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NVIDIA Broadcast makes your room look and sound like a pro studio

NVIDIA Broadcast makes your room look and sound like a pro studio

Video conferences and chats are all the rage these days but that's not the only kind of live video streaming coursing through the Internet. Even before COVID-19 but now even more so, broadcasts and streaming have pretty much been normal in the gaming world. But while advancements in the likes of Zoom, Google Meet, or Microsoft Teams focus on corporate use, NVIDIA's new Broadcast app gives the floor back to gamers with a helpful dose of AI.

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Ray-Ban AR glasses announced in first push for Facebook Project Aria

Ray-Ban AR glasses announced in first push for Facebook Project Aria

Today, Facebook announced that it's diving into the world of augmented reality glasses. This may have been the obvious direction for Facebook given its ownership of Oculus and the array of VR headsets it makes, but we now have official confirmation that the first pair of AR glasses is on the way. Before we can get those glasses, though, Facebook has to build out the tech they'll use, and the company plans to do that through a new research process called Project Aria.

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NVIDIA to officially buy Arm, focus on AI, promises neutrality

NVIDIA to officially buy Arm, focus on AI, promises neutrality

Putting all speculation to rest, NVIDIA has finally announced that it is making an official bid to acquire Arm Limited from SoftBank. While the final say will be with regulators, this would mean that NVIDIA could soon be the owner of the intellectual property that pretty much powers the world's smartphones, cars, and many embedded devices. That does raise concerns about NVIDIA's hold on such IP and the computer graphics tech giant promises it will be business as usual as far as that licensing business goes.

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Wyze trials experimental ‘pay what you want’ Person Detection

Wyze trials experimental ‘pay what you want’ Person Detection

The previously available, then removed, and then returned again Person Detection feature for Wyze home security cameras is available to some Wyze customers at a pay-what-you-want rate, the company has announced. We've known about this intended business model since July, one that underscores the costs associated with offering this AI-powered capability. Whether this pricing structure works in the long run is yet to be seen.

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Microsoft declares war on deepfakes as US election looms

Microsoft declares war on deepfakes as US election looms

Microsoft is targeting the deepfaked content that is used to manipulate public beliefs and opinions, the company said in a statement today. This content is created using artificial intelligence technologies that are increasingly accessible to the average person, ones that are capable of generating content that is realistic and hard to detect using the naked eye.

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First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

First Amazon Fresh grocery store opens its doors – but good luck getting in

Ever since buying Whole Foods in 2017, Amazon has been in the grocery store business, but today, it's officially opening its first Amazon-branded grocery store. Amazon today announced that it's cutting the ribbon, so to speak, on the first Amazon Fresh grocery store, which is opening in the Woodland Hills neighborhood in Los Angeles. Even if you live in Woodland Hills, however, you might have a difficult time getting in.

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Video call “Eye Contact” for Windows released for Surface Pro X

Video call “Eye Contact” for Windows released for Surface Pro X

In the future, it's likely we'll have a whole bunch of artificial intelligence-based features like "Eye Contact" for all video calls. It's an interesting bit of tech that uses AI to modify the video feed the person sees on the other end of your video call. With this feature, you will always appear to be making eye contact with the person on the other end of the call, even if you're not looking directly at the camera - because that's awkward.

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Fawkes photo tool lets anyone secretly ‘poison’ facial recognition systems

Fawkes photo tool lets anyone secretly ‘poison’ facial recognition systems

The Internet is packed full of billions of photos, many of which are lost into the depths of abandoned accounts and old hosting services. A huge number of this media is readily discoverable and easily downloaded, however, and due to the rise of social media platforms, it is easier than ever to link them with the people featured in the photos. Unknown to the public, some companies are quietly downloading this content en masse and using it to create secret facial recognition models of the subjects...but there's a solution, and it is called Fawkes.

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DARPA virtual dogfight will include battle between AI and human pilot

DARPA virtual dogfight will include battle between AI and human pilot

DARPA has revealed its plans for the final of three AlphaDogfight Trials, a competition that will -- this time around -- take place entirely online. Anyone will be able to register and stream the competition, giving them a chance to see the latest and greatest artificial intelligence algorithms compete against each other in fighter jets, as well as against a human fighter pilot who will use a simulator.

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TikTok bans deepfakes over concerns about election interference

TikTok bans deepfakes over concerns about election interference

Controversial video-based social media platform TikTok has banned deepfakes from its platform, citing concerns about the use of the technology to interfere with elections and otherwise spread misinformation. The move comes amid concerns about TikTok and its alleged potential impact on national security, as well as the general vulnerability of social media platforms to manipulation and election interference.

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US Army’s latest AI system lets humans and robots have conversations

US Army’s latest AI system lets humans and robots have conversations

The United States Army has detailed the development of a new dialogue system that enables humans and robots to hold conversations. The new systems enable 'fluid communication' between soldiers and AI, according to the US Army, which refers to its new capability as Joint Understanding and Dialogue Interface (JUDI). By enabling conversations between humans and machines, officials say the two will be able to work together 'at operational speeds.'

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Microsoft pulls plug on consumer Cortana: Invoke and app shutdown roadmap

Microsoft pulls plug on consumer Cortana: Invoke and app shutdown roadmap

As Microsoft continues to narrow Cortana's scope and turn it into an AI assistant that's primarily used in Microsoft 365, the company has made the decision to drop pretty much all of Cortana's consumer integrations. Today, Microsoft outlined a roadmap for Cortana's end of support, and it begins in September with the company pulling the plug on all third-party Cortana skills. Not long after, we'll see the Cortana app vanish and its integration with the Harman Kardon Invoke speaker end as well.

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