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Amazon Will Brick Its $2,350 Astro Robots Just 10 Months After ReleaseAstro-for-Business-Shut-Down-Gear.jpg

Amazon Will Brick Its $2,350 Astro Robots Just 10 Months After Release

Amazon is bricking all Astro for Business robots on September 25. It first released the robot about eight months ago as a security device for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) for $2,350, but the device will soon be a pricey new addition to Amazon’s failed products list. Amazon announced Astro in September 2021 as a […]

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Google DeepMind's Chatbot-Powered Robot Is Part of a Bigger RevolutionDeepmind-Robotics-Chatbot-Business-2021265856.jpg

Google DeepMind’s Chatbot-Powered Robot Is Part of a Bigger Revolution

In a cluttered open-plan office in Mountain View, California, a tall and slender wheeled robot has been busy playing tour guide and informal office helper—thanks to a large language model upgrade, Google DeepMind revealed today. The robot uses the latest version of Google’s Gemini large language model to both parse commands and find its way

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This Viral AI Chatbot Will Lie and Say It’s Humanbusiness_bland_ai_callbot_lies.jpg

This Viral AI Chatbot Will Lie and Say It’s Human

In late April a video ad for a new AI company went viral on X. A person stands before a billboard in San Francisco, smartphone extended, calls the phone number on display, and has a short call with an incredibly human-sounding bot. The text on the billboard reads: “Still hiring humans?” Also visible is the

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