Amazon relocates machine learning tasks to its custom designed chips, away from NVidia Corp

In a development that underscores cost cutting measures adopted by Amazon.com Inc, the e-commerce giant said it has shifted some computing power for its Alexa voice assistant to its own custom-designed chips, away from chips supplied by Nvidia Corp. When consumers ask devices equipped with Alexa, including Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers, a question…

Portland’s city council bans govt and corporate use of facial recognition technology

Portland has voted for the first ever ban on facial recognition in the United States in private entities, including restaurants and retail stores, as well as in public places in the city. Portland’s city council voted to ban local government bureaus from acquiring or using facial recognition surveillance technology. Other U.S. cities which have previously…

White House unveils regulatory principles that will govern usage of AI

On Tuesday, the White House proposed regulatory principles to govern the development and use of artificial intelligence (AI) aimed at limiting authorities’ “overreach”; it also said, it wants European authorities to follow its lead and avoid aggressive approaches. Producing a fact sheet the White House said, federal agencies should “conduct risk assessment and cost-benefit analyses…

Nvidia expands further into self-driving market with AB Volvo truck deal

Nvidia’s graphic chip will be powering the machine learning algorithms that will enable Volvo’s self-driving trucks to navigate from production facility to warehouse. In a significant development, Sweden’s AB Volvo stated, it will collaborate with Nvidia to develop artificial intelligence used in self-driving trucks. The agreement marks a long-term strategic partnership which spans several years.…

Israel’s ThetaRay raises $30 million in latest funding round

The israeli startup uses advance mathematics in machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies to help financial institutions identify the earliest signs of money laundering. On Tuesday, Israel’s ThetaRay stated, it has completed a funding round in which it raised more than $30 million, bringing the total amount it raised to date to more than $60…

Here’s one of the reasons why Donald Trump is limiting Chinese investment in the U.S.

Much of the U.S. government’s stance can be traced back to a report prepared by the U.S. Department of Defense, which warns of Chinese venture investors accessing “the crown jewels of U.S. innovation.” Although the U.S. Administration is pushing to protects national security interests by blocking Chinese investments in the field of artificial intelligence, machine…

Artificial intelligence are making Europe’s electrical grid more efficient

Roland Berger, a consultancy firm, says, the adoption of AI by utilities are heralding a new age of leaner, more efficient distribution and load bearing systems. According to Roland Berger, a consultancy firm, if utilities were to adopt artificial intelligence, which could predict demand swings on the usage of power, for example, they could significantly…

Samsung unveils autonomous driving and infotainment systems at CES 2018

These are truly exciting times for the auto industry: personalized driving, autonomous driving, infotainment systems, Samsung has them all covered. In a significant development that underscores Samsung Electronics Co’s plans in the auto electronics market, the South Korean giant unveiled its first series of components for autonomous driving and infotainment solutions which it co-developed along…