artificial intelligence

Upon your next visit to the 400-year-old Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, Japan, you might encounter a robot priest giving sermons at the Buddhist place of worship, Agence France-Presse reported. Image source: YouTube screenshot But it’s far from a novelty. A human priest, Tensho Goto, told AFP the hope is that the robot will stimulate interest
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Google announced Thursday night that the company will be dissolving an artificial intelligence ethics panel following internal backlash from employees who criticized one of the board’s conservative members. The company’s decision came after employees complained about Heritage Foundation President Kay Coles James’ position on the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC). More than 1,000
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President Donald Trump signed an executive order Monday designed to beef up how the U.S. approaches artificial intelligence. The effort comes as China continues making inroads in AI development. The so-called American AI Initiative does not directly target the communist country, but some experts believe approach leaves no doubt about the administration’s designs. The move
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Many companies are racing to save money by replacing employees with machines and robots, according to a New York Times report. At least that was the sentiment at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. What was heard? Publicly, executives have decried the negative impact artificial intelligence could have on the workforce. But
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One of Amazon’s newest projects is researching ways to make Alexa a more human-like communicator for customers, but sometimes the virtual assistant’s language comes as creepy and offensive. New research is making Alexa better mimic human response, Reuters reported Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The research sometimes results in awkward moments for people
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