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Meet AdVon, the AI-Powered Content Monster Infecting the Media Industry

Meet AdVon, the AI-Powered Content Monster Infecting the Media Industry

[ad_1] A few years back, a writer in a developing country started doing contract work for a company called AdVon Commerce, getting a few pennies per word to write online product reviews. But the writer — who like other AdVon sources interviewed for this story spoke on condition of anonymity — recalls that the gig’s responsibilities soon shifted. Instead of writing, they were now tasked with polishing drafts generated using an AI system the company was developing, internally dubbed MEL. “They started using AI for content generation,” the former AdVon worker told us, “and paid even less than what they were paying before.” The former writer was asked to leave detailed notes on MEL’s work — feedback they believe was used to fine-tune the AI which would eventually replace their role entirely. The situation continued until MEL “got trained enough to write on its own,” they said. “Soon after, we were released from our positions as writers.” “I suffered quite a lot,” they added. “They were exploitative.” We first heard of AdVon last year, after …

Inside TikTok’s AI-powered algorithms – POLITICO

Inside TikTok’s AI-powered algorithms – POLITICO

[ad_1] This article is part of a series, Bots and ballots: How artificial intelligence is reshaping elections worldwide, presented by Luminate. When Hamas attacked Israel on Oct. 7, many sought updates from their main source for news: social media.  But unlike previous global conflicts, where the digital discourse was dominated by Facebook and X (formerly Twitter), the ongoing Middle East crisis has seen people flock to TikTok, in their millions, to relate news and express opinions. Even as the video-sharing app’s popularity has ballooned, the inner workings of its complex, artificial intelligence-powered algorithms remain a mystery. Individuals see only a fraction of what is posted daily on TikTok. And what they do see is highly curated by the company’s automated systems designed to keep people glued to their smartphones. Using AI technology known as machine learning and so-called recommender systems, these systems determine, within milliseconds, what content to display to social media users. POLITICO set out to shed light on how TikTok’s algorithms work, and to root out which side in the war in the …

DocuSign acquires AI-powered contract management firm Lexion

DocuSign acquires AI-powered contract management firm Lexion

[ad_1] As DocuSign reportedly explores a sale to private equity, it’s acquiring a company itself. On Monday, DocuSign announced that it’s buying Lexion, a contract workflow automation startup, for $165 million. The purchase comes as DocuSign makes increasing investments in the contract management space, most recently launching DocuSign IAM, a service aimed at connecting different components of the corporate agreement creation and negotiation process. Lexion was incubated at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2), the AI-focused research arm of the nonprofit Allen Institute. Oberoi founded the company together with former Microsoft research software development engineering lead Emad Elwany and engineering veteran James Baird; Oberoi previously co-founded survey platform Precision Polling, which SurveyMonkey acquired shortly after it launched. Lexion began as a “smart” repository for contracts, letting legal teams ask natural language questions about documents. But it slowly expanded with tools to address various use cases and challenges in document creation for teams across not only legal departments, but sales, IT, HR and finance. Lexion had raised $35.2 million in venture capital prior to the acquisition …

Rabbit R1 Review: Skip This AI-Powered Hardware Assistant

Rabbit R1 Review: Skip This AI-Powered Hardware Assistant

[ad_1] At the R1’s launch event in New York City, Lyu demoed an example of having the R1 look at a paper with a printed spreadsheet on it. He asked the R1 to swap two columns, and then send the result to his email. I didn’t have a spreadsheet on paper, but I did have an auto-inspection report that I wanted to send to my email. I asked the R1 and … it said it didn’t have my email address. (I set up my Rabbit account with my email information.) I asked the company about this, and I was told the R1 didn’t support documents other than spreadsheets yet. Great. So I printed a spreadsheet, asked it to swap two columns, and sent it via email, and it sort of did this. It swapped the two columns, but for some reason, it didn’t include several other columns that were on the paper. I picked up my copy of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Klara and the Sun and asked the R1 if it could look at it and …

Perplexity AI Is the Best AI-Powered Google Search Tool You’re Not Using

Perplexity AI Is the Best AI-Powered Google Search Tool You’re Not Using

[ad_1] Perplexity AI has caught the attention of tech leaders and users alike. From being backed by Jeff Bezos to being used “almost every day” by Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, Perplexity AI fits the bill of an app that could change how we search. But what is Perplexity AI really about, and can you use it instead of Google? What Is Perplexity AI, and What Can You Do With It? Perplexity AI is a conversational search engine that uses natural language text to answer questions. It was founded in 2022 by a quartet of former AI researchers from OpenAI and Meta: Aravind Srinivas, Andy Konwiski, Denis Yarats, and Johnny Ho. Unlike traditional search engines that rely on keyword matching and link analysis, Perplexity AI understands the context and intent behind your queries. It provides not just a list of links but a comprehensive answer with links to cited sources. The Perplexity app is a mix of the best features from ChatGPT and Google. It features a chat interface similar to ChatGPT’s and a Related section …

AISAP announces M seed for AI-powered ultrasounds

AISAP announces $13M seed for AI-powered ultrasounds

[ad_1] Discover how companies are responsibly integrating AI in production. This invite-only event in SF will explore the intersection of technology and business. Find out how you can attend here. In a major leap in medical imaging, Israeli startup AISAP announced today that it has secured $13 million in seed funding for its product: an AI-powered software platform that connects to common ultrasound wands and sensors to provide rapid assessment of patients’ conditions for physicians — even those doctors and medical professionals without any formal training in analyzing ultrasound imagery. AISAP’s Point-of-Care Assisted Diagnosis (POCAD) delivers results in as little as five minutes, compared to other ultrasound procedures that can take hours or even days for results to become available, as they are limited by the availability of radiologists who can interpret images and the labs where said images are processed. “The problem that we’re addressing is actually the fact of imaging today worldwide is a scarce resource, and there’s not enough to go around,” said Roni Attali, AISAP CEO and a PhD in biotechnology, …

I Edited My Photos With These AI-Powered Apps: Here Were the Results

I Edited My Photos With These AI-Powered Apps: Here Were the Results

[ad_1] Key Takeaways Enhance your photos easily with AI editing tools like Google Photos, Pixlr, Luminar Neo, and Fotor. Google Photos, Fotor, and Luminar Neo all have AI enhancement features that will give you subtle changes for better results. Experiment with different AI editing tools to adjust brightness, reduce noise, and remove backgrounds for improved images. You can make your pictures look great with minimal effort using AI photo editing. Today, you’ll discover a range of AI editing tools I used to adjust my images, including auto-enhance, noise removal, and several other features. Let’s jump right in. I tried two specific features in Google Photos: Auto-Enhance and tweaking the sky. Keep in mind that Google Photos’ AI editing tools require a Google One subscription. Auto-Enhance The Auto-Enhance tool in Google Photos is similar to enhancement features you’ll find in most image-editing apps, including Adobe Lightroom and Canva. Here’s the original image that I used Auto-Enhance for in Google Photos: Now, here’s what the image looked like after using Auto-Enhance: The changes were subtle. Google Photos …