Facebook Wants To Challenge Amazon, Apple, Google With Their Own Voice Assistant

At the moment, most of the major tech companies have their own digital voice assistants. Amazon has Alexa, Apple has Siri, Google has Google Assistant, Microsoft has Cortana, and Samsung has Bixby. Unsurprisingly, Facebook now wants in on the action and according to a report from CNBC, they have heard from their sources that the company is indeed developing its own voice assistant software.


Pixel 3’s Photobooth Mode Updated With Kiss Detection

Back in the day (and it is still true today), you’d have to press the shutter button on your camera (or camera app) to take a photo. However, these days cameras are getting smarter thanks to the use of AI and facial recognition, where all it takes is for people to smile and it can take a photo, making it easier than pressing a button.


Qualcomm Cloud AI 100 Platform Claims 10X Power-Efficiency

It’s not every day that a large company like Qualcomm’s steps into a new market, and we might look back to this day as an inflection point in the cloud AI arms race.


Air Force To Explore AI Powered Autonomous Drones

For the most part, drones require pilots to help them find their way around. However, the need to have a pilot means that human error is a possibility with regards to certain drone operations. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Air Force has announced that they will be looking into the possibility of AI-powered autonomous drones.


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Spotify Will Use Algorithms To Help Create More Personalized Playlists

When it comes to music discovery, there are many ways in which we can go about finding new artists and songs. It can come from a friend’s recommendation, a movie’s soundtrack, or as we’re starting to see these days, the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning where music services attempt to learn what you like and make recommendations off of that.


Developer Uses AI To Turn Himself Into An Influencer To Score Free Meals

Being an online influencer seems like a great gig. You get to score free products and get paid to advertise them too, whether it be makeup products, electronics, clothing, or food. This was something that developer Chris Buetti wanted to achieve, but yet he was lacking some of the soft skills required to be an influencer, such as the ability to take nice photos and “creating content people enjoy”.However he […]


Fan Attempts To Remaster Star Trek: Deep Space Nine In HD Using AI

Machine learning has been used for all kinds of things, but it seems that a fan of Star Trek has decided to take advantage of the technology to help remaster Star Trek: Deep Space Nine to HD. Known to the community as CaptRobau, Stefan Rumen has actually attempted to use AI to remaster content into HD in the past.


Alphabet’s AI-Powered Chrome Extension Will Hide Toxic Comments

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Reddit face toxic comments everyday, and unfortunately it is rather difficult to try and put a stop to. If you’re the type of person who’d rather not have your day sullied by toxic comments, then perhaps Tune might be a Chrome extension worth checking out.


Microsoft’s Seeing AI App Lets The Visually Impaired ‘See’ Photos By Touch

A couple of years ago, Microsoft launched a new app called Seeing AI. The app is designed to help the visually impaired “see” the world around them by using your smartphone’s camera, which in turn then helps to describe what the phone sees to the user through the use of artificial intelligence.


Gboard’s Handwriting Recognition Feature Now Makes Less Mistakes

Handwriting recognition can be a bit tricky as the system would need to be able to recognize various styles of handwriting. As we all have different styles, some of which can be messier than both, it is understandable that existing handwriting recognition systems can make mistakes every now and then.


Website Uses AI To Continuously Generate Fake Faces

Artificial intelligence is good at a lot of things, and as it turns out now, it’s also good at generating an endless stream of fake faces. It doesn’t come news that AI can be used to generate fake visuals. This has been done for quite some time now and nothing informs us more of that ability than ThisPersonDoesNotExist.com.


Unity Develops Video Game That Tests AI

In the early days of video games where you would be able to go up against AI, over time and with enough practice, you would be able to suss out the AI’s patterns and habits and eventually beat them. However these days AI is getting a lot more sophisticated and smarter, even beating out professionals.


MIT Thinks They Have Found A Way To Automatically ‘De-Bias’ Face Detection

How technology and AI learns is by humans teaching it what’s correct. This is how facial recognition software works where humans need to teach it how to recognize faces, and also teach it not to be biased. However this can be slow, not to mention humans make errors as well, which means that sometimes certain things can slip past.


Prosthetic Legs Tuned Using AI Can Help Patients Walk Better, Faster

We imagine that putting on a prosthetic limb for the first time ever can be rather disconcerting. This means that patients tend to take time to get used to it, to walking around, and potentially even running. However it seems that researchers believe that by using AI to tune these prosthetic limbs, it could help speed up the recovery process.