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When copyrights make finding video soundtracks hard, this A.I. musician can help

To help social media’s content creators find music for their videos that isn’t protected by copyright, photo- and video-editing app PicsArt created an artificially intelligent musician that composes endless, rights-free music. Simply called A.I. Music, it shows up as a new tab in the app’s video editor and automatically generates music based on a mood […]

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IBM turned its Jeopardy-winning A.I. into the world’s smartest COVID-19 chatbot

IBM’s question-answering Watson A.I. is most famous for whooping the butt of human champions on quiz show Jeopardy. Now, IBM has repurposed its famous creation to help government agencies, health care organizations, and academic institutions around the world cope with the massive overload of questions that citizens have about the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the […]

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The Drone Racing League’s newest racing rig is piloted entirely by A.I.

[embedded content] Professional drone racing circuit the Drone Racing League (DRL), has unleashed its first autonomous racing drone. Called RacerAI, the innovative new drone changes the drone racing game by flying itself, rather than requiring a human to steer it. Resembling a stealth aircraft with its angular, arrow-shaped body, RacerAI is built for speed — […]

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Skydio’s new auto-follow drone is basically a flying A.I. cinematographer

[embedded content] Up-and-coming unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturer Skydio unveiled a new drone today. The Skydio 2, as it’s called, is essentially a new-and-improved version of the Skydio R1 — an autonomy-focused camera drone that was released in early 2018. The new version boasts a bundle of improvements, including better battery life, longer range, and […]

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A.I. researchers create a facial-recognition system for chimps

Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute From unlocking smartphones to spotting criminals in crowds, there’s no shortage of reminders that facial recognition technology has gotten pretty darn good. Among humans, that is. But now researchers from the U.K.’s University of Oxford and Japan’s Kyoto University want to expand the tech’s capabilities — by making a facial […]

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The house appraiser of the future is probably an A.I. algorithm

To paraphrase 1984’s The Terminator, the artificial intelligence developed by residential real estate company HouseCanary will absolutely not stop, ever, until your house is properly valued. The robot appraiser takes advantage of new federal regulations raising the threshold value of homes exempt from human evaluation. In doing so, it’s allowed to do a job that […]