Implications for U.S. tech companies as EU eyes AI regulation

Feb 19, 2020
The EU wants to be sure there’s human oversight of artificial intelligence, and that AI systems use high-quality data.
European Commission vice president in charge for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova shakes hands with Mark Zuckerberg in Brussels, on Feb. 17, 2020.
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McDonald's bets on AI to help it sell more burgers

Mar 26, 2019
The fast food chain is acquiring digital startup Dynamic Yield for more than $300 million.
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In AI race, it's sometimes hard to say who’s winning

Feb 11, 2019
President Donald Trump signed an executive order this afternoon to create a program to boost U.S. leadership in artificial intelligence. No new funding per se, that’s up to Congress. But the White House is directing federal agencies to prioritize AI investments, develop training programs, and collaborate with international allies. The American AI Initiative — that’s what […]

Will AI help humanity? Americans aren't sure, study finds

"There is a lot of skepticism" about artificial intelligence, Vox reporter says.
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Could a meme be helping facial recognition software?

Jan 17, 2019
Why the 10-Year Challenge could be a goldmine of data.
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As artificial intelligence is used more and more for things like employee recruiting, a look at potential bias

Jan 17, 2019
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
Recruiting companies are removing race and gender from résumés to eliminate bias.
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Your car is not self-driving, no matter how much it seems like it is

Jan 16, 2019
Drivers might be relying on their car's safety technology more than they should.
Advanced driver assistance systems "are like magic," says Alex Epstein, director of transportation safety at National Safety Council. “The problem is people don’t know how to use them."
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DOT loosens rules for driverless trucks

Oct 5, 2018
The Department of Transportation said in its new autonomous vehicle guidelines Thursday that a human driver doesn’t necessarily have to be in the driver’s seat of a commercial motor vehicle. That means an artificial intelligence system could potentially drive a truck. What could this mean for the trucking industry? Click the audio player above to hear the […]

What else can Big Data do? Pick stocks.

Sep 21, 2018
Credit card swipes, satellite data, media subscriptions ... all kinds of information fuels data-driven investing.
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Is Watson enough to carry IBM?

Jul 19, 2018
We look at whether the company's focus on artificial intelligence is a good business bet.
A hostess talks to a NAO Watson robot at the IBM stand at the 2016 CeBIT digital technology trade fair in Hanover, Germany.
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