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Here’s what we got for you today:
🔍 Google Maps is becoming more like Search
🧠 Emotion-detecting AI
🤖 Boston Dynamics uses ChatGPT
🌐 Tools, Tweets, Resources and Tutorials
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Google is enhancing Maps with new AI-driven features, aiming to make it more akin to Search by offering an immersive navigation experience and improved search results.
Notable feature includes:
Predictive Traffic: Predictive algorithms offer optimal travel times to avoid traffic.
Enhanced Place Details: Analyzing “billions” of user-uploaded photos to help people find specific items or places, like coffee shops with unique latte art.
Immersive View: More cities now have 3D visualization for better navigation.
Boston Dynamics has enhanced its Spot robot dog by integrating ChatGPT, thus enabling it to react to human interactions and partake in conversations.
This fusion empowers Spot to function as a tour guide within the Boston Dynamics headquarters, while also adopting a range of whimsical personas like a "precious metal cowgirl" and a "Shakespearean time traveler".
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Uber and Waymo have initiated a joint driverless vehicle service in the Phoenix area, allowing Uber users to hail a Waymo autonomous vehicle through Uber services.
LAION has launched the Open Empathic project to develop emotion-detecting AI to make interactions more authentic and empathetic.
The project involves training AI models in audio and video clips to understand and respond to human emotions accurately. (see tutorial here)
But, how will this AI affect us?
Education: AI tailoring help based on a student's emotions.
Healthcare: AI supporting patients in therapy with better understanding.
Customer Service: AI responding empathetically to customer frustrations.
Robotics: Making robots interact with humans more naturally.
Virtual Assistants: Helping assistants like Alexa understand user emotions.
This is a bit unrelated but see how this AI detects human core emotions in real-time (watch here)
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