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IBM and MIT Work To Make AI More Human

By Jon Fingas @ Engadget

Autonomous robots and other AI systems still don’t do a great job of understanding the world around them, but IBM and MIT think they can do better. They’ve begun a “multi-year” partnership that aims to improve AI’s ability to interpret sight and sound as well as humans. IBM will supply the expertise and technology from its Watson cognitive computing platform, while MIT will conduct research. It’s still very early, but the two already have a sense of what they can accomplish.

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Wall Street Journal: Publicis.Sapient Acquires Minority Stake in Artificial Intelligence Company Lucid

Nathalie Tadena @ Wall Street Journal — Publicis Groupe is making a bet on artificial intelligence as a tool to help marketers better navigate a changing digital landscape.

Publicis.Sapient, a division of ad holding company Publicis Groupe focused on digital technologies, has taken a minority stake in AI company Lucid. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

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