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May 19, 2024

Financial Times

The race for an AI-powered personal assistant

Google and OpenAI unveiled new tools to bring ‘intelligent systems’ a step closer. Will this be a milestone for generative AI? … Simply sign up to the Artificial intelligence myFT Digest — delivered directly to your inbox.

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The Guardian

Google remains focused on its long quest for your eyeballs

Google announced this week that it would begin the international rollout of its new artificial intelligence-powered search feature, called AI Overviews. When billions of people search a range of topics from news to recipes to general knowledge questions, …

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Fox Business

Building a better sarcasm detector

So researchers have now developed a multimodal algorithm for improved sarcasm detection that examines multiple aspects of audio recordings for increased accuracy. They used two complementary approaches — sentiment analysis using text and emotion …

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ZME Science

How to make ubiquitous plastics biodegradable

Date: May 14, 2024; Source: Ruhr-University Bochum; Summary: Polystyrene is made from styrene building blocks and is the most widely used plastic in terms of volume, for example in packaging. Unlike PET, which can now be produced and recycled using …

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Times of India

Explained: How Google’s Lookout app will help users with low visibility

Google upgraded Lookout tool on Android with AI for low vision users at Global Accessibility Awareness Day. New features: finding specific objects, image descriptions, AI-generated image captions, Find mode beta version, seven categories, seating, tables, …

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