‘There will be blood on streets,’ Google execs warn employees about layoffs

‘There will be blood on streets,’ Google execs warn employees about layoffs

As Big Tech companies begin to lay off employees in the global economic downturn, Google executives have reportedly warned workers to either boost performance or prepare to leave as “there will be blood on the streets” if the next quarterly earnings are not good. In a company message viewed by Insider, Google Cloud sales leadership … Read more

AI, computer models of brain cells open door to experiments not possible in lab

AI, computer models of brain cells open door to experiments not possible in lab

Writing in an August 9 article in the journal Cell Reportsthe scientists make the case that their computer models are the first to combine data sets from different types of lab experiments, providing a complete picture of the electrical, genetic, and biological activity of single neurons. To create the models, researchers used two different sets … Read more

Now turn words into art! New AI tool DALL-E transforms descriptions into artworks

Now turn words into art!  New AI tool DALL-E transforms descriptions into artworks

San Francisco: A million people eager to dabble with a new artificial intelligence tool that lets them create images simply by describing them with words will soon get their wish, its creators said Wednesday. Artificial intelligence research firm OpenAI is conducting a wide-scale beta test of DALL-E, a cutting-edge software that creates images from textual … Read more

New cyborg method combines human and machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies

New cyborg method combines human and machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies

Machine learning is unlocking the cosmos. Scientists from the National Astronomy Meeting announced that humans worked together with machine intelligence to find 40,000 ring galaxies throughout the universe, a press statement reveals. Dr. Mike Walmsley of the University of Manchester and the Galaxy Zoo collaboration developed the so-called “cyborg” method to measure the shapes of … Read more

Microsoft Limits Public Access to AI-Powered Facial Analysis Features

Microsoft Limits Public Access to AI-Powered Facial Analysis Features

Microsoft recently announced phasing out public access to AI-powered Facial Analysis features in several Azure services. The decision is part of a broader review of Microsoft’s AI ethics policies. The company’s updated Responsible AI Standards, first announced in 2019, emphasize accountability in determining who uses its services as well as increased human oversight over where … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Amazon’s Alexa could soon mimic the voice of your dead loved ones – National

Your Amazon Alexa may soon be able to replicate real, human voices — even those of your deceased loved ones. The company announced the new feature at it annual Re:Mars conference, which is focuses on innovation in artificial intelligence (AI). The update to Alexa’s system would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of … Read more

Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Mimic Voice of Dead Relatives – NBC Bay Area

Amazon’s Alexa Could Soon Mimic Voice of Dead Relatives – NBC Bay Area

Amazon’s Alexa might soon replicate the voice of family members – even if they’re dead. The capability, unveiled at Amazon’s Re:Mars conference in Las Vegas, is in development and would allow the virtual assistant to mimic the voice of a specific person based on a less than a minute of provided recording. Rohit Prasad, senior … Read more

Microsoft To Retire Facial Recognition Tool That Identified People’s Emotions

Microsoft To Retire Facial Recognition Tool That Identified People’s Emotions

Microsoft is scaling down its facial recognition capabilities to live up to its promise of developing “responsible AI.” Over the last few years, we’ve seen how facial recognition may be used by authorities to quell protests and by hackers to access personal data. If existing users now wish to use facial recognition operations in Azure … Read more