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YouTube Will Let AI Suggest Replies to Video Comments

Google announced Wednesday that it had implemented its SmartReply system for YouTube creators, which will give those users access to suggested replies based on what someone has commented. Unlike the SmartReply system Google currently uses for Gmail, SmartReply on YouTube required some further tweaking because of the way people use language on that platform compared to email – it will even auto-suggest emojis. Read More >>

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YouTube Will Let AI Suggest Replies to Video Comments

Google announced Wednesday that it had implemented its SmartReply system for YouTube creators, which will give those users access to suggested replies based on what someone has commented. Unlike the SmartReply system Google currently uses for Gmail, SmartReply on YouTube required some further tweaking because of the way people us language on that platform compared to email – it will even auto-suggest emojis. Read More >>

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MIT Takes Down Popular AI Dataset Due to Racist, Misogynistic Content

Earlier this week, MIT permanently pulled its 80 Million Tiny Images dataset – a popular image database used to train machine learning systems to identify people and objects in an environment. The reason? It used racist, misogynistic, and other offensive terms to label photos. Read More >>

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Australian Authorities Want an AI To Settle Your Divorce

For better or worse, there’s a good chance your current love life owes something to automation. Even if you’re just hooking up with the occasional Tinder fling (which if you are, no judgement), you’re still turning to Tinder’s black-box algorithms to pick out that fling for you before turning to more black-box algorithms to pick out the best dingy bar to meet them at before turning to more black-box algorithms to figure out what, exactly, should be your date night look. If things get serious further down the line, you might turn to another black-box algorithm to plan your entire damn wedding for you. Read More >>

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Dating App Badoo Introduces AI Peen-Screening

If you've ever been a woman on a dating app, the internet, or just in the world, you've likely had a manky piece of man meat presented to you against your will. Dick pics are a huge problem on social media sites and dating platforms, and it's one of those things that Silicon Valley hasn't rushed to fix because it doesn't affect straight men. Read More >>

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Even Image Sensors Are Getting a Subscription

Subscriptions aren’t necessarily anything new when it comes to gadgets. If you’ve invested in a smart home, especially one with cameras, you’re probably familiar with the concept. But over the past two years, it’s become even clearer that companies are viewing subscriptions as the de facto future – and frankly, it sucks. Read More >>

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Researchers Have Created a Tool That Can Perfectly Depixelate Faces

There are now more reasons than ever to hide faces and protect the privacy of people and bystanders in photos and videos being shared to social media. But some approaches are more effective than others, as researchers from Duke University in the US have demonstrated with a new tool that can perfectly reveal faces that have been obscured through pixelation. Read More >>

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Microsoft Is Switching Out MSN’s Contract Journalists for AI

Dozens of contract journalists at Microsoft’s MSN and Microsoft News organisations are being phased out in favour of artificial intelligence, according to multiple reports this week. Read More >>

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Facebook Is Turning to AI to Teach Kids About Stranger Danger

Scams and creepers abound on Facebook Messenger. To combat them, Facebook is now turning to artificial intelligence. A new AI-powered safety feature for Messenger will now help people, particularly kids, identify bad actors and notify them about suspect accounts – all without reading the actual messages themselves. Read More >>

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The Internet Furry Drama Raising Big Questions About Artificial Intelligence

Much of the fun of internet drama comes from its frivolousness, but sometimes an online shitfest points to something bigger. Earlier this month, the AI-powered furry art site thisfursonadoesnotexist did just that, igniting a fandom firestorm while also highlighting an important debate about digital art. Trained on more than 55,000 images pulled (without permission) from a furry art forum, the algorithm was a simple case of art theft to some. For others, it was a chance to break out the popcorn. But legal scholars who spoke with Gizmodo said the conflict raises thorny questions about ownership in the age of AI – questions that may ultimately have to be answered in court. Read More >>

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How Self-Driving Telescopes Could Transform Astronomy

Astronomers and physicists continue to pursue the answers to the universe’s deepest questions, but on many matters, including dark matter and dark energy, they are stymied. What if an autonomously operating telescope, free from human biases and complications, could find the solutions we’ve been missing? Read More >>

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Westworld Season 3 Gave Us Too Many Familiar Twists

Westworld is a show that lives to surprise us. The first season of the sci-fi series gave us some mind-bending plot reveals, spawning wild theories and an online community dedicated to sniffing out the truth. While season two did manage to shock us a few times, season three’s big twists have mostly fallen flat – because many of them were things we’ve seen before. Read More >>

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The Westworld Finale Whiffed It Hard

Turns out while violent pleasures have violent ends, Westworld’s season three finale was a violent end that had very little pleasure in it. That is, if you were hoping for something more than a basic sci-fi action flick. It turns out everything the show has been building up these past seven episodes is nothing much at all. Read More >>

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Westworld’s Vincent Cassel on That Final Serac Twist and What’s Next

The latest season of Westworld has revolved around Serac, an enigmatic figure who came out of nowhere to serve as the puppet master of their world. Every episode has brought us one step closer to understanding the man behind the tech – and it turns out the answer was the very thing that surprised the actor playing him the most. Read More >>

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LinkedIn Now Has an AI to Help With Your Interview Game

As a record number of Americans grapple with unemployment in the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, LinkedIn’s rolled out some AI-powered tools to help job seekers prepare for the nightmare fuel that is the interviewing process. Read More >>