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Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives

Amazon has shown off an experimental feature for its digital assistant Alexa that uses AI to mimic the voices of users’ dead relatives. The company...

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Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

Instagram is introducing new options for users to verify their age, including AI estimation and "social vouching." Users only need to...

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General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

GM is investing in UVeye, an Israeli company that makes AI-enabled vehicle inspection technology. The company’s system will be made available to...

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Microsoft to retire controversial facial recognition tool that claims to identify emotion

Microsoft is retiring a number of facial analysis tools used to identify emotion, gender, and age. It’s part of an overhaul of the company’s AI...

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GitHub’s AI-powered Copilot will help you write code for $10 a month

GitHub is launching its Copilot tool, priced at $10 per month or $100 a year. GitHub Copilot uses AI to help developers write code. Microsoft-owned...

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Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Visual Look Up is like Google Lens for iOS — and it’s incredibly useful. You can quickly identify plants, flowers, art, landmarks and more,...

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Voicemod uses AI to transform your voice into Morgan Freeman, astronauts, and more

Voicemod, the popular real-time voice changer, is releasing new AI voices today. They include a voice like Morgan Freeman and characters like...

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Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

Google has placed engineer Blake Lemoine on paid administrative leave for allegedly breaking its confidentiality policies when he grew concerned that...

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How DALL-E could power a creative revolution

Here’s what it’s like to use OpenAI’s amazing text-to-image AI tool Dall-E, with examples of the kinds of images it can spit out. Disclaimer:...

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YouTuber trains AI bot on 4chan’s pile o’ bile with entirely predictable results

A YouTuber named Yannic Kilcher trained an AI bot on 3.5 years’ worth of posts from 4chan’s infamously toxic /pol/ board. As you might expect,...

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Go read this report on an AI shopping app that was actually just using humans

Tech startup Nate said it used AI to complete purchases by auto-filling shoppers’ payment and personal information. In fact, sources tell The...

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Meta’s head of AI to depart in group reorg

The Facebook parent company’s AI teams are being shuffled as it races to build the metaverse and compete against TikTok, with VP of AI Jerome...

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NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

The state of New York will distribute more than 800 robot companions to the homes of the elderly. The ElliQ robots built by Intuition Robotics are...

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Dyson eyes robots that can do your household chores

Dyson has shown off a series of robot prototypes it has in development, and has announced plans to hire hundreds of robotics engineers over the next...

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All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI

Google has released its latest text-to-image AI system, named Imagen, and the results are extremely impressive. However, the company warns the system...

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Clearview AI ordered to delete facial recognition data belonging to UK residents

Facial recognition company Clearview AI has been fined by the UK’s data watchdog and ordered to delete all data belonging to UK residents. It’s...

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Liveness tests used by banks to verify ID are ‘extremely vulnerable’ to deepfake attacks

Liveness tests used by banks and other institutions to remotely verify users’ ID can be easily beaten by deepfake attacks, a new report from...

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Google is beta testing its AI future

At Google’s I/O conference, the company again stressed the importance of AI. But it also wants to take things slow and is releasing a new app, AI...

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Google’s trying to fix your crappy webcam with great AI

At Google I/O, the Google Workspace team announced several new products for the company’s work tools, including a number of AI-powered features...

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Google is using a new way to measure skin tones to make search results more inclusive

Google is promoting a new 10-point scale for measuring skin tones that it says will help make its products less biased. The Monk Skin Tone scale was...

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Google is expanding its multisearch feature with local results

Google is bringing is expanding the functionality of multisearch with two new modes: near me and scene exploration. At Google I/O, Google senior vice...

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Watch a swarm of drones autonomously track a human through a dense forest

Researchers have unveiled a new method to control a swarm of drones. The swarm can autonomously navigate a dense forest and track humans. Experts...

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SoundCloud buys AI that claims to predict hit songs

The acquisition of Musiio, announced Tuesday, is meant to help SoundCloud sort through its immense library of amateur music and will "become...

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A visit to the human factory

Engineered Arts in the UK is a small company, but it makes the world’s uncanniest robots: machines with realistic facial expressions that make you...

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Spot gets footloose in a factory in Boston Dynamics’ latest video

Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot Spot is the star of many viral videos. But the machine’s creators want to remind you that this can work, too....

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This AI clone of Reddit’s Am I The Asshole forum will give you the best bad advice

Are You The Asshole is an artificial intelligence-powered version of Reddit’s Am I The Asshole advice forum exploring bias in AI language models....

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Wildlife photos are a new treasure trove for AI-driven conservation research

A new field of study called imageomics uses machine learning to pull data out of images. Researchers hope the technique can help fill in the gaps for...

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Google is using AI to update business hours that are out of date on Google Maps

Google has written a blog post detailing how it uses AI to predict business hours and update them on Google Maps. Google says it expects to have...

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