A brief round-up of December 2020’s artificial intelligence news headlines, providing an overview of the month’s developments in AI and machine learning. Articles listed span a range from general interest items on artificial intelligence to report downloads from major banks.
Each AI news item listed provides the headline, and a direct link to the free online news article behind that artificial intelligence news headline, providing both quick reference to recent AI news headlines and full access to the detail behind each item.
AI news headlines featured here are drawn from Startup News Asia’s daily tech news feeds, delivered on social media and via mobile app.
- “With self-driving cars gaining traction in today’s automobile landscape, the issue of legal liability in the case of an accident has become more relevant.”
- The problems with automation: “Algorithms now decide which children enter foster care, which patients receive medical care, which families get access to stable housing.”
- ICYMI: Facebook is developing an AI assistant tool called TLDR to summarize news articles in bullet points so that a user doesn’t have to read a full item
- The global AI agenda: Promise, reality, and a future of data sharing, from MIT Technology Review Insights
- ICYMI: Google’s DeepMind develops MuZero algorithm capable of mastering Go, chess and video games without being given the rules, a major breakthrough for AI
- The geopolitics of artificial intelligence: “…the huge datasets held by governments, corporations and various data brokers have become a strategic asset”
- Australia: Nextgen Funds Management launches country’s first AI-specific fund
- China: JD-built AI system rolled out in Hebei province, automatically adjusting variables controlling coal-fed thermal boilers in power plants
- Samsung launches Powering Digital India initiative focusing on 5G, AI, IoT and cloud services, aiming to take projects from R&D to commercialization
- Japan: An intro to 3 of the country’s artificial intelligence and machine learning startups
- Singapore: NextBillion AI firm takes top prize at Slingshot competition, pulling in $250K in grants
- Singapore: Cheers convenience store deploys cashierless, cashless store, driven by AI system, facial recognition and Visa-linked mobile app
- Download: The Robots are NOT Coming (And why that’s a bad thing…) via the Centre for Future Work at the Australia Institute (pdf)
- Vietnam: Viettel Data Mining Platform unveiled by Viettel, military-run telecoms group
- Ethics by Design: An organizational approach to responsible use of technology, from the World Economic Forum
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