Data related to methods for curating news feeds
Business

Algorithms Choose the News

Machines took another step toward doing the work of journalists. Microsoft laid off dozens of human editors who select articles for the MSN news service and app. Going forward, AI will do the job.
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Self-driving car from the inside
Business

Cars Idled, AV Makers Keep Rolling

The pandemic has forced self-driving car companies off the road. Now they’re moving forward by refining their mountains of training data. Self-driving cars typically collect real-world training data with two human operators onboard, but Covid-19 makes that unsafe at any speed.
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Dishwashing robot working
Business

AI Does the Dishes

A pioneer in dishwashing robots is reaching into commercial kitchens. Dishcraft Robotics uses machines equipped with computer vision to scrub dirties for corporate food services and, soon, restaurants.
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Series of pictures of hotels and resorts located in African countries
Business

Goodbye Tourists, Hello Labelers

Covid-19 has cost many workers their livelihood, but it has provided a lucky few on the lowest rungs of Africa’s machine learning industry with luxury suites.
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Screen captures from videos generated by VidPress
Business

Text to Video in Two Minutes

Will reading soon become obsolete? A new system converts text articles into videos. VidPress, a prototype project from Chinese tech giant Baidu, currently generates more than 1,000 narrated video summaries of news stories daily.
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Map of Asia with AI letters inside a location icon
Business

Asia’s AI Advantage

Asian companies lead the world in AI deployment, new research argues. Market research by MIT Technology Review Insights found that companies in the Asia-Pacific region are using machine learning faster and with better results than any other part of the world.
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Video of Ai-gen-cy, an artist management firm that represents robots
Business

Robots to Hollywood: Call My Agent

Seeking a robot star for your movie, music video, or bat mitzvah? You need a new breed of talent scout. Ai-gen-cy is an artist management firm that exclusively represents robots, reports GeekWire.
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Good and bad examples of labeling images with pictures of birds
Business

Selling Shovels to Data Miners

When the world is panning for machine learning gold, it pays to help them dig through the data. Machine learning entrepreneurs can make their mark (and their fortune) building services that help other companies develop, deploy, and monitor AI, venture capitalist Rob Toews argues in Forbes.
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Conference on Microsoft Teams with a person eating a chip bag
Business

Silent Snacking

As working from home becomes the new normal, AI may protect you from the sound of coworkers munching while they chat. No more smacking lips and rustling chip bags! Microsoft’s online collaboration platform Teams announced a feature that removes extraneous sounds from videoconferences.
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Some results from CB Insights' annual list of the 100 most promising startups in AI
Business

Machine Learning Churning

Many of this year’s hottest AI companies are taking the spotlight from last year’s darlings.What’s new: CB Insights, which analyzes early-stage companies, published its annual list of the 100 “most promising” startups in AI.
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Functioning of system that trackes the productivity of industrial workers
Business

Eyes on the Assembly Line

AI may not steal your job, but it can tell the boss when you’re slacking. Drishti, a startup based in Palo Alto and Bengaluru, tracks the productivity of industrial workers by recognizing their actions on the assembly line.
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The Tibot Spoutnic
Business

Poultry in Motion

A top meat packer is counting its chickens with AI. Tyson Foods is using computer vision to track drumsticks, breasts, and thighs as they move through its processing plants, the Wall Street Journal reports.
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Capture of the report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights
Business

Business Pushes the Envelope

The business world continues to shape deep learning’s future. Commerce is pushing AI toward more efficient consumption of data, energy, and labor, according to a report on trends in machine learning from market analyst CB Insights.
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Screen capture of robot lawyer Robo Revenge in action
Business

Robocallers vs Robolawyer

A digital attorney is helping consumers take telemarketers and phone scammers to court. DoNotPay makes an app billed as the world’s first robot lawyer. Its latest offering, Robo Revenge, automates the process of suing intrusive robocallers.
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Packing robot
Business

Packing Robots Get a Grip

Robots are moving into a job that traditionally required the human touch.What’s new: A commercial warehouse that ships electrical supplies deployed AI-driven robotic arms from Covariant, a high-profile Silicon Valley robotics firm.
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