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Alibaba is reportedly setting up its own company to make a customized artificial-intelligence chip

Alibaba is setting up its own company to make customized artificial intelligence chip for its fast-growing cloud and internet of things (IoT) businesses, Reuters reported.
The Ada Health team. From left to right: pediatrician Claire Novorol, Daniel Nathrath, and neuroscientist Martin Hirsch.

A free service lets you type in your illness symptoms and learn what’s ailing you — and the startup behind it has raised $69 million

Ada Health is a tool that lets you type in your symptoms and learn what's ailing you. You can also track your symptoms over time and share them with a healthcare provider. The company is backed by Google’s chief business officer and the entrepreneur behind Amazon's Alexa.
SpaceX founder Elon Musk listens at a press conference following the first launch of a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2018.

12 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Elon Musk says that reading books is crucial to his amazing success. If you want to read like Elon, here's a good list to get started.
Sir Richard Branson.

Billionaire Richard Branson thinks America should give out free money to fix inequality

Richard Branson is an advocate of universal basic income. That's to say he believes that everyone should receive a living wage from the government, regardless of financial status. "A basic income should be introduced in Europe and in America," Branson told The New York Times on Saturday.
Bill Gates, left, tried to hire Luis Von Ahn, right, who is now the CEO of Duolingo.

Bill Gates tried to poach the CEO of $700 million Duolingo, and they still keep in touch — here’s what they talk about

Bill Gates tried to hire Duolingo cofounder Luis Von Ahn for Microsoft's research team years ago. While Von Ahn turned down the offer, the two kept in touch, and have spoken nearly a dozen times since to talk apps and artificial intelligence.

Elon Musk warns that creation of ‘god-like’ AI could doom mankind to an eternity of robot dictatorship

Elon Musk predicts that mankind may become a slave to a robot dictator because of artificial intelligence.

Thousands of Google employees asked CEO Sundar Pichai to stop providing AI tech for the US military’s drones

Google staffers signed a letter urging CEO Sundar Pichai to end a controversial contract with the Department of Defense.
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.

Twitter is using artificial intelligence for smarter image cropping

The company trained a neural network to let it understand what people might want to look in an image.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Facebook is planning to spend €10 million expanding its artificial intelligence centre in Paris

Facebook wants to double the number of its researchers in Paris.