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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.

AI experts say research into algorithms that claim to predict criminality must end

What a machine learning tool that turns Obama white can (and can’t) tell us about AI bias

Google quietly launches an AI-powered Pinterest rival named Keen

Google Assistant enhancements promise fast, fluid, and more accurate interactions

Amazon deploys AI ‘distance assistants’ to notify warehouse workers if they get too close

Amazon uses AI to help enforce social distancing rules

Facebook contest reveals deepfake detection is still an ‘unsolved problem’

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Microsoft won’t sell facial recognition to police until Congress passes new privacy law

OpenAI will start selling its text-generation tech, and the first customers include Reddit

Amazon bans police from using its facial recognition technology for the next year

Listen to Google Meet’s impressive new background noise cancellation feature in action

Microsoft’s AI journalists confuse mixed-race Little Mix singers on MSN 凯发k8官方旗舰店homepage

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology

IBM’s CEO says we should reevaluate selling the technology to law enforcement

Here’s how Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri answer the question, ‘Do black lives matter?’

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

BBC releases its own ‘Beeb’ voice assistant in beta

Google tests voice matching to secure Google Assistant purchases

Nvidia’s AI recreates Pac-Man from scratch just by watching it being played

“It learns all of these things just by watching”

Facebook’s new AI tool will automatically identify items you put up for sale

Australia wins first AI ‘Eurovision Song Contest’ by sampling koalas and kookaburras

Nvidia’s first Ampere GPU is designed for data centers and AI, not your PC

ThisWordDoesNotExist.com is rewriting the dictionary with the help of AI

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?

Sony’s first AI image sensor will make cameras everywhere smarter

Moxie is a $1,500 robot for kids

How Facebook is using AI to combat COVID-19 misinformation and detect ‘hateful memes’

Clearview AI to stop selling controversial facial recognition app to private companies

Pittsburgh’s airport is the first in the US to use UV-cleaning robots

France is using AI to check whether people are wearing masks on public transport

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

Go read this report on what Eric Schmidt’s been up to since he left Google

In short: promoting the use of tech and AI in the military

OpenAI introduces Jukebox, a new AI model that generates genre-specific music

US patent office rules that artificial intelligence cannot be a legal inventor

Jay Z tries to use copyright strikes to remove deepfaked audio of himself from YouTube

Go read this analysis of the new iPhone SE’s AI-powered depth camera system

Clearview AI’s source code and app data exposed in cybersecurity lapse

Amazon’s Alexa gets a new longform speaking style

Discord introduces background noise suppression in beta

Google expands AI calling service Duplex to Australia, Canada, and the UK