A.I.
Employees Who Listen to Amazon Alexa Requests Can Access Customers' Home Addresses  MacRumors · 3 hours
Earlier this month, Bloomberg shared details on the thousands of employees that Amazon employs around the world to listen to voice recordings captured in... more
Bumble’s ‘Private Detector’ uses AI to detect dick pics  TechCrunch · 8 hours
Dating apps are finally leveraging AI to clean up users’ chat messages. Badoo has introduced a new feature coming to its network of dating apps, including most notably, Bumble. The... more
Report: Amazon gave Alexa ‘reviewers’ access to customer location data, audio clips  9to5Google · 9 hours
Smart speakers are inherently terrifying to many users. After all, an always listening speaker could gather a lot of data on you. Now, a... more
Stacktrace Podcast 033: “Face ID by proxy”  9to5Mac · 9 hours
Another week full of delicious scoops — expanded macOS authentication using the Apple Watch, WWDC news for developers, more signs of AR... more
Vue.ai raises $17M to equip online retailers with AI smarts  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Vue.ai, a U.S/India startup that develops an AI platform to help online retailers work more efficiently and sell more, has announced a $17 million Series B round. The... more
Are women better gamers than men? This startup’s AI-driven research says yes  TechCrunch · 9 hours
Last year the Gosu.ai startup, which has developed an AI assistant to help gamers play smarter and improve their skills, raised $1.9M. Using machine... more
Audible now offers live customer service through Alexa devices  TechCrunch · 12 hours
Alexa devices just got a new use case: live customer service help. This morning, Amazon’s e-book company Audible announced the first live customer service experience on Alexa devices, activated through... more
Audible launches the first Alexa-powered customer support line  THE VERGE · 13 hours
Amazon-owned Audible now offers a unique form of access to Alexa: voice-controlled customer support. The audiobook subscription service, which Amazon... more
Samsung Plans $116 Billion Investment in Non-Memory Chips to Challenge TSMC, Qualcomm  Gadgets 360 · 13 hours
Samsung plans to invest $116 billion in non-memory chips through 2030, to cut its reliance on the volatile memory chip market and develop chips... more
Machine teaching: How people's expertise makes AI even more powerful  PHYS.ORG · 15 hours
Most people wouldn't think to teach five-year-olds how to hit a baseball by handing them a bat and ball, telling them to toss the objects into the air... more
Redmi Y3 Packs an AI-Powered Dual Rear Camera Setup: Live Updates  Gadgets 360 · 19 hours
Redmi Y3 and Redmi 7 are all set to launch in India today. The Redmi smartphone launch is scheduled to begin at 12pm (Noon) and will... more
Singapore’s SalesWhale raises $5.3M to bring AI to sales and marketing teams  TechCrunch · 1 day
SalesWhale, a Singapore-based startup that uses AI to help marketers and salespeople generate leads, has announced a Series A round worth $5.3 million. The... more
Check out all the demos from TC Sessions: Robotics + AI  TechCrunch · 1 day
We’re incredibly proud of the programming we put together for this year’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI. It’s my personal favorite TechCrunch event and I think... more
This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI  THE VERGE · 1 day
The rise of AI-powered surveillance is extremely worrying. The ability of governments to track... more
Digging into key takeaways from our 2019 Robotics+AI Sessions Event  TechCrunch · 1 day
Extra Crunch offers members the opportunity to tune into conference calls led and moderated by the TechCrunch writers you read every day. This week, TechCrunch’s Brian Heater and... more
The company behind the $16,000 AI-powered laundry-folding robot has filed for bankruptcy  THE VERGE · 1 day
Seven Dreamers, the Japanese company behind the AI-powered laundry-folding robot Laundroid, has filed for bankruptcy. The company is now in the process of selling... more
Is the Invoke the speaker to pair up with your Xbox?  Windows Central · 1 day
Best answer: The Invoke is a good speaker but the power of the Alexa platform means you're better off getting an Amazon Echo instead. Better choice:... more
Voiceflow, which allows anyone to make voice apps without coding, raises $3.5 million  TechCrunch · 1 day
The market for voice apps has opened up — Amazon Alexa’s platform alone has over 80,000 skills as of earlier this year... more
Feeble humans prove no match for OpenAI’s Dota 2 gods  THE VERGE · 2 days
The OpenAI team that’s been developing artificially intelligent agents who can play Dota 2 better than... more
Blueshift announces $15M Series B to expand AI-fueled cross-channel marketing tool  TechCrunch · 2 days
Blueshift is startup founded by tech industry veterans, who saw first-hand how difficult cross-channel marketing was. They decided to launch a company and build a cross-channel... more
The robot-recruiter is coming — VCV’s AI will read your face in a job interview  TechCrunch · 2 days
With remote working becoming more of a norm than ever before, remote interviews have, in turn, become a... more
Apple to Expand Siri Support in Third-Party Apps, Enhance AR Offerings: Report  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Apple is said to be planning to bring new Siri intents, improvements to NFC support, AR enhancements, and more. more
Google I/O: Smart home announcements we expect from the conference - CNET  CNET · 2 days
Google Assistant Connect, the Lenovo Smart Clock and possibly a Nest Hub Max could lead to a surge in Google smart home hardware. more
LG X4 (2019) With 16-Megapixel AI Camera, 5.7-Inch Display Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
LG has launched a new smartphone called the LG X4 (2019), which comes with support for Hi-Fi Quad DAC and packs a 16-megapixel rear... more
