Items tagged with aritificial intelligence

Tesla is one of the leading automakers working towards a complete self-driving solution where it will one day be possible to hop in your car, plug in a destination, and let the vehicle do all of the work. That type of end-goal requires a lot of advanced sensors and computing power. To help with the latter, Tesla has tapped Advanced Micro Devices to design purpose-built processors to its specifications.AMD is a fabless operation and does not actually produce processors—that task falls on GlobalFroundries, which has a wafer supply agreement with AMD that runs through 2020. However, AMD designs its chips and is said to have shipped samples to Tesla of its first implementation of a processor infused... Read more...
By the numbers, Apple's bread and butter is still the iPhone, which accounted for more than $33 billion of its $52.9 billion in revenue during the second quarter of 2017. That is all well and good, but having a diversified portfolio of products could help Apple get by on a rainy day, should that day ever come, and one sector the company is reportedly expanding into is the smart home speaker market. This could happen as soon as this summer.Citing people who are supposedly familiar with Apple's plans, Bloomberg says Apple might debut its Amazon Echo rival its annual developer conference (WWDC) in June. However, it would be more of an official unveiling than a hard launch—those same inside sources... Read more...
Samsung could use a win right about now and it may have gotten one by agreeing to acquire Viv Labs, an interesting startup that developed a unique, open artificial intelligence platform that could end up putting Siri to shame. It's a valid comparison both because Viv is on track to become another digital assistant for mobile devices, and because Dag Kittlaus, one of the developers responsible for Siri (before Apple acquired it), co-founded Viv. Kittlaus and fellow co-founders Adam Cheyer and Chris Brigham will work closely with Samsung's mobile communications team as part of the deal, but also independently under its existing leadership. So in other words, they'll continue to develop and flesh... Read more...
Two of the biggest phrases in technology right now are deep learning and artificial intelligence. They're intertwined with one another, and Microsoft is betting big on both, as company CEO Satya Nadella recently underscored during a keynote at Microsoft's Ignite conference for IT professionals. As part of that ambitious transformation effort, Microsoft today announced the formation of what it's calling the Microsoft AI and Research Group. The new division brings together Microsoft's renowned research division with more than 5,000 computer scientists and engineers focused on the company's efforts in AI products. Harry Shum, a 20-year veteran at Microsoft with multiple leadership roles under his... Read more...