Tag: artificial intelligence

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here’s why AI is so power-hungry

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The paper pointed out the risks of language-processing artificial intelligence, the type used in Google Search…

/ December 14, 2020

After Selling an AI Portrait for More Than $430,000, the Obvious Collective Has a New Trick: Mashing Up Cave Art and Graffiti

The French art collective Obvious is back with another project featuring artworks generated through artificial intelligence, this time training algorithms to blend prehistoric cave art with contemporary street art. Obvious has teamed up with German graffiti artist Kai “Raws” Imhof to…

/ December 4, 2020

Editors’ Picks: 8 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From ’50 Women Sculptures’ to a Nicolas Party Chat

Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. In light of the global health crisis, we are currently highlighting events and digitally, as well as in-person exhibitions open in the New…

/ November 23, 2020

Grimes’ Baby Has Seen ‘Apocalypse Now’ And Helped Her Compose An A.I. Lullaby

The pandemic hasn’t brought us many bright spots, but it has brought us Grimes’ baby, who, at the rate he’s developing, will be running the show by the time he’s five. And we’re probably OK with that. The Vancouver-born musician…

/ November 2, 2020

Young people tell us what they think about artificial intelligence | UNICEF

Young people and children from South Africa, Brazil, and Sweden tell UNICEF what they think about artificial intelligence – what excites them, what worries them, and how we keep children safe in a world of AI. Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology…

/ September 16, 2020

As One of the First Major Museums to Reopen in California, the de Young Says It Is ‘Ready to Provide Succor’ to San Franciscans

The de Young Museum in San Francisco will reopen for members on September 22 and to the public on September 25, making it the first major art institution in the city, and one of the first in the state, to…

/ September 15, 2020

Xiaomi partner says US-China trade war will not impact its business ‘at all’

Chinese wearable technology company Huami is expressing confidence as it expands globally amid the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. The wearable technology company based in California and listed on the New York Stock Exchange makes Xiaomi's Mi Band. Huami also sells…

/ August 30, 2018

The Pleasure and Promise of the Sci-Fi Romance

Among the scant books in my tiny rented room in San Francisco, I’ve kept a spine-worn copy of Romeo and Juliet. It’s the one I read in my high school English class, the pages yellowed, the margins filled with scribbled…

/ August 29, 2018

Why the DNC Thought a Phishing Test Was a Real Attack

On Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee was alerted by Lookout, a mobile security firm, about an apparent phishing campaign. Someone had created fake site that looked just like VoteBuilder, a DNC-managed database that contains years' worth of voter information. Were…

/ August 23, 2018

Drive.ai Is the Self-Driving Startup Teaching Cars to Talk

Horns honk. Hands wave. Lights flash. Fingers fly and eyes meet. This orchestra may seem a mess to anyone stuck in the pit at rush hour, but for the most part, it works. Humans may not excel as drivers when…

/ August 20, 2018

Klarity uses AI to strip drudgery from contract review

Klarity, a member of the Y Combiner 2018 Summer class, wants to automate much of the contract review process by applying artificial intelligence, specifically natural language processing. Company co-founder and CEO Andrew Antos has experienced the pain of contract reviews…

/ August 17, 2018

AI Is the Future—But Where Are the Women?

For all their differences, big tech companies agree on where we’re heading: into a future dominated by smart machines. Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple all say that every aspect of our lives will soon be transformed by artificial intelligence and…

/ August 17, 2018

Hackers could use fax machines to take over entire networks, researchers warn

In an age of instant communication over the internet, the fax machine is seen as an archaic piece of technology. But it could potentially prove to be a gold mine for hackers looking to steal company secrets. Researchers at Nasdaq-listed…

/ August 13, 2018

Anki’s New Home Robot, Vector, Sure Is Cute. But Can It Survive?

If you had your very own home robot, what would you want it to do, exactly? Pick up after you? Do the dishes? Help you make coffee? Yeah, me too, but that kind of robot is a long, long ways…

/ August 8, 2018