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Artificial Intelligence: America’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) Uses AI To Detect Illegal Nuclear Weapons

March 30, 2023

Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in the United States are using machine learning techniques to identify rogue nuclear weapons. The analysis of the chemicals and infrastructure required to produce these weapons is key to detecting undesirable nuclear activity.


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Artificial Intelligence: Instagram Co-Founders Are Back With Artifact, A Personalized Newsfeed App

February 1, 2023

Instagram co-founders, Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger, are launching Artifact, a news reading app that uses machine learning to understand users’ interests and offers a personalized newsfeed of articles from a curated list of publishers.

Venture Capital: Generative AI Startup Anthropic May Nab $300M Funding

January 31, 2023

Anthropic, a San Francisco-based AI start-up specializing in generative AI, is close to securing $300 million in funding, according to sources. The deal could value the company at $5 billion, said the New York Times.

Artificial Intelligence: AI-Powered Study Finds Earth Will Reach 1.5C Warming In The Next Decade

January 31, 2023

A new study warns that the world is close to exceeding a critical climate threshold, signaling that time is rapidly running out to avoid the most disastrous effects of global warming.

Artificial Intelligence: AI Detects Eight “Technosignatures” From Vast Trove Of Radio Telescope Data

January 31, 2023

Scientists say a new machine learning technique has discovered eight previously unknown “signals of interest” in the search for alien life. The signals, detected in five nearby stars, could indicate alien intelligence on other planets.

Artificial Intelligence: Bloomfield Robotics Uses AI Cameras And GPS On ATVs To Fight Plant Disease

January 30, 2023

A highly contagious plant bacteria called flavescence doree was found in 40,000 grape vines in Bordeaux, France in 2011. The disease, first seen in France in 1949, has since become a global threat to winemaking and has no cure. The only treatment is insecticides and destroying infected plants after inspections of the crop.

Artificial Intelligence: AI-Powered ZFDesign Enables Gene Therapy By Manipulation Of Zinc Fingers

January 27, 2023

An AI program has been developed by researchers at NYU and the University of Toronto that allows for the simple production of customizable zinc finger proteins to treat diseases by turning genes on and off.
The tool promises to speed up the development of gene therapies on a large scale, and can be used to treat illnesses such as cystic fibrosis, Tay-Sachs disease, and sickle cell anemia by editing errors in the order of DNA letters.

Artificial Intelligence: BuzzFeed To Collaborate With OpenAI To Create Content

January 27, 2023

BuzzFeed (NASDAQ: BZFD) announced it will collaborate with OpenAI, the creator of ChatGPT, to utilize artificial intelligence in creating content for its audience. This marks a significant step in how media companies integrate new technology into their operations.

Artificial Intelligence: A Study Shows WiFi Signals Can “See” People Inside Rooms

January 26, 2023

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have developed a way to use WiFi signals to monitor human movement in indoor environments. By analyzing the ratio of the transmitted signal wave and the received wave, a neural network can recognize the specific pose of each person in a room.

Artificial Intelligence: Atomic AI Closes $35M Series ‘A’ For RNA Drug Discovery

January 26, 2023

Atomic AI, a biotechnology company, has developed a proprietary, AI-driven ‘Platform for AI-driven RNA Structure Exploration’ (PARSE). PARSE is a 3D RNA structure discovery engine that can vastly improve RNA structure prediction and develop a new generation of RNA-targeting medicines to tackle diseases that were previously untreatable. The company came out of stealth with a $35 million Series A round led by Playground Global, with participation from 8VC, Factory HQ, Greylock, NotBoring, AME Cloud Ventures, and renowned angel investors including GitHub ex-CEO Nat Friedman, Doug Mohr, Curai CEO Neal Khosla, and UC Berkeley professor and Arc Institute Co-founder Patrick Hsu.

Artificial Intelligence: Microsoft Extends Partnership, Invests $10B In ChatGPT

January 24, 2023

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and OpenAI have announced the third phase of their long-term partnership, involving a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs and ensure they are widely shared with the world.

Artificial Intelligence: A Spindly Farming Robot Scouts Farming Fields For Pests, Weeds, And Disease

January 23, 2023

The SentiV scouting robot, a prototype spoke-wheeled plant nurse, is being developed to inspect acres of row crops for disease, pests, and other issues.

Artificial Intelligence: An Investigation By Times Reveals The Dark Side Of Training Chatbots On Offensive Content

January 20, 2023

A recent investigation by Time has brought to light some questionable practices used by AI chatbot startup OpenAI, which is backed by Microsoft, to improve its technology. The report focuses on OpenAI’s ChatGPT chatbot, which has recently gained attention for its ability to produce highly natural conversational text.

