Google now says controversial AI voice calling system will identify itself to humans

Following widespread outcry over the ethical dilemmas raised by Google’s new Duplex system, which lets artificial intelligence mimic a human voice to make appointments, Google has clarified in a statement that the experimental system will have “disclosure built-in.” That seems to mean that whatever eventual shape Duplex takes as a consumer product will involve some type of verbal […]

Microsoft opens PC games and all Xbox One titles to its digital gifting program

microsoft today announced an expansion of its digital game gifting program to include PC titles and PC game content, like map backs and in-game skins. In addition to adding PC game gifting through the Microsoft Store, the company is also expanding its existing console game gifting program to include all Xbox One games. Prior to today, Microsoft only let […]

Alcatel’s 1X is the only Android Go phone you can buy in the US

Alcatel’s first phone running Android Go, the 1X, will go on sale in the US next week for $100. Not only is this Alcatel’s first device running Google’s optimized OS for cheaper phones, it’s also the one and only phone running it that’s currently for sale in the United States. Technically, ZTE beat Alcatel with the launch of an […]