Study: One of the Best AI Systems is as Smart as a 4-Year-Old

Artificial and natural knowledge researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have IQ-tested one of the best available artificial intelligence systems to see how intelligent it really is. Turns out-it’s about as smart as the average 4-year-old, they will report July 17 at the U.S. Artificial Intelligence Conference in Bellevue, Wash. The UIC team … Continue reading

Sproutkin is ‘Netflix for Children’s Books’

Sproutkin, a newly launched subscription service for children’s books, has raised an initial, but undisclosed (and still ongoing) seed round of under $1 million from investors which include 500 Startups, the TechFellow Fund, and other angels. Like the tagline implies, the startup is introducing a Netflix for children’s books – that is, it’s a rental … Continue reading

Amazon Studios Greenlights Five Children’s Pilots

Amazon Studios has announced its first foray into original content for children, with five pilots given the greenlight. Just to recap, Amazon Studios uses audience feedback to develop original entertainment and, since the division’s launch in November 2010, thousands of movie scripts and series pilots have been submitted. You may remember that back in June … Continue reading