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How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now

Artificial Intelligence

Machines with brains are the future, and The Verge is here to explain it all. From Google and Facebook’s use of machine learning to rule the web, to cutting-edge research and why Alexa still sucks at conversation. We want to dispel the hype of AI and distill what it is you need to know.

A new use for AI: summarizing scientific research for seven-year-olds

AI Dungeon’s creators are launching an experimental AI-powered game platform

Dell’s Concept Stanza converts your chicken scratch to digital text

Algorithms that detect cancer can be fooled by hacked images

DeepMind tests the limits of large AI language systems with 280-billion-parameter model

Have AI language models plateaued? DeepMind says “no”

I regret to inform you that Digital Human as a Service (DHaaS) is now an acronym

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This AI art app is a glimpse at the future of synthetic media

Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology

The quest to make an AI that can play competitive Pokémon

Alphabet is putting its prototype robots to work cleaning up around Google’s offices

Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech

Nvidia wants to fill the virtual and physical worlds with AI avatars

Brembo’s ‘intelligent’ brake system could apply pressure to each wheel individually

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

Alphabet is launching a company that uses AI for drug discovery

Facebook is shutting down its Face Recognition tagging program

Microsoft is giving businesses access to OpenAI’s powerful AI language model GPT-3

AI autocomplete goes enterprise

The future of AI is a conversation with a computer

Making this album with AI ‘felt like wandering in an enormous labyrinth’

Adobe has built a deepfake tool, but it doesn’t know what to do with it

This free web tool is a fast and easy way to remove objects from images

Inside Waymo’s strategy to grow the best brains for self-driving cars

The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?

The AI oracle of Delphi uses the problems of Reddit to offer dubious moral advice

Facebook disputes report that its AI can’t detect hate speech or violence consistently

Facebook is researching AI systems that see, hear, and remember everything you do

Why look at reality when you can edit what you see in real time?

I want to taste an AI-designed flavor

Hey Siri, what happened?

A decade of Apple’s digital assistant

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

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Google’s Search On fall 2021 event: news and announcements

Search on toward new ways for Google to make money

Google expands shopping searches with Lens and in-store inventory checks

Google Lens will soon search for words and images combined

Google is using AI to help users explore the topics they’re searching for — here’s how

Artificial intelligence might eventually write this article

GPT-3 is turning AI into idea generators and writers

Gitamini is a cute, compact, cargo-carrying robot that will follow you around like a dog

AI might help edit the next generation of blockbusters

Everyone will be able to clone their voice in the future

AI speech synthesis is quick, easy, and uncannily good

Facebook says its AI mislabeling a video of Black men as “primates” was “unacceptable”