How Pixar uses AI and GANs to create high-resolution content

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! As digital animators continue to push the boundaries of technology and creativity, the technical teams that support them are turning to artificial intelligence and machine learning to deliver the tools they need. That’s the case at Pixar, where the company has made new machine learning […]

Silicon Valley execs and Pentagon AI chief talk AI at the edge

Watch all the Transform 2020 sessions on-demand right here. When considering transformational ways to use computer vision on the edge in devices like robots, drones, cameras, and other devices, Booz Allen Hamilton VP Josh Sullivan advises caution, urging people to take security seriously on what’s become a whole new attack vector. “For me, deploying an […]

Create Strong Passwords with a Password Generator

Create Strong Passwords with a Password Generator Whether you use the internet for several hours every day or only browse it on occasion, you have likely created numerous accounts on streaming services, financial services, and online storefronts like Amazon. Many of these accounts contain highly sensitive information. Hackers can get into online accounts and computers […]

California DMV allows AutoX to test autonomous cars without drivers behind the wheel

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) today awarded autonomous car startup AutoX a permit authorizing it to test driverless vehicles on streets within a designated part of San Jose. While AutoX has had state authority to pilot vehicles with safety drivers since 2017, the new license allows the company to test one autonomous vehicle […]

Does TikTok Really Pose a Risk to US National Security?

In an interview with WIRED Wednesday, Roland Cloutier, TikTok’s global head of security, declined to address questions about China directly, but stressed that TikTok was committed to maintaining robust security practices, including allowing outside firms to audit its technology. “What I can talk about is facts, and the facts are quite simple,” Cloutier said. “We […]

eBay CTO: AI is now an ‘ecosystem’ for us

Watch the final day of VB Transform live on YouTube! While eBay could have used any number of existing AI platforms to enhance its various products, the company instead elected to build its own AI system — dubbed Krylov — in-house and make it open source for anyone to use. That decision appears to be […]

AI Weekly: Transform 2020 showcased the practical side of AI and ML

Watch all the Transform 2020 sessions on-demand right here. Today marked the conclusion of VentureBeat’s Transform 2020 summit, which took place online for the first time in our history. Luminaries including Google Brain ethicist Timnit Gebru and IBM AI ethics leader Francesca Rossi spoke about how women are advancing AI and leading the trend of […]

Teens ride hired Tees Valley e-scooters on A19

Image copyright Ginger Image caption The e-scooters are provided by Ginger and booked through their app Two teenage boys hired e-scooters and rode them along a busy dual carriageway, police have said. The equipment is being trialled in the Tees Valley area and can only be used on cycle lanes and roads with a speed […]

Researchers warn court ruling could have a chilling effect on adversarial machine learning

A cross-disciplinary team of machine learning, security, policy, and law experts say inconsistent court interpretations of an anti-hacking law have a chilling effect on adversarial machine learning security research and cybersecurity. At question is a portion of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). A ruling to decide how part of the law is interpreted […]

Uber: Tooling is a critical part of AI development and deployment

Watch all the Transform 2020 sessions on-demand right here. Uber employs thousands of machine learning models to inform all aspects of its business, according to chief scientist Zoubin Ghahramani. He revealed this tidbit during a session at VentureBeat’s Transform 2020 summit, during which he spoke about Uber’s use of AI and internet of things (IoT) […]