technology Review profile of OpenAI, an organization founded in 2015 by him, along with Sam Altman, Ilya Sutskever, Greg Brockman, Wojciech Zaremba, and John Schulman.

Research Finds Facial Recognition Systems Misidentify Blacks Ten Times More Than Whites

Published on 01/21/2020 @ 10 AM EST

Recent tests conducted by the US government have found out that top-performing facial recognition systems misidentify blacks at rates five to 10 times higher than they do whites. In fact, the Department of Homeland Security has also found that darker skin challenges commercial facial recognition.

EU Calls for Five Year Ban on Facial Recognition

Published on 01/21/2020 @ 10 AM EST

A leaked white paper draft revealed that the European Commission is considering a temporary ban on the use of facial recognition technologies in public areas for up to five years. Exceptions to the ban can be entertained for security projects as well as for research and development.

Björk and Microsoft Use AI for Music That Changes with the Sky

Published on 01/19/2020 @ 3 AM EST

Apart from expressing her music in different ways, Björk now wants to shape it in different forms. She's using Microsoft AI as part of Kórsafn ("choral archives"), a non-stop composition playing in the lobby of the Sister City hotel in New York City. The music plays based on what the AI sees in the sky through a rooftop camera.

Google’s Project Coral can enable AI without the cloud

Published on 01/14/2020 @ 10 AM EST

As explained to The Verge over email by Google, "Coral is a platform of hardware and software components from Google that help you build devices with local AI — providing hardware acceleration for neural networks ... right on the edge device." To meet customer demands and ideas, Coral will offer two types of products - accelerators and dev boards meant for prototyping new ideas.