Posted in AI in the newsroom

AudiBrow uses AI text-to-voice to create multiple news readers

Select a news source and a new app will read its stories to you, changing voices story-by-story. AudiBrow uses the…

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IBM Trials A.I. That Can Do Soccer Commentary | FORBES

‘…the system tracks players in real-time and can identify passes, crosses and shots on goal. For pre-selected video highlights, it…

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Evolution from keyword searches to AI-enabled conversations | WEB SUMMIT 2019

Runs 17:15 Talk by Alexa Head Scientist Rohit Prasad about next steps in voice interface using Amazon’s Alexa. He describes…

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Posted in AI advances Ethics

AI BRIEFS: October 2019

KFC Hints at AI, License Plate Recognition for Drive-thrus | THE SPOON | October 30, 2019 | by Jennifer Marston…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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Baidu announces simultaneous translation service for business users | SiliconANGLE

‘Users simply download the Baidu translation app, scan a QR code for the specific conference they’re attending, and the translations…

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Future of Fast Food: How Valyant AI Plans to Revolutionize the Drive-Thru | OBSERVER

Instead of voice AI that’s trained to handle any question, Valyant AI is focused on expertise in one domain at…

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Nvidia just made it easier to build smarter chatbots and slicker fake news | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

‘…it’s likely to be a long while before machines can really converse with us. Language is deceptively difficult for machines…

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Posted in Academic papers Trust

Mirroring to Build Trust in Digital Assistants | Metcalf et al

The chattiness of an AI-generated voice impacts how much it’s trusted and varies by user, according to researchers at Apple….

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The future of news is humans talking to machines | NEIMAN LAB

‘…voice AI is the biggest technology revolution that the news industry is missing’ BBC digital editor Trushar Barot says voice…

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