Everyone’s Worst Fears About the Roomba Have Come True

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By Colette Bennett Read this before you buy a robot vacuum of any kind. Between constant tracking of our internet activity, the “always listening” speakers in our homes and the smartphones glued to our hands at all (OK, most) times we’re awake, it’s understandable that nervous murmurs of George Orwell’s “1984” often come up in conversation these days. Still, there’s a precarious balance between which data about ourselves we’re willing to give away in return for the convenience of asking a device to jot down our grocery lists or tell us the weather. The tech keeps getting smarter at a seemingly… Read More “Everyone’s Worst Fears About the Roomba Have Come True”

Microsoft Has Found Its Anti-Google Weapon

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By Luc Olinga Software giant sees artificial intelligence as opportunity to challenge Alphabet’s dominance in internet search. Microsoft thinks it finally has a weapon to challenge Alphabet’s leadership in internet search. The software giant, like other tech groups, has tried unsuccessfully to compete with the Google search engine. The latter has even become more important again, relegating its so-called rivals to stooges. The dominance of the Mountain View, Calif.-based group eventually sickened to the point where some rivals simply gave up. Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, was the World’s se… Read More “Microsoft Has Found Its Anti-Google Weapon”

China moves to regulate deepfake technology

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By Ekkasit919 / Getty Images New rules went into effect in China on Tuesday to regulate the use of deepfakes, the increasingly realistic digital video manipulations that have sparked disinformation fears around the globe. New rules went into effect in China on Tuesday to regulate the use of deepfakes, the increasingly realistic digital video manipulations that have sparked disinformation fears around the globe. Deepfake technology allows users to replace one person’s face with another in a video, or to put words into a speaker’s mouth, with at times disconcerting realism. The technique relies … Read More “China moves to regulate deepfake technology”

LeBron James Gives Himself Compliments In Hilarious Video For Upcoming ‘House Party’ Movie

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By Nico Martinez LeBron James breaks the internet with hilarious preview of upcoming new movie. As one of the top athletes in the World, LeBron James has committed his life to the game of basketball and the results have been more than impressive. As an 18x All-Star, 4x Champion, and 4x MVP, James has done almost everything there is to do in the NBA World and it has opened up opportunities to succeed in other areas. When he moved to Los Angeles in 2019, James decided it was to branch out and utilize the advantages that being an NBA superstar afforded him. Since then, LeBron has been heavily act… Read More “LeBron James Gives Himself Compliments In Hilarious Video For Upcoming ‘House Party’ Movie”

NASA, NOAA to Announce 2022 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions

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Climate researchers from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will release their annual assessments of global temperatures and discuss the major climate trends of 2022 during a media briefing at 11 a.m. EST Thursday, Jan. 12. NASA will stream audio of the briefing on the agency’s connection. Participants include: NASA Administrator Bill NelsonGavin Schmidt, director, NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space StudiesSarah Kapnick, chief scientist, NOAARuss Vose, chief of the analysis and synthesis branch, NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental InformationMembers of the m… Read More “NASA, NOAA to Announce 2022 Global Temperatures, Climate Conditions”

NFL Reacts To Carson Wentz’s Message Today

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By Daniel Bates Did Carson Wentz just post a goodbye message to the Commanders? On Tuesday, the veteran QB shared a photo to his Instagram after being unavailable for the media Monday, which read: Year 7 was an adventure and didn’t end the way we all wanted. Yet, I’m grateful for another year to play this game and more importantly — grateful for the people I got to work with all year. Such a fun, unique group of guys and some relationships that were built that will last a lifetime! Lots of memories, fun, laughs and highs & lows, but I praise God for the opportunity once again and the journey … Read More “NFL Reacts To Carson Wentz’s Message Today”

Oil edges higher as petroleum demand set to touch record next year

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By Arathy Somasekhar HOUSTON (Reuters) – Oil prices edged slightly higher on Tuesday as the U.S. government forecast record global petroleum consumption next year and as the dollar hovered at seven-month lows. Global consumption of liquid fuels is forecast to reach 102.2 million barrels per day in 2024, driven primarily by growth in countries like India and China, reflecting trends in economic activity, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in its Short-Term Energy Outlook. Brent futures rose 45 cents or 0.6%, to settle at $80.10 a barrel, while U.S. crude ended 49 cents, or 0.6% hig… Read More “Oil edges higher as petroleum demand set to touch record next year”

After ChatGPT and DALL·E, meet VALL-E – the text-to-speech AI that mimics anyone’s voice

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Last year saw the emergence of artificial intelligence tools (AI) that can create images, artwork, or even video with a text prompt. There were also major steps forward in AI writing, with OpenAI’s ChatGPT causing widespread excitement – and fear – about the future of writing. Now just a few days into 2023, another powerful use case for AI has stepped into the limelight – a text to voice tool that can impeccably mimic a person’s voice. Developed by Microsoft, VALL-E can take a three-second recording of someone’s voice, and replicate that voice turning written words into speech, with realistic … Read More “After ChatGPT and DALL·E, meet VALL-E – the text-to-speech AI that mimics anyone’s voice”

Germany’s BioNTech buys British AI startup InstaDeep

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(Reuters) -BioNTech SE has agreed to acquire the British artificial intelligence (AI) startup InstaDeep for up to 562 million pounds ($682 million) to speed up its biotech research beyond COVID shots. Under the German vaccine maker’s largest takeover deal to date, BioNTech is to pay 362 million pounds upfront, in a mix of cash and an unspecified number of BioNTech shares, and up to 200 million pounds contingent on InstaDeep’s future performance, it said on Tuesday. The transaction adds to a slew of deals as the industry meets in San Francisco for the annual JP Morgan healthcare conference this… Read More “Germany’s BioNTech buys British AI startup InstaDeep”

Microsoft considering £8bn investment in Chat GPT owner, says Semafor

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By Azania Patel Microsoft is in talks to invest $10bn (£8.2bn) into ChatGPT-owner Open AI, according to reports by Semafor earlier today, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the report, Microsoft’s investment would take OpenAI’s valuation up to $29bn. The deal would initially be based on a revenue share, which will see Microsoft take 75 per cent of OpenAI’s earnings till it recoups its investment. Following this, Microsoft will reportedly retain a 49 per cent stake in the artificial intelligence business. ChatGPT, a sophisticated chatbot which can answer requests from writingRead More “Microsoft considering £8bn investment in Chat GPT owner, says Semafor”