Microsoft’s new AI can simulate anyone’s voice with 3 seconds of audio

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of a person’s silhouette. Ars Technica On Thursday, Microsoft researchers announced a new text-to-speech AI model called VALL-E that can closely simulate a person’s voice when given a three-second audio sample. Once it learns a specific voice, VALL-E can synthesize audio of that person saying anything—and do it in a … Read more

How to use ChatGPT? This AI chatbot is dominating social media with its frighteningly good essays

Imagine if Siri could write you a college essay, or Alexa could spit out a movie review in the style of Shakespeare. OpenAI last week opened up access to ChatGPT, an AI-powered chatbot that interacts with users in an eerily convincing and conversational way. Its ability to provide lengthy, thoughtful and thorough responses to questions … Read more

Mental Health App Koko Tested ChatGPT on Its Users

Illustration: ProStockStudio (Shutterstock) The AI chatbot ChatGPT can do a lot of things. It can reply to tweets, write science fictionplan this reporter’s family christmasand it’s even slated to act as a lawyer in court. But can a robot provide safe and effective mental health support? A company called Koko decided to find out using … Read more

Apple Releases Second Rapid Security Response Update for macOS Ventura 13.2 Beta

Apple today released a second Rapid Security Response (RSR) update for the macOS Ventura 13.2 beta, with the update coming almost a month after Apple provided the first Rapid Security Response test on the Mac. macOS Rapid Security Response 13.2 (b) is applied to the Mac automatically upon restart, and it is also added to … Read more

These Games Are Coming To Xbox This Week (January 9-13)

Image: Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (Free Xbox Series X|S Upgrade) Welcome to your new Xbox games roundup for January 9th to 13th! Things are still looking pretty quiet as we slowly roll back into a new year of releases, but the likes of One Piece Odyssey, Breakers Collection and the free next-gen upgrade for Dragon … Read more

Governor Murphy Announces Cybersecurity Directive to Prohibit Use of High-Risk Software on State Devices

Prohibited Software Vendors, Products, and Services will include TikToK TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy today announced that the State of New Jersey has issued a cybersecurity directive to prohibit the use of high-risk software and services, including TikTok, on State provided or managed devices. The New Jersey Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Cell (NJCCIC), in collaboration … Read more

Mobile man admitted shooting ex-girlfriend’s brother, detective testifies

MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) – A man accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend’s brother and engaging in a shootout with police admitted to shooting the man but told police the victim was grabbing at him, an investigator testified Monday. Mobile County Presiding District Judge Spiro Cheriogotis determined prosecutors have enough evidence for a grand jury to … Read more

‘Truly a renaissance period of social media’: how US state agencies got funny | Social media

“If you encounter a cougar, never approach or offer it food. You are not a Disney princess.” “Most grandma/reindeer collisions are entirely preventable. Please give wildlife plenty of space.” “Please be responsible with hot takes this Thanksgiving if your turkey is as dry as our forests.” These are just a few salient pieces of advice … Read more