Audiobook Narrators Voices Unknowingly Used to Train AI

An audiobook narrator from Texas had been concerned that artificial voices produced by algorithms could take away jobs from people like him. His fears were confirmed earlier this month when he and other narrators and authors discovered a provision in contracts between Findaway Voices, a major audiobook distributor, and authors Continue Reading

AI Chatbots May Not Always Give Accurate Info

Prabhakar Raghavan, Google’s head of search, has cautioned against relying too heavily on AI chatbots for delivering accurate information. In an interview with the German newspaper Welt Am Sonntag, he stated that these types of AI systems can sometimes produce false but convincing answers, which he referred to as “hallucination.” Continue Reading

New Bing AI Refuses to Write Job Cover Letter

The advent of AI-powered chatbots like ChatGPT has sparked discussions about the morality of using such technologies for purposes like job applications and exams. However, Microsoft’s recently launched AI-enhanced Bing search engine appears to incorporate certain safeguards. Microsoft recently announced that it has integrated an AI language model into Bing, Continue Reading

Microsoft’s New Bing and Edge Browser with ChatGPT technology

Microsoft announces its utilization of conversational AI to develop a novel method of web browsing, allowing users to interact with Bing using a ChatGPT-like experience, posing inquiries and receiving answers in a more natural language format. Microsoft has unveiled a renovated version of its search engine, Bing, which will now Continue Reading

Google Invests Nearly $400 Million into Anthropic, ChatGPT’s competitor

Google just invested a ton of money, around $400 million, into a startup called Anthropic. They’re working on a competitor to ChatGPT, which is made by OpenAI. Neither Google nor Anthropic will say anything about the investment, but they did announce that they’re working together. Anthropic will use Google’s cloud Continue Reading

AI-Generated Art in Netflix’s ‘Dog and Boy’ Anime Causes Controversy

Recently, Netflix unveiled “Dog and Boy,” an animated short film, which it described as an “experimental effort” to address the persistent labor shortage in the anime industry. Netflix Japan explained on Twitter that the background images in the three-minute video were created using image generation technology. Although the short film Continue Reading

Peter Griffin currently exists as a 1980’s sitcom and you’re not ready for this

YouTuber Lyrical Realms is using AI to create some wild videos, including music videos with their own lyrics as input for AI image generation models. Recently, they posted fake opening titles for Family Guy, but with a twist. They imagined the show as an ’80s live action family sitcom, complete Continue Reading

Microsoft’s new AI simulates anyone’s voice with 3 second long sample

VALL-E is a new text-to-speech AI model developed by Microsoft researchers. It can closely simulate a person’s voice when given a three-second audio sample. Once it learns a specific voice, VALL-E can synthesize audio of that person saying anything, and it attempts to preserve the speaker’s emotional tone. Microsoft calls Continue Reading