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Amazon introduces AI music-making keyboard, AWS DeepComposer

Amazon has introduced its latest innovation, the AWS DeepComposer. “A musical keyboard powered by AI,” the DeepComposer will be the world’s first machine learning-enabled keyboard and will assist developers of all skill levels in creating music. As of late, the tech giant has moved heavily into its expansion of music industry-related endeavors—launching Intersect Festival and […]

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Let This AI Show You How to Begin Your Novel

It must be the future, because I’m taking writing advice from a computer. I’ve always been a fan of Janelle Shane’s AI experiments, because they’re adorably goofy, like the computer is just starting to learn the ways of human language, or concepts like recipes or colors. But her latest creation writes beginning…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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AI Masters StarCraft II, Ranked Higher Than 99.8% Of Human Players

DeepMind’s AlphaStar artificial intelligence was recently put to work trying to master the real-time complexities of Blizzard’s StarCraft II. Which it successfully managed in just over six weeks, becoming the first non-human to reach the rank of Grandmaster in the game.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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See How AI Stereotypes You

Computers think they know who you are. Artificial intelligence algorithms can recognize objects from images, even faces. But we rarely get a peek under the hood of facial recognition algorithms. Now, with ImageNet Roulette, we can watch an AI jump to conclusions. Some of its guesses are funny, others…racist.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Sexting With A Robot Is Just About As Weird As You’d Expect

Does anyone remember Cleverbot, the sort-of-not-really AI that you could sort-of-not-really have a conversation with? It was really popular around the time I was sitting my Italian exam at university, circa 2011. I know this because I asked it if it could help me learn Italian, and it replied: “pizza, pizza, spaghetti…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google’s DeepMind AI Takes Down Human Players In Quake III’s Capture The Flag Mode

Google’s DeepMind AI lab has been hard at work creating programs to take on human players across a variety of games these last few years. In 2016 its AlphaGo beat the best Go player in the world. Earlier this year, its Alpha Star defeated two middle-tier pros at StarCraft II. Now it’s learning to win […]

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You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations

If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy voice command. Say this to your device, “Alexa, delete everything I said today,” and your Echo speaker or other […]

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Find Out If Your Photo Is In This AI Training Dataset

Facial recognition systems are everywhere, from security cameras that try to spot criminals to the way Snapchat finds your face to put bunny ears on it. Computers need a lot of data to be able to learn how to recognize faces, and some of it comes from Flickr. Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Your February Horoscope Is Here—We Built an AI Astrologer to Predict Your Future

Welcome to AIstrology. With the help of research scientist Janelle Shane, we built a bot to generate monthly horoscopes, trained on about 3,500 extant readings as well as current monthly horoscopes. Each horoscope below is therefore a prediction based on a wealth of predictions for each sign; a distillation of what…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Google’s DeepMind AI Just Beat Two Pros At StarCraft II

Add StarCraft II to the list of increasingly sophisticated games at which well-trained AIs can smash fallible, meat-fingered humans to chunky bits. Google’s DeepMind AI beat two professional players of Blizzard’s StarCraft in two multi-game series that happened in December, the companies jointly announced today.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Google’s Feature for Predicting Flight Delays Actually Sounds Useful Now

Flying during the holidays is typically frustrating at best, and even worse if you’re traveling to or from anywhere that snows. So to help alleviate a tiny bit of stress, Google is adding its flight delay predictions feature to the Google Assistant.Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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1788-L announces debut EP, ‘SENTIENCE’ on mysterious AI-powered website

1788-L has been an enigma for some time now, emerging with stellar remixes marked by intense synths and unique designs. Having collaborated with REZZ on her upcoming album, Certain Kind Of Magic‘s “H E X” the mysterious producer has made quite a bit of noise in the bass world already. Recently, 1788-L launched an inexplicable AI-powered website that […]

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Ubisoft’s Personal Gaming Assistant Is A Great Idea That’s Not Quite There Yet

Ubisoft’s personal gaming assistant, previously only available in Canada, is now out worldwide. Its name is Sam, a nod to Sam Fisher of Splinter Cell fame, although Michael Ironside doesn’t do the voice (sorry, Stephen). Embedded in the Ubisoft Club app, Sam sounds like any other AI that might reside on your phone,…Read more… Continue […]

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Players Discover That One Road In GTA Online Makes Every NPC Crash

There are countless turns and intersections in GTA Online, most of them unremarkable in every way. One specific sharp turn north of Los Santos, however, literally throws every single NPC driver for a loop. For some reason, the citizens of GTA Online seem to always crash or lose control while taking on this turn.Read more… […]

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LG’s G7 ThinQ Challenges the Best Android Phones With a Bag of Clever Tricks

LG Mobile is in a rut. Over the last two and a half years, its smartphone division has posted losses totaling over $1.5 billion, and a big reason for the company’s struggles has been poor sales of its flagship phones. When you look back to 2016, the LG G5 was doomed from the start. It […]

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