1. Home Office to fund use of AI to help catch dark web paedophiles

The government has pledged to spend more money on the child abuse image database, which since 2014 has allowed police and other law enforcement agencies to search seized computers and other devices for indecent images of children quickly, against a record of 14m images, to help identify victims.

Author: Jamie Grierson

Read More On: The Guardian

2. AI can’t protect us from deepfakes, argues new report

A new report from Data and Society raises doubts about automated solutions to deceptively altered videos, including machine learning-altered videos called deepfakes.

Author: Zoe Schiffer

Read More On: The Verge

3. Boston-based DataRobot raises $206M Series E to bring AI to enterprise

Artificial intelligence is playing an increasingly large role in enterprise software, and Boston’s DataRobot has been helping companies build, manage and deploy machine learning models for some time now.

Author: Ron Miller

Read More On: Tech Crunch

4. Amazon now lets anyone answer questions on Alexa—what could possibly go wrong?

Amazon publicly launched a program called Alexa Answers in the US yesterday, Fast Company reports. It lets anyone field user questions for which its voice assistant software Alexa doesn’t already have any answer—for example “How many instruments does Stevie Wonder play?” The program was tested in a private beta with thousands of customers last year, after internal testing.

Author: Charlotte Jee

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

5. How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing Cyber Security Landscape and Preventing Cyber Attacks

The world is going digital at an unprecedentedly fast pace, and the change is only going to go even faster. The digitalization means everything is moving at lightning speed – business, entertainment, trends, new products, etc.

Author: Remesh Ramachandran

Read More On: Entrepreneur

6. Kids are surrounded by AI. They should know how it works.

A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the technology’s future. A student recaps how he would describe artificial intelligence to a friend: “It’s kind of like a baby or a human brain because it has to learn,” he says in a video, “and it stores […] and uses that information to figure things out.”

Author: Karen Hao

Read More On: MIT Technology Review

7. Element AI raises $151M on a $600-700M valuation to help companies build and run AI solutions

While tech giants like Google and Amazon build and invest in a multitude of artificial intelligence applications to grow their businesses, a startup has raised a big round of funding to help those that are not technology businesses by nature also jump into the AI fray.

Author: Ingrid Lunden

Read More On: Tech Crunch

8. A Swiss house built by robots promises to revolutionize the construction industry

A consortium of Swiss researchers has one answer to the problem: working with robots. The proof of concept comes in the form of the DFAB House, celebrated as the first habitable building designed and planned using a choreography of digital fabrication methods.

Author: Anne Quito

Read More On: Quartz

9. Google report assesses how AI can best serve humanity

Google.org is today releasing a report that details how social impact startups, nonprofits, government policymakers, and academics can use machine learning to address some of humanity’s biggest problems.

Author: Khari Johnson

Read More On: VentureBeat

10. 15 Smart Ways Machine Learning Helps Businesses And Entrepreneurs

Among the most impressive new developments in technology is the field of machine learning (ML). In essence, machine learning teaches an artificial intelligence system to teach itself. While this might sound like the start of a campy sci-fi horror story, the results are quite promising for small business.

Read More On: Forbes