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Google's AI-Powered Poetry Generator Has Some Cryptic Wisdom, Maybe

Google's AI-Powered Poetry Generator Has Some Cryptic Wisdom, Maybe

I know nothing about poetry, but I’m pretty sure Verse by Verse—Google’s new AI-powered poetry generator—is phoning it in.Read more…

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When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'

When AI Sees a Man, It Thinks 'Official.' A Woman? 'Smile'

A new paper renews concerns about bias in image recognition services offered by Google, Microsoft, and Amazon.

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Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

Google’s Portrait Light feature can make some of your more mediocre photos look a lot better by giving you a way to change their lighting direction and intensity. The tech giant launched the AI-based lighting feature in September for the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel…

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Djay Pro AI for Mac's latest update takes advantage of Apple's M1 chip

Djay Pro AI for Mac's latest update takes advantage of Apple's M1 chip

If you’re familiar with Algoriddim’s processor-intensive AI features for its DJ software and the company’s close relationship with Apple, you won’t be surprised to hear there’s already an update to djay Pro AI for Mac. This release leans heavily on Apple’s M1…

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XPrize's latest challenge wants AI to better predict COVID-19 transmission rates

XPrize's latest challenge wants AI to better predict COVID-19 transmission rates

The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only led to the loss of lives, but also to the loss of livelihoods worldwide as businesses close due to necessary lockdowns. It’s had major economic impact across industries, and experts believe the world will continue feeling it …

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NVIDIA found a way to train AI with very little data

NVIDIA found a way to train AI with very little data

NVIDIA has developed a new approach for training generative adversarial networks (GAN) that could one day make them suitable for a greater variety of tasks. Before getting into NVIDIA’s work, it helps to know a bit about how GANs work. Every GAN consists of t…

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Google is testing an AI system to help vision-impaired people run races

Google is testing an AI system to help vision-impaired people run races

Google is testing an artificial intelligence system designed to help blind and vision-impaired people to run races by themselves. Project Guideline, which is an early-phase research program, is an attempt to give those people more independence. They wouldn’t …

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Sight Tech Global is Live! Join top AI technologists and accessibility innovators discuss the future of assistive tech

Sight Tech Global is Live! Join top AI technologists and accessibility innovators discuss the future of assistive tech

Today and tomorrow, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the first annual, virtual event Sight Tech Global is streaming on TechCrunch. The event looks at how AI-based technologies are rapidly changing the field of accessibility, especially for blind people and those wit…

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Salesforce applies AI to workflow with Einstein Automate

Salesforce applies AI to workflow with Einstein Automate

While Salesforce made a big splash yesterday with the announcement that it’s buying Slack for $27.7 billion, it’s not the only thing going on for the CRM giant this week. In fact Dreamforce, the company’s customer extravaganza is also on the docket. While it …

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DoorDash, C3.ai skyrocket in public market debuts

DoorDash, C3.ai skyrocket in public market debuts

Haters gonna hate, IPOs gonna pop. That’s the story today as richly valued DoorDash and C3.ai, two American technology unicorns, saw their values skyrocket after they began trading today. DoorDash shares are up just under 83% to $186.51. The company priced it…

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Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

Abacus.AI raises another $22M and launches new AI modules

AI startup RealityEngines.AI changed its name to Abacus.AI in July. At the same time, it announced a $13 million Series A round. Today, only a few months later, it is not changing its name again, but it is announcing a $22 million Series B round, led by Coatu…

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The Dark Side of Big Tech’s Funding for AI Research

The Dark Side of Big Tech’s Funding for AI Research

Timnit Gebru’s exit from Google is a powerful reminder of how thoroughly companies dominate the field, with the biggest computers and the most resources.

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Unpacking the C3.ai IPO filing

Unpacking the C3.ai IPO filing

The last thing I recall thinking about C3.ai (C3) was seeing its billboards outside San Francisco and asking myself what the hell the company actually did and how much it was spending on a huge outdoor advertisements. So much for what I know. The company file…

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Recommended Reading: Using AI to create alarmingly realistic fake people

Recommended Reading: Using AI to create alarmingly realistic fake people

Designed to deceive: Do these people look real to you?Kashmir Hill and Jeremy White, The New York TimesFake personas on the internet are nothing new, but completely fake people that appear to be alarmingly real in photographs or animations are becoming increa…

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Playing psychotherapist to a troubled AI in 'Syntherapy'

Playing psychotherapist to a troubled AI in 'Syntherapy'

In the visual novel Syntherapy, everyone has a complex: The president of the university, the Clippy-like OS assistant and especially the depressed AI who you’ve been sent to help. Not to mention the protagonist.Set about 20 years in the future, the game’s nar…

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