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Popular YouTube artist uses AI to record new album

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Amper is one of several AI music services Southern is working with on the album, which will debut later this year. Southern has only basic piano skills, so she turned to the program to deliver the instrumental part of the song. "In a funny way, I have a new song-writing partner who doesn't get tired and has this endless knowledge of music making," Southern told CNN Tech. Southern still worked with a producer on her vocals, but the rest of the song relied on Amper's software.


Mossberg: The Disappearing Computer

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The biggest hardware and software arrival since the iPad in 2010 has been Amazon's Echo voice-controlled intelligent speaker, powered by its Alexa software assistant. But just because you're not seeing amazing new consumer tech products on Amazon, in the app stores, or at the Apple Store or Best Buy, that doesn't mean the tech revolution is stuck or stopped. They are: Artificial intelligence / machine learning, augmented reality, virtual reality, robotics and drones, smart homes, self-driving cars, and digital health / wearables. Google has changed its entire corporate mission to be "AI first" and, with Google Home and Google Assistant, to perform tasks via voice commands and eventually hold real, unstructured conversations.


How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

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An AI algorithm developed by researchers at Salesforce generates snippets of text that describe the essence of long text. These tools can help writers skim through a lot of articles and find relevant topics to write about. "Since new semantic technologies are now mature enough to read human language, journalists and professional writers can finally go back to writing for people," Cuofano says. "The next revolution (which is already coming) is the leap from NLP to a subset of it called NLU (Natural Language Understanding)," Cuofano says.


How Artificial Intelligence will impact professional writing

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An AI algorithm developed by researchers at Salesforce generates snippets of text that describe the essence of long text. These tools can help writers skim through a lot of articles and find relevant topics to write about. "Since new semantic technologies are now mature enough to read human language, journalists and professional writers can finally go back to writing for people," Cuofano says. "The next revolution (which is already coming) is the leap from NLP to a subset of it called NLU (Natural Language Understanding)," Cuofano says.


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The People First Social Network Gab What is Gab? gab?ab/ informal verb talk, typically at length, about trivial matters. Gab is a people first social network-Users can post "Gabs," which have a 300 character limit-Users can follow other Gabbers and be followed back-Users can upvote or downvote Gabs-Top Gabs are ranked based on these votes-Gabs are also displayed in a chronological home feed, something that is no longer a defau... Rose Behar August 15, 2016 4:56pm In an expansive interview with the Washington Post, Apple CEO Tim Cook opened up about a number of personal and professional subjects, from the importance of his public coming out to why he believes analysts are wrong that Apple has nowhere left to grow. In response to media reports that a first information report has been registered against Amnesty International (AI) India over organizing an event on rights violations in Kashmir, a statement issued by the AI today said it is yet to receive the copy of the FIR.


This amazing search engine automatically face-swaps you into your image results

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A similar process is done on the target images to mask out the faces and intelligently put your own in their place -- and voila! It's not limited to hairstyles, either: put yourself in a movie, a location, a painting -- as long as there's a similarly positioned face to swap yours with, the software can do it. Kemelmacher-Shlizerman has also created systems that do automated age progression, something that can be useful in missing persons cases. "This is a first step in trying to imagine how a missing person's appearance might change over time."


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The app won't require any sort of authentication, allowing anyone -- with or without a cable subscription -- to watch CBSN. It takes advantage of the 4th generation Apple TV's Siri integration, letting viewers launch the live stream by telling Apple's personal assistant they want to "Watch CBS News." While the stream is playing on the top left-hand corner of your screen, users can also browse and bookmark related videos.


Computers are becoming more creative – and we're not ready

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Early this year AI system AlphaGo cracked the ancient Chinese game Go, one of the most complex that ever existed. If there is one thing that fuels the speed of AI development, it's data. In 2011, Benjamin Grosser launched his Interactive Robotic Painting Machine, which paints abstract pictures with oil on canvas and responds to the sounds in its environment. That way Google's AI will be able to learn how creative people work, making itself more creative in the process.


Watchwith Snaps Up Machine Learning Technology from Arris

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The companies have integrated the automation technology into Watchwith's data-driven advanced advertising products. "What used to potentially require thousands of man-hours is now an automated process within the Watchwith platform," Watchwith says in a statement. By embedding artificial intelligence into the video advertising inventory creation process, Watchwith MAF gives TV networks and premium video publishers the power to create, manage and sell contextually relevant native video advertising at scale. "And the result is the highly scalable, native digital video advertising solution the TV industry needs to compete with Facebook, YouTube, Snapchat and other native digital video distribution platforms."


Scientists force computer to binge on TV shows and predict what humans will do

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Researchers have taught a computer to do a better-than-expected job of predicting what characters on TV shows will do, just by forcing the machine to study 600 hours' worth of YouTube videos. The researchers developed predictive-vision software that uses machine learning to anticipate what actions should follow a given set of video frames. They grabbed thousands of videos showing humans greeting each other, and fed those videos into the algorithm. To test how much the machine was learning about human behavior, the researchers presented the computer with single frames that showed meet-ups between characters on TV sitcoms it had never seen, including "The Big Bang Theory," "Desperate Housewives" and "The Office."