Google reveals its plans to use artificial intelligence to power google news. On Tuesday, Trystan Upstill, Google News lead wrote in a blog post, "a new set of AI techniques to take a constant flow of information as it hits the web, analyze it in real time and organize it into storylines," he added, "This approach means Google News understands the people, places, and things involved in a story as it evolves and connects how they relate to one another". Silicon Valley's major tech companies are all competing against each other to become the leading digital news platform, and all have been using AI to curate content. But then, Google believes their News will go way ahead than others in yoking the power of machine learning.
2. White House Will Convene A Meeting On The Future Of AI With Major Tech Corporations The White House plans to assemble a meeting this Thursday on the future of artificial intelligence in U.S. industry with major corporations including Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc, Google parent Alphabet Inc and Oracle Corp as well as senior government officials. America finds itself in a race with other countries, most notably China, to advance AI technologies, this is why this meeting matters the most. Dean Garfield, the president of the Information Technology Industry Council, said in a statement, "In order to maintain America’s leadership on AI, the administration should continue to invest in research and development, and advance programs that equip the workforce with skills of the future". Other companies who will be taking part include IBM Corp, Bank of America Corp, General Electric Co, Johnson & Johnson, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Monsanto Co, Pfizer Inc, Walmart Inc, Whirlpool Corp, CVS Health Corp and United Airlines.
3. Artificial Intelligence Could Help Researchers Solve Medical Mysteries A new application of AI could soon help researchers solve medical ambiguities ranging from Alzheimer to cancers. This 3D model of a living human cell empowers the scientists to study the interior structures of a cell even when the exterior and the nucleus — the largest structure in a cell are seen. The Allen Institute for Cell Science in Seattle revealed this model to the public this Wednesday.
Few of the world’s leading AI experts have boycotted South Korea’s top university after it opened what they called an "AI weapons lab". More than 50 academics, signed a letter calling for a boycott of South Korea's public research university KAIST post it opened the lab with defence manufacturer Hanwha Systems. The researchers, based in 30 different countries, said they would refrain from visiting KAIST, hosting visitors from the university, or cooperating with its research programs until it pledged to refrain from developing AI weapons without "meaningful human control".
A $25 million initiative was launched by Microsoft, this program will use artificial intelligence to build better technology for people with disabilities. The new "AI for Accessibility" effort was announced in Microsoft's annual conference for software developers by CEO Satya Nadella. The Build conference held in Seattle aims to foster gusto for the company's latest ventures in artificial intelligence, internet-connected devices, cloud computing, and virtual reality. The conference and the new initiative bid Microsoft an chance to accentuate its philosophy of building AI for social good.