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Modulate wants to bring voice skins to your favorite online games

Modulate wants to bring voice skins to your favorite online games

Startup Modulate aims to change how your in-game characters are portrayed with "voice skin" neural network technology. The technology allows your voice to match your characters' appearance, or to make you sound like another person or even a celebrity. Steps are also being taken to avoid "voice fraud."
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The future of self-driving cars

The future of self-driving cars

Self-driving cars are one of the tech world’s trendiest topics right now, but they’re more complicated than just “car” or “robot car.” There are degrees of automation, with each level turning over more responsibility to machines. Here’s where self-driving cars are now, and where they’re going.
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ThisPersonDoesNotExist has spawned a host of amazing copycat sites

ThisPersonDoesNotExist has spawned a host of amazing copycat sites

After the success of the face-generating website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com, the same artificial intelligence tool is being used to create everything from imaginary Airbnb listings to creepy fake cats. Check them out in all their surreal, generative adversarial network greatness.
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DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

DeepSqueak is a machine learning A.I. that reveals what rats are chatting about

Just as Aquaman can talk to fish, so too can researchers at the University of Washington chat with rats. Or, at least, they can better understand what rats are squeaking about thanks to a deep learning artificial intelligence system with the ingenious name DeepSqueak. Here's how it works.
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Bees can do arithmetic, setting the scientific community abuzz

Bees can do arithmetic, setting the scientific community abuzz

A new study has found something remarkable: Bees can do basic arithmetic. Researchers showed that bees could use colors as representations for numbers and then use those colors for addition and subtraction. These findings have implications for the development of AI in the future.
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Hong Kong’s vision for a smart prison is a full-blown Orwellian nightmare

Hong Kong’s vision for a smart prison is a full-blown Orwellian nightmare

Hong Kong wants to bring its prisons into the twenty-first century by introducing new wearable, location-tracking wristbands, and a robot arm whose job is to comb through poop looking for contraband. Here's how the next-gen correctional facilities plan to use their new tech.
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Here’s how Facebook taught its Portal A.I. to think like a Hollywood filmmaker

Here’s how Facebook taught its Portal A.I. to think like a Hollywood filmmaker

When Facebook introduced its line of Portal screen-enhanced smart speakers, it wanted to find a way to make video chat as intimate as sitting down for a conversation with an old friend. Here's how its engineers tried to pull off the feat using some smart A.I. and a bit of human creativity.
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In the age of Alexa and Siri, Cortana’s halo has grown dim

In the age of Alexa and Siri, Cortana’s halo has grown dim

Over the past few years Cortana has been seeing a somewhat slow but painful death. It even will even be separated from Windows 10 search in the upcoming April 2019 Update. All that considered, here’s a few reasons why we think the voice assistant is on its way to an eventual doom.
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A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

A.I.-powered website creates freakishly lifelike faces of people who don’t exist

No, this isn't a missing person. It's a face generated by a new artificial intelligence on the website ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com. Just in case you needed a reminder of how freakishly good A.I. is becoming at generating realistic images of people. Here's how the A.I. works.
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With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

With CabinSense, cars will soon know who’s riding in them and respond accordingly

What if your car could know who is sitting in every seat and customize the entertainment and safety options accordingly? That’s what Israel-based company Eyesight Technologies promises with its newly announced CabinSense in-car Occupancy Monitoring System. Here's how it works.
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Using A.I., Lightroom can now boost the resolution of RAW photos

Using A.I., Lightroom can now boost the resolution of RAW photos

Need to eek a bit more resolution out of a RAW file? Adobe Lightroom and Camera Raw can help with a new feature called Detail Enhance. The tool uses A.I. in the demosaicing process to enhance details and reduce artifacts. The updates also come with new tools in Lightroom CC.
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The next big challenge for Google’s A.I. is a card game you’ve never heard of

The next big challenge for Google’s A.I. is a card game you’ve never heard of

DeepMind, the Alphabet-owned deep learning company, has previously built machines that can master games like Go. What does it think is the next big frontier for machine intelligence? Mastering a cooperative card game about fireworks, called Hanabi. Here's why it's such a challenge.
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Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says

Gmail blocks 100 million spam messages daily with its A.I., Google says

A machine learning-based A.I. platform called TensorFlow has allowed Google to block an additional 100 million spam messages daily from entering Gmail users’ inboxes. The platform allows Google to detect more of those harder-to-find spam messages; like emails with hidden embedded content.
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Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it

Huawei’s A.I. has finished Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, and we’ve heard it

We all know computers can be used to make music, but can artificial intelligence be used to not only generate music, but complete one of the most famous unfinished symphonies of all time? Huawei has found out, using its own AI to create the final two movements of Schubert's "Unfinished," No. 8 Symphony.
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Real-time fact-checking is coming to live TV. But will networks use it?

Real-time fact-checking is coming to live TV. But will networks use it?

