AI Creates Fake Obama

Artificial intelligence software could generate highly realistic fake videos of former president Barack Obama using existing audio and video clips of him, a new study [PDF] finds. Such work could one … Continue reading AI Creates Fake Obama

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Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

Amazon Echo is a hands-free speaker controlled with your voice. It features a personal assistant called Alexa, who will perform various tasks for you and control various systems. There are … Continue reading Amazon Echo: What can Alexa do and what services are compatible?

AI could predict how much time people have left to live by analyzing body scans

There’s an elusive innovation that would revolutionize medicine: a way to detect disease before it becomes obvious. A study recently published in the journal Scientific Reports could bring us a step closer … Continue reading AI could predict how much time people have left to live by analyzing body scans

Elon Musk and linguists say that AI is forcing us to confront the limits of human language

In analytic philosophy, any meaning can be expressed in language. In his book Expression and Meaning (1979), UC Berkeley philosopher John Searle calls this idea “the principle of expressibility, the … Continue reading Elon Musk and linguists say that AI is forcing us to confront the limits of human language

Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

Artificial intelligence is changing the world and doing it at breakneck speed. The promise is that intelligent machines will be able to do every task better and more cheaply than … Continue reading Experts Predict When Artificial Intelligence Will Exceed Human Performance

ARM Computex 2017 Press Conference Live Blog

The newest updates are at the top. This page will auto-update, there’s no need to manually refresh your browser. 11:04PM EDT – ARM starts with the AI. Makes sense because … Continue reading ARM Computex 2017 Press Conference Live Blog

[NSFW] Has AI gone too far? DeepTingle turns El Reg news into terrible erotica

NSFW Forget about intelligent machines solving grand problems in healthcare and science – here’s an AI that can write awful gay porn. It even had a crack at writing a … Continue reading [NSFW] Has AI gone too far? DeepTingle turns El Reg news into terrible erotica

OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google Home, Google’s AI-powered smart home speaker, rarely goes a few months without getting a feature. In the past year, it’s gained support for third-party integrations and added the ability to distinguish … Continue reading OK Google, Where’s Barb? How to set up Google Assistant shortcuts to Netflix and more

Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google has always used its annual I/O conference to connect to developers in its sprawling empire. It announces new tools and initiatives, sprinkles in a little hype, and then tells … Continue reading Google’s latest platform play is artificial intelligence, and it’s already winning

Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Jesse Engel is playing an instrument that’s somewhere between a clavichord and a Hammond organ—18th-century classical crossed with 20th-century rhythm and blues. Then he drags a marker across his laptop … Continue reading Google’s AI Invents Sounds Humans Have Never Heard Before

Drug Discovery AI Can Do in a Day What Currently Takes Months

To create a new drug, researchers have to test tens of thousands of compounds to determine how they interact. And that’s the easy part; after a substance is found to … Continue reading Drug Discovery AI Can Do in a Day What Currently Takes Months

Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year

Amazon is dominating the voice-controlled speaker market, according to a new forecast from eMarketer out this morning. The maker of the Echo-branded speakers will have 70.6 percent of all voice-enabled speaker … Continue reading Amazon to control 70 percent of the voice-controlled speaker market this year

Nvidia Lets You Peer Inside the Black Box of Its Self-Driving AI

Nvidia has developed a self-driving AI that shows you how it works. As we explained in our latest cover story, “The Dark Secret at the Heart of AI,” some of … Continue reading Nvidia Lets You Peer Inside the Black Box of Its Self-Driving AI

Bixby voice arrives on Korean Galaxy S8 today

Galaxy S8 and S8+ owners in Samsung’s home market are the first to get a fully baked Bixby experience. Bixby, Samsung’s new AI service on the Galaxy S8, was missing … Continue reading Bixby voice arrives on Korean Galaxy S8 today

Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used to teach driverless cars

Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used as a simulation to test the AI of driverless cars. As reported by Bloomberg, Rockstar’s silly sandbox game happens to provide the best … Continue reading Grand Theft Auto 5 is being used to teach driverless cars

AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

An estimated 20 million people die each year due to cardiovascular disease. Luckily, a team of researchers from the University of Nottingham in the UK have developed a machine-learning algorithm … Continue reading AI can predict heart attacks more accurately than doctors

OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s

AI research has a long history of repurposing old ideas that have gone out of style. Now researchers at Elon Musk’s open source AI project have revisited “neuroevolution,” a field … Continue reading OpenAI Just Beat Google DeepMind at Atari With an Algorithm From the 80s