Meta’s “massively multilingual” AI model translates up to 100 languages, speech or text

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On Tuesday, Meta announced SeamlessM4T, a multimodal AI model for speech and text translations. As a neural network that can process both text and audio, it can perform text-to-speech, speech-to-text, speech-to-speech, and text-to-text translations for "up

Microsoft AI suggests food bank as a “cannot miss” tourist spot in Canada

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Late last week,'s Microsoft Travel section posted an AI-generated article about the "cannot miss" attractions of Ottawa that includes the Ottawa Food Bank, a real

The New York Times prohibits AI vendors from devouring its content

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In early August, The New York Times updated its terms of service (TOS) to prohibit scraping its articles and images for AI training, reports Adweek. The move comes at a time when tech

AI-powered grocery bot suggests recipe for toxic gas, “poison bread sandwich”

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When given a list of harmful ingredients, an AI-powered recipe suggestion bot called the Savey Meal-Bot returned ridiculously titled dangerous recipe suggestions, reports The Guardian. The bot is a product of the New Zealand-based PAK'nSAVE grocery chain

Thanks to AI, “Elvis” likes big butts and he cannot lie—here’s how it’s possible

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Recently, a number of viral music videos from a YouTube channel called There I Ruined It have included AI-generated voices of famous musical artists singing lyrics from surprising songs. One recent example imagines

Meta releases open source AI audio tools, AudioCraft

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On Wednesday, Meta announced it is open-sourcing AudioCraft, a suite of generative AI tools for creating music and audio from text prompts. With the tools, content creators can input simple text descriptions to generate complex audio landscapes,

Arizona law school embraces ChatGPT use in student applications

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On Friday, Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law announced that prospective students will be allowed to use AI tools, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, to assist in preparing their applications,

Google’s RT-2 AI model brings us one step closer to WALL-E

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On Friday, Google DeepMind announced Robotic Transformer 2 (RT-2), a "first-of-its-kind" vision-language-action (VLA) model that uses data scraped from the Internet to enable better robotic control through plain language commands.

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