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  • Xiaomi plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next five years to grow its AI-powered smart home ecosystem

    This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here. Chinese technology company Xiaomi is planning to spend about $1.5 billion over the next five years to grow its AI-powered smart home ecosystem, CEO Lei Jun announced last week. The company, which is best known for low-priced smartphones, is looking to build on its existing AI capabilities and use a range of first-party and...

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  • AI Weekly: Charlatan AI is a public nuisance

    Tech companies should spare the world overblown or fabricated depictions of what their artificial intelligence can do, because there's a lot at stake.

  • We need an ‘AI sidekick’ to fight malicious AI

    “Now that we realize our brains can be hacked, we need an antivirus for the brain.” Those were the words of Yuval Noah Harari, famous historian and outspoken critic of Silicon Valley. The sentence, which was part of a recent interview by Wired’s Nick Thompson with Harari and former Google design ethicist Tristan Harris, was a reference to how tech companies use AI algorithms to manipulate user behavior in profitable ways. For instance, if you’re watching NBA game recap videos, YouTube will...

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  • AI Weekly: CES 2019 to showcase transformative AI

    Artificial intelligence will play a big role at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, it seems clear. Here's what to expect.

  • The 2020 Agenda

    Rev. Al Sharpton sits down with Hugh Hewitt, Joe Madison, and Maya Wiley to discuss the future of the democratic and republican parties come the 2020 Presidential Races nearing ever so closer, in this heated debate.
  • Why AI can't solve everything

    The hysteria about the future of artificial intelligence (AI) is everywhere. There seems to be no shortage of sensationalist news about how AI could cure diseases, accelerate human innovation and improve human creativity. Just looking at the media headlines, you might think that we are already living in a future where AI has infiltrated every aspect of society. While it is undeniable that AI has opened up a wealth of promising opportunities, it has also led to the emergence of a mindset that can...

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  • An elusive peace in Asia

    To judge by the stream of extraordinary images on the Korean Peninsula, you might think 2018 marked the beginning of an elusive peace in one of the world’s last vestiges of the Cold War.