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How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us

How Deepfakes and Other Reality-Distorting AI Can Actually Help Us

Digital Human Brain Covered with Networks New developments in artificial intelligence have created tools that can easily distort reality. But we've always lived in a world where our
AI Weekly: A growing chorus of experts agrees facial recognition systems must be regulated

AI Weekly: A growing chorus of experts agrees facial recognition systems must be regulated

Oakland is now the third U.S. city to ban facial recognition use by local government departments, including its police force.
Pro baseball league uses AI umpire for the first time, coach gets ejected for arguing with it

Pro baseball league uses AI umpire for the first time, coach gets ejected for arguing with it

You’re outta here! Professional baseball‘s first AI umpire – in the form of an automated strike zone – didn’t take long to chalk up its first ejection after 1988 Cy Young winner and current pitching
Clendaniel: After Apollo 11, have we lost our ability to be aspirational?

Clendaniel: After Apollo 11, have we lost our ability to be aspirational?

If we are to win the 21st century, this is no time to slam the brakes on the next Big Thing in technology.
Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Cities must plan ahead for innovation without leaving people behind

Yung Wu Contributor Yung Wu is the CEO of MaRS Discovery District, a Toronto-based innovation hub. More posts by this contributor In big tech’s future expansion plans, public good should be the
The Best Algorithms Still Struggle to Recognize Black Faces

The Best Algorithms Still Struggle to Recognize Black Faces

US government tests find even top-performing facial recognition systems misidentify blacks at rates 5 to 10 times higher than they do whites.
Adobe brings Alexa integration to its XD prototyping tool

Adobe brings Alexa integration to its XD prototyping tool

Adobe XD, the company’s increasingly popular prototyping and design tool, is getting support for testing Amazon Alexa voice experiences on devices like the Echo Dot and the Echo Show. This work builds

Microsoft invests $1 billion in OpenAI in new multiyear partnership

Microsoft is making a $1 billion bet on OpenAI, the company formed by notable founders including Elon Musk and Sam Altman three years ago with the aim of doing research and development work to steer
Amazon Alexa scientists boost information retrieval with novel AI training technique

Amazon Alexa scientists boost information retrieval with novel AI training technique

Scientists at Amazon's Alexa division say they've developed a technique that boosts the performance of information retrieval systems.

Announcing the agenda for TC Sessions: Enterprise | San Francisco, September 5

TechCrunch Sessions is back! On September 5, we’re taking on the ferociously competitive field of enterprise software, and thrilled to announce our packed agenda, overflowing with some of the biggest
You can now get your own artistic portrait in the style of a master thanks to AI

You can now get your own artistic portrait in the style of a master thanks to AI

A new project called AI Portraits from MIT’s IBM Watson AI Lab can capture your essence in the artistic style of some of the world’s great masters, using AI powered by a generative adversarial network
With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.
Uber’s EvoGrad is a dev library for evolutionary algorithms

Uber’s EvoGrad is a dev library for evolutionary algorithms

Uber's EvoGrad is an open source development library for evolutionary machine learning algorithms. It's freely available on GitHub.
With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.
With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

With $1 Billion From Microsoft, an A.I. Lab Wants to Mimic the Brain

OpenAI, now managed by start-up guru Sam Altman, wants to create a machine that can do anything the human brain can do. Skeptics wonder if it is possible.
This site turns your selfies into Renaissance portraits with AI

This site turns your selfies into Renaissance portraits with AI

First came Instagram filters. Then came the Snapchat masks. Now AI renders are the latest way of using technology to change the way we look. Sure, FaceApp has been making the rounds for its dramatic
Daily Crunch: Microsoft invests $1B in OpenAI

Daily Crunch: Microsoft invests $1B in OpenAI

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Microsoft Announces $1 Billion Investment In OpenAI

Microsoft Announces $1 Billion Investment In OpenAI

Microsoft today announced that it’s investing $1 billion in Open AI. The two companies have embarked on a multi-year partnership which will see them working together on artificial intelligence and
AI generates interesting story endings

AI generates interesting story endings

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed an AI model that generates interesting and diverse story endings.
Apple's Fancy Photo Relighting Option Could Soon Be a Feature On Even the Cheapest Smartphones

Apple's Fancy Photo Relighting Option Could Soon Be a Feature On Even the Cheapest Smartphones

Even the most expensive smartphones can’t match the image quality of the priciest digital cameras, but with a beefy processor at their disposal, smartphones let you do so much more with the photos you