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    • EU releases guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

      EU releases guidelines to encourage ethical AI development

      As artificial intelligence (AI) begins to play a greater role in our everyday lives, the EU has published its very first set of guidelines for the ethical development of AI. These rules aren’t like Isaac Asimov’s “Three Laws of Robotics.” They don’t offer a snappy, moral framework that will help us control murderous robots. Instead, they address the murky and diffuse problems that will affect society as we integrate AI into sectors like health care, education, and consumer technology.

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    • Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      Quantum computer to hold a superposition of possible futures

      A team of researchers from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Griffith University in Australia have constructed a prototype quantum device that can generate all possible futures in a simultaneous quantum superposition - similar to Schroedinger's famous cat, which is simultaneously alive and dead.

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    • The ‘Godfathers of AI’ honoured with Turing Award

      The ‘Godfathers of AI’ honoured with Turing Award

      The 2018 Turing Award, also known as the “Nobel Prize of computing,” has been given to a trio of researchers who laid the foundations for the current boom in artificial intelligence (AI). Yoshua Bengio, Geoffrey Hinton, and Yann LeCun - sometimes called the ‘godfathers of AI’ - have been recognised with the $1m annual prize for their work developing the AI subfield of deep learning.

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    • Trump launches ‘American AI Initiative’

      Trump launches ‘American AI Initiative’

      The US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order creating the “American AI Initiative” - a high-level strategy, designed to guide AI development within the country, The Verge reports. The initiative will redirect federal funding and resources towards AI research, as well as call for the creation of US-led international standards in AI, and new research into the retraining of American workers.

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    • Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft builds world’s largest AI and IoT lab

      Microsoft has decided to establish world's largest artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT lab and has reportedly chosen to do it in Shanghai. The announcement came after the district government of Pudong New Area and Microsoft (China) signed a strategic cooperation Memorandum of Understanding.

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    • EU starts developing AI-demand-platform with €20m funding

      EU starts developing AI-demand-platform with €20m funding

      This month the AI4EU project officially starts, with a kick-off meeting among the partners in Barcelona tomorrow. As stated earlier the development of the AI4EU platform will bring together 79 top research institutes, SMEs and large enterprises in 21 countries that will build a focal point for artificial intelligence (AI) resources, including data repositories, computing power, tools and algorithms. To further facilitate access to AI technology the project team will work closely with the Digital Innovation Hubs for robotics and the future network of AI excellence centres.

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    • Qualcomm pledges $100m to AI startups

      Qualcomm pledges $100m to AI startups

      US chip giant Qualcomm announced today its plans to launch a venture fund that will invest up to an aggregate of $100m in early-stage startups that work in AI. In particular, the so-called Qualcomm Ventures AI Fund, will target companies that are developing ways to do intensive processing on devices such as smartphones and security cameras, as opposed to those working in remote cloud systems. 

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    • Vice-President Ansip to attend seminar on AI

      Vice-President Ansip to attend seminar on AI

      Vice-President for the Digital Single Market Andrus Ansip, will be in Berlin tomorrow to participate in the Platform Economy Summit as well as a seminar on artificial intelligence, which brings together decision-makers from across multiple sectors and countries with leaders of online platforms, government officials and investors.

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    • Google takes over DeepMind’s health business

      Google takes over DeepMind’s health business

      As part of an ongoing reorganisation of its health care efforts, Google has announced that it will take over DeepMind Health, a part of its London-based AI lab DeepMind. From now on DeepMind's health unit will exist under the Google umbrella and it will be part of the company's newly-formed health subsidiary Google Health initiative. More specifically, the change will affect DeepMind's Streams app, which physicians in the UK have used to help treat their patients, since it will be moving over to Google, and the Google Health team will be working on expanding the app to more regions.

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