This AI Could Be Robocallers’ Kryptonite

Last year, the U.S. government got serious about snuffing out robocalls. Effective 30 June 2021, the FCC mandated that phone providers verify all callers’ IDs with a cryptography-based protocol called STIR/SHAKEN. Anyone expecting robocalls to vanish in a puff of regulation will be disappointed. But relief may be coming, gradually. The technology to block robocalls is improving, and … Read more

Can AI and Machine Learning Help Amazon Make Shopping Simpler and More Natural?

“Machine learning is ubiquitous at Amazon today,” said Rajeev Rastogi, Vice President, Machine Learning at Amazon India, in an interview with Gadgets 360. “Within the retail business, we are using machine learning extensively to recommend products to customers, forecast future demand for products, and improve the quality of a product catalogue, both classifying products, and … Read more

Tech Mahindra, UiPath launch AI based service desk solution

PUNE: Tech MahindraNSE 1.56 % and UiPathtoday announced their first joint solution offering – an end-to-end cognitive operations automation solution, in the area of service desk operations. This ready-to-use cognitive operations solutions will help to accelerate the automation journey of an enterprise. With service desks becoming more accessible to customers, there is a need to support a wider … Read more

Facebook’s New AI Tool Can Identify Offensive Memes

In a bid to curtail offensive memes that promote hate speech, Facebook is building a novel artificial intelligence (AI) system that uses machine learning to identify text in images and videos as well as transcribe it. While tools to transcribe text are nothing new, the company faces different challenges because of the size, sheer volume of photos … Read more

Huawei P20, P20 Pro With FullView Displays, AI Camera Features Launched: Price, Specifications

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro smartphones have been launched by the Chinese brand at an event in Paris, bringing yet another pair of camera-focused handsets to the market. Huawei said its new P20-series smartphones feature AI-powered camera features, with the optics ‘co-engineered’ with Leica. Huawei Consumer Business Group CEO Richard Yu at the event said the company skipped the P11 … Read more

Why AI Won’t Kill Software Testing

StockSnap One of the most exciting areas in quality assurance (QA) at the moment is the potential impact of machine learning and artificial intelligence. We’re starting to ask the question, what if software could learn to test itself? What if software could automatically track down and eliminate bugs? This is not just fanciful thinking. The 2016-2017 … Read more

Huawei Mate 10 Teased as ‘The Real AI Phone’ as Company Takes a Dig at Apple

Now that Apple’s big iPhone event is behind us, we can look forward to flagship launches by companies like Google and Huawei. The latter in particular is poised to launch the Mate 10 smartphone that will directly take on Apple’s iPhone X. In yet another dig at the Cupertino giant, Huawei just came out with a teaser that unabashedly mocks Apple … Read more

Xiaomi Mi Note 3 With Dual Cameras, AI Beautify Feature Launched: Price, Specifications

Xiaomi on Monday launched the Mi Note 3 smartphone, essentially a larger version of the Xiaomi Mi 6 launched earlier this year, with some minor differences. The company is touting Mi Note 3’s newly developed AI-based Beautify feature, a 16-megapixel front camera, and dual rear cameras, apart from facial recognition unlocking and a 4-sided curved body. The smartphone will … Read more

Facebook Did Shut Down AI System, But Not Because Things Went Out Of Control

Amid the battle of words between billionaires Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk over the future of artificial intelligence last week, a story that suggested that Facebook had to shut down an AI program went viral. We may have gotten carried away by the pun, however. According to reports, Facebook had to shut down an AI program after two bots created their … Read more

Google Assistant on Over 100 Million Devices, as DeepMind AI Develops an Imagination

Google Assistant is a little over a year old now and it has already proven to be one of the best artificial intelligent assistants out there today. In fact, Assistant is now at the heart of almost all Google-owned products and is also being adopted by third-party developers at a rapid pace, so much so that Google CEO … Read more