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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.

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

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

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

Deepfakes will make financial fraud easier

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Google is using AI to update business hours that are out of date on Google Maps

It may even scrape street view data to look for posted hours

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 adds AI-generated meeting summaries and new home feed

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?

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

Want to make robots run faster? Try letting AI take control

Facebook removes ‘deepfake’ of Ukrainian President Zelenskyy

AI-produced images can’t fix diversity issues in dermatology databases

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

DeepMind’s new AI model helps decipher, date, and locate ancient inscriptions

Machine learning meets ancient inscriptions

Google is releasing an open source harassment filter for journalists

Meta announces plans to build an AI-powered ‘universal speech translator’

A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them

Listen to an AI voice actor try and flirt with you

Sony’s new AI driver achieves ‘reliably superhuman’ race times in Gran Turismo

DeepMind says its new AI coding engine is as good as an average human programmer

Crisis Text Line stops sharing conversation data with AI company

Meta has built an AI supercomputer it says will be world’s fastest by end of 2022