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A very Japanese virtual companion is being westernized

When Gatebox revealed its… shall we say, culturally specific AI assistant a few years back, it drew its fair share of attention. How could it not? It looked for all the world like a blue-haired anime girl living in a glass tube, and it could be… Source: Engadget | A very Japanese virtual companion is …

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Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on movie releases

AI is about to play more of a role in the movie-making process. Warner Bros. Pictures has unveiled plans to use Cinelytic's AI project management system to assist in making decisions on movies during the "greenlight process." No, it won't have the… Source: Engadget | Warner Bros. will use AI to help make decisions on …

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Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

Neon and its "artificial human" avatars were the first viral hit of CES. It had everything to get the internet excited: A corporate giant (the company is from Samsung's STAR Labs), buzzwords (Avatars! Realistic AI assistants!) and confusion. Re… Source: Engadget | Neon’s ‘artificial human’ avatars could not live up to the CES hype

Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can create and curate the piano ringtones for you. Source: Engadget | Google Assistant can create alarms …

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NYC creates a high-level position to oversee ethics in AI

New York City wants to avoid bias in AI and other algorithms, and it's creating a role primarily to ensure that equal treatment. Mayor Bill de Blasio has issued an executive order creating a position for an Algorithms Management and Policy Officer…. Source: Engadget | NYC creates a high-level position to oversee ethics in AI

Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

We've seen a smart arm bracelet that can predict nightly seizures, but now a pair of researchers have created something even more promising: an AI system that can predict epileptic seizures with 99.6-percent accuracy. Even better, it can do so up to… Source: Engadget | Researchers develop an AI system with near-perfect seizure prediction

Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Tech companies might have trouble establishing groundwork for the ethical use of AI, but the Defense Department appears to be moving forward. The Defense Innovation Board just published draft guidelines for AI ethics at the Defense Department that a… Source: Engadget | Pentagon's draft AI ethics guidelines fight bias and rogue machines

Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial recognition

Facebook has already stopped using facial recognition by default, but now it might have a way for people to dodge facial recognition altogether. Its researchers have developed an AI system that can "de-identify" people in real time, including live v… Source: Engadget | Facebook AI can 'hide' people from facial recognition

Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

How memes got weaponized: A short history Joan Donovan, MIT Technology Review Memes are entertaining, but they've also become key weapons in politics and the spread of misinformation. This piece starts with just one of many insane stories: "In Oct… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: How memes became political weapons

AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

AI is already capable of discovering medical conditions with a high degree of accuracy. However, brain hemorrhages are particularly challenging — false positives slow things down, while missing even a tiny hemorrhage could be deadly. The technolog… Source: Engadget | AI can help doctors spot brain hemorrhages faster

Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Lexus is finally ready to unveil its first electric vehicle prototype. At the Tokyo Motor Show today, it pulled back the curtain on its LF-30 Electric Concept, its vision for the next generation of EVs. Source: Engadget | Lexus’s first autonomous EV has drones and ‘artificial muscle technology’

Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and his company Anduril Industries have drawn flak for their pursuit of controversial government and military contracts, and that uproar isn't about to subside any time soon. Anduril has unveiled the Interceptor, a "c… Source: Engadget | Palmer Luckey's company is making drone-ramming drones

Adobe adds new AI tools in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020 are now available, and both have some new AI-enabled features. The simplified versions of the company's flagship creative applications help amateurs edit high-quality photos and videos, and with the new Sens… Source: Engadget | Adobe adds new AI tools in Photoshop and Premiere Elements 2020

Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

AI's use in medicine could soon extend to one of the medical world's toughest challenges: helping the paralyzed regain movement. Intel and Brown University have started work on a DARPA-backed Intelligent Spine Interface project that would use AI to… Source: Engadget | Intel wants to use AI to reconnect damaged spinal nerves

Things get weird when a neural net is trained on text adventure games

We've seen people turn neural networks to almost everything from drafting pickup lines to a new Harry Potter chapter, but it turns out classic text adventure games may be one of the best fits for AI yet. This latest glimpse into what artificial intel… Source: Engadget | Things get weird when a neural net is …

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