AI has remastered Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ in glorious 4K

Word of warning, prepare to be rickrolled like you've never been rickrolled in the past. Thanks to AI software, you can now troll your friends with Rick…

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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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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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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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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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NVIDIA found a way to train AI with very little data

NVIDIA has developed a new approach for training generative adversarial networks (GAN) that could one day make them suitable for a greater variety of tasks. Before getting…

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Microsoft envisions ‘scoring’ meetings based on body language

You might not have to endure as many unnecessary company meetings in the future. GeekWire has found a Microsoft patent application for an “insight computer system” that…

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