Cyberpunk 2077’s dialogue was lip-synced by AI

By accessibility, AI, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, cyberpunk 2077, cyberpunk2077, engadget, gaming, jali research, jaliresearch, langauges, News, procedural generation, proceduralgeneration

Cyberpunk 2077 is just a few weeks away and the action-packed RPG will launch with support for dialogue in 10 languages and subtitle options for several others. CD Projekt Red is aiming to add a deeper layer of immersion for players by using a…

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Photoshop’s new AI features include neural filters and sky replacement

By adobe, adobe photoshop, adobephotoshop, AI, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, desktop, engadget, gear, iPad, neural filters, neuralfilters, News, photo editing, photoediting, photoshop

Adobe has released new versions of Photoshop for desktop and iPad with a bunch more AI-powered features. The Sky Replacement tool that Adobe added to the latest version of Photoshop Elements is now available in the full version of the software…

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AI localization tool claims to translate your words in your voice

By artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, dubbing, engadget, gear, localization, localize, News, resemble ai, tomorrow, translation

Localization is a tricky issue for all content creators. It can take significant time and resources to make their work fully accessible to folks who speak different languages. One company thinks it has cracked part of that code with an artific…

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Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

By AI, alarm clock, alarmclock, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, assistant, engadget, gear, google, google assistant,, googleai, googleassistant, home, lenovo smart clock, lenovosmartclock, music, ringtone, ringtones

An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google’s AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you.

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AI learns to solve a Rubik’s Cube in 1.2 seconds

By AI, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, engadget, gear, machine learning, machinelearning, neural network, neuralnetwork, reinforcement learning, reinforcementlearning, robots, rubiks cube, rubikscube, tomorrow, university of california, university of california, irvine, universityofcalifornia, universityofcaliforniairvine

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik’s Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That’s two seconds faster than the current human world record of 3.47 sec…

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The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots

By AI, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, congenital blindness, congenital cataract, engadget, India, medicine, mit, pawan sinha, project prakash, robots, tomorrow

Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today’s state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a human’s high-resolution optical anatomy, training these m…

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Google’s CallJoy is an AI phone operator for small businesses

By AI, appointment, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, calljoy, Customer Service, customerservice, duplex, engadget, gear, google, google calljoy, google duplex, googleduplex, phone, reservations, services

Around a year ago, Google unveiled Duplex, an AI-powered feature that can call businesses and book appointments for you. Ahead of this year’s I/O, Google revealed the other half of the equation, a virtual customer service agent that can automatically…

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Website uses AI to create infinite fake faces

By adversarialnetworks, AI, artificial intelligence, artificialintelligence, engadget, gear, Internet, machine learning, machinelearning, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, science, stylegan

You might already know that AI can put real faces in implausible scenarios, but it’s now clear that it can create faces that otherwise wouldn’t exist. Developer Phillip Wang has created a website, ThisPersonDoesNotExist, that uses AI to generate a s…

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‘Child’s Play’ reboot trailer suggests Chucky is now a killer robot

By AI, ami, artificialintelligence, av, childsplay, engadget, entertainment, gear, horror, horrormovie, movietrailer, robots, siri, slasher, slashermovie, trailer, voiceassistant

It’s not completely impossible that robots could turn against us, so it’s no surprise killer robot movies have been popular for decades. The fear is real. We could be about to add another flick to the canon, as the new trailer for the Child’s Play re…

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Salvador Dali’s AI clone will welcome visitors to his museum

By AI, art, artificialintelligence, dalimuseum, engadget, entertainment, gear, machinelearning, museum, salvadordali, surrealism, thedalimuseum

If you’re planning a trip to the Dali Museum this spring, you might meet an unexpected guest: namely, Salvador Dali himself. The St. Petersburg, Florida venue has announced that an AI recreation of the artist will grace screens across the museum sta…

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MIT hopes to automatically ‘de-bias’ face detection AI

By AI, algorithm, artificialintelligence, computervision, csail, engadget, facedetection, facerecognition, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Internet, mit, racism, science

There have been efforts to fight racist biases in face detection systems through better training data, but that usually involves a human manually supplying the new material. MIT’s CSAIL might have a better approach. It’s developing an algorithm tha…

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Facebook backs an independent AI ethics research center

By AI, artificialintelligence, engadget, ethics, facebook, gear, Internet, machinelearning, personal computing, personalcomputing, Research, robots, science, technicaluniversityofmunich, tum

Facebook is just as interested as its peers in fostering ethical AI. The social network has teamed up with the Technical University of Munich to back the formation of an independent AI ethics research center. The plainly titled Institute for…

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NVIDIA’s $1,100 AI brain for robots goes on sale

By AI, artificialintelligence, cpu, deeplearning, engadget, gear, jetson, jetsonagxxavier, jetsonxavier, nvdla, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, processor, robot, Robotics, robots, soc

NVIDIA’s plan to power autonomous robots has kicked off in earnest. The company has released a Jetson AGX Xavier Module that gives robots and other intelligent machines the processing oomph they need for their AI ‘brains.’ You’re not about to buy one…

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AI reveals hidden objects in the dark

By AI, algorithm, artificialintelligence, astronomy, biology, cameras, computervision, deeplearning, engadget, gear, imaging, medicine, mit, neuralnetwork, personal computing, personalcomputing, science

You might not see most objects in near-total darkness, but AI can. MIT scientists have developed a technique that uses a deep neural network to spot objects in extremely low light. The team trained the network to look for transparent pattern…

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Intel’s AI wheelchair can be controlled by facial expressions

By AI, artificialintelligence, disability, engadget, facialexpression, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, hoobox, intel, medicine, paralysis, services, spinalinjury, wheelchair, wheelie7

Motorized wheelchairs are traditionally controlled by a joystick or sensors attached to the user’s body, but now innovation in artificial intelligence is helping severely disabled people drive their chairs with their facial expressions.

