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Google Assistant can create alarms based on weather and time of day

An update on its way to Lenovo Smart Clock will add a Google Assistant option that can switch up the alarm ringtone based on factors such as the time of day and the weather. In fact, Google's AI can
Picks of the Week from the Daily Kos Community, Aug. 31 (and a Community conversation)

Picks of the Week from the Daily Kos Community, Aug. 31 (and a Community conversation)

Greetings, dearest ones, and welcome to this week’s celebration of writing by the Daily Kos Community! We’ve got a baker’s dozen of diaries this week, the maximum allowed, but let me tell you, we

AI learns to solve a Rubik's Cube in 1.2 seconds

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have created an artificial intelligence system that can solve a Rubik's Cube in an average of 1.2 seconds in about 20 moves. That's two seconds

Facebook and CMU's poker AI beat five pros at once

Facebook and Carnegie Mellon University have built another artificial intelligence bot that beat some top poker pros. While AI bots have been to best professional players in one-on-one competition,

The fight against childhood blindness could lead to eagle-eyed robots

Imparting vision upon machines has been a massive, multi-decade undertaking by the scientific community. And while the acuity of today's state-of-the-art computer systems can match or exceed a human's

Facebook used its AI smarts to build detailed disease prevention maps

Facebook has created highly detailed population maps to help health organizations, researchers and universities tackle disease outbreaks and plan public health campaigns. They focus on population

Facebook Research is developing touchy-feely curious robots

As a social media platform with global reach, Facebook leans extensively on its artificial intelligence and machine-learning systems to keep the site online and harmful content off it (at least, some

eBay’s improved AI translation boosts Spanish-language sales

Since eBay added artificial intelligence translations for product listings in 2014, sales from the US to Spanish-speaking Latin American nations increased by almost 11 percent, according to a study.

Google's CallJoy is an AI phone operator for small businesses

Around a year ago, Google unveiled Duplex, an AI-powered feature that can call businesses and book appointments for you. Ahead of this year's I/O, Google revealed the other half of the equation, a

'Child's Play' trailer shows Chucky controlling smart homes and drones

A reboot of the Child's Play franchise will hit theaters this summer and while we already had a good idea killer toy Chucky would be more of a robot with AI capabilities this time around, the latest

Every shot from the Masters will be posted online within five minutes

Golf fans who are planning to watch the Masters this weekend will have yet more ways to check out the action. For the first time at a golf tournament, practically every one of the more than 20,000

Google Stadia can use AI to change a game's art in real-time

Google's Stadia game streaming service isn't just using the cloud to make games playable anywhere -- it's also using the technology for some clever artistic tricks. A Style Transfer feature uses

Google Stadia can use AI to change a game's art in real-time

Google's Stadia game streaming service isn't just using the cloud to make games playable anywhere -- it's also using the technology for some clever artistic tricks. A Style Transfer feature uses

NVIDIA's $99 Jetson Nano is an AI computer for DIY enthusiasts

Sophisticated AI generally isn't an option for homebrew devices when the mini computers can rarely handle much more than the basics. NVIDIA thinks it can do better -- it's unveiling an entry-level AI

Stanford institute aims to improve humanity through AI

Stanford is joining the rush to create AI research hubs, albeit with a slight twist. The university is opening the Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI for short) with the goal of

Fan uses AI to remaster 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' in HD

Unfortunately, you're highly unlikely to see an official remaster of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Its special effects were shot on video rather than added to film, making an already daunting

Microsoft's AI app for the blind helps you explore photos with touch

Microsoft's computer vision app for the blind and poor-sighted, Seeing AI, just became more useful for those moments when you're less interested in navigating the world than learning about what's on

Palmer Luckey's firm wins Pentagon drone AI contract

Google may have backed out of the US military's Project Maven, but that doesn't mean other tech companies are unwilling to participate. The Intercept has learned that Oculus Rift co-founder Palmer

Jaguar's 2020 XE uses AI to help you get comfortable

Jaguar isn't saving all its technological tricks for showcase vehicles like the I-Pace. The automaker has unveiled the 2020 XE, an entry luxury sedan that packs a surprising amount of tech. Most

Google Docs' AI grammar checker rolls out to G Suite users

Google Docs' AI grammar suggestions are no longer limited to early adopters. The company is rolling out the machine learning tool for G Suite users, giving them an easier way to polish their reports.