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Artificial Intelligence: Criminals AI-Cloned Director’s Voice To Pull Off $35M Heist In The U.A.E.

October 15, 2021

In an eerily similar replay of a 2019 incident in which the CEO of a UK-based energy company transferred €220,000 (then about US$243,000) based on a telephonic instruction from a person that sounded like his boss, a UAE bank manager in 2020 paid out $35 million based on deep-faked, AI-cloned calls that he believed were from a client’s CEO.


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Artificial Intelligence: HEGG, A New Vegan Egg Product From Singapore

August 9, 2021

Hoow Foods, a Singapore-based startup, has incorporated Hegg Foods, a plant-based subsidiary that will develop innovative and sustainable products using RE-GENESYS, Hoow Foods’ proprietary food & ingredient Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform.

Artificial Intelligence: AI To Participate In The Galileo Project’s Hunt For Alien Technology

August 6, 2021

A group of researchers led by Harvard professor Avi Loeb has launched the Galileo Project, a new venture that will use AI, telescopes, and astronomical surveys to hunt for evidence of “extraterrestrial technological civilizations” (ETCs).

Artificial Intelligence: Beewise Offers The Earth’s First Robotic Beehive

August 6, 2021

Agtech startup Beewise warns of an immediate and serious threat to the global food supply from the 35% global annual decline in bee colonies. Keeping bee colonies safe, well and preventing them from collapsing would allow for more pollination, as well as increased production of honey. Beewise has reinvented the traditional beehive, dating from 150 years back, and its Beehomes are solar-powered, AI-enabled, and armed with robotics to keep the bees safe, healthy, and productive.

Artificial Intelligence: Verizon Using AI For Optimal Placement Of 5G Transmitters

August 5, 2021

Verizon (NYSE: VZ) is going to spend billions of dollars over the coming years on its 5G rollout. Apart from the cost of airwaves and related expenses, the telecom major will install network equipment across the US to build out its national 5G service. Literally, thousands of 5G wireless transmitters would have to be placed, and according to Shankar Arumugavelu, senior vice president and global chief information officer of Verizon, the company is looking to maximize service coverage with the least number of transmitters.

Artificial Intelligence: The Pentagon Harnesses AI For “Days-Ahead” Outlook On World Events

August 4, 2021

NORTHCOM Commander Gen. Glen D. VanHerck revealed that the US Northern command recently completed the third in a series of tests of the Global Information Dominance Experiments (GIDE) with the objective to “leap forward our ability to maintain domain awareness, achieve information dominance and provide decision superiority in competition and crisis.” GIDE is an amalgam of machine learning, sensors around the globe, commercially available information and cloud computing.

Artificial Intelligence: An AI Model From IBM And The Michael J Fox Foundation Predicts Parkinson’s Progression

August 3, 2021

Researchers at IBM (NYSE: IBM) and the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research have developed an AI model that helps predict the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The model groups typical symptom patterns of the disease and predicts the timing and severity of these symptoms.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Study Of Roads Of Major US Cities Finds Philadelphia Has The Best

August 2, 2021

As workers across the country prepare to return to offices, the U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Foundation, in a new AI-powered study titled AI For Infrastructure, ranks the cities where drivers may encounter fewer problems—and notes the places where headaches may be the worst.

Venture Capital: Elon Musk’s Neuralink Raises $205M For Its Brain-Machine Interface

July 30, 2021

Elon Musk’s Neuralink, which is building brain interfaces that can help people with paralysis to connect with computers and phones, announced the completion of its Series C fundraise. The round, which raised $205 million, was led by Vy Capital, with participation from Google Ventures, DFJ Growth, Valor Equity Partners, Craft Ventures, Founders Fund, and Gigafund.

Artificial Intelligence: Another Win For DABUS In Patent Law, This Time in Australia

July 30, 2021

In an Australian federal court judgement on Friday, Judge Jonathan Beach ruled that Dabus, an AI system, could be recognised under patent law as an inventor, and overturned a February 2021 decision by the Australian Deputy Commissioner of patents that an “inventor” can only be a natural person.

Artificial Intelligence: South Africa Recognizes AI As An “Inventor,” Awards Patent

July 29, 2021

South Africa, in a global first, has awarded a patent for the invention of a food container that improves grip and heat transfer, and named Dabus (‘device for the autonomous bootstrapping of unified sentience’), an artificial neural system, as the inventor thereof. The patent was secured by University of Surrey professor Ryan Abbott and his team, who represented Dr. Stephen Thaler, the creator of Dabus.

Artificial Intelligence: Tably, An AI-Powered App, Can Tell How Your Cat Is Doing

July 28, 2021, which uses AI to improve animal health outcomes, has created Tably, an open beta app that “a cat parent” can download and better understand their pet’s health and mood. Tably is an AI-based monitoring tool that allows cat-lovers and their veterinarians to monitor cats remotely and painlessly.

