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  • Now you can use voice commands to search for lenses in Snapchat
    June 11, 2020

    The company that made vomiting rainbows cool is making it easier to find the lens you're looking for. On Thursday at the Snap Partner Summit, the company announced a new capability called Voice Scan. Now, Snapchatters can use voice commands to search for lenses that change their appearance or the world's.  "Scan" is a cool feature in its own right. When you press and hold in the view finder, relevant lenses related to what your camera is "looking at" are unlocked. T …

  • Now you can identify plants and pooches right in Snapchat
    June 11, 2020

    Have you ever seen a dog so adorable or a plant so lush out in the wild that you had to know what it was right then and there? Snap announced new partnerships on Thursday with the apps Dog Scanner and PlantSnap that will allow Snapchat users to do just that. Snapchatters can identify dogs or plants they encounter in the real world by scanning them right in Snapchat. When you press and hold on the camera screen in Snapchat, lenses that are relevant to what the camera is pointing at are unlocked. …

  • This tiny robot is the size of a penny — Strictly Robots
    June 10, 2020

    Researchers shrunk the robot, testing to see if the bot's design could work at different sizes, even on a micro-scale. Read more…More about Tech, Robots, Mashable Video, Cool Tech, and Strictly Robots

  • Microsoft's news AI publishes stories about its own racist failures
    June 9, 2020

    Hey, at least Microsoft's news-curating artificial intelligence doesn't have an ego. That much was made clear today after the company's news app highlighted Microsoft's most recent racist failure. The inciting incident for this entire debacle appears to be Microsoft's late May decision to fire some human editors and journalists responsible for MSN.com and have its AI curate and aggregate stories for the site instead. Following that move, The Guardian reported earlier tod …

  • IBM will no longer offer facial recognition software to law enforcement
    June 9, 2020

    Artificial intelligence powerhouse IBM has had it with law enforcement's misuse of facial recognition technology. In a letter to Congress this week, IBM CEO Arvind Krishna outlined the different ways the tech company intends to address racial injustice and police abuse. "IBM would like to work with Congress in pursuit of justice and racial equity, focused initially in three key policy areas: police reform, responsible use of technology, and broadening skills and educational opportuniti …

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