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ESA’s adorable space station AI had an emotional meltdown in his debut

December 3rd, 2018

It’s been many months since the European Space Agency announced that it was building an AI for testing aboard the International Space Station. Named “CIMON” (short for Crew Interactive Mobile Companion), the digital helper is finally up and running aboard the ISS, and space station crew are getting a chance to test it out. No, …

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Google’s AI is now better than doctors at spotting breast cancer

October 15th, 2018

Cancer researchers are constantly advancing the technology that doctors use to screen for, detect, and treat all kinds of cancers, and the survivability prospects have greatly improved over the past few decades. Now, AI is giving scientists another tool in the fight against the disease, and one of the biggest names in the AI game …

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Facebook is using a meme-sniffing AI to hunt down offensive posts

September 13th, 2018

Policing hate speech and offensive content on a platform as large as Facebook is a big challenge. Filtering for nasty words and phrases is simple enough, but in the age of memes it’s a lot more difficult for the website to detect sensitive posts without human input. To make things a bit easier, Facebook is …