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Why teaching robots to play hide-and-seek could be the key to next-gen A.I.

Why teaching robots to play hide-and-seek could be the key to next-gen A.I.

Artificial intelligence can do a lot of amazing things these days, but it's still not smart enough to play a simple game of hide and seek. Not yet, that is
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Scientists are using A.I. to create artificial human genetic code

Scientists are using A.I. to create artificial human genetic code

Researchers are training generative adversarial networks so that they can progressively and automatically learn how to create artificial genetic sequences,
Facebook Deepfake Challenge

Inside the rapidly escalating war between deepfakes and deepfake detectors

Inside the rapidly escalating war between deepfakes and deepfake detectors

Deepfakes are getting better, and as they become increasingly convincing, the pressure is on for deepfake detection technologies to keep up
Eternity

The BigSleep A.I. is like Google Image Search for pictures that don’t exist yet

The BigSleep A.I. is like Google Image Search for pictures that don’t exist yet

Feed the BigSleep A.I. any text-based prompt -- no matter how abstract or strange -- and it will generate an image to fit the description.
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The future of augmented reality is earbuds, not eyeglasses

The future of augmented reality is earbuds, not eyeglasses

Earbuds are transforming into a whole new computing platform that could one day replace the need for you to reach for your smartphone or computer.
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New A.I. can identify the song you’re listening to by reading your brain waves

New A.I. can identify the song you’re listening to by reading your brain waves

By analyzing your brain waves, it's possible to figure out what song you're listening to -- and a whole lot more. This project will blow your mind
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Clever new A.I. system promises to train your dog while you’re away from home

Clever new A.I. system promises to train your dog while you’re away from home

A prototype device is able to give out canine commands, check to see if they’re being obeyed, and then provide a treat as a reward when they are.
Widex Moment hearing aids.

New A.I. hearing aid learns your listening preferences and makes adjustments

New A.I. hearing aid learns your listening preferences and makes adjustments

One of the picks for this year’s CES 2021 Innovation Awards is a smart hearing aid that uses A.I. to improve the audio experience in a couple of crucial ways.
Lasso

Futuristic new appliance uses A.I. to sort and prep your recycling

Futuristic new appliance uses A.I. to sort and prep your recycling

Hate sorting the recycling? This machine will do the time-saving (and planet-saving) job on your behalf.
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Mercedes-Benz’s new ‘Hyperscreen’ dashboard is a dazzling 56-inch OLED panel

Mercedes-Benz’s new ‘Hyperscreen’ dashboard is a dazzling 56-inch OLED panel

The upcoming Mercedes-Benz EQS electric car will feature a 56-inch OLED display dubbed MBUX Hyperscreen. It will be the largest display in a production car.
Data Picard

A Star Trek fan deepfaked Next Generation-era Data into the new Picard series

A Star Trek fan deepfaked Next Generation-era Data into the new Picard series

A Star Trek fan deepfaked Next Generation-era Data into the new Picard series using cutting-edge technology.
The Prayer

A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other 2020 stories we laughed at

A disembodied robot mouth and 14 other 2020 stories we laughed at

Forget the challenges of the last 12 months and instead have some fun reading our pick of the quirkiest tech stories from the past year.
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His granddad lost the ability to read, so he built a DIY text-to-speech rig

His granddad lost the ability to read, so he built a DIY text-to-speech rig

Ben Affleck (no, no that one) is an engineer. So when his 100-year old grandfather lost his ability to read, he flexed his engineering muscle to develop a fix.
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This is how Google’s internet-serving Loon balloons can float for nearly a year

This is how Google’s internet-serving Loon balloons can float for nearly a year

Alphabet's Loon balloons recently set a record for most consecutive days spent aloft in the stratosphere. How'd they do it? A software upgrade.
T Rex

Scientists asked A.I. to analyze the fossil record. This is what it found

Scientists asked A.I. to analyze the fossil record. This is what it found

Using machine learning to analyze fossil records can shed light on major extinction events and how they changed history.
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MIT’s clever robotic basketball hoop will help you level up your game

MIT’s clever robotic basketball hoop will help you level up your game

MIT researchers have built a basketball hoop that shrinks and raises when you make shots, shape-shifting to help improve the various facets of your game.
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A.I. hit some major milestones in 2020. Here’s a recap

A.I. hit some major milestones in 2020. Here’s a recap

Here's a rundown of the six biggest developments, shifts, and emerging themes that popped up in the world of artificial intelligence in the year 2020.
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Digitizing your brain: Sci-fi pipe dream, or scientific possibility?

