Amazon Web Services unveiled nearly a dozen new voices for Polly, a service that converts text into realistic speech, including one that sounds like a professional newscaster. The announcement shows how AWS is using its artificial intelligence expertise to offer a wider range of options to developers who build voice applications. It also illustrates how Amazon continues to improve the AI...
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I first stumbled upon the collective delusion we now refer to as QAnon in November 2017, just a few weeks after it began as a series of conspiratorial posts on one of the internet’s more untamed bulletin boards. In a sprawling discussion thread on 4chan titled “Calm Before the Storm”—a reference to a quote from the prior month by then-President Donald Trump—an...
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