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Microsoft contractors listened to what people told their Xbox consoles

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Microsoft contractors reportedly listened to Xbox owners too. Earlier this month, we learned that contractors heard audio snippets from Skype calls and Cortana interactions. Now, Vice reports that Microsoft contractors also listened to audio p…

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Microsoft’s AI future is rooted in its gaming past

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The Kinect will never die.

Microsoft debuted its motion-sensing camera on June 1st, 2009, showing off a handful of gimmicky applications for the Xbox 360; it promised easy, controller-free gaming for the whole family. Back then, Kinect was ca…

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‘Untrained Eyes’ explores how computers perceive you

By AI, art, artificialintelligence, engadget, engadgetexperience, entertainment, gear, glennkaino, google, googlephotos, imagesearch, Internet, jessewilliams, kinect, machinelearning, Microsoft, microsoftkinect, mirrors, ml, Photos, sculpture, search, searchengine, theengadgetexperience, untrainedeyes, video

If you search for “man” on Google, most of the image results you’ll get are of white males looking confidently at the camera. “Woman,” meanwhile, brings up pictures of women that appear to have been taken from a male gaze — and yes, you guessed it,…

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‘Untrained Eyes’ puts an AI spin on looking at yourself in the mirror

By art, engadget, engadgetexperience, engadgetexperience2017, entertainment, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, glennkaino, google, hands-on, jessewilliams, kinect, theengadgetexperience, untrainedeyes

What if you stood in front of a mirror and saw someone who barely looked like you? That’s exactly what happens in Untrained Eyes, an interactive sculpture debuting today at the Engadget Experience, a one-day event that showcases exhibitions which mix…

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Kinect’s value to artists overshadowed its gaming roots

By av, Business, engadget, fru, gaming, gear, kinect, mattiatraverso, Microsoft, motionsensing, nin, nineinchnails, obituary, playstation4, ps4, robsheridan, xbox, xbox360, xboxone

The Kinect is officially dead. But the reality is that Microsoft signed the do-all sensor’s fate years ago. Faced with slumping hardware sales in 2014, then-new Xbox chief Phil Spencer had a decision to make. Either Microsoft would drop the price of…

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Kinect’s value to artists overshadowed its gaming roots

By av, Business, engadget, fru, gaming, gear, kinect, mattiatraverso, Microsoft, motionsensing, nin, nineinchnails, obituary, playstation4, ps4, robsheridan, xbox, xbox360, xboxone

The Kinect is officially dead. But the reality is that Microsoft signed the do-all sensor’s fate years ago. Faced with slumping hardware sales in 2014, then-new Xbox chief Phil Spencer had a decision to make. Either Microsoft would drop the price of…

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Microsoft powers a DJ’s live show with a Surface Book and Kinects

By alisonwonderland, av, concert, dj, engadget, entertainment, gear, kinect, live, Microsoft, motioncapture, musicxtechnology, performance, resolume, surfacebook, video, vj

When it comes to live shows, the visuals are key to making a lasting impression. I’d even argue that what you see is just as important as the quality of the music. It is a performance, after all. Touring musicians employ all kinds of A/V gear in an a…

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