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Andrew Tarantola

Andrew Tarantola

Computing Writer

Andrew has spent more than a decade reporting on emerging technologies ranging from robotics and machine learning to space science, medicine, green energy and automated transportation. He has previous bylines at Engadget and Gizmodo, and will be covering all things AI at Digital Trends.

Google Gemini on smartphone.

What is Gemini Advanced? Here’s how to use Google’s premium AI

Gemini Advanced suite brings AI features to the entire ecosystem of Google apps. Here's how to use it.
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The best free AI video generators you can try out today

These text-to-video and image-to-video AI generators are really fun to play with, and let you try them out for free.
MRBeast in a video announcing NFL Sunday Ticket contests.

Apple denies reports that its AI was trained on YouTube videos

According to a new report from Proof News, Apple has been using a dataset containing the subtitles of 173,536 YouTube videos to train its AI.
ChatGPT results on an iPhone.

OpenAI just took the shackles off the free version of ChatGPT

GPT-4o mini is both less resource intensive and cheaper to operate than its the standard GPT-4 model.
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An ‘AI-native’ school is coming to revolutionize education

Mere months after departing OpenAI, AI researcher Andrej Karpathy announced the launch of his new AI+Education startup, dubbed Eureka Labs.
Google Gemini on smartphone.

Google responds to claims that Gemini is reading your files

Google's senior adviser on AI governance made a disturbing discovery: His Gemini AI was accessing and summarizing PDF files that it shouldn't be able to.
Apple Intelligence on AI

Apple is tackling one of the most frustrating aspects with AI today

An Apple research team has developed a new method to ease users into the quirks of upgraded AI models.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman standing on stage at a product event.

ChatGPT may have more paid subscribers than this popular streaming service

The company has also revealed a five-tier scale for measuring its AI system capabilities.
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The new AI tool that was deemed ‘too dangerous’ to release

Microsoft has announced that its new VALL-E 2 voice synthesizer AI is too capable to safely release to the public.
An Everyday Robot navigating through an office.

Gemini AI is making robots in the office far more useful

Lost in an unfamiliar office building, big box store, or warehouse? Just ask the nearest robot for directions.
ChatGPT and OpenAI logos.

Apple and Microsoft take a step back from OpenAI

Barely a week after news broke that Apple's Phil Schiller would join the OpenAI board in a non-voting observer role, the two companies are nixing that plan.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman standing on stage at a product event.

OpenAI thinks a medical chatbot is the future of health care

OpenAI's Sam Altman and HuffPo founder Arianna Huffington announced they are teaming up to develop an “AI health coach” via Thrive AI Health.
An AI-generated image that shows a sunrise in a fantastical landscape.

Stable Diffusion just got better and cheaper

Stability AI has improved the quality of its models, as well as updated the licensing agreement for an expanded free tier.
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Here’s how Claude 3.5 Sonnet and GPT-4o stack up in a direct comparison

Both Claude 3.5 Sonnet and GPT-4o represent the best that AI assistants currently have to offer. We'll tell you which one is ultimately superior.
A concept image of a hacker at work in a dark room.

OpenAI never disclosed that hackers cracked its internal messaging system

A hacker infiltrated OpenAI's internal messaging system last year and stole details about the company's AI designs.
Steve Jobs in Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine.

Steve Jobs predicted Apple Intelligence almost 40 years ago

The visionary tech leader that brought us the iPhone also had some strong opinions on AI.
The ElevenLabs Reader app with Judy Garland reading.

This AI app just brought Hollywood icons back from the dead to read you PDFs

The ElevenLabs Reader app now gives you access to the AI voices of Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds, and Sir Lawrence Olivier to narrate PDFs.
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Meta’s new AI model can turn text into 3D images in under a minute

Meta's new "3D Gen" model is a "state-of-the-art, fast pipeline" for transforming input text into high-fidelity 3D images in under a minute.
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Anthropic aims to fix one of the biggest problems in AI right now

Anthropic announced Monday that it will launch a program funding development of third-party benchmark tests against which to evaluate its upcoming AI models.
Apple showing the different devices that Apple Intelligence works on at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) 2024.

Apple Intelligence+ could be coming, and it won’t be free

Select premium Apple Intelligence features could eventually be paywalled, Bloomberg reports.
A person typing on a laptop that is showing the ChatGPT generative AI website.

How to opt out of ChatGPT using your chats to train models

Here's how to opt out of allowing ChatGPT to use your chat history to train OpenAI's models.
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AI is now being trained by AI to become a better AI

OpenAI has developed an AI assistant to help its crowd-sourced trainers further refine the GPT-4 model by spotting subtle coding errors that humans might miss.
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A dangerous new jailbreak for AI chatbots was just discovered

Microsoft released more details about a troubling new generative AI jailbreak technique, called "Skeleton Key," that bypasses a chatbot's safety guardrails.
Three examples of Character Calls on phones.

Character.AI just made talking to an avatar feel more real

Have a conversation with one of more than a million Character.AI vocal avatars with the new Character Call feature.
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Researchers just solved AI’s biggest conundrum

Recent research out of UC Santa Cruz shows that modern LLMs running billions of parameters can operate on just 13 watts of power without a loss in performance.
the ElevenLabs reader app on an iPhone

This magical new app is an AI Ron Burgundy for your phone

AI audio startup ElevenLabs released its Reader app for iOS on Wednesday, a model that promises to read aloud the words from virtually any content source.
Google Workspace in Firefox on a Windows laptop.

Google’s Gemini AI is Microsoft Clippy for a new generation

Gemini's AI capabilities are coming to Google's Workspace app suite, but only for paid customers.
The chatGPT chat screen with an uploaded image, on an Acer, on a bench, on a deck.

How to use ChatGPT to analyze PDFs

ChatGPT lets you upload PDFs to easily have them analyzed.
Summarization of notification and emails on iPhone with Apple Intelligence.

Apple Intelligence goes against the entire Apple ethos — in a good way

Apple's walled garden is getting upended by its more open approach to AI partnerships.
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Google is bringing AI to the classroom — in a big way

Google plans to integrate Gemini AI into its Workspace for Education software suite.
Apple Intelligence features.

Apple Intelligence: release date, features, privacy, and more

Apple Intelligence is Apple's take on AI, and it's coming to a device near you very soon.
Alexa can now handle multiple requests in a list.

Alexa to get supercharged with AI

Amazon is reportedly preparing a major AI update to Alexa that would implement a two-tier subscription plan.
a screenshot of claude 3.5 sonnet, with an 8-bit crab

GPT-4o and Gemini 1.5 Pro just got beat in the AI race

Anthropic's new Claude 3.5 Sonnet model is a little better than ChatGPT-4o and a huge improvement over Claude Opus 3.0.
A person typing on a laptop that is showing the ChatGPT generative AI website.

I compared ChatGPT against Google Gemini to see which is the better free AI chatbot

Google's Gemini and OpenAI's ChatGPT are two of the leading digital assistants available today. I tested them both to see which AI is best for you.