AI art remains hugely controversial, so you might think a company with Amazon’s resources would think twice about using it…. Or at least try to use it well. But fans are appalled that Prime Video’s first teaser poster for the upcoming live-action series Fallout not only looks AI-generated but also looks like nobody bothered to fix the mistakes.
Yahoo has announced a new AI-enabled “Shopping Saver” feature for its Mail app that keeps track of unused gift cards, vouchers and store credit lying in user’s email inboxes to help them save money.
From August 25, major tech platforms must comply with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The European Union’s landmark Digital Services Act (DSA) takes effect today, imposing stringent regulations on 19 of the largest digital service providers operating in the region. The new rules are aimed at tackling illegal content, disinformation, and giving users more control over social media algorithms.
Meta recently conceded that in-app behavioral advertising in the EU can no longer be opt-in by default, marking the end of an era. The regulators won, at least for now.
Twenty-five years ago this month, Apple fans began unboxing the first iMacs. At the time, computers were beige boxes wired to other beige boxes, toyed with by people in beige sweater vests. Amidst the mundanity, the iMac felt like a revolution. For many of us, that first experience of an iMac was transformative; it created a vision of a technological world that wasn’t all about work. Suddenly, tech was cool.
A brand new default theme will be featured with the next WordPress 6.4 release: Twenty Twenty-Four. The idea behind Twenty Twenty-Four is to make a default theme that can be used on any type of site, with any topic. Because of that, and contrary to past years, it has no single topic. I
AI will inevitably play a huge role not only in the broader development of the nascent metaverse but also in regulating and democratizing it.
A new analysis shows that “open source” AI tools like Llama 2 are still controlled by big tech companies in a number of ways.
Midjourney, one of the startups at the bleeding edge of generative AI imagery, debuted a generative infill feature that users have already dubbed a potential game-changer, putting it in more direct competition with Adobe Photoshop’s Generative Fill.
Matt Mullenweg, CEO of Automattic, the company behind WordPress.com and other online publishing tools, is offering a glimpse into Tumblr’s future — the blogging site Automattic acquired from Verizon in 2019. On the Evening Standard’s “How to be a CEO” podcast, the WordPress founder offered a vision of Tumblr’s future direction, including its embrace of open source, plans for algorithmic choice, and use of AI technologies, among other things.