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Microsoft Announces VALL-E, CNET Experiments With A.I., Google Cloud Intros Inventory Tool
Here are the week's top stories about artificial intelligence
Google Cloud announced a new AI tool that can detect the availability of CPGs (consumer packaged goods) on shelves from videos and images provided by ceiling-mounted cameras and self-driving robots. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tool will become more broadly available in the coming months.
Media company CNET says its Money editorial team started testing an AI assistant in November and has published around 75 articles. In response to criticism, it changed the byline on these stories to CNET Money and made a disclosure more prominent. Buzzfeed jumped on the bandwagon and wrote a response entirely using ChatGPT.
OpenAI asked users this week, “at what price (per month) would you consider ChatGPT to be so expensive that you would not consider buying it?” The company also outlined benefits for ChatGPT Professional, including no unavailability windows, no throttling, and unlimited messages.
Calling its new technology a “neural codec language model,” Microsoft launched a new text-to-speech AI that can closely simulate a person’s voice with only a three-second audio sample. The model can mimic voice in a way that preserves the speaker’s emotional tone, and builds on a technology called EnCodec, which Meta announced in October 2022.
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