Lenovo Z6 Pro With AI-Powered Quad-Camera Setup, Snapdragon 855 Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
Lenovo Z6 Pro is here with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6.39-inch AMOLED screen, PC-grade liquid cooling and 4,000mAh battery. more
Could a computer ever create better art than a human?  BBC · 2 days
Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative? more
Apple Sued for $1 Billion by Teenager for Falsely Accusing Him of Theft  Gadgets 360 · 2 days
A New York student sued Apple for $1 billion, claiming the company’s facial-recognition software falsely linked him to a series of thefts... more
Could a computer ever rival Rembrandt or Beethoven?  BBC · 2 days
Music, films and works of art are increasingly made using AI. But can machines ever be truly creative? more
Security lapse at contract startup Evisort exposed sensitive data  TechCrunch · 2 days
Evisort, a document and contract management company, left one of its document databases unsecured, exposing thousands of documents. The startup, founded by former Harvard and MIT students in 2016, bills... more
How to Use 'Hey Siri' Hands-Free on a Mac  MacRumors · 2 days
The latest version of Apple's "Hey Siri" feature works hands-free without being plugged into power, and it can... more
How artificial intelligence systems could threaten democracy  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
U.S. technology giant Microsoft has teamed up with a Chinese military university to develop artificial intelligence systems that could potentially enhance government surveillance and censorship capabilities. Two U.S. senators publicly condemned the partnership, but... more
Audioburst raises $10M to build AI-powered infotainment systems for cars, ad solutions  TechCrunch · 2 days
Audioburst, a startup that uses AI technology to extract the best bits from podcasts and talk radio to create new listening experiences, has raised... more
Artificial intelligence can diagnose PTSD by analyzing voices  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A specially designed computer program can help to diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices. more
LG X4 (2019) With Hi-Fi Quad DAC, 16-Megapixel AI Camera Launched: Price, Specifications  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
LG has launched a new smartphone called the LG X4 (2019), which comes with support for Hi-Fi Quad DAC and packs a... more
Novel AI voice tool can help diagnose PTSD  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A specially designed computer program can help diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans by analyzing their voices, a new study finds. more
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: AI, Social Media Regulation Find Prominence in Poll Manifestos  Gadgets 360 · 3 days
Bharatiya Janata Party, which pushed digital transactions in a major way during its five-year rule ending this year, said it would further... more
Using Edge AI technology to observe behavior of cattle  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A joint project team led by Tokyo Institute of Technology, Shinshu University and Information Services International-Dentsu, Ltd. developed cattle observing systems equipped with a "Sense and Think Collar" that utilizes... more
12,000 pieces of official govt advice added to Alexa and Google Home  Sky News · 4 days
Information on public services - from renewing a passport to the state pension - can now be accessed through voice-activated smart speakers and virtual... more
macOS 10.15 Reported to Get iOS Features Like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time  Gadgets 360 · 5 days
With the introduction of macOS 10.15 and iOS 13, the iPhone-maker is reported to unveil similar features like Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time. more
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies  THE VERGE · 5 days
Amazon is now making its delivery drivers take selfies, it confirmed to The Verge, in a bid to... more
NYC subway denies using ‘real-time face recognition screens’ in Times Square  THE VERGE · 5 days
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has denied suggestions that it’s putting facial recognition... more
Apple could be adding Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to macOS  TechCrunch · 5 days
Apple wants to add more iOS features to macOS according to a report from 9to5mac’s Guilherme Rambo. And it starts with improvements to Siri. While Siri... more
Amazfit Verge Update Brings Alexa Support, Extends Voice Calling Feature to iOS  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Amazfit Verge Smartwatch from Xiaomi-backed Huami has received a new update which brings Alexa support as well as voice calling on iOS. more
Breeze Automation is building soft robots for the Navy and NASA  TechCrunch · 6 days
San Francisco soft robotics startup Breeze Automation made its debut today onstage at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley. Co-founder and CEO... more
Amazon Music’s free ad-supported tier goes live, but only for Alexa users  THE VERGE · 6 days
Amazon has launched a free tier of its music streaming service in the US that is ad-supported and available to use through the company’s... more
Industrial robotics giant Fanuc is using AI to make automation even more automated  TechCrunch · 6 days
Industrial automation is already streamlining the manufacturing process, but first those machines must be painstakingly trained by skilled engineers. Industrial robotics giant... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Scientists are applying deep learning -- a powerful new version of the machine learning form of artificial intelligence -- to forecast sudden disruptions that can halt... more
