Amazon’s AZ1 Neural Edge processor will make Alexa voice commands even faster

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Amazon unveiled the AZ1 Neural Edge processor, a silicon module that will speed up Alexa’s ability to answer your queries and commands by hundreds of milliseconds per response. T...

Microsoft exclusively licenses OpenAI’s groundbreaking GPT-3 text generation model

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Microsoft’s ongoing partnership with San Francisco-based artificial intelligence research company OpenAI now includes a new exclusive license on the AI firm’s groundbreaking GP...

Amazon gives Samuel L. Jackson his own Alexa wake phrase

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Amazon is expanding its Samuel L. Jackson voice skill for its Alexa digital assistant to include tens of thousands more phrases, including much more of the actor’s iconic expleti...

Amazon Alexa’s next celebrity voice belongs to Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan

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Amazon is adding its next high-profile celebrity voice option for its Alexa digital assistant, this time an exclusive for the India market. Starting next year, Alexa users can augm...

Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition is about bringing AI down from the cloud

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Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of Arm is a hugely significant deal for the tech world, with implications that will take years to unravel spanning many areas of the sector. But ...

I learned to make a lip-syncing deepfake in just a few hours (and you...

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How easy is it to make a deepfake, really? Over the past few years, there’s been a steady stream of new methods and algorithms that deliver more and more convincing AI-generated ...

How Google Maps uses DeepMind’s AI tools to predict your arrival time

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Google Maps is one of the company’s most widely-used products, and its ability to predict upcoming traffic jams makes it indispensable for many drivers. Each day, says Google, mo...

Google Magenta’s Lo-Fi Player lets you create your own virtual music room

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A new Google Magenta project (created by an intern!) lets you mix lo-fi, hip-hop music tracks to build a custom music room in your browser, with no musical ability required. Magent...

How to watch Elon Musk’s Neuralink demo at 6PM ET / 3PM PT

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Amid the search for a COVID-19 vaccine and launch of a new Mars rover, there is yet another technological breakthrough on its way — at least, according to Elon Musk. Today at 6PM...

US announces $1 billion research push for AI and quantum computing

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The US government is announcing $1 billion in new funding for multidisciplinary AI and quantum computing research hubs today, according to multiple reports. A total of 12 hubs will...
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Spotify CEO expects Apple will ‘open up’ even more in the...

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Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said he expects longtime rival Apple will “open up” iOS and its platforms more in the future as a result of contention with developers and growing antitru...

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