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Google cautions EU on AI rule-making

May 29, 2020 - 9:21 AM

Google says that the EU's current definition of AI is so broad that it 'effectively puts all contemporary software potentially in scope'


AI tool sorts through scientific papers to guide researchers to coronavirus insights

May 17, 2020 - 12:19 PM

Hundreds of scientific papers about COVID-19 come out every day. COVIDScholar hopes to help researchers tackle these more efficiently

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PH startup Senti AI partners with Google, DOH for 'knowledge management' tool

Apr 24, 2020 - 7:08 PM

Expect more accurate, more natural responses from DOH chatbots with a new AI system in place


AI expert, medical professionals raise some concerns over Huawei diagnostic tool

Mar 31, 2020 - 8:11 PM

Radiologists and medical physicists ask for further examination of an AI-powered COVID-19 diagnostic tool

VIRUS. This photo shows the form of the novel coronavirus. Photo from Shutterstock


AI tool predicts which coronavirus patients get deadly 'wet lung'

Mar 31, 2020 - 12:34 PM

Researchers identify changes in 3 features – liver enzyme alanine aminotransferase (ALT), reported body aches, and hemoglobin levels – that may predict COVID-19 progression to acute respiratory disease syndrome

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How deep learning AI is discovering new antibiotics

Feb 29, 2020 - 8:47 AM

As drug resistance in many pathogens rises, AI may help us find newer, more effective antibiotics


Globe reports making Philippines' first international 5G video call

Feb 26, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Globe says the call with Thailand's AIS lasted more than 3 minutes, and is done without a glitch


Canada's privacy watchdog probes facial recognition startup

Feb 22, 2020 - 12:43 PM

The Office of the Privacy Commissioner says Clearview AI's collection and stockpiling of more than three billion photos potentially violated Canadian law, if the photos were obtained without permission

WATCH: Ai-Ai delas Alas opens up on Jiro Manio's rehab struggles

Jan 19, 2020 - 9:36 PM

The comedian talks about bringing Jiro to rehab and losing hope for the former child actor

AI can now read emotions – should it?

Jan 12, 2020 - 6:40 PM

What is affect recognition technology, which is already being used and marketed, and why is it raising concerns?

EMOTION AI. Emotion recognition technology, an outgrowth of facial recognition technology, continues to advance quickly. Steve Jurvetson/flickr, CC BY-SA Christoffer Heckman, University of Colorado Boulder

Filipinos react to Ai-Ai delas Alas’ comments against same-sex marriage

Jan 10, 2020 - 3:21 PM

Ai-Ai reveals that she doesn't attend her gay friends' weddings, saying that 'she doesn't believe in it'

Ai-Ai delas Alas shares story of blessings to Black Nazarene devotees

Jan 09, 2020 - 3:54 AM

'Dating sinasabi ko lang I trust the Lord, I trust the Lord, pero sa totoo lang po minsan parang Lord, ibibigay mo ba talaga sa akin iyon?' says Ai-Ai

Robochef: Sony cooks up new AI unit for food revolution

Nov 20, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The new research arm, Sony AI, will operate in Japan, Europe, and the US and also focus on the traditional areas of gaming, imaging and sensor equipment, as well as 'gastronomy'

SONY. This file photo taken on January 23, 2019 shows a general view of the logo of Japan's Sony displayed at an entrance to the company's headquarters in Tokyo. File photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP

From farming to finance: 3 promising examples of AI-enabled tools

Nov 02, 2019 - 8:00 AM

These 3 projects make use of AI to speed up processes or efficiently monitor data in various fields


[OPINION] Dear politicians, love A.I.

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:23 AM

'We know that the Chinese government is already developing machine learning algorithms for foreign policy'

Japan roboticists predict rise of the machines

Sep 23, 2019 - 3:02 PM

At a secretive research institute in western Japan, wild-haired roboticist Hiroshi Ishiguro is fine-tuning technology that could blur the line between man and machine

JAPANESE ROBOTS. This photo taken on June 16, 2019 shows an assistant (L) for robotician Hiroshi Ishiguro "talking" with a robot at the research centre in Osaka. Photo by Charly Triballeau/AFP


'Deepfake challenge' aims to find tools to fight manipulation

Sep 06, 2019 - 12:44 PM

The initiative announced Thursday, September 5, includes $10 million from Facebook and aims to curb what is seen as a major threat to the integrity of online information


'Sense of urgency' as top tech players seek AI ethical rules

Sep 03, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'We are the first generation of people who have the power to build machines with the capability to make decisions that have in the past only been made by people,' says Microsoft president Brad Smith

 AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Students show how AI can predict airline delays, drug vulnerability

