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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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Huawei’s Triple Camera P20 Pro Is Too Cool for America

Despite having sold its phones here for years, 2018 was supposed to be Huawei’s big coming out party in the U.S. At CES, I sat through a presentation about how Huawei was expanding into home wifi and had even signed Wonder Woman herself as the company’s new brand ambassador.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Google to release updated all-in-one ‘AIY’ kits for beginners

Tech junkies seeking AI immersion can find an introductory foothold in Google’s new DIY AI starter packs. Dubbed “AIY” kits, the pre-packaged set up acquaints those who are new to AI with the burgeoning technology. In the past, the kits were geared more toward those with an existing knowledge of AI, but Google will now cater […]

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Google to release updated all-in-one ‘AIY’ kits for beginners

Tech junkies seeking AI immersion can find an introductory foothold in Google’s new DIY AI starter packs. Dubbed “AIY” kits, the pre-packaged set up acquaints those who are new to AI with the burgeoning technology. In the past, the kits were geared more toward those with an existing knowledge of AI, but Google will now cater […]

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A $500 PC and an AI Did a Way Better Job Erasing Henry Cavill’s Justice League Mustache Than Expensive VFX

There’s a long list of things wrong with the Justice League movie, not the least of which being the hasty and poorly-executed digital removal of Henry Cavill’s mustache that he couldn’t shave during the film’s reshoots. But not to worry, some random dude on the internet with a $500 used PC and a world-changing AI […]

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Become a Deep Learning Coder From Scratch in Under a Year

Machine learning (aka A.I.) seems bizarre and complicated. It’s the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of tasks that computers used to be really bad at but are now really good at. It involves teaching a computer to teach itself. And you can learn to do it in well under […]

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This Coachella lineup of AI generated artist names is outrageous

Each year, a plethora of fake Coachella lineups circulate the internet. Reddit users and trolls of the deep web come together in an effort to dupe the masses, get a good laugh, or ultimately just embody a looming existential crisis vis-à-vis the curatorial form.The latest pseudo-Coachella lineup poster, generated by AI community Botnik Studios, has to […]

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This Coachella lineup of AI generated artist names is outrageous

Each year, a plethora of fake Coachella lineups circulate the internet. Reddit users and trolls of the deep web come together in an effort to dupe the masses, get a good laugh, or ultimately just embody a looming existential crisis vis-à-vis the curatorial form.The latest pseudo-Coachella lineup poster, generated by AI community Botnik Studios, has to […]

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Saudi Arabia Grants Citizenship To Female Robot That Is More Pleasing Than Most Human Women

When the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama, primarily famous for his partly misguided “end of history” theory (the idea that free market capitalism and liberal democracy will dominate the entire world in the not too distant future), took his next step as an intellectual, he wrote Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution. One […]

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A Mod for Civilization Makes Rogue AI More Dangerous Than Gandhi’s Nukes

The University of Cambridge’s Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) does serious research on preventing the end of the world. For its latest project, the Centre wanted to highlight the risk that unrestrained artificial intelligence poses to civilization. To do that, it’s released a free mod that turns the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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