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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.

Gitamini is a cute, compact, cargo-carrying robot that will follow you around like a dog

AI might help edit the next generation of blockbusters

Everyone will be able to clone their voice in the future

AI speech synthesis is quick, easy, and uncannily good

Facebook says its AI mislabeling a video of Black men as “primates” was “unacceptable”

AI computers can’t patent their own inventions — yet — a US judge rules

Australia and South Africa disagree

Quick phrases could let you skip ‘Hey, Google’ for common tasks

Autonomous Cars

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How to watch Tesla’s AI day event

What to expect from Tesla’s AI day event

OpenAI can translate English into code with its new machine learning software Codex

Twitter’s photo-cropping algorithm prefers young, beautiful, and light-skinned faces

Amazon gives Alexa a new iOS widget and the ability to assign reminders

This YouTube channel is using AI to gloriously remaster classic game cutscenes


DeepMind creates ‘transformative’ map of human proteins drawn by artificial intelligence

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

New Anthony Bourdain documentary deepfakes his voice

Black teen barred from skating rink by inaccurate facial recognition

US sanctions a Chinese facial recognition company with Silicon Valley funding

For human rights abuses

GitHub’s automatic coding tool rests on untested legal ground

Maine passes the strongest state facial recognition ban yet

Federal agencies use facial recognition from private companies, but almost nobody is keeping track

GitHub and OpenAI launch a new AI tool that generates its own code

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?

Rembrandt’s Night Watch uncropped by AI 300 years after it was trimmed

Canon put AI cameras in its Chinese offices that only let smiling workers inside

Facebook develops new method to reverse-engineer deepfakes and track their source

Facebook’s AI moderator will tell group admins when users are beefing in the comments

Google is using AI to design its next generation of AI chips more quickly than humans can

Apple’s Siri will finally work without an internet connection with on-device speech recognition

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

Apple’s Live Text is going to read all the text in all your photos with AI

Apple brings OCR to the iPhone with AI

Have autonomous robots started killing in war? The reality is messier than it appears

Clearview AI hit with sweeping legal complaints over controversial face scraping in Europe

The privacy watchdogs believe Clearview’s image-scraping methods violate European laws

Google isn’t ready to turn search into a conversation

Sony’s AI subsidiary is developing smarter opponents and teammates for PlayStation games

Microsoft has built an AI-powered autocomplete for code using GPT-3

Terrible news, everyone: AI is learning how to post cringe

DeepMind reportedly lost a yearslong bid to win more independence from Google

Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company