Artificial intelligence

Google's Alexander Hunter gives a demonstration of the Nest Hub Max at the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 08, 2019 - 4:54 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices. The updates...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai speaks during the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 9:44 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google announced new privacy tools Tuesday intended to give people more control over how they're being tracked on the go or in their own home, part of a broader effort by big tech companies to counter increasing scrutiny of their data collection practices. The company...
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Developer Jesus Suarez wears Google Glass glasses waits for the keynote address of the Google I/O conference in Mountain View, Calif., Tuesday, May 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 07, 2019 - 4:35 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google conference in California (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Analysts say Google is making a showing to set itself apart from competitors with its artificial intelligence updates and hardware expansions. Google announced a new, cheaper Pixel phone and more...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Google Assistant, which includes an "interpreter mode" that enables some of Google's smart home devices to work as a translator, at the Google display area at CES International in Las Vegas. Google Assistant has made for a name for itself in a voice technology market once dominated by Amazon and Apple. Google is expected to announce updates to its voice assistant and smart home products Tuesday, May 7, at its annual developers conference. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple's Siri was already five years old...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, April 18, 2019, Booker Prize award winning English novelist and screenwriter Ian Russell McEwan talks to Associated Press about his new novel "Machines Like Me" in London. McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. A central character in his new novel is a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. The book, published in the United States Tuesday, April 23 by Doubleday, looks at the messy relationship between human minds and artificial ones. (AP Photo/Vudi Xhymshiti)
April 23, 2019 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — Ian McEwan is fascinated by artificial intelligence. A central character in the British writer's new novel, "Machines Like Me," is a lifelike android with access to all human knowledge who writes haiku poetry. The book, published in the U.S. on Tuesday by Doubleday, looks at the messy...
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In this image made available on Tuesday April 16, 2019 flames and smoke rise from the blaze as the spire starts to topple on Notre Dame cathedral in Paris, Monday, April 15, 2019. An inferno that raged through Notre Dame Cathedral for more than 12 hours destroyed its spire and its roof but spared its twin medieval bell towers, and a frantic rescue effort saved the monument's "most precious treasures," including the Crown of Thorns purportedly worn by Jesus, officials said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Thierry Mallet)
April 16, 2019 - 3:34 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet users who tuned in to YouTube to watch live video of Notre Dame Cathedral on fire might have been surprised to see background information about 9/11 attached to the footage. The culprit: an automated YouTube system recently put in place to combat conspiracy theories...
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FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2019, file photo, Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., is seen on a cell phone as he speaks during a meet and greet with local residents in Marshalltown, Iowa. Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the “black box” of tech companies’ artificial intelligence much the same way the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks. One proposal introduced Wednesday, April 19, and co-sponsored by Booker, would require big companies to test the “algorithmic accountability” of their high-risk AI systems, such as technology that detects faces or makes important decisions based on your most sensitive personal data. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
April 10, 2019 - 7:51 pm
Congress is starting to show interest in prying open the "black box" of tech companies' artificial intelligence with oversight that parallels how the federal government checks under car hoods and audits banks. One proposal introduced Wednesday and co-sponsored by a Democratic presidential candidate...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018 file photo, the logo for social media giant Facebook, appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York's Times Square. Britain's privacy regulator wants to stop kids from being able to "like" posts on Facebook and other social media sites as part of tough new rules it's proposing to protect children's online privacy. Under the draft rules, which were released for consultation on Monday, April 15, 2019 tech companies would not be allowed to use "nudge techniques" that encourage children to keep using a site. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
April 09, 2019 - 7:11 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help find profiles of people who have died so their friends and family members won't get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthdays. The social network said Tuesday that it is also adding a "tributes" section to...
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In this Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, photo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology facial recognition researcher Joy Buolamwini takes questions from reporters at the school, in Cambridge, Mass. Buolamwini's research has uncovered racial and gender bias in facial analysis tools sold by companies such as Amazon that have a hard time recognizing certain faces, especially darker-skinned women. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
April 03, 2019 - 4:20 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Facial recognition technology was already seeping into everyday life — from your photos on Facebook to police scans of mugshots — when Joy Buolamwini noticed a serious glitch: Some of the software couldn't detect dark-skinned faces like hers. That revelation sparked the...
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FILE - This Monday, Aug. 1, 2016 file photo shows the humanoid robot "Alter" on display at the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo. Understanding humor may be one of the last things that separates humans from ever smarter machines, computer scientists and linguists say. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
March 31, 2019 - 1:20 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A robot walks into a bar. It goes CLANG. Alexa and Siri can tell jokes mined from a humor database, but they don't get them. Linguists and computer scientists say this is something to consider on April Fools' Day: Humor is what makes humans special. When people try to teach...
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