Boffins create open source AI object detector
Published in AI


Chinese and Volish collaboration

A team of Microsoft and Huazhong University researchers have open-sourced an AI object detector — Fair Multi-Object Tracking (FairMOT).

AI can't manage some things
Published in AI
Thursday, 02 April 2020 10:59

AI can't manage some things


Still a role for humans

It appears that AI is as accurate as a tarot reader when it comes to predicting some subjects. 

Vatican AI conference was attended by coronavirus
Published in AI


Robot Divine intelligence might have smited Church, Microsoft and IBM

An AI conference in the Vatican included high ranking clergy, executives from Microsoft and IBM and a bloke who had the coronavirus.

Putin’s daughter is head of AI at Moscow State University
Published in AI


Not bad for an acrobatic rock’n’roll dancer

Katerina Tikhonova, the youngest daughter of Russian President Tsar Vladimir Putin, was appointed head of a new artificial intelligence institute at Moscow State University.

Slap-happy Pope to bless AI policy
Published in News
Friday, 28 February 2020 11:21

Slap-happy Pope to bless AI policy


Backed by IBM and Microsoft

Vatican officials will release principles promoting the ethical use of artificial intelligence (AI), with the backing of Microsoft and IBM as the first two technology industry sponsors.

AI can be fooled by playing with words
Published in AI
Wednesday, 26 February 2020 10:04

AI can be fooled by playing with words


Boffins come up with text fooler

Changing a single word in your resume can fool AI screening software into classifying you as a person with deep convictions instead of a person with a long list of convictions.

AI might save humans after all
Published in AI
Friday, 21 February 2020 08:52

AI might save humans after all


Boffins asks Hal to sort out antibiotic problems

While people worry about AI taking over the world and killing humans, it looks like it has come up with a powerful antibiotic that kills some of the most dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in the world.

AI develops human medicine
Published in AI
Friday, 14 February 2020 09:38

AI develops human medicine


Human trials have begun

A medicine developed by artificial intelligence may be used to treat patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

AI did kung flu on Wuhan virus
Published in AI
Wednesday, 29 January 2020 10:00

AI did kung flu on Wuhan virus


First off the bat

A Canadian health monitoring platform using AI beat the World Health Organisation and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at spotting the Wuhan Virus, which crossed to humans from bats.

2020: The Year of 5G, AI and Automotive
Published in Mobiles
Wednesday, 22 January 2020 13:03

2020: The Year of 5G, AI and Automotive


Part One: 5G 

It all comes down to a single very memorable date, February 29, 2000, which was the first time I published an international article at The Register. Twenty years and thousands of stories later, I am ready to share some of my predictions for 2020. Let me start with 5G.