August 07, 2017 / by Dan / news / TAGS: AI

Rover now thinking for itself

NASA’s Curiosity rover landed on Mars in 2012, in part to analyze rocks to see whether the Red Planet was ever habitable (or inhabited). But now the robot has gone off script, picking out its own targets for analysis—precisely as planned. Directing a robot’s every move from another planet isn’t easy. Communication with programmers can be delayed by hours, thanks to issues with bandwidth and ...

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August 07, 2017 / by Dan / news / TAGS: AI, ML

Investors pump cash in to AI

Investment in artificial intelligence startups is on a tear as venture capitalists and corporate investors scramble to stake out a leadership position in what could be the driving trend in technology for decades to come.

The financial interest in AI, machine learning and related technologies is hardly new. CB Insights has tracked some $18.4 billion invested in 2,541 AI-related startu...

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