Everything you need to know about TensorFlow, a Google-created project that’s helping companies like Uber, Twitter, and Airbnb put AI in their apps (GOOG, GOOGL, UBER, TWTR)

In 2016, more than 100 million people worldwide watched closely as the legendary world champion Go player Lee Sedol played against a computer program — and lost. Then, in 2017, NASA scientists discovered two new planets with the Kepler space telescope. What these seemingly-disparate achievements have in common is that they were possible with the…

Repair and Protect “Toothpick” Drones With 3D Printing

The “toothpick” class of FPV (first person view) quadcopter generally refers to a small brushless quad using 65mm bi-blade props, made extremely popular by Bob “Kabab” Roogi. As with all things, there is quite some latitude in this definition. The core concept though is that they are quiet, safe to fly and yet still ridiculously…

US Marines sailed through the Strait of Hormuz with an armored vehicle on the flattop’s flight deck, ready to fight off Iranian gunboats

Photos from a recent Strait of Hormuz transit by the US Navy amphibious assault ship USS Boxer showed an 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit light armored vehicle parked on the flight deck, a sign that this warship was expecting trouble in the hostile waterway. The Boxer was harassed by Iranian drones in the Strait of Hormuz…

The future of the global shipping industry is… bikes

In the rush to get packages to your doorstep faster, delivery companies are experimenting with far-out technologies like drones and robots that can circumvent traffic—and that, most importantly, don’t need a conventional place to park while they deliver. But companies like UPS and the U.K.-based company DPD are considering a low-tech option, too: bikes.DPD is…

A startup that helps companies build their own AI-based tools just closed a $72.5 million round co-led by Goldman Sachs and the world’s largest insurer’s

This story requires our BI Prime membership. To read the full article, simply click here to claim your deal and get access to all exclusive Business Insider PRIME content. H2O.ai on Tuesday closed a $72.5 million series D funding round led by Goldman Sachs and the Ping An Global Voyager Fund. The startup automates how…

Microsoft Exec Forecasts Boom In Artificial Intelligence-Powered Personal Assistants

Microsoft Taiwan General Manager Ken Sun (Crystal Chiang, courtesy of Microsoft) CRYSTAL CHIANG, COURTESY OF MICROSOFT You’d expect Microsoft’s offices to be wired with some snappy technology. When it comes to booking a meeting room, Microsoft employees can tell an artificial intelligence-powered (AI) bot how many people need to sit […]