Ai Weiwei debuts 'Good Fences Make Good Neighbors' in NYC in response to the refugee crisis

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Chinese artist, filmmaker, photographer, and activist Ai Weiwei premiered his latest installation of public art in New York City this week. The piece is curated by Public Art Fund New York. ‘Good Fences Make Good Neighbors’ will be up from October 12th to February 11th all over the city. In order to draw attention to the global migrant and refugee crisis, Weiwei has created cages in spaces where New Yorkers wander freely, to symbolize the obstacles refugees all over the world are facing. The piece features three large structures, one in Central Park, one in Flushing Meadows, Queens, and one in Washington Square Park. Read more…

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PornHub adds AI to help users navigate the site's vast video library


Steaming Streaming adult video site PornHub is adding AI to its platforms which includes its mobile site. Right now, the company is using the tool to tag its performers and certain physical features that they have (such as hair color). 500,000 videos have been scanned thus far and PornHub’s entire video library will be scanned beginning sometime next year. Soon, AI will be used to tag various sex positions and categories making it easier for visitors to navigate the site’s large video library.

Currently, PornHub has over 5 million videos, and Face Recognition will be used at first to …

We can AI, too: Skype gets integrated Cortana to enrich conversations

Back when Google announced the Allo app, it had a special little feature sprinkled on top, which no other chat app had — the Google Assistant. Allowing you to either “chat” with the AI or invoke it during your conversations with friends and acquaintances to perform searches, bookings, event set-up, et cetera.

Well, since Microsoft’s Windows 10 isn’t doing so well on mobile, the company is actively working to bring its own services to the more popular systems — Android and iOS. Cortana — Microsoft’s own AI — is already available for Android, but it’s about to become …

Siri vs Bing vs Google AI: experts score the most artificially intelligent assistant

Talks about artificial intelligence and AR are all the rage in the Silicon Valley these days, and if you are looking for a fresh example, just watch Google’s Pixel products presentation from the other day, which was peppered with those terms more than with specs for the actual gear it announced. 

While most of the time these are just buzzwords for improvements in existing technology, scaremongering about the robotic overlords which will come to take our jobs, or simply “put a chip in it” undertakings, there are some useful consumer-oriented applications, like the virtual …

Following in Huawei's footsteps, Samsung is reportedly working on dedicated AI processing chips

Artificial intelligence is the Next Big Thing, according to most of the tech industry, with all the large corporations out there rushing to get a head start on the competition. And things has been this way for quite a few years now, though it’s fair to say AI assistants have yet to prove they’re anything more than a fancy solution to the problem of being too lazy to reach for your phone.

And Samsung, of all companies, should know that with its recent introduction of Bixby, one of the most universally despised features of the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 (though, …

I used dating AI to make a mixtape for Donald and Melania Trump and the results are predictably horrifying

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Once upon a time, making a mixtape was a simple act of love. Those days are officially over. Now it’s an act of artificial intelligence.

There’s a new app that will generate a mixtape for you and your significant using AI and your photosCouple’s Mixtape, which was created by online suit rental company The Black Tux, analyzes pictures of any pair and spits out 10 to 15 songs it thinks will speak to the relationship.

I tried it using one of America’s most famous couples, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania, and the results were… both disturbing and spot on. For instance, the first song it chose was Tina Turner’s “What’s Love Got to Do With It?”  Read more…

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EasilyDo changes name to Edison, adds cool AI features to Email app

Back in February, we took a look at Email by EasilyDo — an awesome smart email app, which makes things easier with customizable swipe gestures, easy unsibscribing from unwanted spam mail, algorithms that recognize shipping numbers or travel arrangements straight from the emails, and more.

Now, EasilyDo has changed its name to Edison Software and to promote its new, smart self, it has pushed a major update for the Email app — one that includes smart assistance features.

For one, it adds a new Smart Reply feature. Now, this doesn’t list an endless number of replies to pick from. Instead, …

Microsoft's latest SEC filing confirms that it has given up on mobile and is focusing on AI

So what was the moment when Microsoft’s hoped for success in mobile turned? Was it when Steve Jobs walked out on stage with the Apple iPhone on January 9th, 2007? After all, during the presentation, Apple’s co-founder and CEO managed to get some jabs in on certain smartphones powered by Windows Mobile such as the Samsung BlackJack and the Motorola “Q.” And that was only the beginning.

Microsoft’s comments posted in the company’s latest SEC filings indicate that mobile is no longer an important part of the software giant’s outlook. Previously, the strategic vision for Microsoft listed on …

China is using AI to predict who will commit crime next

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This sounds a little like Minority Report to us. China is looking into predictive analytics to help authorities stop suspects before a crime is committed.

According to a report from the Financial Times, authorities are tapping on facial recognition tech, and combining that with predictive intelligence to notify police of potential criminals, based on their behaviour patterns.

Guangzhou-headquartered Cloud Walk has been trialing its facial recognition system that tracks a person’s movements. Based on where someone goes, and when, it hands them a rating of how at risk they are of committing a crime. Read more…

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Huawei to launch application processor that combines CPU, GPU and AI functions

Huawei will have a very busy H2 2017 if we are to believe what Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei’s Consumer Business Group, told the audience at 2017 China Internet Conference.

Apparently, the Chinese company plans to launch an application processor that will feature combined functions of CPU, GPU (graphics processing unit) and AI (artificial intelligence). The new processor will be released in the second half of the year, as Huawei hopes to better compete with Google and Apple in the new sector of AI application processors.

Moreover, Yu explained that his company continues to work on the …