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British fact-checking charity secures AI grant from Google

The spread of false information online has been highlighted as an ongoing threat to society, democracy and elections A British fact-checking firm is to receive a share of 25 million dollars (£19.1 million) worth of Google investment after being chosen as a winner in an AI competition. Full Fact was named among the 20 winners… Read More


Scalable AI supercomputers now available as a service on Google Cloud

Google has assembled thousands of Tensor Processor Units (TPUs) into giant programmable supercomputers and made them available on Google Cloud Google first announced the machine learning TPUs at Google I/O in 2016, by which point they had been running in its own data centres for a year. Every year since Google has released incremental “v”… Read More


IBM’s Watson proves AI can understand the offside rule

Conversational AI powered by natural language processing is making sports analytics more accessible – at least to those who can afford it As glorious a venue as it is, Twickenham, the home of English rugby, seemed an odd place to showcase how artificial intelligence (AI) is disrupting football. Nevertheless, IBM invited analysts and reporters from the… Read More


Nvidia T4 GPUs now generally available on Google Cloud

Google Cloud has made Nvidia T4 GPUs generally available, making it the first platform to offer them globally as cloud instances Nvidia’s T4 GPUs, unveiled earlier this year, are aimed at machine learning training and inference, data analytics and graphics workloads. Google first made them available in Brazil, India, Tokyo and Singapore in January; AWS… Read More


IoT, AI and robotics to support people living with dementia

Prescription technologies could become available to dementia patients within the next decade GPs could begin prescribing a raft of new technologies tailored to people living with dementia to help them live at home for longer, researchers say. Scientists at the new £20 million Care Research & Technology Centre at Imperial College London will develop sensors,… Read More


European Commission releases 7 essential requirements for ‘trustworthy’ AI

AI industry sees new guidelines set by European Commission in attempt to enhance trust The European Commission has called for human oversight and transparency in artificial intelligence-based systems in order to ensure the technology is “trustworthy”. AI technology must also not discriminate, be fair and respect the data privacy of users if it is to… Read More


London’s FiveAI: Our driverless tech is Waymo ready than Google’s

London autonomous car firm FiveAI has begun pilots in Bromley and Croydon Supervised tests of a potential autonomous car service built by a UK-based artificial intelligence firm have begun in two London boroughs. Autonomous technology firm FiveAI has started testing five self-driving cars in Bromley and Croydon as the latest step in its plans to… Read More


Facebook to introduce explainability to ad and news feed algorithms

New tool will enable users to see how Facebook ranks posts based on user habits Facebook is to begin explaining to users why they are seeing certain posts on their news feed in an attempt to make the platform easier to understand. The social network has announced it is to start offering users a “why… Read More


More diversity within design roles is necessary to ensure inclusive AI

More female, black or ethnic minority computer designers are needed to support artificial intelligence to be inclusive Dr Bethany Waterhouse-Bradley said progress was being spearheaded by white, male, middle-class computer engineers. That can show itself through sensors which find it harder to detect black hands than white, the lecturer in social policy at Ulster University… Read More


Government launches investigation into machine learning bias

The investigation will look into the potential for algorithmic bias in public and private sector decision making The potential for bias in machine learning algorithms that could be used in local government and the justice system is to be investigated by a government advisory body. The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) is to… Read More


Campaigners hope new gender-neutral AI voice assistant will combat gender bias

Q has been developed by creative agency Virtue and Copenhagen Pride Researchers and campaigners have designed a gender-neutral voice for use in virtual assistants to promote inclusivity in voice technology and help end gender bias. Built by creative agency Virtue, Copenhagen Pride and equality campaign organisation EqualAI, the voice is designed to reflect the growing… Read More


TensorFlow can now run on £12 edge hardware

At TensorFlow Dev Summit in March, Google’s Pete Warden ran TensorFlow Lite on an Ambiq Cortex-M4 board handling simple speech recognition. The experimental demo on the prototype board offered a tantalising glimpse at what we now call the ‘intelligent edge’.



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