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Google Assistant gets new voice options in nine more languages

Google Assistant users outside the US haven’t had much choice when it comes to voice options — until now, as Google launches a second voice for Assistant in French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Italian and English for India and the UK. The new voices have been built with DeepMind's WaveNet technology to help them sound natural, and will be displayed in settings as a…
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AI can gauge the risk of dying from heart conditions

AI’s ability to predict threats to your health could soon include deadly heart conditions. Researchers at MIT’s CSAIL have developed a machine learning system, RiskCardio, that can estimate the risk of death due to cardiovascular issues that block or reduce…
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Did AI kill off spam and we just didn’t notice?

I was pwned online recently. My contact information was revealed to the internet by the Entertainment Software Association’s leaky exhibitor portal. Luckily, confidential info like my SSN and birthdate were not spilled but I still found myself preparing for the inevitable flood of scams and spam, now that my details were out there for the world to see. But the deluge never came, only a…
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Deep Fusion is the iPhone's take on AI photography

In announcing the iPhones 11 Pro, Phil Schiller tipped us off to a new feature that’ll come to the flagship smartphones in the next year. Deep Fusion is a system which Schiller describes as “computational photography mad science,” which is likely to be the…
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Google Assistant on Pixel 4 may handle calls while you're on hold

Google Assistant’s ability to handle phone calls may extend beyond booking appointments. A 9to5Google source claims Assistant on the upcoming Pixel 4 will have the option of taking over when you're on hold, bringing you back when another human answers. You'd only have to tap a button to ignore the hold music and get things done. It's not clear if this will also skip the canned "your call is…
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Google Assistant will help you find Tile trackers

You don’t want to lose an item tagged with a Tile Bluetooth tracker, but you’ll at least have an easier time finding it in the near future. Tile is planning Google Assistant support that will let you directly ring your tracker from any device that supports the AI…
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Lenovo's Yoga laptops get the 10th-gen Intel treatment and AI smarts

Lenovo is joining the likes of Dell and Acer in upgrading its products to feature Intel's 10th-generation laptop CPUs. The new systems include the 14-inch and 15-inch Yoga C940 2-in-1, the Yoga C740 in the same two sizes and the 13-inch Yoga C640. Of the lot, the new 14-inch Yoga C940 is the most interesting, since it's also certified under Intel's Project Athena standard for thin, light…
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