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AI robot serves diners as South Korea restaurant ensures social distancing amid Covid-19

September 15, 2020 7:31 PM

SEOUL (REUTERS) - "Aglio Kim", a trolley-like robot which uses artificial intelligence (AI), is delivering food to customers at a restaurant in Seoul, in order to minimise human contact and help ensure social distancing.

Russian hackers found targeting US election; robots that write?

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, helps us make sense of today's stories in technology:

What are the Russians doing to the US election?

Well, they are trying to hack it. They're trying to hack into the accounts of individuals working on campaigns. They're trying to hack into accounts of nonprofit organizations. They're trying to mess it all up again. They're probably trying to help their favorite candidate, too. How did we find out about it? Well, Microsoft, thank you Microsoft, is running an election security operation and they noticed this. Now, have they found everything that the Russian group Fancy Bear is doing? I highly doubt it. We'll probably learn a lot more after the election, unfortunately.

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Understanding AI's capabilities, drawbacks needed for wise use: Yomiuri Shimbun

September 09, 2020 11:30 AM

In the editorial, the paper says that in light of the proliferation of artificial intelligence products, the government must focus on providing information to consumers, strengthening consultation services and consumer education.

No cheating in gaokao, AI is watching: China Daily columnist

July 07, 2020 12:10 PM

In the article, the writer says that at first cameras were installed to help in monitoring examinations, then came metal detectors, and now, artificial intelligence will be used to analyse live feeds.

Sushi meets AI: Japanese inventor's app scopes out choice tuna cuts

July 03, 2020 5:56 PM

TOKYO - If you have ever bought supermarket sushi, you may know the taste trauma that hit Kazuhiro Shimura one night.

Toronto the next Silicon Valley; AI in policing; NYC Marathon

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, discusses technology industry news today:

Will Toronto become the next Silicon Valley?

A lot of really smart engineers are going to Toronto instead of the United States because of this country's self-defeating immigration policies. Building Silicon Valley requires even more. And ideally, there will be time for the United States to reverse all of its bad policies.

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AI & vaccines; TikTok vs YouTube; HBO Max

Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, provides his perspective on technology in the age of the coronavirus pandemic:

How is A.I. being used to fast track the creation of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Well, it's not really. There's great promise that one day A.I. can be the tool we use to read massive numbers of papers across disciplines, to project the way different molecules will interact, to decide which protein would make for a great vaccine candidate, but we're a ways off from that. A.I. has been useful to Moderna in part of their vaccine work, but most of the most important vaccine work is being done by smart humans.

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China firm develops system to recognise faces behind coronavirus masks

March 09, 2020 4:39 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - A Chinese company says it has developed the country's first facial recognition technology that can identify people when they are wearing a mask, as most are these days because of the coronavirus, and help in the fight against the disease.

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