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YouTube to launch music streaming service on May 22

/ May 18, 2018

YouTube to launch music streaming service on May 22

YouTube will launch a music streaming service next week, it said Thursday, as it looks to use its popular internet video brand to tap the growing market for paid music streaming. YouTube Music, which will offer both ad-supported and $9.99-per-month versions, will compete directly with ...

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

/ May 11, 2018

Italian researchers develop lighter, cheaper robotic hand

Italian researchers on Thursday unveiled a new robotic hand they say allows users to grip objects more naturally and features a design that will lower the price significantly. The Hennes robotic hand has a simpler mechanical design compared with other such myoelectric prosthetics — which ...

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

/ May 10, 2018

What happens when the robots sound too much like humans?

Artificial intelligence has a new challenge: whether and how to alert people who may not know they are talking to a robot. Tuesday, Google showed off a computer assistant that makes convincingly human-sounding phone calls, at least in its prerecorded demonstration. But the real people ...

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

/ May 9, 2018

Google showcases AI advances at its big conference

Google put the spotlight on its artificial intelligence smarts at its annual developers conference Tuesday, where it announced new features and services imbued with machine learning. The company's digital concierge, known only as the Google Assistant, is gaining new — if experimental — abilities to ...

Sales of Sony's new Aibo robot dog off to solid start

/ May 7, 2018

Sales of Sony's new Aibo robot dog off to solid start

Sales of Sony Corp.'s new artificial intelligence-equipped Aibo robot dog are off to a solid start in Japan, with the electronics giant saying that 11,111 units were sold in the three months since its release in January. Sony said Monday that the new Aibo — ...