AI baby talk? People change their voice while talking to Alexa and Siri

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CHICAGO — People tend to change their voice when interacting with voice assistant apps like Alexa and Siri, according to new research. When speaking to these devices, individuals are often louder, flatter, and slower compared to when they’re conversing with another person. This finding could potentially enhance the ability of these technologies to comprehend human …

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Can aliens detect us? Earth’s growing radio traffic is making it possible

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Astronomers often focus on their search for alien life throughout the cosmos — but what about an alien’s search for us? A new study explains how Earth’s growing radio presence in space could soon make humans very detectable to extraterrestrials looking for their own version of “little green men.” While scientists say …

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U.S. government invents AI-powered wearable device that spots disease a week early

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) has invented a wearable device capable of identifying diseases six days prior to illness onset. In partnership with the private sector, the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) developed an AI algorithm that proved highly successful in identifying infections during the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 28, Jeff Schneider, program manager …

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AI technology could lead doctors to misinterpret mammograms, study warns

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OAK BROOK, Ill. – AI technology could lead to misinterpretations of mammograms, potentially putting patients at risk, according to a new study. Researchers contributing to the Radiological Society of North America warn that incorrect advice from AI-based decision support systems could seriously impair radiologists’ performance when reading mammograms — a key tool for detecting cancerous tumors. …

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