Forget closed captioning; how about an automated fact-checker on your TV? That's something researchers from Duke University are hoping to introduce in time for 2020's election year. Here's how it might work, and why the truth problem could be A.I.'s biggest challenge yet.
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Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor

Breakthrough A.I.-powered stethoscope diagnoses pneumonia like a robot doctor

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have invented a new, 21st-century version of the stethoscope, which can help better diagnose conditions like pneumonia using some smart machine-learning technology. Here's how it works and why it could turn out to be such a game-changer.
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A.I. system seeks to turn thoughts of people unable to talk into speech

A.I. system seeks to turn thoughts of people unable to talk into speech

A new system developed by neuroengineers can turn thoughts into intelligible speech. Powered by speech synthesizers and A.I., the technology lays the groundwork for helping individuals who are unable to speak due to disability regain their capacity to communicate verbally.
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MIT’s new robot can play everyone’s favorite block-stacking game, Jenga

MIT’s new robot can play everyone’s favorite block-stacking game, Jenga

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a robot which uses the latest machine learning computer vision to play everyone’s favorite tower-toppling game, Jenga. Here's how it works -- and why it could turn out to be surprisingly useful in the real world.
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A wearable may save your life, thanks to A.I. and big data. Here’s how

A wearable may save your life, thanks to A.I. and big data. Here’s how

Wearables are morphing from devices that send you smartphone notifications and track your fitness into gadgets that can monitor your health -- and maybe even save your life. Here's why -- and how advanced AI from companies like Microsoft and Google can make it possible.
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Finding the ‘blind spots’ in autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence

Finding the ‘blind spots’ in autonomous vehicle artificial intelligence

Researchers from MIT have been looking at the differences between how autonomous systems learn in training and the issues that arise in the real world. They have created a model of situations in which what an autonomous system has learned does not match actual events that occur on the road.
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IBM’s latest A.I. can help doctors detect how quickly a disease is progressing

IBM’s latest A.I. can help doctors detect how quickly a disease is progressing

IBM has developed an A.I. that can be used to predict how a range of diseases -- including diabetes, Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s -- are likely to develop. The tool could one day be used by physicians to make more accurate diagnoses and design more effective treatments.
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A.I. finds non-infringing ways to copy drugs pharma spends billions developing

A.I. finds non-infringing ways to copy drugs pharma spends billions developing

Drug companies spend billions developing and protecting their trademark pharmaceuticals. In a breakthrough, researchers have demonstrated an A.I. which can find new methods for producing existing drugs in a way that doesn’t infringe on existing patents. Here's how it works.
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A.I. can generate pictures of a finished meal based on just a written recipe

A.I. can generate pictures of a finished meal based on just a written recipe

Feeling hungry? Researchers from Tel-Aviv University in Israel have created an A.I. that's able to generate complete photos of meals, based only on reading the written recipes. Here's how it works and which meals the system finds easier or harder to generate accurately.
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Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Qualcomm shows off an A.I.-equipped car cockpit at CES 2019

Car cockpits will be getting an AI-equipped upgrade, thanks to Qualcomm's new Snapdragon-based automotive cockpit platform. The latest iteration to Qualcomm's cockpit platform will cover aspects of the in-car experience from voice-activated interfaces to traditional navigation systems.
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What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

What is an artificial neural network? Here’s everything you need to know

Curious about this strange new breed of AI called an artificial neural network? We've got all the info you need right here.
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CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show

CES 2019: Tech trends to watch for at the consumer electronics show

With more than 4,400 exhibiting companies and more than 2.7 million square feet of exhibition hall, CES is overwhelming. Here's what to expect from the upcoming show, from AI and self-driving cars to 5G networks and foldable phones and 8K televisions.
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How A.I. will change your world in 2019, for better or worse

How A.I. will change your world in 2019, for better or worse

From a science-fiction dream to a critical part of our everyday lives, artificial intelligence is everywhere. You probably don't see AI at work, and that's by design. AI is changing everything. But do we want it to?
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From 8K to A.I., this is what might come to cameras in 2019

From 8K to A.I., this is what might come to cameras in 2019

What will 2019 have in store for camera tech? Don't be too surprised if video hits 8K resolution and cameras begin to incorporate the same artificial intelligence features being used in smartphone cameras today. With many cameras overdo for an update, 2019 is looking to be an exciting year.
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From drones to smart pills, 2018 saw significant tech advances in medicine

From drones to smart pills, 2018 saw significant tech advances in medicine

Robots, A.I. algorithms, and drone deliveries are increasingly found in just about every industry and profession, Why not the medical world, too? Here are 2018's most significant landmark events where cutting-edge technology met medicine -- for better or, in one case, for worse.
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Rise of the Machines: Here’s how much robots and A.I. progressed in 2018

Rise of the Machines: Here’s how much robots and A.I. progressed in 2018

2018 has generated no shortage of news, and the fast-changing worlds of artificial intelligence and robotics are no exception. Here are our picks for the most exciting and game changing examples of A.I. and robots that we saw in the last 12 months. Get ready to have your mind blown!
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Nvidia’s Jetson AGX Xavier module is designed to give robots better brains

Nvidia’s Jetson AGX Xavier module is designed to give robots better brains

Though it's not geared for consumers, you'll likely soon reap the benefits of Nvidia's Jetson AGX Xavier module. The system-on-a-chip is designed to give autonomous robots better performance, and Nvidia hopes it will be used inside every autonomous machine from delivery drones to medical imaging systems.
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Midrange phones can’t do A.I., but MediaTek’s P90 chip aims to change that

Midrange phones can’t do A.I., but MediaTek’s P90 chip aims to change that

MediaTek has announced the Helio P90 mobile processor, which it says will bring the best AI features we see on high-end smartphones, to the mid-range. It's part of its long-term plan to produce feature-packed, high value devices for the next billion smartphone users around the world.
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Allegro.ai is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush

Allegro.ai is helping Hyundai mine the artificial intelligence gold rush

In November 2018, Hyundai invested in a startup named Allegro.ai. We talked to the company's founder to learn more about what that means for consumers in the not-too-distant futures. In the automotive space, the applications of AI vary from powering autonomous cars to improving quality control on the assembly line.
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Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Nvidia’s new A.I. creates entire virtual cities by watching dash cam videos

Creating virtual versions of real cities for video games takes thousands of hours. Technology unveiled by Nvidia could make it much easier, however. Its new machine learning tech can generate a convincing virtual city simply by showing it car dashcam videos. Here's how.