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A DeepMind library to help build reinforcement learning bots, and how Google's Pixel 3 cameras handle zoom

Roundup Also applications are now open for OpenAI's Scholars programme

Finally, a use for AI and good old-fashioned simulations: Hunting down E.T. in outer space

Targeted ads, coming to a galaxy nowhere near you

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

Analysis Gadgets taught to identify actions via always-on mics

Amazon's sexist AI recruiter, Nvidia gets busy, Waymo cars rack up 10 million road miles

Roundup Your two-minute guide to this week in machine-learning world

AI's next battlefield is literally the battlefield: In 20 years, bots will fight our wars – Army boffin

'Humans are going to be a lot less visible ... will be just one species of intelligent beings'

Those Stanford whiz kids have done it again. Now a chatty AI bot to negotiate sales for you with Craigslist riffraff

Deal or no deal – what's in the bot?

AI lifeline to help devs craft smartmobe apps that suck a whole lot less... battery capacity

Remember the days when you didn't have to charge your phone several times a day?

Self-driving cars may not have steering wheels in future, dev preview for PyTorch 1.0 is here, etc

Roundup What Monday morning isn't complete without some, er, AI code to play with

Microsoft open-sources Infer.NET AI code just in time for the weekend

Skip that Friday beer: the academic research tool is now open to one and all

AI trained to sniff out fake news online may itself be fake news: Bot has mixed results in classifying legit titles

Be careful who you read

AI, Reinforcement Learning, Neural Networks... DevOps? Learn more this month

Event Making machine learning work at work

Databricks pushes machine learning on easy mode: Rock star data scientist, meet sweaty engineer

Interview Co-founders chat to El Reg about liability, data silos and raw data pain

Python lovers, here's a library that will help you master AI as a newbie

All it takes is a few lines of code

I like BigGANs but their pics do lie, you other AIs can't deny

Pics Gaze at the computer-created horror of Dogball

US Senators want more AI, while Microsoftie Paul Allen wants to use it to save wildlife, etc

Roundup DeepMind also collaborating with Unity

Fuzzy logic makes a comeback – in picking where Earth sticks its probes into alien worlds

NASA mapping data educates computers for safe landings

Forget dumping games designers for AI – turns out it takes two to tango

Machines still need humans to build decent game levels

IT bosses worried about network security reckon AI Jesus can save them, says Oracle survey

Of course Big Red finds another thing needing more automation

Building your own PC for AI is 10x cheaper than renting out GPUs on cloud, apparently

Here's the recipe for cooking up your own AMD-Nvidia beast

US government use of AI is shoddy and failing citizens – because no one knows how it works

The AI Now Institute's report ain't pretty

How do some of the best AI algorithms perform on real robots? Not well, it turns out

Machine learning finds reality a whole different ball game

Alibaba crafts AI chips, Facebook uses Bayesian magic to tweak code performance, and more

Roundup Your dose of machine-learning medicine

Alibaba wants to ship its own neural network silicon by H2 2019

Middle Kingdom calls for international AI arm linkage

SAP claims to be first Euro biz to get seriously ethical about AI code

Can intelligent robots bribe govt officials for contracts? Asking for... a friend

Hack Google's AI for cash, DeepMind gets cancerous, new Lobe for Redmond – and more

Roundup It's the week's other machine-learning news

Facebook can't root out fake news and hate talk, but – oh look – it has software to catch bugs

Plans to open source app, server-side code-fixing tool

Machine learning and AI are changing the world – here's how to do it better

Events Join us next month at MCubed

Wow, great invention: Now AI eggheads teach machines how to be sarcastic using Reddit

Sure, go ahead, take our jobs – oooh, we're really scared

Unity tweaks AI training tools, makes bid for academic respect

Game dev platform looks to expand its virtual horizons

The eyes don't have it! AI's 'deep-fake' vids surge ahead in realism

Videos Watch John Oliver magically transforming into Stephen Colbert

AI beats astroboffins at sniffing out fast radio bursts amid the universe's clutter

Who knows if the signals are signs of extaterrestrial activity?

It's a mug's game: Watch AI robot grab a cuppa it hasn't seen before

Video Machine-learning software taught how to pick up things it hasn't seen before

Cisco shoves more GPUs in AI server for deep learning, still doesn't play Crysis

More power and faster interconnect

US military chucks $2bn at AI, Google touts machine-learning data search, and more

Roundup The AI stories you may have missed this week

What's AI good for? Industrial or consumer tech? Meh. Airliners? AHA, says

Stop, collaborate and listen: Ice is back we need a brand new invention

China will overtake America as leading AI superpower, warns ex-Google Beijing bigwig

Middle Kingdom just needs 'five years' to take the crown

I've seen the future of consumer AI, and it doesn't have one

IFA Toddler-level interruptions and todo lists. Guys, try harder

Heart-stopping predictions from AI doctors could save lives

Machine-learning medic beats fleshy docs' diagnoses, according to study

Lights, camera, AI-ction! Robo-drones turned into spies, er, filmmakers

Video Boffins program quadcopters to clock and record humans, cars and bikes

Google goes bilingual, Facebook fleshes out translation and TensorFlow is dope

Roundup And, Microsoft is assisting fish farmers in Japan

Huawei's Alexa-powered AI Cube wants to squat in your living room too

IFA Get the White House on the line – it's not even cubic

AI sucks at stopping online trolls spewing toxic comments

It's easy to for hate speech to slip past dumb machines

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