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Watch: McDonald’s is testing Siri-style AI technology at drive-thrus

June 5th, 2021

“Welcome to McDonald’s,” the Siri-like voice says, greeting a customer in the drive-thru. “We’re currently serving a limited menu, so please review the menu before ordering.” The human-like interaction, voiced by an AI interface on the other end of the McDonald’s screen, might sound like something from a dystopian future. But it’s very much happening …

ai antibiotics

An AI developed a new antibiotic that could save the day

February 21st, 2020

Modern medicine has a big problem, and it stems from the overuse of antibiotics. For years, doctors have feared that the go-to antibiotics that are relied on to kill off infections would begin to fail, as new so-called “superbug” infections found a way around them. That’s already started to happen, and the arms race between …

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Scientists built an AI that can spot breast cancer better than a doctor

January 2nd, 2020

Artificial intelligence is already invading many aspects of our daily lives, but while “smart” virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa can be helpful, more powerful AI might actually save your life. In a new study published in the journal Nature explains, cancer-detecting algorithms are becoming so adept at spotting problems that they are …

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The ‘godfathers of AI’ just won this year’s Turing Award

March 27th, 2019

Facebook’s director of artificial intelligence research is one of three AI leaders who’ve won this year’s Turing Award, sometimes referred to as the Nobel Prize of computing. This year’s winners include Yann LeCun, a New York University professor who also works on AI at Facebook; Geoffrey Hinton, a University of Toronto computer science professor; and …

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Nvidia’s AI can generate fake human faces that look 100% real

December 18th, 2018

Research scientists over at Nvidia are pushing AI to the next level. Just a few days ago, Nvidia published a video which highlights the advancements they’ve made at creating fake human faces via artificial intelligence. Nvidia has been working on this technology for about four years now, and the progress they’ve made in a relatively …