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Artificial Intelligence

Machines with brains are the future, and The Verge is here to explain it all. From Google and Facebook’s use of machine learning to rule the web, to cutting-edge research and why Alexa still sucks at conversation. We want to dispel the hype of AI and distill what it is you need to know.

Meta announces plans to build an AI-powered ‘universal speech translator’

A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them

Listen to an AI voice actor try and flirt with you

Sony’s new AI driver achieves ‘reliably superhuman’ race times in Gran Turismo

DeepMind says its new AI coding engine is as good as an average human programmer

DeepMind teaches AI to code

Crisis Text Line stops sharing conversation data with AI company

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Meta has built an AI supercomputer it says will be world’s fastest by end of 2022

A new use for AI: summarizing scientific research for seven-year-olds

AI Dungeon’s creators are launching an experimental AI-powered game platform

Dell’s Concept Stanza converts your chicken scratch to digital text

Algorithms that detect cancer can be fooled by hacked images

DeepMind tests the limits of large AI language systems with 280-billion-parameter model

I regret to inform you that Digital Human as a Service (DHaaS) is now an acronym

Inside Amazon’s $3.5 million competition to make Alexa chat like a human

This AI art app is a glimpse at the future of synthetic media

Clearview AI is closer to getting a US patent for its facial recognition technology

The quest to make an AI that can play competitive Pokémon

AI wanna be the very best, like no one ever was

Alphabet is putting its prototype robots to work cleaning up around Google’s offices

Google is taking sign-ups for Relate, a voice assistant that recognizes impaired speech

Nvidia wants to fill the virtual and physical worlds with AI avatars

Brembo’s ‘intelligent’ brake system could apply pressure to each wheel individually

Inside Waymo’s strategy to grow the best brains for self-driving cars

The Google spinoff has a head start in AI, but can they maintain the lead?

Alphabet is launching a company that uses AI for drug discovery

Facebook is shutting down its Face Recognition tagging program

Microsoft is giving businesses access to OpenAI’s powerful AI language model GPT-3

The future of AI is a conversation with a computer

Making this album with AI ‘felt like wandering in an enormous labyrinth’

Adobe has built a deepfake tool, but it doesn’t know what to do with it

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

This free web tool is a fast and easy way to remove objects from images

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The AI oracle of Delphi uses the problems of Reddit to offer dubious moral advice

Facebook disputes report that its AI can’t detect hate speech or violence consistently

Facebook is researching AI systems that see, hear, and remember everything you do

Why look at reality when you can edit what you see in real time?

I want to taste an AI-designed flavor

Hey Siri, what happened?

A decade of Apple’s digital assistant

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