Apple avoids “AI” hype at WWDC keynote by baking ML into products

Enlarge / Someone scans their face using Apple’s “most advanced machine learning techniques” with the Apple Vision Pro during a WWDC 2023 keynote demo reel. reader comments 18 with Amid notable new products like the Apple Silicon Mac Pro and the Apple Vision Pro revealed at Monday’s WWDC 2023 keynote event, Apple presenters never once […]

Don’t mention the metaverse – Apple finally debuts its mixed reality headset

Apple has debuted its long-anticipated mixed reality headset, the Apple Vision Pro, with the aim of creating a “fully three-dimensional user interface” but with an eye-watering price tag. The US$3,499 ($5,764) Vision Pro features a new headset operating system VisionOS that presents common Apple apps such as Safari, FaceTime and Apple TV+ overlaid on the […]

Proactive and predictive tools for transformation

Those well-established conventional IT systems, however, can no longer be taken for granted. Companies are accelerating their digital transformation efforts, automating, optimizing, and reinventing their business processes. The pace of change continues to accelerate: Deloitte reports, for example, that 58% of organizations have stepped up their modernization plans due to the covid-19 pandemic. Many ERP […]

The Download: making sense of tech, and Apple’s AR ambitions

It’s been a busy year. Over the past 12 months, we’ve witnessed the explosion of generative AI, the collapse of crypto, and a whole lot of promises from lawmakers pledging to slow the march of climate change. While it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by all this rapid change, we’re here to help. Our MIT Technology […]

They plugged GPT-4 into Minecraft—and unearthed new potential for AI

reader comments 0 with The technology that underpins ChatGPT has the potential to do much more than just talk. Linxi “Jim” Fan, an AI researcher at the chipmaker Nvidia, worked with some colleagues to devise a way to set the powerful language model GPT-4—the “brains” behind ChatGPT and a growing number of other apps and […]

Google’s Android and Chrome extensions are a very sad place. Here’s why

Photo Illustration by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images reader comments 33 with No wonder Google is having trouble keeping up with policing its app store. Since Monday, researchers have reported that hundreds of Android apps and Chrome extensions with millions of installs from the company’s official marketplaces have included functions for snooping on user […]

Air Force denies running simulation where AI drone “killed” its operator

Enlarge / An armed unmanned aerial vehicle on runway, but orange. Getty Images reader comments 71 with Over the past 24 hours, several news outlets reported a now-retracted story claiming that the US Air Force had run a simulation in which an AI-controlled drone “went rogue” and “killed the operator because that person was keeping […]

The Download: AI films, and the threat of microplastics

The Frost nails its uncanny, disconcerting vibe in its first few shots. Vast icy mountains, a makeshift camp of military-style tents, a group of people huddled around a fire, barking dogs. It’s familiar stuff, yet weird enough to plant a growing seed of dread. There’s something wrong here. Welcome to the unsettling world of AI […]

Microplastics are everywhere. What does that mean for our immune systems?

Here, bits of plastic can end up collecting various types of bacteria, which cling to their surfaces. Seabirds that ingest them not only end up with a stomach full of plastic—which can end up starving them—but also get introduced to types of bacteria that they wouldn’t encounter otherwise. It seems to disturb their gut microbiomes. […]

Welcome to the new surreal. How AI-generated video is changing film.

Fast and cheap Artists are often the first to experiment with new technology. But the immediate future of generative video is being shaped by the advertising industry. Waymark made The Frost to explore how generative AI could be built into its products. The company makes video creation tools for businesses looking for a fast and […]