AI

Google Has Developed AI Software That Designs Chips Faster Than Humans Can

Google claims that it has developed artificial intelligence software that can design computer chips faster than humans can. Google researchers published a new paper in Nature on Wednesday describing "an edge-based graph convolutional neural network architecture" that learned how to design the physical layout of a semiconductor in a way that allows "chip design to be performed by...

Apple Acquires Video AI Startup Vilnyx for $50 Million USD

Apple has acquired startup Vilynx, which works in advanced artificial intelligence that could boost the iPhone's AI across various devices, for $50 million USD. Vilynx, headquartered in Barcelona, built software that leverages computer vision to analyze a video's visual, text, and audio content with the goal of "understanding" what's in the video, which helps it...

Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Calls for ‘Sensible’ Regulation of AI

Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai believes that international alignment will be critical to creating a global regulatory standard for the development of AI. Artificial intelligence is "too important" not to be regulated because of the damage it could cause if left unchecked, the boss of Google wrote in an op-ed published in the Financial...

Apple Quietly Acquires Privacy-Conscious AI Start-Up Silk Labs

Apple’s AI push into on-device machine learning continues, with news of its acquisition of Silk Labs. According to a new report from The Information, Apple has quietly acquired an artificial intelligence startup called Silk Labs that specializes in making artificial intelligence software lightweight enough to fit onto consumer hardware like smartphones and cameras. The deal was made...

Smart Speaker Test Finds Apple’s HomePod with Siri in Last Place

While Apple's HomePod is supposedly the "best sounding" smart speaker on the market, its underlying AI assistant, Siri, failed dramatically in a test against Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Microsoft Cortana. Loop Ventures' Gene Munster put the HomePod to a test with 782 different queries. While Siri actually understood 99.4 percent of them, it was...

Siri Co-Founder Tom Gruber Gives TED Talk on ‘Humanistic AI’

Earlier this year in April, Apple product designer and Siri co-founder Tom Gruber gave a TED Talk, during which he spoke about his vision of the future of computers and artificial intelligence. The video of the onstage presentation has now been released online, and it gives us a better glimpse into the future Gruber imagines. His talk focuses...