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Beauty contest's AI judge accused of racism

Last month, the first international beauty competition to be judged by an artificial intelligence took place. 600,000 people from 100 countries entered the contest, with algorithms picking male and female winners from the five age categories. But Beauty.AI’s creators are…

Google's Magenta project has composed its first piece of music

Google Brain researcher Douglas Eck unveiled a new project a couple of weeks ago at Moogfest, an art, music and technology festival that took place in Durham, North Carolina. Dubbed Magenta, the project uses the artificial intelligence engine TensorFlow to…

Google built its own processor to power machine learning

Machine learning is an integral part of Google’s strategy, powering many of the company’s top applications. It’s so important, in fact, that the search giant has been working behind closed doors for years developing its own custom solution to power…

'Chirp' is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo

Google is working on a hardware product to rival Amazon’s Echo personal voice assistant. The device, codenamed Chirp, will resemble the company’s OnHub wireless router according to a new report from Re/code.