Microsoft announces facial recognition AI phase out

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The technology giant is shutting down a substantial project in response to rising distaste for the tech. Microsoft has been feeling the ire of organizations and individuals alike toward facial recognition AI technology and has announced that it will be shutting down a substantial project in light of the backlash. According to the company, it will be “retiring” that tech in many of its forms. Microsoft has stated that it intends to “retire” the facial recognition AI technology that is capable of spotting emotions in addition to certain characteristics such…

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Artificial intelligence robot sailed Mayflower boat across the Atlantic

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The AI powered ship was crewless and followed the historic journey of the original Mayflower. A boat called the Mayflower powered by an artificial intelligence robot has recreated the original sailing ship’s 1620 journey across the Atlantic. The heads of the project were confident that the AI would accurately sail along the 400-year-old route. The ship didn’t have a crew and will sail autonomously the entire way, steered only by artificial intelligence. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) successfully travelling along a 2,700-mile route from Plymouth, UK to Halifax, Canada, arriving…

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Artificial intelligence used to develop an enzyme to quickly break down plastic waste

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The goal of the research is to help the world overcome its growing struggle with plastic trash. Artificial intelligence is playing a considerable role in conducting research into the technology being sought to help overcome the plastic waste crisis around the world. The AI has been used to help develop an enzyme that will break plastic down in weeks, not years. Plastics are used for everything from kids’ toys, toothbrushes, toiletries and food packaging, among many other things. Due to the cost of recycling, among other factors, only a tiny…

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Artificial intelligence researcher fired from Google in a growing trend

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The scientist was let go after reportedly having challenged the company’s findings. According to a recent news report, another AI researcher has been fired from Google following criticism of the company’s work. The media reports indicated that machine learning scientist Satrajit Chatterjee was let go. According to the report, Satrajit Chatterjee, an artificial intelligence researcher, was fired shortly after Google declined to publish a paper that the scientist and others had written in a challenge to the company’s earlier findings. The paper challenged the claim that computers would be able…

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Creepy AI robot named Ai-Da learns to paint

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The creators of the technology have worked to let it paint in a capable, humanoid way. Ai-Da has become the first AI robot that has not only been created to look humanoid (still often called creepy, despite its realism), but also to paint in a way that could be considered artistic. While the creators worked hard to make it a highly capable robotic artist, that wasn’t the main point. The goal of the AI robot, according to those creators, is to draw society’s attention to the development of robotics and…

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