FridayMay 31, 2024 10:00 am

AI Headphones Allow Wearer to Listen to One Person within a Crowd

A team of researchers from the University of Washington’s Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering have designed an artificial intelligence system that allows its user to listen to a specific person in a crowd, if they have the headphones on. The system, dubbed Target Speech Hearing, enrolls a specific individual when the user looks at them for three to five seconds. Once this is done, the system blocks out all other sounds in the area and plays the voice of the enrolled speaker in real time. The system has been designed to work even when the user…

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WednesdayMay 29, 2024 10:00 am

Google AI’s Search Mocked for Erratic Results

The new AI search feature by Google is being criticized for offering inaccurate and unpredictable answers. For example, the experimental tool, AI Overviews, stated that geologists recommended that people consume a rock a day. The search engine’s AI-generated responses also told users who were looking for ways to make cheese on pizza stick better to use glue that wasn’t toxic to humans. Another user who asked whether they could use gasoline to cook spaghetti quicker was told that while they couldn’t, they could use it to make a spicy dish, with the tool going as far as to generate a…

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FridayMay 24, 2024 10:00 am

How AI Is Reshaping Contemporary Warfare

Artificial intelligence may only be a few years old, but the revolutionary technology is completely reshaping how countries wage war. A special report by Jennifer Griffin, chief national security correspondent on Fox News, has revealed the extent to which artificial intelligence has already reshaped contemporary warfare through several armed conflicts. As modern warfare evolves alongside various technological advances, more and more countries are scrambling to incorporate AI into their war kits and stay ahead of current and potential adversaries. Artificial intelligence began to gain prominence for its warfare capabilities during the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war as resource-strapped Ukrainians desperately scrambled to…

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WednesdayMay 22, 2024 10:00 am

AI Helps Researchers Uncover Distinct Brain Differences Between Males, Females

It is known that women and men experience everything from migraines to autism spectrum disorder and multiple sclerosis among other brain issues at different rates and often present with varied symptoms. Now, a new study has used artificial intelligence to learn more about the differences in women’s and men’s brains at the cellular level. The study, led by scientists at NYU Langone Health, conducted an analysis of thousands of MRI brain scans from healthy 560 women and 471 men using machine learning. While the weight, shape and size of the brain has been studied before, not much is known about…

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MondayMay 20, 2024 10:00 am

OpenAI Unveils Updated ChatGPT Version

OpenAI has publicly revealed an updated version of the technology behind its chatbot ChatGPT platform. This latest tech is dubbed GPT-4o, and the company plans to make it available to all ChatGPT users regardless of their subscription status. GPT-4o has been designed to read, translate languages and discuss images. It can also identify specific emotions by observing/analyzing visual expressions. This version has also been equipped with memory, so it is capable of “remembering” previous prompts it has been given. Additionally, the model operates at a more conversational rhythm because there is hardly a pause between the time one issues prompts…

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FridayMay 17, 2024 10:00 am

TikTok to Automatically Label AI-Generated Material

Last week, TikTok announced that it would start automatically labeling any content that was generated with the help of artificial intelligence. The company explained that it was taking this step in order to provide users of the platform an ability to distinguish between factual and fictional content. Adam Presser, the social media platform head of operations, safety and trust, stated that TikTok users have shown excitement about the role that AI can play in supporting their creative endeavors and the way they connect with their audiences. He said this had prompted the platform to implement the AI labels so that…

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WednesdayMay 15, 2024 12:00 pm

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Announces Financial Results for Q1 2024 and Participation in Needham Technology, Media, and Consumer Conference

D-Wave recently released the company’s financial results for its first fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2024, along with updates and recent achievements, including advancing quantum computing technology with the introduction of D-Wave’s fast-anneal feature and yielding of 4800+ qubit processors for its upcoming Advantage2(TM) system Fast-anneal is designed to accelerate quantum computations, minimizing the effects of external disturbances such as thermal fluctuations and noise, which are common barriers in quantum computing environments D-Wave CEO Dr. Alan Baratz is scheduled for a fireside chat on May 16, 2024, during the Needham Technology, Media, and Consumer Conference to discuss these latest advancements,…

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WednesdayMay 15, 2024 10:00 am

Scientists Caution About AI’s Capacity for Deception

Scientists say artificial intelligence’s (AI) capacity for deception is growing amid several instances of pretending to be human, bluffing, modifying behavior during tests and double-crossing opponents. As AI becomes increasingly advanced with a greater capacity for mimicking human behavior, the researchers say the technology's capacity for deception has grown equally sophisticated. AI has gotten so advanced that it can now hold passable conversations with people, defeat them at board games such as chess and even decode protein structures. However, scientists warn that artificial intelligence has become just as good at lying over the last couple of years. Analysis by researchers…

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MondayMay 13, 2024 10:00 am

Ukraine Announces New AI-Based Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry

Last week, Ukraine unveiled Victoria Shi, an AI-based spokesperson for the country’s foreign ministry. She will be making official statements for this ministry. The ministry bragged that it was the “first in the world” an AI spokesperson would read human-made statements on behalf of the foreign ministry. In a presentation that was uploaded to social media, the AI spokesperson described herself as a “digital person” named Victoria Shi. She was clad in a dark suit. She moved her head and made hand gestures while speaking during that maiden presentation. The press service of the foreign ministry reiterated that while Shi…

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FridayMay 10, 2024 1:30 pm

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) to Announce Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2024

D-Wave will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 ending March 31, 2024, on Monday, May 13, 2024, before the market opens D-Wave will host a conference call the same day at 8 a.m. EDT to discuss the financial results The company continues to demonstrate progress with its quantum computing product innovations, including the recent fast-anneal feature D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services, recently announced that the company will release its financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2024 ending March 31, 2024, on Monday, May…

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