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Facebook’s new ’embodied A.I’ project aims to build a new breed of robots

Facebook’s new ’embodied A.I’ project aims to build a new breed of robots

Facebook wants to build an army of robot assistants that can wait on us in all kinds of new ways. Here's what it's working on.
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Staggering implications: Smartphones may soon use our gait to see if we’re drunk

Staggering implications: Smartphones may soon use our gait to see if we’re drunk

Researchers have developed software that harnesses a smartphone’s built-in accelerometer to determine whether or not a person is drunk.
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An exclusive look at Honor’s outdoor smartwatch launching in September

An exclusive look at Honor’s outdoor smartwatch launching in September

Honor will launch a new smartwatch at IFA 2020, and it's going to have a sporty outdoor design. The company has shown Digital Trends some of the concept art.
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This clever new A.I. assistant will screen and block robocallers for you

This clever new A.I. assistant will screen and block robocallers for you

Robocalls are a massive problem. Could the answer be ... more robots? Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology think so.
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A.I. can tell if you’re a good surgeon just by scanning your brain

A.I. can tell if you’re a good surgeon just by scanning your brain

Brain-NET, a new deep learning A.I., can accurately predict a surgeon’s certification scores based on their neuroimaging data.
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It’s like Guitar Hero, but for freestyle rap

It’s like Guitar Hero, but for freestyle rap

Want to learn how to freestyle rap? A new A.I.-assisted game aims to teach you exactly that skill. Here's how it works.
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Facebook’s new A.I. takes image recognition to a whole new level

Facebook’s new A.I. takes image recognition to a whole new level

Facebook is using cutting-edge artificial intelligence to extract valuable data from images. The company showed Digital Trends some of its ongoing work.
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IBM and Michael J. Fox Foundation make a breakthrough in fighting Parkinson’s

IBM and Michael J. Fox Foundation make a breakthrough in fighting Parkinson’s

Last year, Michael J. Fox teamed up with IBM to help find a cure to Parkinson's disease. Today, they announced their results so far.
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A.I.’s next big challenge? Playing a quantum version of Go

A.I.’s next big challenge? Playing a quantum version of Go

A quantum version of Go could be even tougher for machine intelligence to beat. In the process, it could help develop even smarter A.I.
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The U.S. wastes $161B worth of food every year. A.I. is helping us fix that

The U.S. wastes $161B worth of food every year. A.I. is helping us fix that

Up to 40% of food produced gets wasted in the United States every year. Could A.I. technology help bring about positive changes? These companies think so.
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Researchers have found a new way to spot the latest deepfakes

Researchers have found a new way to spot the latest deepfakes

Deepfakes aren't easy to spot. This new approach, which looks for artifacts in machine learning-generated images, could help.
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Human moderators can’t stop online hate speech alone. We need bots to help

Human moderators can’t stop online hate speech alone. We need bots to help

Hate speech is a big problem online. Can artificial intelligence help to stop it in its tracks? Various researchers think so — with some caution.
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Facebook A.I. could fix one of the most annoying problems in video chat apps

Facebook A.I. could fix one of the most annoying problems in video chat apps

Facebook has developed a new, cutting-edge artificial intelligence that’s able to distinguish up to five voices speaking simultaneously.
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How A.I. created that amazing sports highlight reel you can’t stop watching

How A.I. created that amazing sports highlight reel you can’t stop watching

Whether it's NBA or NHL, WSC Sports has created algorithms that know exactly what's happening on screen. And it creates the video highlights to prove it.
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Facebook study shows how social media may influence our vacation behavior

Facebook study shows how social media may influence our vacation behavior

Facebook scientists want to know more about what vacation snaps could reveal about travel behavior and the world’s most popular locations.
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Self-driving forklifts are here to revolutionize warehouses, for better or worse

Self-driving forklifts are here to revolutionize warehouses, for better or worse

Third Wave Automation raised $15 million to make self-driving forklifts a reality. Here's how it's going to change warehouses as we know it.
Facial Recognition

Google execs say we need a plan to stop A.I. algorithms from amplifying racism

Google execs say we need a plan to stop A.I. algorithms from amplifying racism

Two Google executives said Friday that bias in A.I. is hurting marginalized communities, and that more needs to be done to ensure that this does not happen.
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Wild new ‘brainsourcing’ technique trains A.I. directly with human brainwaves

