Artificial Intelligence

AI’s ‘Napster’ moment, but much bigger: The frenzy around generative AI’s abilities has triggered the first lawsuit claiming copyright infringement by Microsoft and OpenAI. The outcome could have global ramifications.

AI art creating a monster: The tech industry has been searching for new products that hook consumers. It’s likely struck gold with AI art, but there will be major repercussions.

Can an AI recruiter save a troubled labor market? AI could disrupt recruiters’ jobs. Turn’s Brian Gaspar spoke with us about bias in AI and how to hire the right talent.

Matter unites smart homes: The smart home standard has 200+ devices ready to go and more are coming now that additional companies are expected to sign up in time for the holiday shopping season.

Last week, Shutterstock announced a partnership with OpenAI, integrating the DALL-E 2 text-to-image AI generator into its platform.

On today's episode, we discuss the addressable opportunity in the US, how big the connected TV market is, and how measurement, privacy, and fragmentation are disrupting progress in advanced TV. "In Other News," we talk about how TikTok is trying to usher in an age of machine learning advertising and how Google is trying to put Chrome users in control of their ad experience. Tune in to the discussion with our analyst Evelyn Mitchell.

Shutterstock flip-flops on text-to-image tech: The stock image company has changed its mind about AI art, integrating DALL-E 2 into its platform. The outcome is uncertain as copyright challenges loom.

Shareholders mad at Meta over strategy: The tech giant launches AI tools to help build the metaverse. It’s a long-game strategy that irks investors with little to show after a $15B expenditure.

Big Tech’s one-track mind: Google and Microsoft may be slashing expenses, but they’re not holding back when it comes to AI. Cloud providers and GPU makers could be the winners.

TikTok pushes an AI advertising product: The app’s strong position is letting it experiment with machine learning to court advertisers big and small.

Bank of America’s Erica reached 1B customer interactions, helped by offering both human and digital assistance.

Generative AI’s trillion-dollar wellspring: Tech shows its love for the arts as long as AI’s the artist. It’s an economic bright spot, but brace for ethical and legal controversy.

Google goes ambient: New Pixel phones, the first ever Pixel smartwatch, and a future tablet that transforms into a smart display are all touchpoints to Google’s wider IoT and ambient computing aspirations.

Supply chains snafus are easing, but retailers aren’t out of the woods yet: More investment in supply chain management and automation is needed to futureproof operations as climate change disrupts logistics networks.

A new survey on dental patient trust indicates that could be true, and AI implementation may help dentists earn their patients trust.

Sparrow AI chatbot isn’t ready for public consumption: DeepMind researchers want to ensure the new chatbot is safe before release. Their approach could help make conversational AI products more useful.

Nvidia’s new edge AI computing platform highlights the need to protect surgical robots and medical devices from hacking.

Pfizer expands its agreement with CytoReason by five years to boost AI’s role in drug development. We spotlight the trend in the pharma world.

Augment promises ‘the future of productivity’ is here: After a year of secrecy, the startup is now beta testing a potentially disruptive virtual assistant. Watch for mimicry and takeover attempts.

Researchers splash cold water on AI progress: A new study paints a grim scenario of how AI could turn on humanity. It illustrates the benefits of tech companies heeding ethicists' warnings.