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Google Home & Alexa don’t record everything their users say, but assistant owners can easily delete their command history anyway

Contrary to viral belief, Amazon and Google’s electronic assistants aren’t recording everything that Google Home and Alexa users say. While the Alexa and Google Home’s microphones remain on, the systems don’t register conversation until a user says the given assistant’s “wake word.” Traditionally “Ok Google” for Google Home owners, and “Alexa” for Amazon’s Alexa, once […]

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Amazon’s AI assistant Alexa throws ‘her own party,’ incites authorities

Amazon‘s AI personal assistant Alexa incited German authorities to action after reportedly throwing “her own party” in a Hamburg resident’s flat. The Alexa-enabled soirée began to play music at maximum volume at 1:50 AM. The noise exacerbated neighbors who called the police to register the disturbance. Police broke into the sixth-floor Hamburg flat, quieting Alexa […]

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This Halloween, Dress Up Like Elon Musk Singing Johnny Cash Around a Campfire

On Thursday, eccentric billionaire and former boyfriend of Amber Heard Elon Musk, horrified all 3.2 million of his Instagram followers by posting a video of himself singing along to Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” while sipping whiskey and roasting marshmallows around a campfire. The video is a true Lynchian nightmare,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Actress to embark on North American tour with two AI performers in tow

Actress is taking artificial intelligence on tour with him.The British DJ is using technology in a new way on his North American tour, bringing along two AI performers as support, a move that is somewhat unprecedented for a touring artist. The AI performers will appear alongside “chrome man,” Actress’s keyboard player. Kicking off October 11, […]

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What happens to the human musician when artificial intelligence can also produce music?

In the future, the performer that you see behind the decks at a mega festival might bear a physical composition more similar to the decks themselves than to human DNA.While dance music fans will not see artists like Axwell ^ Ingrosso replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) any time soon, the role that AI will play in the […]

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What happens to the human musician when artificial intelligence can also produce music?

In the future, the performer that you see behind the decks at a mega festival might bear a physical composition more similar to the decks themselves than to human DNA.While dance music fans will not see artists like Axwell ^ Ingrosso replaced by artificial intelligence (AI) any time soon, the role that AI will play in the […]

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StarCraft Could Be the Next Game AI Destroys Us At

My experience with StarCraft was probably the stupidest possible: I really liked the books. Sure, I played the games, but mostly I played single-player because I was not very good, and enjoyed the story. But for some reason, it was Sarah Kerrigan’s tale told through the novelization that resonated with me the most.Read more… Continue […]

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Microsoft’s AI Just Shattered the Ms. Pac-Man High Score

According to Twin Galaxies, the official high score for the arcade version of Ms. Pac-Man belongs to Abdner Ashman, with 933,580 points. Or at least it did, before an artificial intelligence developed by Microsoft achieved the maximum possible score for the game, 999,990.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Artificial Intelligence Could Prevent the Next Video Game Animation Disaster

Human character animation has gotten much better over the years, but it’s still one of the most recognizable issues when enjoying video games. Animations are normally a predetermined set of canned motions, and while real enough looking in the right setting, can totally break the immersive experience when they stray…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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Karma Fields brings its live show, ‘The Hex,’ to NYC

Monstercat’s first AI act Karma Fields continues to push to the fold in exploring the convergence between technology and music as a singular entity.Earlier last year, Karma Fields released its debut album New Age | Dark Age featuring artists like Talib Kweli, Kerli, and Juliette Lewis. The record neared the top of the global dance charts and […]

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