Microsoft announces surprise event for tomorrow with Bing ChatGPT expected

Microsoft/ Tech / Microsoft is holding a special press event at its Redmond headquarters tomorrow, and it’s expected to focus primarily on its OpenAI partnership and ChatGPT for Bing. Illustration: The Verge Microsoft is holding a major news event tomorrow on February 7th. The software giant first mailed out invites to an in-person event at […]

Machine learning could turbocharge the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

/ The search for alien life is fundamentally a data sorting challenge. A new paper suggests machine learning could be a possible solution. Image: Dylan O’Donnell The field of SETI, or the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, is accelerating to new heights thanks to developments in machine learning. In a paper published last week in Nature […]

Google announces ChatGPT rival Bard, with wider availability in “coming weeks”

/ Google is working on a competitor to OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT. The ‘experimental conversational AI service’ is called Bard and is only being tested by a limited group. We don’t know a lot about Google’s ChatGPT rival, but it’s called Bard and will be available to the public in the coming weeks.Image: Google It’s official: […]

AMC is about to make paying for theater seats more like booking an airline ticket

Film/ Entertainment / AMC’s new plan for ticket pricing will make spots at the front of the theater cheaper, while good seats in the back get a bit more expensive. Nicole Kidman in AMC’s “We Make Movies Better” ad.Image: AMC Theatres Starting pretty soon, some tickets at AMC locations are going to be getting cheaper […]

Twitter can now default to the “Following” timeline on iOS and Android

/ You no longer have to swipe to the left to get to the reverse chronological timeline. The choice has returned.Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Twitter’s iOS and Android app will now default to showing you the last timeline tab you selected, whether it’s the algorithmic “For You” or the reverse chronological “Following” […]

Sony answers your burning PSVR2 questions in an extensive new FAQ

/ Ahead of the imminent launch of the next-generation VR headset, Sony has compiled an FAQ with a ton of information about what you can expect when it launches this month. We’re just a couple weeks away from the launch of the new headset.Image: Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Sony has posted an extensive FAQ […]

Getty Images sues AI art generator Stable Diffusion in the US for copyright infringement

/ Getty Images has filed a case against Stability AI, alleging that the company copied 12 million images to train its AI model ‘without permission … or compensation.’ An illustration from Getty Images’ lawsuit, showing an original photograph and a similar image (complete with Getty Images watermark) generated by Stable Diffusion. Image: Getty Images Getty […]

Fitbit’s service is down, so your smartwatch can’t track your steps right now

/ Fitbit users can’t connect data from their wearables to the cloud, and attempting to fix the issue by uninstalling the app or logging out just makes things worse. Image: Fitbit No, it’s not you — Fitbit is currently experiencing a major outage. According to Downdetector, the outage started at about 8AM ET, with most […]

Take your pick of Apple Watch Series 8 and save $70

/ The starting price of a Series 8 falls to an excellent $329. Plus, there’s a deluge of great deals on Google Pixel phones and a bunch more stuff. It’s hard to beat the Apple Watch for versatility and value if you own an iPhone and you can get one on sale.Photo by Amelia Holowaty […]