Venture Capital: DataRobot Banks $300M Series G; Acquires Algorithmia

July 27, 2021

DataRobot announced today its raise of $300 million in a Series G round led by existing investors Altimeter Capital and Tiger Global and joined by new investors Counterpoint Global (Morgan Stanley), Franklin Templeton, ServiceNow Ventures, and Sutter Hill Ventures. The financing came simultaneously with news of DataRobot’s acquisition of the machine learning operations (MLOps) platform, Algorithmia.

Artificial Intelligence: AI-Powered BeachBot Fights Litter Nuisance On Beaches

July 27, 2021

Edwin Bos and Martijn Lukaart of TechTics floated Project BB to clean up the litter on the Scheveningen Beach in Holland. The battery-powered, 2.5 feet wide BeachBot was the result – an adorable, Mars-Rover-like machine that traverses beaches on plump wheels designed not to leave any tracks on the sand. For all its cute looks, it descends on the hapless cigarette butt with determination and precision.

Artificial Intelligence: Metaspectral Gets Grant From British Columbia For AI-Enabled Plastic Sorting

July 26, 2021

The CleanBC Plastics Action Fund, which is funded by the BC Government and administered by Alacrity Cleantech, has awarded a grant of $300,000 to Metaspectral, a Canadian company that derive real-time insights from AI using ultra-high-resolution, visible-to-infrared (hyperspectral) images.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Finds Anti-Aging Compounds

July 23, 2021

Researchers at the University of Surrey have taken a step forward in the journey to develop pharmaceuticals that slow down human aging. They have developed an AI model that can scan chemical compounds and detect their suitability for use in anti-aging innovations.

Artificial Intelligence: Ford, Argo AI, Lyft To Commercialize Autonomous Ride-Hailing

July 22, 2021

Ford (NYSE: F) said Wednesday (July 21, 2021) that as part of a unique three-company collaboration, Argo AI and Ford will deploy Ford self-driving cars with safety drivers on the Lyft (NASDAQ: LYFT) network as part of a network access agreement aimed at commercializing autonomous ride-hailing at scale.

Artificial Intelligence: Cambridge Spin-Off AAT Develops AI Platform For Sustainable Cultured Meats

July 21, 2021

Animal Alternative Technologies (AAT), a spin-off from the University of Cambridge, is focused on developing a scalable platform for cell-based meat services, including bioreactors, optimisation software, tissue engineering and analytics. AAT has come out of stealth and its Renaissance Farm platform enables large-scale cultured meat production commercially viable for food manufacturers, restaurant chains, retailers and governments. And its not just mince or bites – it is structured meat (read: steaks) synthesised directly from animal cells.

Artificial Intelligence: Optibus Optimizes Transit Planning Using AI

July 20, 2021

Optibus co-founder and CEO Amos Haggiag and CTO Eitan Yanovsky founded the Tel Aviv-based company in 2014 to address the challenges that transit and bus route planners face the world over – how to juggle the vast matrix of vehicles, drivers, routes, schedules, and traffic patterns. The task was becoming too complex for manual or Excel solutions, and the Optibus founders decided to deploy the cloud and AI to make it manageable.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Used To Create Anthony Bourdain’s Voice In The “Roadrunner” Documentary

July 19, 2021

A documentary on the late chef Anthony Bourdain, Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdain, will open in theatres on Friday. Morgan Neville, who made the film, used AI to convert some words Bourdain wrote, but never spoke, into speech. The move to artificially clone the voice of the renowned chef, who died by suicide in 2018, provoked a media backlash.

Artificial Intelligence: AI For Deeper Insight Into The Mysterious Narwhals

July 16, 2021

It has been a challenge to study narwhals, the elusive and mysterious whales in the Arctic seas that sport a long unicorn horn on their snouts. They are known to hunt for food up to a thousand meters below the surface of the sea. However, researchers from the University of Copenhagen and the Greenland Institute of Natural Resources have deployed artificial intelligence (AI) to unravel the foraging secrets of the narwhals.

Artificial Intelligence: SleepSound, An AI-Enabled Phone App Can Detect Sleep Disorders

July 15, 2021

AI technology developed by researchers Professor Guy Brown and Dr. Ning Ma from the Speech and Hearing Research Group at the University of Sheffield, UK, can now monitor snoring levels and detect sleep disorders, including obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA).

Artificial Intelligence: Berkshire Hathaway To Use Zesty’s AI-Driven Climate Risk Analysis

July 14, 2021

The Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies (BHHC), a group of six insurance carriers that are part of the Berkshire Hathaway insurance group, will use’s AI-driven models that predict climate risks for specific properties.

Artificial Intelligence: SpectraLIT, An AI-Powered Test, Detects COVID Instantly

July 13, 2021

Medicircle Health, a Mumbai-based diagnostic company, launched this week SpectraLIT, a portable device that instantly detects Covid-19 from the patient’s nasal or mouthwash sample.

Artificial Intelligence: Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Completes 28-Day, SFO-HONO Voyage

July 12, 2021

The Saildrone Surveyor, an unmanned, fully autonomous vehicle designed for deep-ocean mapping, completed its maiden voyage from San Francisco to Honolulu on Thursday, July 8. The 14-ton, 22-meter long Surveyor used wind and solar energy to power its 2,250 NM voyage and array of acoustic instruments.