Digitizing your brain: Sci-fi pipe dream, or scientific possibility?

Hooking your brain up to a computer and digitizing your consciousness has long been a staple of science fiction -- but is such a thing possible in real life?
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How A.I. bumblebee brains could usher in a new era for navigation

How A.I. bumblebee brains could usher in a new era for navigation

U.K startup Opteran Technologies has a bold plan to revolutionize navigation. Instead of relying on GPS, it wants to give autonomous cars A.I. bumblebee brains
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Eminem appears to diss Mark Zuckerberg in hilarious, A.I.-generated deepfake

Eminem appears to diss Mark Zuckerberg in hilarious, A.I.-generated deepfake

Eminem takes aim at Facebook's CEO and co-founder in an unusual new diss track. At least, that's how it appears on the surface.
Robot arm gripper

To build a lifelike robotic hand, we first have to build a better robotic brain

To build a lifelike robotic hand, we first have to build a better robotic brain

A more brainlike artificial neural network is helping make robot hands smarter than ever. Check this one out in action.
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A.I. teaching assistants could help fill the gaps created by virtual classrooms

A.I. teaching assistants could help fill the gaps created by virtual classrooms

Distance learning has created a disconnect between teachers and students. Can A.I. help fill that void?
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Tired of robocalls? Unlimited burner phone service keeps your digits private

Tired of robocalls? Unlimited burner phone service keeps your digits private

This is the latest consumer-assisting technology developed by robot lawyer company, DoNotPay. Here's how it works.
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Amazing new headset translates thoughts into speech for vocally impaired wearers

Amazing new headset translates thoughts into speech for vocally impaired wearers

For vocally impaired people, a huge source of frustration is the inability to easily communicate thoughts to friends and family. This tech could change that.
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A.I. fail as robot TV camera follows bald head instead of soccer ball

A.I. fail as robot TV camera follows bald head instead of soccer ball

An effort by a soccer team to livestream a game using an A.I.-powered camera descended into farce when it kept mistaking an official's bald head for the ball.
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This basic human skill is the next major milestone for A.I.

This basic human skill is the next major milestone for A.I.

CausalWorld is a virtual world that lets robots learn about cause and effect. Here's why that has big implications for the future of A.I.
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Despite obvious dangers, autonomous killer robot tech is charging ahead

Despite obvious dangers, autonomous killer robot tech is charging ahead

Thanks to the proliferation of lethal autonomous weapon tech, the world's military powers are now engaged in an arms race that's increasingly difficult to stop.
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Can A.I. solve one of the oldest mysteries of linguistics?

Can A.I. solve one of the oldest mysteries of linguistics?

Lost languages like Linear A have confounded researchers for decades, but as artificial intelligence advances, could technology crack the case?
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The robot ‘artist’ that’s challenging humanity’s concept of creativity

The robot ‘artist’ that’s challenging humanity’s concept of creativity

Can a machine be creative? Many would argue no — it's the programmer who is being creative. But with Aida, making that distinction isn't so easy
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This groundbreaking new style of A.I. learns things in a totally different way

This groundbreaking new style of A.I. learns things in a totally different way

Machine learning needs to be shown large numbers of examples before it can successfully recognize objects. That could be about to change.
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A.I. creativity is improving fast. This hilarious GPT3-generated film is proof

A.I. creativity is improving fast. This hilarious GPT3-generated film is proof

People have been training A.I. to write movie scripts for years, but this one is different. It showcases just how far A.I. creativity has come.
pixelor pictionary ai

This bot will destroy you at Pictionary. It’s also a huge milestone for A.I.

This bot will destroy you at Pictionary. It’s also a huge milestone for A.I.

Pixelor isn't just a Pictionary-playing A.I. — it's a groundbreaking new tool that's helping us teach machines to understand human intentions.
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Are deepfakes a dangerous technology? Creators and regulators disagree

Are deepfakes a dangerous technology? Creators and regulators disagree

Deepfake technology has great potential for both good and bad, but creators say the negatives are being overblown while the positives are being overlooked.
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New ‘A.I. lawyer’ analyzes your emails to find moneysaving loopholes

New ‘A.I. lawyer’ analyzes your emails to find moneysaving loopholes

This newly launched email system scans through your inbox looking for ways to save you time and money. Here's how it works.