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    1. Mattel Cancels AI-Powered Smart Speaker for Kids Over Privacy Concerns

      Mattel Cancels AI-Powered Smart Speaker for Kids Over Privacy Concerns

      Nabi In Brief Earlier this year, Mattel announced Aristotle, a voice-activated smart assistant designed for use by children. Now, the project has been cancelled amid backlash from government officials, childhood development experts, and others. Aristotle Axed In January 2017, Mattel announced Aristotle, a smart speaker created for use by children. Last week, the company confirmed that the device had been scrapped, amid concerns about children’s privacy.

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      Mentions: Mattel Aristotle IoT
    2. Analysts Predict That Artificial Intelligence Will Be a $14 Billion Industry by 2023

      Analysts Predict That Artificial Intelligence Will Be a $14 Billion Industry by 2023

      kentoh/Adobe Stock In Brief A recent report on artificial intelligence predicts the industry will be worth $14 billion by 2023, a huge increase from the $525 million it was worth in 2015. AI tech is already being implemented across a wide range of industries and services and is one of the fastest growing technologies in the world. Exponential Growth A recent report asserts that the artificial intelligence (AI) industry will reach a compound annual growth rate of 17.2 percent by 2023.

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    3. China Aims to be a Global Frontrunner in AI by 2030

      China Aims to be a Global Frontrunner in AI by 2030

      ABB In Brief A new plan unveiled by the government reveals that China aims to be the global leader in AI by 2030. China is already well-situated globally in the realm of AI, along with other countries that are embracing and supporting the technology. China’s AI Budget, Plan China aims to be a global frontrunner in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030, according to the government’s new plan .

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      Mentions: Hong Kong India China
    4. Microsoft Takes On Google and Deep Mind with AI Research Lab

      Microsoft Takes On Google and Deep Mind with AI Research Lab

      Gorodenkoff/Adobe Stock In Brief Microsoft has announced the creation of its new research lab, Microsoft Research AI, which will focus on general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI) technology development and provide ethics oversight for its AI operations. Microsoft Research AI Microsoft has created a new research lab which will focus on general-purpose artificial intelligence (AI) technology development.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Google MIT
    5. An Israeli AI Company Is Giving Machines The Gift Of Sight

      An Israeli AI Company Is Giving Machines The Gift Of Sight

      An Israeli AI Company Is Giving Machines The Gift Of Sight Public Domain In Brief A startup operating out of Tel Aviv, Israel is looking to change the way artificial intelligence is able to perceive the world. Cortica boasts of having a transparent and verifiable machine learning algorithm that makes it possible for machines to learn, classify, and represent things without guidance.

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    6. IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases

      IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases

      IBM’s Watson AI Recommends Same Treatment as Doctors in 99% of Cancer Cases David Ramos/Getty Images In Brief Watson recommended treatment plans that matched suggestions from oncologists in 99 percent of the cases it analyzed and offered options doctors missed in 30 percent of them. AI could be revolutionary for healthcare as it can process many more research papers and case files than any human doctor could manage.

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    7. Reprogramming Diseased Cells: Microsoft Announces Plans to “Solve Cancer” in 10 Years

      Reprogramming Diseased Cells: Microsoft Announces Plans to “Solve Cancer” in 10 Years

      Reprogramming Diseased Cells: Microsoft Announces Plans to “Solve Cancer” in 10 Years Getty Images/Oliver Burston In Brief A team of experts is working on several technologies that Microsoft claims will help diagnose, monitor, and fight cancer. And they believe they can do it in 5-10 years. Cellular reprogramming A team of computer scientists, programmers, engineers, and other experts are working in Microsoft labs to investigate a virus that infects a complex network: cancer.

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    8. Google’s Voice-Activated Home Assistant is a Virtual Butler That’s Always Listening

      Google’s Voice-Activated Home Assistant is a Virtual Butler That’s Always Listening Google In Brief At the I/O 2016, Google announced Google Home. It's their own voice-activated home assistant device that turns your house into a truly smarthome. Rumors Confirmed Less than two years since Amazon launched its voice-activated home device, rumors are spreading about Google coming up with a contender.

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