Google Brain is Using AI to Create Sounds Humans Never Heard Before

Using artificial intelligence (AI), Google engineers are now producing entirely new sounds humans have never heard before. According to Wired, using the mathematical characteristics of notes that emerge from the combination various instruments, AI can create countless sounds no human has ever heard before. Creating new sounds Google Magenta, a small group of AI researchers …

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Google’s New AI Is Better at Creating AI Than the Company’s Engineers

At its I/O '17 conference this week, Google shared details of its AutoML project, an artificial intelligence that can assist in the creation of other AIs. By automating some of the complicated process, AutoML could make machine learning more accessible to non-experts. Google’s AutoML One of the more noteworthy remarks to come out of Google I/O ’17 …

Google unveils VR headsets that don’t need smartphones, partnerships with HTC and Lenovo

What the Google started at last year's I/O conference, where it announced the Daydream mobile virtual reality platform and headset, is now complete with the announcement of Google's new, standalone (no smartphone needed) VR headset project that uses inside out tracking it calls WorldSense. Google's VR headset inside-out positional tracking means that, unlike the Oculus …

The new Android battery menu identifies the most battery-draining apps

Tired of your phone battery draining so fast, and for no apparent reason? Android has a solution. A new update to the battery menu in Android O helps you easily identify and exit the apps that are depleting your battery life — without ever leaving the menu, Android Authority reports. The company announced the new redesign …

MIT researchers develop a drone system that can do a camera operator’s job

Shooting professional quality video with a drone is not an easy task, and often requires multiple human operators. Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) think they’ve found a way to take humans out of the operation part of the equation altogether. The team teased a system this week that they plan …

Oculus Research’s focal surface display could make VR much more comfortable for our eyeballs

The current generation of VR is great, but it's far from perfect. One way VR falls short of the real world is the fixed focus distance. Despite the illusion of depth from the stereo images you're looking at, each image is essentially flat, at a fixed perceived distance from your face, and with a focus …