Jason Rohrer, an artificial intelligence (AI) researcher and game designer, had created a chatbot using OpenAI’s text-generating language model GPT-3 for fun during the pandemic last year. Rohrer named the chatbot “Samantha” and programmed her to be very friendly, acutely warm, and immensely curious. He allowed others to customise his creation — which he named
Yahoo on Friday named dating app Tinder’s boss Jim Lanzone as its chief executive officer, just days after Apollo Global Management Inc completed its purchase of the online media company from Verizon Communications Inc. Apollo on September 1 closed its $5 billion acquisition of Verizon Media and renamed it Yahoo after Verizon’s iconic digital brand. AOL,
Google Search is being updated with the option to enable Dark Mode on desktop. With the addition of Dark Mode, users will now have three options in appearance settings of the search engine from Google. This will include the option to keep the appearance settings of Google Search synced with their computer’s default theme, which
NextNav has integrated its vertical location service into an upcoming mobile game called Atlas: Earth from developer Atlas Reality. With it, game developers will be able to pinpoint players in three dimensions, like what floor they’re on in a skyscraper. The Sunnyvale, California-based NextNav considers its Pinnacle vertical location service to be the next generation
NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover has now collected two rock samples, with signs that they were in contact with water for a long period of time boosting the case for ancient life on the Red Planet. “It looks like our first rocks reveal a potentially habitable sustained environment,” said Ken Farley, project scientist for the mission,
May.11 — Sam Bankman-Fried, founder of FTX, a digital-assets trading platform, talks about the rise of digital tokens. He says Dogecoin is not a joke anymore.
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Join the GamesBeat community! Enjoy access to the GamesBeat Discord, special events, private newsletters and more. Join here A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. Much like Google’s ongoing plans regarding the demise of the cookie, Apple has thrown a similar wrench into the world of app monetization.
Italy’s data protection authority said on Friday it has asked Facebook to provide clarifications over the social media giant’s newly launched smart glasses to assess whether the product is compliant with privacy laws. Facebook smart glasses which were created in partnership with Ray-Ban maker EssilorLuxottica, allow wearers to listen to music, take calls or capture photos
OnePlus Buds Z2 are reported to be under development and a launch could be imminent. A new report leaked detailed renders of the purported true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds, revealing design and other details. OnePlus Buds Z2, judging by the name, are likely to be the successor to the OnePlus Buds Z that were announced
Realme Pad, the Chinese phone maker’s first tablet offering, will be launched in India on September 9. Some of the tablet’s key specifications have been teased by the company, offering a glimpse into its processor, battery, and fast charging capabilities. The company’s India and Europe CEO Madhav Sheth has shared a photo of Realme Pad
Apple Watch Series 7 is reported to have averted a delay in shipments, and Apple is expected to begin shipments in late-September. The wearable is scheduled to be announced at the Apple event on September 14. Just a few days ago, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reported of production delays and said that the wearable will be
Micromax In Note 1 Pro is reported to be in the works. The company is looking to launch a new smartphone in the ‘In’ series and it is likely to be called the Micromax In Note 1 Pro. A vague launch timeline has surfaced online and the phone has also been spotted on Geekbench benchmarking
A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. Cloud gaming could reach an addressable market of about 150 million people in 2021, but actual numbers of cloud gaming users are smaller than that, according to a report by market researcher Niko Partners. Niko Partners estimated the addressable market for
iPhone 13 launch event is set to be held by Apple on September 14. The invite for a virtual ‘California Streaming’ event has been sent out to the media and a handful of leaks give us an idea of what devices could be launched. The iPhone 13 range is largely anticipated to be announced at
Fortnite creator Epic Games has asked iPhone maker Apple to restore its Fortnite developer account and intends to re-release the popular game on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payment side-by-side, it said in a tweet. “Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment
The eternal question lurking in the minds of every space enthusiast is — does life exist outside Earth? Despite numerous space expeditions, we have been unable to find any trace of life outside our planet so far. However, every once in a while we hear about a UFO seen in some part of the world.
Twitch is suing two users in US federal court, accusing them of orchestrating ‘hate raids’ spewing abuse at video game play streamers who are not white or straight. The Amazon-owned platform is seeking unspecified cash damages from the pair, identified in the lawsuit as a Netherlands resident behind the account CruzzControl and a Vienna resident