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Your parents love you, Cortana. That's why we bought you an upgrade

Microsoft slurps conversational-AI startup Semantic Machines

How Google's Smart Compose for Gmail works – and did it fake its robo-caller demo?

Roundup Plus: Classifying frogs can be hopping mad

Boffins build smallest drone to fly itself with AI

Hand-sized quadrotor packs a neural network

Boffins urge Google to drop military deal after Googlers storm out over AI-based super-drones

Hey, don't be evil!

Latest from the coming AI robot apocalypse: we're going to be fine

Of course by "we", we mean educated, well-off Westerners

Robo-callers, robo-cops, robo-runners, robo-car crashes, and more

Roundup Find out more about Google Duplex, the Atlas robot, and what caused Uber's deadly accident

Don't try and beat AI, merge with it says chess champ Garry Kasparov

Getting beaten by Deep Blue seems to have had an effect

Artificial intelligence is good for at least one thing – making hardware important again

Red Hat Summit Latest compute craze turns the tide on system trends

DeepMind: Get a load of our rat-like AI. 'Ere, look. It solves mazes and stuff

That's nice and all, but, er, a brain it ain't, no matter what the marketing suggests

So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

General Motors CTO chats to El Reg about robo-ride timings

Smart software sniffs scummy Salmonella, scries strains' strength

Will that bacteria just make you a bit ill? Or do hospitals need to roll out their spare beds?

Meet TPU 3.0: Google teases world with latest math coprocessor for AI

Google IO Look but don't touch... nor look too closely, either

Google's socially awkward geeks craft socially awkward AI bot that calls people for you

Google IO Plus: Linux apps on Chrome OS start to emerge

Waymo van prang, self-driving cars still suck, AI research jobs, and more

Roundup Little good news to increase your trust in machines here, to be honest

Hooray for MLPerf, another AI benchmark competition backed by Google, Baidu, etc

New project to compare the dizzying number of AI chips and models available

Hot stuff: Facebook AI gurus tout new Pytorch 1.0 framework for all

F8 Blah, blah, speed up neural networks, something, blah blah

Doom and Super Mario could be a lot tougher now AI is building levels

Imagine the frustration of playing a game where the difficulty can constantly change

AI boffins rebel against closed-access academic journal that wants to have its cake and eat it

Thousands refusing to submit, review, or edit for Nature Machine Intelligence journal

Google founder Sergey Brin promises to protect humanity from AI

The data-slurpingest, ad-slingiest exec of them all says he’s on your side

Europe needs more dosh for AI, Google's TPU2 vs Nvidia's Tesla V100, and more

Roundup All we need now is a robo-news-reader (quick, bring back Ananova)

Good news: AI could solve the pension crisis – by triggering a nuclear apocalypse by 2040

New US RAND report predicts a grim technological future

Astroboffins build AI to chase galactic blue nuggets in space

Color-coded stellar searcher seeks out young stars

Your AI pet project is only as smart as its garbage training set

No one said it'd be easy

How much do AI gurus really get paid? And is NIPS such a great name for a conference?

Roundup And how does Hey Siri work? Read about it here

Beware! Medical AI systems are easy targets for fraud and error

You can fake diagnoses with adversarial examples

Machines learned to assemble IKEA’s semi-disposable furniture

Oi! Robots! Take this human job. PLEEEAASE take this job

Facebook job ad hints at homebrew silicon plans

Poll Can you build an AI/ML FPGA? And could you tell your Mum you work for Zuck?

Gang way! Compsci geeks coming through! AI engine can finger fakes on social networks

Take note Twitter, Facebook et al, it's really not that hard to weed out bots

US army boffins use AI to spot faces in the dark

Neural network recreates real images from thermal cameras

Infosec brainiacs release public dataset to classify new malware using AI

Data is the secret sauce to advancing AI research

The only way is Ethics: UK Lords fret about AI 'moral panic'

Oh, and look out for data monopolies, peers warn

Boffins try to grok dogs using AI, a cyber-brain charter, a bot running for mayor, and more

Roundup Would you vote for a machine for public office?

Has your machine really learned something? Snap quiz time

How to tell if your algo is getting it right

Get ready for the Internet of Battle Things, warns US Army AI boffin

Future wars will be fought with physical and cyber robots

Googlers revolt over AI military tech contract, brainiacs boycott killer robots, and more

Roundup Your guide to this week in machine-learning

AI can't help without your data, says Gartner, so share, share, share!

Uber, have my calendar. And would you at least think about paying for it?

OpenAI challenges you to beat 1990s classic Sonic the Hedgehog using machine learning

Sega golden oldie repackaged as a research testbed

Is there alien life out there? Let's turn to AI, problem solver du jour

Is there nothing neural networks can't do? Wait, don't answer that

How machine-learning code turns a mirror on its sexist, racist masters

Word-analyzing AI study reveals 'historical social changes'

Here is your low down on TensorFlow updates, France's AI strategy, and a new DeepMind lab

Roundup The wacky world of AI this week

Machine learning library TensorFlow can count to potato... I mean, 1.7

Former Google Brain project is Eager to eat your GPU

Storm brewing? Weather buff uses deep learning to predict patterns

♫ I don't care what the weatherman says when the neural network says it's hailing

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