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Courtesy of AI: Weather forecasts for the hour, the week and the century

Machine learning models are taking over in the field of weather forecasting, from a quick “how long will this rain last” to a 10-day outlook, all the way out to century-level predictions.

Google DeepMind’s robotics head on general-purpose robots, generative AI and office Wi-Fi

[A version of this piece first appeared in TechCrunch’s robotics newsletter, Actuator. Subscribe here.] Earlier this month, Google’s DeepMind team debuted Open X-Embodiment, a database of robotic

DeepMind’s latest AlphaFold model is more useful for drug discovery

Nearly five years ago, DeepMind, one of Google’s more prolific AI-centered research labs, debuted AlphaFold, an AI system that can accurately predict the structures of many proteins inside the h

DeepMind repurposes game-playing AIs to optimize code and infrastructure

DeepMind’s Alpha series of AIs has provided a few world-firsts, like AlphaGo beating the world champion at Go. Now these AIs originally trained around playing games have been put to work on othe

Google consolidates AI research divisions into Google DeepMind

As Google looks to maintain pace in AI with the rest of the tech giants, it’s consolidating its AI research divisions. Today Google announced Google DeepMind, a new unit made up of the DeepMind

Android P leverages DeepMind for new Adaptive Battery feature

No surprise here, Android P was the highlight of today’s Google I/O keynote. The new version of the company’s mobile operating system still doesn’t have a name (at least not as of this writing),

Google’s WaveNet machine learning-based speech synthesis comes to Assistant

Last year, Google showed off WaveNet, a new way of generating speech that didn't rely on a bulky library of word bits or cheap shortcuts that result in stilted speech. WaveNet used machine learning to

Advances in AI and ML are reshaping healthcare

The application of AI/ML in healthcare is reshaping the industry and making what was once impossible into a tangible reality.

Google and Blizzard team up on a StarCraft made just for AIs

AIs have more or less mastered chess, Go and a number of other highly cerebral games — how will they do on something like StarCraft II, which combines high-level strategy with the need for quick rea