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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.

US sanctions a Chinese facial recognition company with Silicon Valley funding

GitHub’s automatic coding tool rests on untested legal ground

Maine passes the strongest state facial recognition ban yet

Federal agencies use facial recognition from private companies, but almost nobody is keeping track

GitHub and OpenAI launch a new AI tool that generates its own code

Copilot ‘may sometimes produce undesired outputs’

Rembrandt’s Night Watch uncropped by AI 300 years after it was trimmed

Tesla will ship a “full self-driving” car in a beta version.

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Canon put AI cameras in its Chinese offices that only let smiling workers inside

Facebook develops new method to reverse-engineer deepfakes and track their source

Facebook’s AI moderator will tell group admins when users are beefing in the comments

Google is using AI to design its next generation of AI chips more quickly than humans can

Apple’s Siri will finally work without an internet connection with on-device speech recognition

Apple’s Live Text is going to read all the text in all your photos with AI

Have autonomous robots started killing in war? The reality is messier than it appears

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

Clearview AI hit with sweeping legal complaints over controversial face scraping in Europe

The privacy watchdogs believe Clearview’s image-scraping methods violate European laws

Google isn’t ready to turn search into a conversation

Sony’s AI subsidiary is developing smarter opponents and teammates for PlayStation games

Sony strategy notes reveal plans for smarter AI opponents

Microsoft has built an AI-powered autocomplete for code using GPT-3

Terrible news, everyone: AI is learning how to post cringe

DeepMind reportedly lost a yearslong bid to win more independence from Google

Google made AI language the centerpiece of I/O while ignoring its troubled past at the company

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?

Google announces health tool to identify skin conditions

Google Maps’ Live View feature now offers more useful information about restaurants and businesses

Google showed off its next-generation AI by talking to Pluto and a paper airplane

Deepfake dubs could help translate film and TV without losing an actor’s original performance

Veritone launches new platform to let celebrities and influencers clone their voice with AI

Intel is using machine learning to make GTA V look incredibly realistic

Artificial intelligence is going to supercharge surveillance

What happens when digital eyes get the brains to match?

Meet the real Alexa: voice actor reportedly responsible for Amazon’s AI assistant revealed

Hey Alexa, who voiced you?

‘Deepfake’ that supposedly fooled European politicians was just a look-alike, say pranksters

Legal chatbot firm DoNotPay adds anti-facial recognition filters to its suite of handy tools

Deepfake satellite imagery poses a not-so-distant threat, warn geographers

Geographic deepfakes could be used for misinformation and much more

Google’s ethical AI researchers complained of harassment long before Timnit Gebru’s firing

Google Assistant can now help order takeout from restaurants online

Automatic gender recognition tech is dangerous, say campaigners: it’s time to ban it

Simplistic gender binaries infringe on the right to self-expression

The EU is considering a ban on AI for mass surveillance and social credit scores

Google is poisoning its reputation with AI researchers