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OBS streaming app adds native support for NVIDIA's noise-removal tech

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The AI-powered tool gets rid of unwanted background noise.


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AppHarvest buys ag-robotics firm, Root AI

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Indoor farming company AppHarvest this week announced that it has acquired Root AI. The deal is valued at around $60 million, with $10 million in cash and the reminder coming from AppHarvest stock. Root AI is a Boston-based robotics startup, with a mission fa…


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BMW’s Virtual Factory Uses AI to Hone the Assembly Line

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The German automaker uses new software from chipmaker Nvidia to simulate train robots and human workers.


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This Researcher Says AI Is Neither Artificial nor Intelligent

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Kate Crawford, who holds positions at USC and Microsoft, says in a new book that even experts working on the technology misunderstand AI.


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Google AI manager resigns following controversial firings of two top researchers

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Samy Bengio is quitting just months after star AI ethics researcher Timnit Gebru was fired. Her co-lead on the ethical AI team, Margaret Mitchell, was terminated in February.


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EU outlines wide-ranging AI regulation, but leaves the door open for police surveillance

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The EU has proposed new regulations for AI, which would cover a wide range of use-cases, from self-driving cars to algorithmic job assessments. But critics say the proposal is not strict enough on AI used for mass surveillance.


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Sorry, but ‘I Missed the Meeting’ Is No Longer an Excuse

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AI audio transcription is getting smarter—and it's taking notes on your work meetings.


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Microsoft Makes a $16 Billion Entry Into Health Care AI

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The company plans to buy Nuance, a speech-recognition firm that grasps the specialized language of medicine—tech that won’t be easy for others to replicate.


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Microsoft is reportedly close to buying speech tech giant Nuance

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Microsoft is reportedly in late talks to buy Nuance for $16 billion, giving it advantages in speech tech and AI.


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Sony's FlavorGraph uses AI to predict which ingredients will pair together

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AI has gone into games and self-driving with mixed success, but now it's trying its hand at cooking.


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Accel’s Dan Levine and Scale’s Alexandr Wang will chat about how to create a category on Extra Crunch Live

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Alexandr Wang has spent the last five years looking to accelerate the development of AI and machine learning algorithms with Scale AI. The company has raised upward of $270 million since inception and doesn’t show any signs of slowing. That’s why we’re thrill…


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To ensure inclusivity, the Biden administration must double down on AI development initiatives

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The Biden administration must clarify current laws pertaining to AI and machine learning models — how we will evaluate use by private actors and how we will govern AI usage within our systems.


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What a Crossword AI Reveals About Humans' Way With Words

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Dr. Fill, a puzzle-solving automaton, came out victorious at last week's national tournament—but human solvers shouldn't throw in the towel just yet.


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The EU's proposed AI laws would regulate robot surgeons but not the military

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The European Commission has unveiled a sweeping regulatory framework that, if adopted, could have global implications for the future of AI development..


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Apple hires former Google AI scientist who left after ethics turmoil

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Apple has hired former Google Brain research manager Samy Bengio, who left the company after its firings of two female AI researchers..


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Learn to capture and edit great pictures in Luminar for $40

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The award-winning Luminar 4 Power Bundle teaches you how to take well-composed pictures and has AI-powered software that can handle some of the grunt work.


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DJI's New Drone Makes Aerial Cinematography a Breeze

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A better image sensor and more AI-powered video smarts make the Air 2S one of the best drones you can buy.


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AI-driven audio cloning startup gives voice to Einstein chatbot

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You’ll need to prick up your ears up for this slice of deepfakery emerging from the wacky world of synthesized media: A digital version of Albert Einstein — with a synthesized voice that’s been (re)created using AI voice cloning technology drawing on audio re…


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How to choose and deploy industry-specific AI models

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Industry-specific AI models are only going to boom in popularity over the next few years and businesses from across sectors will realize their power in delivering accurate and powerful insights.


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Lightmatter’s photonic AI ambitions light up an $80M B round

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AI is fundamental to many products and services today, but its hunger for data and computing cycles is bottomless. Lightmatter plans to leapfrog Moore’s law with its ultra-fast photonic chips specialized for AI work, and with a new $80M round the company is p…