#429225 Meet the New AI Challenging Human Poker ...

An artificial intelligence will play 120,000 hands of heads-up, no-limit Texas Hold'em against four human poker pros[Read more…]

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#429223 Chinese humanoid robot turns on the ...

"Jia Jia" can hold a simple conversation and make specific facial expressions when asked, and her creator believes the eerily life-like robot heralds a future of cyborg labour in China.[Read more…]

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#429220 This Week’s Awesome Stories From ...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Google's AlphaGo AI Secretively Won More Than 50 Straight Games Against the World's Top Go PlayersZheping Huang | QUARTZ"On Jan. 4, after winning more than 50 games against several of the world’s best Go players, Ke included, a user registered with an ID of “Master” on two Chinese board game platforms came forward to identify itself as AlphaGo. 'I’m AlphaGo’s Doctor Huang,' the user 'Master' wrote on foxwq.com, according to screenshots from Chinese media reports.'"
PRIVACY & SECURITY
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#429219 Love Your Bot, But Know It’s Always ...

In the 2013 movie “Her,” Theodore Twombly, a lonely writer, falls in love with a digital assistant designed to meet his every need. She sorts emails, helps get a book published, provides personal advice and ultimately becomes his girlfriend. The assistant, Samantha, is AI software capable of learning at an astonishing pace.
Samantha will remain in the realm of science fiction for at least another decade, but less-functional digital assistants, called bots, are already here. These will be the […] Continue Reading…

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#429215 Mayfield Robotics Announces Kuri, a $700 ...

A Bosch-backed startup introduces a cute little mobile robot[Read more…]

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