Google is investigating an AI researcher over the handling of sensitive data

Google is investigating an artificial intelligence researcher after it detected that “an account had exfiltrated thousands of files” and shared them externally. Margaret Mitchell, a co-lead of…

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Alexa’s ‘tell me when’ command sets reminders for upcoming events

Amazon is making it easier to remember an event you don’t want to miss. The Verge reports that Amazon has quietly introduced a hinted-at “tell me when”…

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This robot dog learned how to get up after being knocked down

At some point when you were a toddler, you learned how to pick yourself up after falling and eventually how to walk on your own two feet….

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Hitting the Books: What do we want our AI-powered future to look like?

Once the shining city on a hill that the rest of the world looked to for leadership and guidance, America’s moral high ground has steadily eroded in…

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Recommended Reading: The best long-form stories of 2020

On a semi-weekly basis, we compile a collection of the best long-form stories on tech, tech culture and more. We’ve collected a list of the best selections…

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Let this eerily accurate AI dunk on your Spotify habits

If you’re a Spotify user, you might have checked out your 2020 listening data with Spotify Wrapped. It’s a straightforward celebration of your year in music and…

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DeepMind’s latest AI can master games without being told their rules

In 2016, Alphabet’s DeepMind came out with AlphaGo, an AI which consistently beat the best human Go players. One year later, the subsidiary went on to refine…

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Mercedes teases an AI-powered version of its MBUX infotainment system

When the new Mercedes EQS sedan hits the road next year, it will feature a new and improved version of the automaker’s MBUX infotainment called the MBUX…

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Netflix explains how it uses AI to sell you on a show

If Netflix’s decisions on marketing its hundreds of original shows seem highly calculated… that’s probably because they were. Netflix has outlined how it uses AI to market…

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Google used a 64-camera rig to train its portrait lighting AI

Google’s Portrait Light feature can make some of your more mediocre photos look a lot better by giving you a way to change their lighting direction and…

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