artificial intelligence

What is ChatGPT? How to Use the New AI Chatbot by OpenAI

[caption id="attachment_386647" align="aligncenter" width="2049"] Image: OpenAI[/caption] Last week, nonprofit artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a chatbot based on a conversational artificial intelligence (AI) model that can comprehend natural language queries, process them, and provide outputs based on the expansive dataset it has been trained on. "ChatGPT is optimized for dialogue," explains OpenAI, which...

Apple’s Acquisitions Since 2018 Show Huge Investments in AR/VR and AI

Market intelligence platform CB Insights recently compiled information on all of Apple's acquisitions, investments, and partnerships since the start of 2018 to try and glean the company's current areas of interest (via Apple 3.0). The data not only makes for an interesting infographic but also gives us a glimpse into Apple's plans for the future....

AI-Powered Cameras Pitched to Fight Distracted Driving in Canada

Acusensus image of vehicle travelling 80km/hr and texting while passenger holds the wheel Acusensus, an Australian company that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to spot distracted drivers, made a pitch at the 2019 International Conference on Urban Traffic Safety in Edmonton on Friday. After completing pilot projects in Australia, the company is seeking opportunities in North...

Canadian Startup’s AI-Powered App Offers Health Advice to Teens

Toronto-based startup emojiHEALTH is a teen-focused spinoff of ConversationHealth, a company that develops chatbots for hospitals, pharmaceuticals, and medical organizations, and offers a messaging bot platform that harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to advise teens about their health (via The Globe and Mail). EmojiHealth released its chatbots last month, with the technology available on Facebook Messenger, messaging...

Huawei Teases ‘Mate 10’ Device With Subtle Jab at Apple

Just days after Apple unveiled its iPhone X and hyped its new neural engine that brings artificial intelligence and augmented reality to smartphones, Chinese competitor Huawei is taking aim at the device.   According to The Verge, Huawei released a new Facebook ad that pokes fun at the iPhone X's neural engine and urges people to wait for "the real AI phone" –...

Samsung’s Bixby Now Available in Over 200 Countries, Including Canada

Samsung's virtual assistant Bixby finally supports voice globally, with the South Korean giant rolling out the update in over 200 countries around the world, including Canada. According to a new report from The Verge, the South Korean company has confirmed that Bixby's voice capabilities are now expanding to countries worldwide. This comes a month after it began rolling out...

Former Apple Engineer and Swift Creator Chris Lattner Joins Google’s AI Team

Former Apple and Tesla engineer Chris Lattner, the creator of Apple's Swift programming language and many other developer tools, will join Google to work on artificial intelligence (AI). Chris Lattner, who worked at Apple for more than 11 years — notably as the creator of the Swift programming language and many other developer tools — announced yesterday that he is joining Google Brain,...

Google’s AI Company DeepMind Opens Office in Edmonton

Google’s UK-based DeepMind AI company has opened its first international office in Edmonton, as the artificial intelligence lab starts to ramp up its overseas engineering efforts, reads a new blog from the company. It’s a natural fit for DeepMind, which has close links with the AI research community in Edmonton’s University of Alberta. The company says nearly a dozen...

Apple Developing a Processor Specifically for AI-Related Tasks

Citing a person familiar with the matter, Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is working on a processor devoted specifically to AI-related tasks. Known internally as the "Apple Neural Engine”, the chip would improve the way iOS devices handle tasks that would otherwise require human intelligence, such as facial recognition and speech recognition, claims the source, while adding that Apple...

Apple Reveals How Siri Learns a New Language, Shanghainese Coming Next

With the broad release of Google Assistant last week, the voice-assistant wars are in full swing, with Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, and now Google all offering electronic assistants to take your commands. Siri is the oldest of the bunch, and researchers including Oren Etzioni, chief executive officer of the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence in Seattle,...