Experts from Google, T-Mobile and other tech frontiers weigh in on the future of AI

SalesPal CEO Ashvin Naik, Google Cloud’s Chanchal Chatterjee, Audioburst’s Rachel Batish and T-Mobile’s Chip Reno discuss the future of artificial intelligence at the Global AI Conference in Seattle. (GeekWire Photo / Alan Boyle) Artificial intelligence can rev up recommendation engines and make self-driving cars safer. It can even beat humans at their own games. But what else will it be able to do? At today’s session of the Global Artificial Intelligence Conference, a panel of techies took a look at the state of AI applications — and glimpsed into their crystal balls to speculate about the future of artificial intelligence. The panelists included Chanchal Chatterjee, AI leader at Google Cloud;… Read More

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Samsung puts the screws to iFixit, makes it remove the Galaxy Fold teardown

Enlarge (credit: iFixit) The Galaxy Fold delay been an embarrassing mess for Samsung, and now the company is making things worse by attacking media outlets. Samsung has pressured iFixit to remove its Galaxy Fold teardown. The Galaxy Fold teardown wasn’t just a normal teardown. After the phone was delayed due to durability problems discovered by early reviewers, iFixit used the teardown to point out several flaws in its design. When we wrote up iFixit’s teardown, we openly wondered where the site managed to get a device that was never for sale and had all of its review units recalled. Apparently, the dubious origin of iFixit’s Galaxy Fold (and the embarrassment… Read More

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AI 101: How learning computers are becoming smarter

Many companies use the term artificial intelligence, or AI, as a way to generate excitement for their products and to present themselves as on the cutting edge of tech development. But what exactly is artificial intelligence? What does it involve? And how will it help the development of future generations? Find out the answers to these questions and more in AI 101, a brand new FREE report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service, that describes how AI works and looks at its present and potential future applications. To get your copy of the FREE slide deck, simply click here. Join the conversation about this story » …read… Read More

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The CIA wants you to believe it traded assassinations and espionage for likes and shares

The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has a bit of a reputation. Depending on what side you’re on, it’s either a necessary cog in the intelligence machine, or an evil organization used to spy on citizens both foreign and domestic. But whatever you believe, it’s become increasingly clear that the CIA isn’t what you think it is. And that’s by design. For decades, whenever someone mentioned the CIA it was typically under the guise of a favorable outcome or an explosive new allegation. It was a spy movie in that no one outside the agency truly understood what was happening. The… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Wireless broadband startup Starry files to raise up to $125 million

The never-ending quest to kill Comcast is poised to receive some renewed investment as an ambitious startup readies to secure some new cash. Starry, a Boston-based wireless broadband internet startup, has filed to raise up to $125 million in Series D funding according to a Delaware stock authorization filing uncovered by Pitchbook. If Starry closes the full authorized raise it will hold a post-money valuation of $870 million. A spokesperson for the company confirmed it had already raised new capital, but disputed the numbers. The company has already raised over $160 million from investors including FirstMark Capital and IAC. The company most recently closed a $100 million Series C this… Read More

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