Wild new ‘brainsourcing’ technique trains A.I. directly with human brainwaves

Researchers wired up 30 participants to brain-reading tech to see if they could collectively teach a computer to learn. Welcome to the world of brainsourcing.
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Amazing bird-identifying A.I camera brings birdwatching into the 21st century

Amazing bird-identifying A.I camera brings birdwatching into the 21st century

Powered by A.I., this smart camera will identify the birds and other wildlife that appears in your garden. It is available to pre-order on Kickstarter.
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A literal minority report: Examining the algorithmic bias of predictive policing

A literal minority report: Examining the algorithmic bias of predictive policing

Predictive policing tech boomed in recent years, but the algorithmic bias built into these systems is causing many to reconsider their effectiveness.
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Amazon’s machine-learning device keeps an eye on social distancing

Amazon’s machine-learning device keeps an eye on social distancing

Amazon's Distance Assistant uses a monitor and a camera to show employees in high traffic areas of warehouses how well they are doing at social distancing.
GPT-2 AI Text Generator

OpenAI’s GPT-3 algorithm is here, and it’s freakishly good at sounding human

OpenAI’s GPT-3 algorithm is here, and it’s freakishly good at sounding human

Remember the text-generating artificial intelligence GPT-2? Its creators at OpenAI have built a successor -- and it's a whole lot bigger and more impressive.
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IBM will no longer develop or research facial recognition tech

IBM will no longer develop or research facial recognition tech

In a letter to Congress, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna said IBM is exiting the facial recognition business and called for new reforms to combat racial injustice.
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When copyrights make finding video soundtracks hard, this A.I. musician can help

When copyrights make finding video soundtracks hard, this A.I. musician can help

The soundtrack to your life -- or at least your Instagram Stories -- is easier to find with PicsArt's new A.I., giving creators access to copyright-free songs.
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Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft reportedly turns to A.I. to optimize MSN news, replacing human workers

Microsoft will not renew the contracts of 50 contractors who curate content for MSN, and will instead entrust the responsibility to artificial intelligence.
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Sony wants to make cameras smarter with an onboard A.I. chip

Sony wants to make cameras smarter with an onboard A.I. chip

Sony has announced two new 12.3-megapixel image sensors that come equipped with dedicated A.I. chips for applying machine learning to camera data locally.
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Intel and University of Pennsylvania are using A.I. to find brain tumors

Intel and University of Pennsylvania are using A.I. to find brain tumors

Intel and the University of Pennsylvania will work with 29 medical centers to train A.I. models to identify brain tumors while also preserving patient privacy.
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Ford releases self-driving car data to encourage further research

Ford releases self-driving car data to encourage further research

Ford hopes data from some of its test cars will spur further development of autonomous driving tech. Ford is releasing a data package collected over one year.
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This A.I. meme generator has mastered the art of oddball internet humor

This A.I. meme generator has mastered the art of oddball internet humor

It sounds kind of silly to say, but memes are one of the things that make us human. So, of course, someone has built an A.I. that can create new ones.
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Inside the MIT project that’s making Inception-style dream manipulation possible

Inside the MIT project that’s making Inception-style dream manipulation possible

Created by MIT's Dream Lab, Dormio is a wearable device that makes it possible to control dreams. Think of it like Inception, but real.
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Deepfakes for voice are here, and that’s good news — for now

Deepfakes for voice are here, and that’s good news — for now

LOVO Studio has developed a tool that can recreate accurate human voices, complete with emotion and tone gradations to add to the realism. Check it out.
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This A.I. lawyer can help you file for unemployment benefits

This A.I. lawyer can help you file for unemployment benefits

Laid off during the coronavirus pandemic? The robot lawyer created by legal tech startup DoNotPay will help people in every U.S. state to claim unemployment.
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The 50-year old Silicon Valley lab that practically invented modern computing

The 50-year old Silicon Valley lab that practically invented modern computing

Xerox PARC, the legendary Silicon Valley R&D lab, turns 50 years old in 2020. Here's what it's brought to the world of computing, and what it's up to today.
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Meet the sci-fi startup building computer chips with real biological neurons

Meet the sci-fi startup building computer chips with real biological neurons

Australian startup Cortical Labs is building brain-inspired neural networks using actual neurons. Here's why the company thinks that's a big deal.