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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.

You can turn Meta’s chatbot against Mark Zuckerberg

Fork me: ‘Fall’ movie removed more than 30 F-bombs with deepfake dub technology

16,000 words on how, whether, and why to upscale your video collection with AI

AI systems can’t patent inventions, US federal circuit court confirms

Meta is putting its latest AI chatbot on the web for the public to talk to

Hopefully it won’t be a repeat of Microsoft’s Tay

‘An engine for the imagination’: the rise of AI image generators

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The engineer who claimed a Google AI is sentient has been fired

A million people on DALL-E’s waitlist will get access to the AI image generator

Tesla’s head of AI is out

Court docs reveal secret Elon Musk children with long-term Musk exec

Meta open sources early-stage AI translation tool that works across 200 languages

FIFA will track players’ bodies using AI to make offside calls at 2022 World Cup

Amazon shows off Alexa feature that mimics the voices of your dead relatives

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

Instagram is testing an AI tool that verifies your age by scanning your face

General Motors is using AI to speed up the vehicle inspection process

Microsoft to retire controversial facial recognition tool that claims to identify emotion

Experts say AI emotion recognition is unscientific

GitHub’s AI-powered Copilot will help you write code for $10 a month

Today I learned you can identify plants and flowers using just your iPhone camera

Voicemod uses AI to transform your voice into Morgan Freeman, astronauts, and more

Google suspends engineer who claims its AI is sentient

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?

How DALL-E could power a creative revolution

YouTuber trains AI bot on 4chan’s pile o’ bile with entirely predictable results

Go read this report on an AI shopping app that was actually just using humans

Meta’s head of AI to depart in group reorg

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

Dyson eyes robots that can do your household chores

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

All these images were generated by Google’s latest text-to-image AI

Text-to-image AI systems are going to be huge

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

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

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