AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? Unsurprisingly, they’re after access […]

Machine intelligence is the future of monetization for Facebook – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Money. That was effectively the only conversation missing from Facebook’s F8 conference — an event that even made time for a progress update on a moonshot project that might one day allow us to […]

Amazon’s new Alexa developer policy now bans all ads except in music and flash briefings – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Amazon has quietly introduced a change to its Alexa Skills Developer agreement aimed at further restricting advertisements within Alexa’s voice apps, which it calls “skills.” Previously, the developer agreement stated that it […]

Facebook is building a brain-computer interface – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Today Facebook will reveal its progress on creating brain-computer interface that could let people control augmented reality and virtual reality expereinces with their mind instead of a screen or controller. Facebook’s CEO […]

Robot tutor Musio makes its retail debut in Japan – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch A cute, robotic language tutor called Musio, has made it from crowdfunding campaign to full-fledged product with a debut in stores this week in Japan. Priced at JPY 98,000 (about USD $900), […]

15 venture capital funds to know if you’re working on a machine intelligence startup – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Major tech trends tend to draw lots of “dumb money” from investors and machine intelligence is no exception. Some will lose money on insignificant acquihires while others may survive long enough to […]

Luminar reveals sensors that could make self-driving cars safer than human – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch Cameras help autonomous vehicles read street signs and the color of traffic lights. But LiDARs, aka light detection and ranging systems, do the important work of sensing and helping cars avoid obstacles, […]

Facebook again under fire for spreading illegal content – TechCrunch

Shared from TechCrunch An investigation by a British newspaper into child sexual abuse content and terrorist propaganda being shared on Facebook has once again drawn critical attention to how the company handles complaints about offensive and extremist […]