Meet European bootcamp Rockstarts first AI cohort

Back in April the Netherlands-based Rockstart bootcamp announced it was adding an AI track. It’s now named the first batch of startups in the inaugural six-month program, with teams hailing from as far afield as India, Singapore, South Africa and the US. Nine teams in all are on what Rockstart … More…

Where human intelligence outperforms AI

David Kline Contributor David Kline is a journalist, author and intellectual property strategist. More posts by this contributor: A new (old) way for product makers to defeat patent roadblocks With every new trend comes a counter-trend. And so despite the current excitement over the wonders of artificial intelligence, one company is … More…

AI startup Appier gets $33M Series C from investors, including SoftBank Group, Line Corp. and Naver

Appier co-founder and CEO Chih-Han Yu (middle) with the startup’s employees Appier, a Taiwanese startup that helps companies harness artificial intelligence to make marketing decisions, announced today that it has raised a $33 million Series C round from an impressive roster of Asian investors. They are SoftBank Group Corp., Line … More…

Googles AI translation tool seems to have invented its own secret internal language

All right, dont panic, but computers have created their own secret language and are probably talking about us right now. Well, thats kind of an oversimplification, and the last part is just plain untrue. But there is a fascinating and existentially challenging development that Googles AI researchers recently happened across. … More…

Google releases new TensorFlow Object Detection API

Google is releasing a new TensorFlow object detection API to make it easier for developers and researchers to identify objects within images. Google is trying to offer the best of simplicity and performance the models being released today have performed well in benchmarking and have become regularly used in research. … More…

Teleports neural networks let you try before you hair dye

Meet Teleport: An app thats using a trained neural network to power a selfie-editing feature that lets you change the color of your hair at the touch of a button. Fancy seeing how youd look with red locks or blue? No problemo. Just upload your selfie, wait a few ticks … More…