Watch out Google Duplex: Microsoft just demoed its own AI having a full-on phone call

By Jack Morse2018-05-22 23:02:11 UTC [embedded content] Google Duplex isn’t the only big dog in AI Town.  The artificial intelligence-powered assistant that can, in certain circumstances, have a real back and forth conversation with a human, has found a bit of competition in Microsoft’s XiaoIce (that’s a capital I not a lowercase L, and it’s […]

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People are losing faith in self-driving cars following recent fatal crashes

No one at the wheel freaks out drivers.Image: Zhang Peng/LightRocket via Getty Images By Sasha Lekach2018-05-22 22:08:33 UTC For a while, people were really excited about the potential of self-driving cars, which promised to make our future commutes easier, more productive, and safer. Then came some high-profile autonomous vehicle accidents — including two fatal crashes […]

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Facebook’s new transparency report ignores its biggest problems

Facebook’s transparency report could sue some work.Image: AFP/Getty Images By Karissa Bell2018-05-15 23:29:42 UTC Another day, another stop on Facebook’s never-ending apology tour.  On Tuesday, that takes the form of the social network’s latest transparency report, which, for the first time, includes stats on the vast amounts of content the company removes for violating its […]

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Laurel is kicking Yanny’s ass on Google

By Brian Koerber2018-05-15 15:51:25 -0700 Sorry team Yanny, Laurel is dominating on Google. The great Yanny vs. Laurel debate exploded on Tuesday after a recording of a computer-generated voice started office fights around the world. The voice appears to be saying one word, and no one can agree if it’s saying “laurel” or “yanny.” Listen […]

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