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Google DeepMind Artificial Intelligence Learns to Talk

Using an “artificial brain,” Google DeepMind researchers have developed a new voice synthesizing technique they claim is at least 50% closer to real human speech than current text-to-speech (TTS) systems in both US English and Mandarin Chinese.

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AI-Powered Microscope Helps Root Out Cancer

Researchers at UCLA have invented a method using a microscope augmented by artifical intelligence to detect cancer cells quicker and more accurately than current techniques.

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Robot Enrolled in High School in Japan

Hoping to normalize the presence of robots in classrooms, the highly popular Japanese humanoid robot Pepper, developed as a customer service assistant, has enrolled at Hisashi High School in Waseda, Fukushima Prefecture.