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Battling bias, Google is changing how skin color is classified

Battling bias, Google is changing how skin color is classified

Google is changing how it classifies skin color, quietly working on a new system which the search giant hopes will avoid embarrassing accusations of bias in future tech. The ways in which machine learning and artificial intelligence, along with wearables and other devices, deal with different skin colors has led to numerous problems in recent years.

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Facebook developes a method of detecting and attributing deepfakes

Facebook developes a method of detecting and attributing deepfakes

Deepfakes have been around for a while now, but recently they've become so realistic that it's hard to tell a deepfake from a legitimate video. For those who might be unfamiliar, a deepfake takes the face and voice of a famous person and creates a video of that person saying or doing things they've never actually done. Deepfakes are most concerning for many when used during elections as they can sway voters by making it appear that one candidate has done or said something they never actually did.

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Steam on Linux NVIDIA DLSS support coming to some Windows games

Steam on Linux NVIDIA DLSS support coming to some Windows games

Valve has long been trying to get game developers and publishers to see Linux as a serious and profitable gaming platform and not simply because it loves the open source operating system. It basically wants games to be free from their reliance on Windows and Microsoft's development frameworks and, eventually, to have them available on its own Linux-based Steam OS. Steam OS and Steam Machines have largely failed but Valve seems to still be pushing for Linux support for Windows games and its latest attempt is to get NVIDIA's fancy DLSS technology to work on some of those titles.

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Ecobee SmartThermostat is the first of its kind to get built-in Siri support

Ecobee SmartThermostat is the first of its kind to get built-in Siri support

Soon after Apple's WWDC 2021 keynote today, ecobee revealed that its SmartThermostat with Voice Control will be the first smart thermostat device to get built-in Siri support. With this, customers who are heavily invested in the Apple ecosystem can use their HomePod mini and HomePod smart speakers to talk with the smart thermostat using the typical 'Hey Siri' command.

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Siri is going to get much more useful in iOS 15

Siri is going to get much more useful in iOS 15

iOS 15 is bringing a number of privacy updates along with it, but among the most useful is heading to Siri. Apple confirmed today that Siri will be getting on-device speech recognition in iOS 15. Not only is this a big move for privacy as it regards Siri, but it also looks like it's going to be a big step forward on the usability front as well.

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Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

Royal Navy uses AI systems in first test against live supersonic missiles

For the first time, the UK's Royal Navy is using artificial intelligence in a test against live missiles at sea, providing a look at the future of autonomous systems in the military. The exercise will take place over three weeks and involve testing two systems: Sycoiea and Startle. The Royal Navy says this is the largest test of its kind conducted thus far.

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World’s fastest AI supercomputer is powered by 6000 NVIDIA A100 GPUs

World’s fastest AI supercomputer is powered by 6000 NVIDIA A100 GPUs

NVIDIA has announced that the world's fastest AI supercomputer has been turned on. The machine is called Perlmutter, and it was officially dedicated on May 27 at the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center. The supercomputer will deliver nearly four exaflops of performance to more than 7000 researchers.

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Engineers use AI to create a robot that can smile back

Engineers use AI to create a robot that can smile back

At some point in the future, engineers foresee a time when robots are a normal part of everyday life, providing care for children and the elderly and providing labor. For humans, facial expressions are unspoken ways to communicate and play a significant role in building trust between people. Scientists have been working on creating a robot that can use appropriate facial expressions at the proper time.

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PlayStation AI bots being made to simulate human gamers

PlayStation AI bots being made to simulate human gamers

A behind-the-scenes look at a meeting held at Sony showed a new project in the works. Sony AI is working with PlayStation to create "Game AI Agents." This is the next level beyond in-game enemies and pre-made opponents. This is more like Sony creating artificial gamers that can play with you or against you like they're real people playing at home on their real PlayStation 5 consoles.

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Google previews AI-powered app for diagnosing skin conditions

Google previews AI-powered app for diagnosing skin conditions

Yesterday at Google I/O, the company previewed an AI-powered app meant to help diagnose dermatological issues to help people understand challenges with their skin, hair, and nails. Doctor Peggy Bui, MD, product manager for Google Health, says that the app uses the same techniques to help doctors detect diabetic eye disease or lung cancer in CT scans. The app allows users to get a more accurate diagnosis for dermatologic issues like rashes on their skin using the camera on their smartphone.

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Google Search brings more AI and AR power to your fingertips

Google Search brings more AI and AR power to your fingertips

Search, next to or in conjunction with ads, is the bread and butter of Google's business. The more people use it and stay within Search for any and all their needs, the better it is for Google. Of course, that implies that Google makes Search an indispensable tool for any and all Internet needs and that is exactly what it is saying in its I/O 2021 update, powered by AI and AR, of course.

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Google LaMDA lets users have a Natural Language conversation with a paper airplane

Google LaMDA lets users have a Natural Language conversation with a paper airplane

This week Google announced their Google Translate app was being used 4x as much as last year. They suggested that their latest advances in automatic understanding of images in Google Photos allowed over 2-billion "Memories" to be viewed and enjoyed. Google Lens is being used 3-billion times a month. Basically, Google is pumped up about how their tech is being used to translate and interpret information all the time.

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