Artificial Intelligence

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Google is paying $450 million for a nearly 7% stake in longtime home and business security provider ADT Inc., a deal that will open new opportunities for one of the internet’s most powerful companies to extend the reach of its Nest cameras and voice-activated voice assistant.

As part of the partnership announced Monday, ADT will use Nest’s internet-connected cameras, as well as another device called the Nest Home Hub that comes with an internet-connected camera, as part of its customers’ security systems.

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Chinese artificial intelligence company Shanghai Zhizhen Intelligent Network Technology Co., Ltd., also known as Xiao-i, has filed a lawsuit against Apple Inc, alleging it has infringed on its patents.

The company is calling for 10 billion yuan ($1.43 billion)in damages and demands that Apple cease “manufacturing, using, promising to sell, selling, and importing” products that infringe on the patent, it said in a social media post.

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Nvidia has overtaken Intel for the first time as the most valuable U.S. chipmaker.

In a semiconductor industry milestone, Nvidia’s shares rose 2.3% in afternoon trading on Wednesday to a record $404, putting the graphic component maker’s market capitalization at $248 billion, just above the $246 billion value of Intel, once the world’s leading chipmaker.

Nvidia’s stock has been among Wall Street’s strongest performers in re...

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - “This is white supremacy. This is institutionalized racism,” Aaisha Joseph, an executive assistant in New York City, posted on Microsoft Corp’s LinkedIn in early June, calling out the Black leadership vacuum at tech giants.In another post on LinkedIn, Ian Davis, a Black advertising executive, called out his former bosses at a global advertising agency, for telling him he had an “attitude problem” after speaking out.Uncomfortable remarks ...

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(Reuters) - Inc on Tuesday launched an artificial intelligence-based tracking system to enforce social distancing at its offices and warehouses to help reduce any risk of contracting the new coronavirus among its workers.The unveiling comes as the world’s largest online retailer faces intensifying scrutiny from U.S. lawmakers and unions over whether it is doing enough to protect staff from the pandemic.Monitors set up in the company’s warehouses will highlight workers keeping a sa...

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(Reuters) - Inc on Wednesday said it was implementing a one-year moratorium on police use of its facial recognition software, a reversal of its long-time defense of law enforcement’s use of the technology. The announcement came as activists have been voicing concern that facial recognition could lead to unjust arrests during demonstrations against police brutality, racial injustice and the death of George Floyd. Critics have questioned the accuracy of the technology, poin...

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Image source: iStockphoto, metamorworks 5G (the fifth-generation cellular technology) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been two of the most disruptive, maligned and misunderstood technologies of our time. Critics of 5G will tell you that it will fry your brain while those against AI believe it will replace your brain. What a conundrum! Aldous Huxley, author of Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, wrote about the dehumanizing aspects of scientific progress. He was friends with an...

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