Aug 24, 2019 - 1:59 PM

AIM's data science students present 16 artificial intelligence solutions to real-world problems

‘And Ai, Thank You’ review: Good gags, lousy lessons

Aug 19, 2019 - 10:45 AM

'And Ai, Thank You' is pleasant if only it persisted to be the guiltless bag of gags it should have been

SoftBank unveils investment fund to drive 'AI revolution'

Jul 26, 2019 - 2:53 PM

Japan's SoftBank group plans to partner with tech firms including Apple and Microsoft in a new $108-billion investment fund to accelerate the 'AI revolution'

SOFTBANK. This picture taken on November 23, 2018 shows people walking in front of a shop of Japan's telecoms giant SoftBank in Tokyo. Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP


‘Feelennial’ review: Sloppy and second-rate insights

Jun 23, 2019 - 8:31 PM

'Feelennial' is just grossly unremarkable

Artificial intelligence-enhanced journalism offers a glimpse of the future of the knowledge economy

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:00 AM

One common question as intelligent technologies infiltrate various industries is how work and labor will be affected. In this case, who – or what – will do journalism in this AI-enhanced and automated world, and how will they do it?

Rise of the machines: AI beats humans in multiplayer shooter

May 31, 2019 - 8:12 AM

The AI successfully learns the mechanics of a modified version of the seminal 1999 shooter 'Quake III Arena' and defeats human players

DEEPMIND, A team of programmers at a British artificial intelligence company have designed automated "agents" that taught themselves how to play a competitive first-person multiplayer video game shooter. Photo from Deepmind/AFP


PH celebs lend star power to 2019 election hopefuls

May 10, 2019 - 8:35 PM

Saab Magalona, Chito Miranda, Angel Locsin, and Vice Ganda share their senatorial bets

STAR POWER. Angel Locsin, Chito Miranda, and Saab Magalona are among the celebrities that revealed their senatorial bets. File photos by Leanne Jazul/ Rob Reyes/ Alecs Ongcal/ Rappler

Ai Ai delas Alas, mascot represent Bong Go in Cainta rally

May 04, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Celebrities are part of Go’s campaign

SHOWBIZ. Comedienne Ai Ai delas Alas and a mascot represent senatorial bet Bong Go in a campaign rally in Cainta, Rizal. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Stars at the 2019 local campaign kickoff

Mar 30, 2019 - 5:17 PM

Toni Gonzaga, Jose Manalo, Vice Ganda, and Ai-Ai delas Alas are among those who shared the stage with politicians on the first day of the local election campaign

Ina Raymundo, Ai-Ai delas Alas bag Best Actress award at film festival in Portugal

Mar 07, 2019 - 3:57 PM

The actresses won for their performances at the 2018 Cinemalaya Film Festival

BEST ACTRESSES. Ai-Ai delas Alas and Ina Raymundo win at the Oporto International Film Festival. File photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

AI system spots childhood disease like a doctor

Feb 12, 2019 - 9:45 AM

'It can mimic a human pediatrician to interpret and integrate all types of medical data – patient complaints, medical history, blood and imaging tests – to make a diagnosis,' says lead researcher Kang Zhang

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AI correctly predicts Childish Gambino Grammy win

Feb 11, 2019 - 3:40 PM

US-based DataRobot compares all previous Song of the Year winners with this year's nominees, correctly predicting Childish Gambino's victory for 'This Is America'

GAMBINO. Childish Gambino performs on stage during the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 21, 2018. File photo by Valerie Macon/AFP

AI achieves 99% accuracy in finding metastatic breast cancer – Google

Oct 16, 2018 - 12:14 PM

Called LYNA, the AI is able to identify notoriously hard-to-detect metastatic tumors, say Google researchers

LYNA. The red area on these lymph nodes indicate the tumor region as identified by Google's tumor-detecting AI called LYNA. Photo from Google


Facebook turns to AI to fight hate and misinformation in Myanmar

Aug 16, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Artificial intelligence flags about 52% of all the content Facebook removes in Myanmar before it is reported by users, the company reports

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Facebook studying AI that opens closed eyes in photos

Jun 18, 2018 - 2:21 PM

The AI uses photos of a person found in Facebook as reference to replace closed eyes with open ones

SAMPLES. Facebook's research paper shows a few examples of photos with closed eyes being opened up by AI-assisted technology. Photo from Facebook


Google rules out using artificial intelligence for weapons

Jun 08, 2018 - 10:38 AM

The tech giant will not be renewing its contract with the Pentagon

AI. "Han the Robot" waits on stage before a discussion about the future of humanity in a demonstration of artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. Photo for illustration purposes only. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


UK pledges millions to fund development of cancer-detecting AI

May 22, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In the UK, AI-powered early detection technology could help 3 in 4 people survive cancer by 2034