Artificial Intelligence: At Davos, FBI Director Christopher Wray Takes Aim At Chinese AI Ambitions

January 20, 2023

FBI Director Christopher Wray expressed concern about China’s artificial intelligence program during a panel session at the World Economic Forum, stating that it is “not constrained by the rule of law” and built on stolen intellectual property and data.

Artificial Intelligence: Nadella Says Humanity Will Benefit From AI, Whose Golden Age Is Here

January 19, 2023

Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), stated at the WEF that the world is entering a golden age of artificial intelligence (AI) driven by recent breakthroughs in GPT models. Products like ChatGPT, a cutting-edge chatbot that can answer complex questions and even write poetry, are capturing the world’s attention and generating excitement.

Artificial Intelligence: Detroit Brewery Uses ChatGPT To Create A Recipe For Its “Artificial Intelligence IPA” Beer

January 19, 2023

Atwater Brewery in Detroit has created a new beer called Artificial Intelligence IPA, which was formulated using a recipe generated by the chatbot, ChatGPT.

Artificial Intelligence: Dealmaking – Volvo Invests In Waabi; Bayer Acquires Blackford

January 18, 2023

Volvo eyes Waabi’s autonomous trucking technology. Bayer acquires AI Imaging solutions firm Blackford Analysis. Here are two deals recently entered in the AI space.

Artificial Intelligence: The Aware AI-powered App Protects Threatened New Zealand Species

January 17, 2023

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), along with other organizations, has funded the development of the SeaSpotter app, which uses AI to identify and report endangered marine species in New Zealand. These include whales, dolphins and seals.

Artificial Intelligence: The Ella Baby Stroller Is AI-Enabled To Deliver A “Nanny-Like” Experience

January 13, 2023

At the Consumer Electronics Show at Las Vegas, Vancouver based Glüxkind Technologies launched a battery-powered pram for babies that is able to push and rock itself using artificial intelligence. The so-called convertible Ella pram, which comes with a reversible seat, is said to deliver an almost “nanny-like” experience.

Artificial Intelligence: Tech Giant Microsoft’s VALL-E AI Tool Can Reproduce Your Voice

January 12, 2023

Trained on 60,000 hours of English speech data, VALL-E, which is Microsoft’s (NASDAQ: MSFT) new AI tool, can replicate any voice based on its analysis of a three-second audio sample. In an advancement of this technology, VALL-E can also simulate the tone and emotions of the speaker.

Artificial Intelligence: Microsoft Mulling $10B Investment in ChatGPT Creator OpenAI

January 10, 2023

OpenAI launched ChatGPT on November 30, and the program went viral soon thereafter. Sources having knowledge of the matter have revealed to Bloomberg that Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ: MSFT) is negotiating to invest as much as $10 billion in OpenAI, the startup that created the wildly popular AI bot named ChatGPT. The sources also disclosed that…

Artificial Intelligence: Apple Makes A Foray Into Audiobooks In Swipe At Amazon Kindle

January 6, 2023

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is seeking to reduce the cost and complexity of creating audiobooks by using AI-powered narration instead of a human voice. These digitally read audiobooks are now available on Apple Books and the facility could be a boon for smaller publishers and lesser-known authors that previously had to use a human narrator. Plus, the manual process was expensive and time consuming.

Artificial Intelligence: DeepMind Uses Reinforcement Learning (AI) To Boost HVAC Efficiency

January 6, 2023

Another fact: Space cooling itself accounts for around 10% of global electricity demand. HVAC efficiency gains can therefore make a dent in the efforts needed to control climate change and global warming. These gains can be boosted by employing AI technology and data analysis that can make fine tuning adjustments to the HVAC equipment in real time.

Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT Causes A Furore In The Academic World

January 6, 2023

“It’s a new world. Goodbye homework!” That was Elon Musk’s tweeted response to news that some New York-based colleges are planning to ban the use of ChatGPT to complete homework and are concerned about “negative impacts on student learning and concerns regarding the safety and accuracy of content.” As a part of the measure, systems linked to university servers will not open the ChatGPT website.

Artificial Intelligence: New AI Method Predicts “Black Swan” Disasters Without Extensive Data For Training

January 5, 2023

According to a new study, “Black Swan” disasters including earthquakes, pandemics, and hurricanes may be predicted more easily by using conventional artificial intelligence along with a statistical method known as Bayesian reasoning. This approach does not require extensive historical data to train AI algorithms particularly when such events are very rare.