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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.

AI gliders learn to fly using air currents, just like birds

There’s a lion in London’s Trafalgar Square that eats words and roars AI-generated poetry

Amazon reportedly planning Alexa microwave, subwoofer, and more this year

Apple’s Siri Shortcuts app now available for iOS 12

US lawmakers say AI deepfakes ‘have the potential to disrupt every facet of our society’

Deepfakes could be used for blackmail, misinformation, and more, say lawmakers

This beautiful map shows everything that powers an Amazon Echo, from data mines to lakes of lithium

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BMW is the latest automaker to introduce its own in-car voice assistant

IBM secretly used New York’s CCTV cameras to train its surveillance software

AI drone pilots will challenge humans in competition sponsored by Lockheed Martin

Google turns 20: how an internet search engine reshaped the world

China’s top streaming service hides video view counts after click farms inflated numbers

Google releases free AI tool to help companies identify child sexual abuse material

Apple self-driving test car gets rear-ended by a Nissan Leaf in first ever crash

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

How AI-generated music is changing the way hits are made

Google Assistant can now understand two languages at once

Google and Harvard team up to use deep learning to predict earthquake aftershocks

AI might make aftershocks less shocking

OpenAI’s Dota 2 defeat is still a win for artificial intelligence 

Deepfakes for dancing: you can now use AI to fake those dance moves you always wanted

New facial recognition system catches first imposter at US airport

Humans grab victory in first of three Dota 2 matches against OpenAI

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?

A porn company promises to insert customers into scenes using deepfakes

What algorithmic art can teach us about artificial intelligence

This Elon Musk-approved documentary focuses on the wrong bits of AI