Zhu Jinqiang, China's celebrity earthquake pig, exposes sensitivities

May 10, 2018 - 7:03 PM

The heavy police presence around 'Zhu Jianqiang' (Strong Pig) shows how sensitive the earthquake remains 10 years after the massive temblor left 87,000 dead or missing, including thousands of children killed

SPECIAL PIG. This picture taken on April 25, 2018 shows a pig known as "Zhu Jianqiang", who became a national icon after it survived the devastating earthquake 10 years ago, sitting in its enclosure at a museum in Anren, Sichuan province. Photo by Johannes Eisele/AFP

Google AI tools to help people disconnect from smartphone screens

May 09, 2018 - 11:24 AM

'We want to help people find the right balance and gain a sense of digital wellbeing,' Google CEO Sundar Pichai says at its annual developers conference

PICHAI. Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address at the Google I/O 2018 Conference at Shoreline Amphitheater on May 8, 2018 in Mountain View, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/AFP


How artificial intelligence can detect – and create – fake news

May 05, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Facebook could use its partnerships with news organizations and volunteers to train AI, continually tweaking the system to respond to propagandists’ changes in topics and tactics

QUESTIONS. Is that clickbait true? Crystal Eye Studio/Shutterstock.com

AI system predicts dog behavior by thinking like a dog

Apr 16, 2018 - 7:00 PM

The study reportedly opens up new research possibilities for AI systems and shows that animals could be new sources of its training data.

Academics call boycott on South Korean university over 'killer robots'

Apr 06, 2018 - 7:38 PM

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, a state-run university is now being criticized by experts for reportedly working with defense company, Hanwha Systems, to develop AI technology in weapons

HAN THE ROBOT. The robot pictured here is not one of the 'killer robots' said to be in development at a South Korean institute. Han was a model used to represent robots at a discussion about the future of humanity and artificial intelligence (AI) by Hanson Robotics at the RISE Technology Conference in Hong Kong on July 12, 2017. File photo by Isaac Lawrence/AFP


Apple snags Google's top AI executive - report

Apr 04, 2018 - 4:02 PM

John Giannandrea, Google's former head of AI and search, represents Apple's bid to keep up with the competition when it comes to its AI technology

GIANNANDREA. Google's former senior VP of engineering John Giannandrea speaks onstage during TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017 at Pier 48 on September 19, 2017 in San Francisco, California. File photo by Steve Jennings/AFP


Ai-Ai delas Alas' son Sancho Vito engaged to girlfriend Shanna Retuya

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:42 AM

Sancho proposes to Shanna in Singapore

G7 nations agree on a 'common vision' for AI

Mar 29, 2018 - 9:12 AM

AI industry must bring "most significant benefits possible in the coming years," while safeguarding privacy rights, says Canada's Social Development Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

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Freedom of expression now 'battlefield' in fight for human rights – Amnesty Int'l

Feb 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Amnesty International Philippines' Jose Noel Olano says there is a 'diminishing space' in the area of freedom of expression in the Philippines, making the ability to voice out, criticize, check government become more dangerous

FIGHT. Jose Noel Olano, Section Director of Amnesty International Philippines, says freedom of expression now a battlefield in fight for human rights. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

LG adds Google AI in 'smart home' push

Jan 09, 2018 - 11:41 AM

'2018 will be the tipping point for the smart home and, more important, for the smart connected lifestyle,' says LG US marketing vice president David Vanderwaal

CLOI. LG Electronics's CLoi robot, a smart device with virtual assistant functions, is displayed during a LG press event for CES 2018 at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by David Becker/AFP


LOOK: Ai-Ai delas Alas’ romantic wedding gown

Dec 12, 2017 - 4:12 PM

The bride walks down the aisle in a Frederick Peralta creation

BLUSHING BRIDE. Ai-Ai delas Alas looked fresh in a one-of-a-kind gown with pops of color. Screengrab from Instagram.com/sanchovito

IN PHOTOS: Ai-Ai delas Alas and Gerald Sibayan are married!

Dec 12, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The couple finally tie the knot after 3 years of dating

Amnesty International urges ICC to start probe into PH drug war killings

Dec 04, 2017 - 8:02 AM

'It is time [to] end the carnage on Philippine streets.... The country's judiciary and police have proven themselves both unwilling and unable to hold the killers in the war on drugs to account,' the human rights group says

Schoolmates pay their last visit during the wake of Kian Delos Santos on August 25, 2017. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

'More bloodshed, deaths' as PNP returns to war on drugs, says rights orgs

Nov 23, 2017 - 10:35 PM

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International warn that the return of the Philippine National Police in President Rodrigo Duterte's drug war can lead to more deaths