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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Apple nabs Google’s top A.I. exec to make Siri smarter

Apple hired away a top Google executive who could make Siri smarter.Image: brittany herbert/mashable By Karissa Bell2018-04-04 01:58:22 UTC Apple just took a very important step toward improving its AI capabilities. The company hired Google’s top AI exec, John Giannandrea, to lead Apple’s artificial intelligence strategy, The New York Times reports. It’s not clear what […]

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Twitter bans fake porn videos with celebrity face swaps

Don’t even think about uploading a porn deepfake to Twitter.Image: Getty Images/Cultura RF By Shannon Connellan2018-02-07 01:24:57 UTC Fake porn videos featuring face-swapped celebrities, often referred to as “deepfakes,” have been banned from Twitter.  The social media platform has become the latest to ban the videos, in which celebrity women like Gal Gadot, Taylor Swift, […]

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Facebook AI researchers are teaching bots to have human-like expressions

By Karissa Bell2017-09-06 02:54:14 UTC Facebook doesn’t just want its AI-trained bots to know how humans speak—it wants them to understand our faces, too.  In a newly published paper, the company’s AI researchers detail their efforts to train a bot to mimic human facial expressions during a conversation.  The researchers trained the bots using a […]

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