wedding rings

Tying the… bot?

The wedding industry is the latest one to confront its union with AI.

The Hustle • May 3, 2023
dog and bones

Man’s best friend may be getting a new best friend — and it’s AI?

Companion is a smart device billing itself as “your dog’s automated, always-available playmate.”

Ben Berkley • May 2, 2023

Oh, cool. AI is expected to bring about a spam renaissance

Advances in AI also mean advances in scamming, bringing about a new set of tools for gaining and exploiting subjects’ attention.

Ben Berkley • April 26, 2023

Could AI steal voice actors’ jobs?

AI can quickly replicate human voices, threatening the livelihood of voice artists who’ve found their unique sound up for sale.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 25, 2023

It’s a pretty great time to get a PhD in AI

Companies are promising riches to lure top young minds in AI out of academia.

Ben Berkley • April 16, 2023

What happened with HustleGPT

HustleGPT was a viral sensation that asked if bots could become entrepreneurs.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 16, 2023
laser zapping weeds

Why pull weeds when you can zap them with AI-powered lasers?

An agtech startup hopes farmers find salvation in its high-tech, weed-eliminating machine.

Ben Berkley • April 12, 2023
fortune cookie

AI Roundup: Guessing passwords, conjuring images out of peoples’ minds, and… writing fortune cookies?

The latest in AI’s awesome and outright terrifying climb toward world domination.

Ben Berkley • April 12, 2023

Adobe makes its AI splash

Adobe announced a suite of generative AI features that let users create and modify images.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 22, 2023
AI startup valuations

Hello there, AI gold rush

Seems like every day there’s a new AI startup raking in investor cash.

Jacob Cohen • March 17, 2023

The next frontier in facial-recognition tech: Not stealing dead people’s pics, ideally

A face-search engine scraping obit photos shows off the lawless land of post-mortem privacy.

Ben Berkley • March 13, 2023

Should we automate the CEO?

There has been a lot of buzz about how AI might eventually replace lower-rank workers. But why not start with the highest-paid corporate executives?

Zachary Crockett • March 11, 2023

Microsoft and Google’s AI race

Microsoft’s new AI-powered Bing may have Chrome users trying something new.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 9, 2023

The future of AI looks like the music industry’s past

Does AI steal people’s creative work?

Mark Dent • February 6, 2023

San Francisco has some thoughts on its robotaxi takeover

It still seems to support one; it just wants it to be done incrementally.

Jacob Cohen • February 1, 2023

Would ChatGPT get a Wharton MBA?

As the saying goes, Cs get degrees — and ChatGPT just got a B.

Jacob Cohen • January 25, 2023

Draconian face ID tech is intensifying

Can a business use face ID tech to ban people it has beef with?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 23, 2022

Why is this AI app undressing female users without their consent?

Lensa has been spitting out hypersexualized images of women and lightening skin tones.

Sara Friedman • December 15, 2022

Can AI cure writer’s block?

Lex, an AI-enabled word processor, might be GPT-3’s first breakthrough app.

Rob Litterst • October 24, 2022

AI can’t get enough of this fantasy artist

One artist has had his name used as a prompt 93k+ times as an AI prompt, much to his chagrin.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 13, 2022

Where English learning meets AI

ELSA -- which just raised a $15M round -- is using AI to power its English-learning app

Shelley Tang • February 4, 2021

Not The Onion: Reface raises $5.5m for its AI-powered face-swapping app

Reface has been a huge 2020 hit, with 70m downloads and countless viral shares of its face-swapping videos and GIFs.

Trung T. Phan • December 10, 2020

This recycling robot can’t come to market fast enough

AMP Robotics is looking to raise $70m for its automated recycling technology.

Trung T. Phan • November 25, 2020

This AI startup is reading the entire internet non-stop. Why?

Diffbot is training its AI to be more trustworthy by reading the internet nonstop and creating a system that ensures the accuracy of its data.

Trung T. Phan • September 8, 2020

What exactly is Elon Musk’s Neuralink? Here are our 3 guesses.

In anticipation of Elon Musk’s Neuralink demo, we lay out the only three possible outcomes.

Bobby Durben • August 28, 2020

Alibaba is adapting facial recognition tech to address China’s swine shortage

Chinese tech companies are using sophisticated facial recognition technology to monitor pigs, but farmers aren’t convinced.

Conor Grant • February 26, 2019

AI’s gettin’ spicy: McCormick partnered with IBM to use AI to analyze its ‘taste data’

McCormick has partnered with IBM on a platform that will create new flavor combinations using AI and machine learning.

Wes Schlagenhauf • February 5, 2019

Goodwill stores are now using AI to ensure that all of its luxury items are legit

Goodwill is teaming with Entrupy’s AI-based program to guarantee the authenticity of luxury items.

Wes Schlagenhauf • January 14, 2019

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