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Developed world responds oddly to Starlink’s integration in Brazilian tribe

Developed world responds oddly to Starlink’s integration in Brazilian tribe

The negative response inadvertently reveals long-standing ideals of an ‘untouched’ culture from an outside perspective. Hundreds of isolated tribes across Brazil are now accessing the internet, thanks to Elon Musk’s satellite service Starlink.  It hasn’t gone down too well where the Western media’s concerned, however. Musk’s Starlink antennas, which have enabled high-speed...

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How to spot AI doctoring and deepfakes

How to spot AI doctoring and deepfakes

At this point we’re all aware that AI doctoring and deepfakes are everywhere. Confidently identifying instances of their use, however, isn’t always straightforward. AI has its mitts all over social media and the days of taking content immediately at face value are dying out. There are obvious and largely harmless examples...

Apple unveils new accessibility features including eye-tracking

Apple unveils new accessibility features including eye-tracking

In a positive step forward for disability awareness, Apple’s latest updates will make navigation easier via eye-tracking. Its software will also be available to a wider range of users. Coinciding with Global Accessibility Awareness Day, Apple has announced several new updates specifically designed for people with physical disabilities. These will include eye-tracking, music haptics, and vocal shortcuts. ‘We believe deeply in the transformative power of innovation to enrich lives,’

Microsoft seals record corporate purchase of green energy for AI

Microsoft seals record corporate purchase of green energy for AI

Eight times larger than the previous record, Microsoft has just purchased the most renewable energy in history for a single corporate entity in one deal. This will ensure its carbon negative plans aren’t derailed by upscaling AI projects. There are a few constants in life: death, taxes, and Microsoft chucking its weight around by making record financial acquisitions. The latest, at least, is a positive for the planet on this...

By London, UK
Indie act ‘Washed Out’ releases first OpenAI Sora music video

Indie act ‘Washed Out’ releases first OpenAI Sora music video

A new song called ‘The Hardest Part’ by the artist Washed Out was created entirely using OpenAI’s Sora, which converts text prompts to realistic video. The first of its kind, it is both impressive and terrifying, depending on where you stand. It seems like every week we’re writing about AI. Using text prompts to create auto-generated content has exploded in popularity in the past two years. Where once it seemed like...

By London, UK
The unsettling truth behind Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ technology

The unsettling truth behind Amazon’s ‘Just Walk Out’ technology

For years, Amazon has been at the forefront of technological innovation, promising to revolutionize the retail industry with its cutting-edge ‘Just Walk Out’ technology. This AI-powered system, which allowed customers to simply pick up their items and leave the store without going through a traditional checkout process, was hailed as a game-changer in the world of grocery shopping. The promise of a seamless, cashier-less shopping experience appealed to consumers who...

By Bhubaneswar, India