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Sony uses AI to customize the video game playing experience

A recently published patent has revealed that the entertainment company Sony has managed to program artificial intelligence to help users customize their video game characters. This new AI program learns based on traits personal ...

Internet

Instagram lets users filter insults in private message requests

Instagram started offering users on Wednesday the option to filter incoming direct message requests for hurtful language, a step aimed at showing the Facebook-owned social network is serious about reducing online harassment.

Software

Epic Games pays virtual money in loot box settlement

Fortnite-maker Epic Games on Monday put out word it is paying the equivalent of about $8 worth of its virtual money to some players to settle a lawsuit over so-called random-item "loot boxes."

Computer Sciences

Earphone tracks facial expressions, even with a face mask

Cornell researchers have invented an earphone that can continuously track full facial expressions by observing the contour of the cheeks—and can then translate expressions into emojis or silent speech commands.

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