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The state of AI in 2019

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The Real-World AI Issue

How artificial intelligence and machine learning are affecting technology right now

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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.

Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives

Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

Microsoft to retire controversial facial recognition tool that claims to identify emotion

GitHub’s AI-powered Copilot will help you write code for $10 a month

GitHub Copilot uses AI to help developers write code

Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

GM’s Cruise Offers Driverless Rides In San Francisco

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Voicemod uses AI to transform your voice into Morgan Freeman, astronauts, and more

Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

How DALL-E could power a creative revolution

YouTuber trains AI bot on 4chan’s pile o’ bile with entirely predictable results

Go read this report on an AI shopping app that was actually just using humans

Meta’s head of AI to depart in group reorg

NY State is giving out hundreds of robots as companions for the elderly

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

Dyson eyes robots that can do your household chores

All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI

Imagen what else this thing can do

Clearview AI ordered to delete facial recognition data belonging to UK residents

UK to Clearview: stop scraping our mugs

Liveness tests used by banks to verify ID are ‘extremely vulnerable’ to deepfake attacks

Google’s trying to fix your crappy webcam with great AI

Google is using a new way to measure skin tones to make search results more inclusive

Google is beta testing its AI future

After mistakes and challenges, the company is moving a little slower with AI language models

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?

Google says its new image search features are like ‘Ctrl+F for the world around you’

Watch a swarm of drones autonomously track a human through a dense forest

SoundCloud buys AI that claims to predict hit songs

A visit to the human factory

How to build the world’s most realistic robot

Spot gets footloose in a factory in Boston Dynamics’ latest video

This AI clone of Reddit’s Am I The Asshole forum will give you the best bad advice

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

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Wildlife photos are a new treasure trove for AI-driven conservation research

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Google is using AI to update business hours that are out of date on Google Maps

OpenAI’s DALL-E AI image generator can now edit pictures, too

Whistleblower says DeepMind waited months to fire a researcher accused of sexual misconduct

Google is using AI to better detect searches from people in crisis

Otter.ai adds AI-generated meeting summaries and new home feed

Nvidia shows off AI model that turns a few dozen snapshots into a 3D-rendered scene

Nvidia reveals H100 GPU for AI and teases ‘world’s fastest AI supercomputer’

AI suggested 40,000 new possible chemical weapons in just six hours