Adding human touch to unchatty chatbots may lead to bigger letdown  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Sorry, Siri, but just giving a chatbot a human name or adding humanlike features to its avatar might not be enough to win over a user... more
YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices  TechCrunch · 6 days
Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its... more
Nvidia launches its Isaac SDK to help democratize AI-powered robot development  TechCrunch · 6 days
Today at TechCrunch’s TC Sessions: Robotics + AI event at UC Berkeley, Nvidia VP of Engineering Claire Delaunay announced that the company’s Isaac SDK is available... more
Google Home adds support for YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier  THE VERGE · 6 days
Google Home smart speakers can now play music from YouTube Music’s free ad-supported tier. Previously, in... more
Can science writing be automated?  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
A team of researchers has developed a neural network, a form of artificial intelligence, that can read scientific papers and render a plain-English summary in a sentence or two. more
Future hypersonics could be artificially intelligent  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
A test launch for a hypersonic weapon—a long-range missile that flies a mile per second and faster—takes weeks of planning. So, while the U.S. and other states are racing to deploy hypersonic technologies, it remains uncertain... more
Training data for autonomous driving  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Autonomous cars must perceive their environment true to reality. The corresponding algorithms are trained using a large number of image and video recordings. For the algorithm to recognize single image elements, such as a tree, a pedestrian or... more
As governments adopt artificial intelligence, there's little oversight and lots of danger  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Artificial intelligence systems can – if properly used – help make government more effective and responsive, improving the lives of citizens. Improperly used, however,... more
Google Assistant Can Now Wake You Up by Gradually Turning on Your Smart Lights  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Google Assistant can enable the Gentle Sleep & Wake feature in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, UK, and the US in... more
Artificial intelligence is helping old video games look like new  THE VERGE · 7 days
Modders are taking advantage of AI tools to update old graphics Continue reading… more
Galaxy Fold screens are breaking, UK age verification starts this summer video - CNET  CNET · 7 days
Today's major tech headlines include a number of issues with some reviewers' Galaxy Fold screens, Microsoft's turning down of a... more
Facebook Confirms It's Working on an AI-Based Voice Assistant for Its Products  Gadgets 360 · 7 days
Facebook is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Alphabet's Google Assistant. more
AI makes key protein research a million times faster - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Computers can be trained to figure out how these key building blocks of life work, a Harvard researcher finds. more
Facebook to join Google, Amazon in developing voice-activated assistant technology  Global News · 1 week
Facebook Inc is working to develop a voice assistant to rival the likes of Amazon.com Inc's Alexa, Apple Inc's Siri and Alphabet Inc's Google Assistant. more
Cortana no longer works with Wunderlist  Windows Central · 1 week
Cortana is leaving Wunderlist for Microsoft To-Do. Now that Cortana can sync lists with Microsoft To-Do, Microsoft is dropping the digital assistant's integration with Wunderlist. ... more
Artificial intelligence speeds efforts to develop clean, virtually limitless fusion energy  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Artificial intelligence (AI), a branch of computer science that is transforming scientific inquiry and industry, could now speed the development of safe, clean and virtually limitless... more
Audible launches the first Alexa-powered customer support line
THE VERGE
Machine teaching: How people's expertise makes AI even more powerful
PHYS.ORG
This colorful printed patch makes you pretty much invisible to AI
THE VERGE
Google has made it possible for any third-party accessory to have an ‘assistant’ key
9to5Google
Siri Shortcuts, Screen Time, and other iOS features coming to the Mac with 10.15
9to5Mac
Artificial intelligence is helping old video games look like new
THE VERGE
Alexa now works with Apple Music on Sonos, bringing Siri-like voice control
9to5Mac
Anker Roav Bolt adds a dedicated Google Assistant mic to any car for $50, available now
9to5Google
Faster, more accurate diagnoses: Healthcare applications of AI research
PHYS.ORG
How to use Google Home to activate Do Not Disturb on your Android smartphone
9to5Google
Amazon’s Alexa can handle patient information now — what does that mean for privacy?
THE VERGE
Artificial intelligence can now emulate human behaviors – soon it will be dangerously good
PHYS.ORG
Google Assistant launches its first celebrity voice cameo with John Legend
THE VERGE
Fleksy keyboard for Android adds mini-apps and AI to bring more information to your fingertips
9to5Google
Beats officially unveils ‘totally wireless’ Powerbeats Pro with Apple’s H1 chip in new AirPods, ‘Hey Siri’
9to5Mac
Google Home Essentials: Kiwi Design Battery Base for Home Mini [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant can now order groceries from Walmart, will learn from past purchases
9to5Google
AirPods 2: Running with ‘Hey Siri’, wireless charging without AirPower, more
9to5Mac
Smart speakers are everywhere—and they're listening to more than you think
PHYS.ORG
Google talks Assistant and Android integration in promo from MWC booth [Video]
9to5Google
Google Assistant preview of John Legend voice now available
9to5Google
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