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Alphabet Workers Union Giving Structure to Activism at Google 

By AI Trends Staff   In a highly unusual undertaking in the technology industry, the Alphabet Workers Union was formed by over 400 Google engineers and other...

SoftBank’s Humanoid Robot Pepper Can’t Hold a Job, Gets Shelved 

By John P. Desmond, Editor, AI Trends   SoftBank has stopped production of its humanoid robot, named Pepper, and is downsizing its robotics staff from an...

AI World Executive Summit: Move to Control Personal Data Advancing 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  The move to help people get more control over their personal data—especially the less wealthy—which for years has...

Market for Emotion Recognition Projected to Grow as Some Question Science 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor  The emotion recognition software segment is projected to grow dramatically in coming years, spelling success for companies that...

Lip-Reading AI is Under Development, Under Watchful Eyes 

By AI Trends Staff  A lip-reading app from Irish startup Liopa is said to represent a breakthrough in the field of visual speech recognition (VSR), which trains...

Deployed AI Putting Companies at Significant Risk, says FICO Report 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   A new report on responsible AI from the Fair Isaac Corp. (FICO), the company that brings you credit...

Here Come the AI Regulations  

By AI Trends Staff  New laws will soon shape how companies use AI.    The five largest federal financial regulators in the US recently released a request...

European Values Confront AI Innovation in EU’s Proposed AI Act  

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor    The European Commission on Wednesday released proposed regulations governing the use of AI, a first-of-a-kind proposed legal framework...

Ethics Leadership Continues to Churn at Google; Bengio Out, Dr. Croak is In 

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Ethicists continue to churn at Google with the departure of Samy Bengio, a Canadian computer scientist known for cofounding Google Brain, who had been...

Elite Math Students Found by Study to Come From Same Countries...

By John P. Desmond, AI Trends Editor   Two Dartmouth College researchers studied the countries of origin for the Fields Medal, considered the Nobel Prize in...