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Google explains the Pixel 3’s improved AI portraits

By AI, android, artificialintelligence, engadget, gear, google, machinelearning, Mobile, neuralnetwork, photography, pixel3, portrait, portraitmode, smartphone

Google’s Pixel 3 takes portrait photos that are more accurate than its predecessor could take when new, which is no mean feat when you realize that the upgrade comes solely through software. But just what is Google doing, exactly? The company is ha…

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AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing

By 3dprinter, 3dprinting, AI, art, artificialintelligence, csail, deeplearning, engadget, gear, machinelearning, mit, mitcsail, painting, repaint, robots, video

It’s easy to get a basic reproduction of a painting, but getting a truly accurate copy is harder than you think. Modern 2D printers typically only have four inks to work with, which simply won’t do if you’re trying to mimic a classic. Researchers at…

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AI faithfully recreates paintings with the help of 3D printing

By 3dprinter, 3dprinting, AI, art, artificialintelligence, csail, deeplearning, engadget, gear, machinelearning, mit, mitcsail, painting, repaint, robots, video

It’s easy to get a basic reproduction of a painting, but getting a truly accurate copy is harder than you think. Modern 2D printers typically only have four inks to work with, which simply won’t do if you’re trying to mimic a classic. Researchers at…

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Google’s conversational Duplex AI rolls out to some Pixel owners

By AI, android, artificialintelligence, duplex, engadget, gear, google, googleduplex, Internet, Mobile, pixel, pixel2, pixel2xl, pixel3, pixel3xl, pixelxl, reservations, restaurant, smartphone

After months of hype, Google’s reservation-placing Duplex AI is available to the general public — if only just. The company has confirmed to VentureBeat that Duplex is rolling out to a “small group” of Pixel phone users in “select cities.” It wasn…

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Most Americans believe algorithms will always be biased

By AI, algorithm, artificialintelligence, bias, crime, engadget, Finance, gear, jobs, personal computing, personalcomputing, pew, pewresearchcenter, study

If you’re convinced that many algorithms are biased, you’re not the only one. Pew has conducted a survey indicating that 58 percent of American adults believe algorithms and other programming will always contain some kind of human bias. That figure…

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AI can create synthetic fingerprints that fool biometric scanners

By AI, artificialintelligence, biometric, biometricscanner, engadget, fingerprint, fingerprinting, fingerprints, gadgetry, gear, Research, science, Security

Researchers from New York University have found a way to produce fake fingerprints using artificial intelligence that could fool biometric scanners (or the human eye) into thinking they’re the real deal. The DeepMasterPrints, as the researchers are c…

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Microsoft Word will automatically create to-do lists for you

By AI, artificialintelligence, beta, Business, collaboration, engadget, gear, Microsoft, microsoftoffice, office365, officeformac, services, todo, todolist

Microsoft will start turning the notes you leave in Word documents into to-do lists. The company is testing a new feature in its word processor that will automatically detect notes and messages left for yourself and others and turn them into a…

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Microsoft’s Cortana boss is reportedly leaving the company

By AI, artificialintelligence, Cortana, engadget, gear, Internet, javiersoltero, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, voiceassistant

Cortana’s role at Microsoft is evolving (who’d have thought Alexa and Cortana would play nicely?), and the team in charge of the AI assistant looks to be changing as well. ZDNet sources claim that Microsoft’s Corporate VP of Cortana, Javier Soltero,…

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Experimental AI lie detector will help screen EU travelers

By AI, artificialintelligence, border, engadget, eu, europeanunion, gear, greece, hungary, iborderctrl, Latvia, liedetector, microexpressions, personal computing, personalcomputing, robots

In the future, you might talk to an AI to cross borders in the European Union. The EU and Hungary’s National Police will run a six-month pilot project, iBorderCtrl, that will help screen travelers in Hungary, Greece and Latvia. The system will have…

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Researchers develop a computer that’s fooled by optical illusions

By AI, artificialintelligence, cameras, computervision, engadget, gear, illusion, opticalillusion, Research, robots, science, tomorrow

Say you’re staring at the image of a small circle in the center of a larger circle: The larger one looks green, but the smaller one appears gray. Except your friend looks at the same image and sees another green circle. So is it green or gray? It can…

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Senate bill would boost AI adoption in federal government

By AI, aiingovernmentact, artificialintelligence, bill, data, engadget, gear, government, legislation, personal computing, personalcomputing, politics, senate

The US government is only dabbling in artificial intelligence at the moment. It might make a larger commitment before long, however. A bipartisan group of senators (Brian Schatz, Cory Gardner and Rob Portman) have introduced an AI in Governm…

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Facebook is fact-checking photos and videos to fight fake news

By AI, artificialintelligence, Business, engadget, facebook, fakenews, gear, Internet, machinelearning, meme, memes, minsinformation, politics, Social, socialmedia

It’s no secret that Facebook has been struggling to stop fake news from spreading on its site, though it has indeed made progress since the 2016 US presidential election. Now, as part of its ongoing efforts to fight misinformation, Facebook has annou…

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