News by Press Association 29/08/2019, 2:37 pm Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Lego is building its way to making instructions friendlier for the visually impaired by using artificial intelligence (AI) to translate instructions into braille and audio. The Danish toy company has launched a global trial with four building sets and hopes to release more next year depending on feedback. Using the design script used by Lego creators, known as LXFML data, the Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence developed software that is able to turn the instructions into braille and English audio. The idea came about after blind entrepreneur and Lego enthusiast Matthew Shifrin previously relied on a friend to translate instructions into braille, which enabled him to build independently for the first time. After his friend died, Mr Shifrin was introduced to Lego’s Creative Play Lab and decided to push for development of the technology. … [Read more...] about Lego uses AI to translate instructions into braille and audio
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Twitter has bought a London startup that uses artificial intelligence to detect "fake news". The social network said UK company Fabula would help it "improve the health of the conversation", and in the future would also work to stop spam and abuse. Twitter has come under fire both for failing to prevent users being driven off the site by abusive messages, and for removing the accounts of right-wing figures, with Republicans complaining that it is biased against them. Critics have also suggested that the format of the social network, which involves short, public messages, encourages rudeness and removes nuance from debates. As on other social media sites, fabricated or exaggerated posts which are calculated to go viral have been an issue on Twitter, with users posting video or images with false descriptions to political or promotional ends. Fabula uses machine learning to analyse behaviour including tweets likes, and retweets, to help the social network build up … [Read more...] about Twitter buys London startup that uses AI to detect fake news
Bence Gaál Sunday, May 26, 2019, 12:20 Cloud-based solutions are becoming increasingly common in the Hungarian business world, as fears and suspicion fade away, with AI as the next big thing just around the corner, according to a joint research by Microsoft, the ITC Association of Hungary (IVSZ), and Bell Research. From left: Áron Jakab, Ákos Mácz, Christopher Mattheisen, Gabriella Bábel. The results of the survey conducted among large enterprises were presented at the Microsoft Headquarters in Graphisoft Park by Microsoft CEO Christopher Mattheisen, Microsoft large enterprises branch head Gabriella Bábel, Bell Research’s Áron Jakab, and Ákos Mácz from IVSZ. Some 72% of the surveyed leaders said that digitalization is a revolution in business exceeding the importance of all previous major changes. The number of company heads who say that cloud tech is a natural tool of everyday business processes is also growing, … [Read more...] about Gathering Clouds may Pave way for More AI
BERLIN — Deep in the heart of Germany, a team of scientists is trying to crack one of the fundamental problems of artificial intelligence: teaching a machine to understand cause and effect. Their work could revolutionize how computers "learn," making them more independent from human oversight and strengthening the hand of any country or company in possession of such next-generation AI tech. But the scientists, many of whom were trained in European universities, are not working for any European firm or research body. They are employees of Amazon, the Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth that is locked in a global race for AI dominance against other U.S. tech giants, as well as new rivals from China, including Jack Ma's Alibaba e-retail site. Key to Amazon's strategy is technological superiority, and specifically the holy grail of deploying AI to improve user experience and optimize warehousing and delivery of products to its customers around the world. To stay ahead, Amazon is … [Read more...] about Inside Amazon’s German AI research program
11 - 13 June 2019, Helsinki, Finland. The highly anticipated track about AI at the HIMSS & Health 2.0 Conference 2019 is called "AI Beyond the Buzz". We hear about Artificial Intelligence all the time, but how many of us are actually putting it into practice, using it or implementing it in a clinical setting? Not as many as you might have thought. According to a recent survey conducted by Technology Review, 40% of organisations who claim they are using AI are in fact not. Why are we struggling with AI? Are we simply not ready for it in healthcare? Miikka Korja, Chief Innovation Officer at the Helsinki University Hospital in Finland has collaborated in the making of this track and will be sharing his thoughts and experiences on the topic. In his first session, Korja proposes a reality check: What can AI deliver TODAY and what are we really ready for? The HIMSS & Health 2.0 European Conference 2019 has also selected a number of out-of-the-box session themes for the "Radical … [Read more...] about What can AI Deliver Today and What Are We Really Ready For?