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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.

Cloak your photos with this AI privacy tool to fool facial recognition

Virtual artist Miquela debuted a music video at Lollapalooza

OpenAI’s latest breakthrough is astonishingly powerful, but still fighting its flaws

Service that uses AI to identify gender based on names looks incredibly biased

Discord’s mobile app is getting background noise suppression because life is noisy

Krispier audio

Rite Aid used facial recognition in secret across hundreds of its stores

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Face masks are breaking facial recognition algorithms, says new government study

This is what a deepfake voice clone used in a failed fraud attempt sounds like

Facebook is simulating users’ bad behavior using AI

Alexa will soon be able to launch Android and iOS apps using voice commands

Facebook will study whether its algorithms are racially biased

Wyze will try pay-what-you-want model for its AI-powered person detection

British chip designer Graphcore unveils new AI processor more complex than Nvidia’s

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

Japanese app Tuna Scope uses AI to grade the quality of fish

Robotic lab assistant is 1,000 times faster at conducting research

An online propaganda campaign used AI-generated headshots to create fake journalists

Fake headshots for fake journalists

Disney’s deepfakes are getting closer to a big-screen debut

Apple’s AI plan: a thousand small conveniences

A black man was wrongfully arrested because of facial recognition

AI experts say research into algorithms that claim to predict criminality must end

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?

What a machine learning tool that turns Obama white can (and can’t) tell us about AI bias

Google quietly launches an AI-powered Pinterest rival named Keen

Google Assistant enhancements promise fast, fluid, and more accurate interactions

Amazon deploys AI ‘distance assistants’ to notify warehouse workers if they get too close

Facebook contest reveals deepfake detection is still an ‘unsolved problem’

Microsoft won’t sell facial recognition to police until Congress passes new privacy law

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

OpenAI will start selling its text-generation tech, and the first customers include Reddit

OpenAI is now selling access to its text-generation tech

Amazon bans police from using its facial recognition technology for the next year

Listen to Google Meet’s impressive new background noise cancellation feature in action

Microsoft’s AI journalists confuse mixed-race Little Mix singers on MSN homepage

IBM will no longer offer, develop, or research facial recognition technology

IBM’s CEO says we should reevaluate selling the technology to law enforcement

Here’s how Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri answer the question, ‘Do black lives matter?’

BBC releases its own ‘Beeb’ voice assistant in beta

Google tests voice matching to secure Google Assistant purchases

Nvidia’s AI recreates Pac-Man from scratch just by watching it being played