Artificial Intelligence

Walmart tries SMS shopping again, this time backed by AI and customer data: It will use the same conversational commerce tech that helped make its voice-assisted shopping successful.

The headquarters relocation serves as a capstone to several years of Tesla investment in the state.

Whistleblower Frances Haugen shed light on multiple regulatory solutions to rein in Facebook’s algorithms, which she blamed for a rise in misinformation and teen harm.

Is AI-powered cancer diagnostics mainstreaming? A Memorial Sloan Kettering spinout got the FDA nod for its cancer-detecting AI tool, and NYU Langone’s study results boast the efficacy of a similar tool—more fuel for healthcare stakeholders investing in AI for cancer diagnostics.

A UN mortaroum request highlights the level of unease over certain AI tech. Doing so could threaten innovation in the US

We spoke with Jürgen Galler, co-founder and CEO at data management platform 1plusX, about how the use of AI by publishers can help them traverse these challenges.

Around the world, mobile is the No. 1 device for watching YouTube, capturing 63% of the platform’s video views in Q2 2021.

On today's episode, we discuss what users are viewing on Facebook, how to measure attention, whether Toys R Us can make a comeback, the scope of the ad frequency problem, how important AI is to advertising, how soon will work meetings move into virtual reality, how Nicole discovered a ground-breaking literary link that made national news, and more. Tune in to the discussion with eMarketer director of reports editing Rahul Chadha and principal analysts at Insider Intelligence Nicole Perrin and Paul Verna.

The smartphone giant acquired AV startup Deepmotion for $77.4 million. Xiaomi could use its consumer electronic experience to create compelling entertainment-focused vehicles, but it will have to overcome manufacturing challenges and potential regulatory scrutiny.

More than 90 groups signed a letter demanding Apple cease rollout of its CSAM scanning tool, citing the potential for misuse. The continued pressure could stand as a major inflection point in Apple’s brand history.

The company reaffirmed its commitment to the computer vision-only approach to AVS despite calls by regulators and advocates questioning the company’s safety. Regulators may ultimately seek to limit the way Tesla tests Autopilot on public roads, which pump the brakes on new updates.

Outspoken employees fear governments could use the company’s CSAM scanning tools for censorship. Apple assures the public it has safeguards in place, but controversy over the features risks tarnishing its reputation as an industry leader on privacy.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has officially launched a formal safety probe into Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance feature following a rise in reports of crashes with emergency response vehicles, per The Associated Press.

Pizza Hut looks outside of the box: The fast-food chain seeks to regain leadership in digital food delivery through AI and analytics.

Apple plans to introduce software to detect child abuse content locally on an iPhone or Mac. Privacy and security advocates say the plan could tarnish Apple’s reputation as the vanguard of consumer privacy and bulwark against government anti-encryption efforts.

Facebook’s CEO believes its hefty investment in AR and VR could make it a powerful player in the next stage of the internet. The proclamation comes amid rampant regulatory scrutiny and slowing user growth among Facebook’s core products.