The continuing incursion of synthetic intelligence into each app, service, and side of your life continues. Microsoft’s in style Android keyboard app SwiftKey enables you to sort by swiping throughout letters on the display screen to generate phrases. Now, SwiftKey is getting a dose of chatbot to spice issues up.
Microsoft launched its AI-enhanced Bing chatbot in February. Since then it has gone up towards the opposite chatbot heavyweights, together with Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT (which powers Bing Chat’s backend). Microsoft has since been wanting to flaunt its chatbot by extending its attain.
The chat-curious can obtain the beta model of SwiftKey for Android. The April 5 replace makes the Bing chatbot obtainable wherever you’re messaging. Customers will see three tabs in SwiftKey: one for Bing Search, one marked Chat that allows you to speak to Bing Chat’s AI, and one marked Tone that reads your conversations and composes steered replies with the same emotional tone. The rollout isn’t taking place abruptly, so in the event you set up the SwiftKey beta and don’t see the Bing Chat tabs, maintain checking again.
It’s Android-only, after all. Customers of different working methods can entry Bing Chat via the Bing app or via an internet browser.
This sort of AI tech is smart on the app, provided that the purpose of SwiftKey is to discern what that means you are making an attempt to get out together with your swipes and gestures. In fact, it’s one factor to guess the phrase you imply and fairly one other to do the generative AI factor of constructing up entire messages you would ship. However hey, it’s AI texting. What may probably go unsuitable?
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Google Strikes Podcasts Into YouTube Music
Google likes smushing collectively its providers. Its messaging and videochat providers Meet and Duo had been mixed into one complicated package deal final yr. Previous to that, Google fused its devoted Google Play music service into YouTube Music.
Subsequent, podcasts are making their manner into YouTube Music. 9to5Google noticed the addition of a Podcasts tab to the YouTube Music app. It’s not a affirmation that Google is planning to ditch its devoted Podcasts cellular app, however it wouldn’t precisely be out of character for the corporate to take action within the close to future.
Nonetheless, Google is clearly wanting to get extra motion going with podcasts. Possibly syncing its Podcasts app with its YouTube apps can even take up a few of the viewers from the favored music and video platform. Although, clearly, providers like Spotify and Apple Music have a heck of a head begin.
A Kobo for Writing
Rakuten, greatest identified for its Kobo e-readers, which function options to Amazon’s Kindles, has a brand new E Ink pill you’ll be able to write on. The Kobo Elipsa 2E has a ten.3-inch display screen that allows you to learn ebooks and paperwork whereas scribbling notes with the accompanying pen.
At $400, the Elipsa is pricier than its predominant opponents, the ReMarkable 2 and Amazon’s Kindle Scribe. The Kindle Scribe could also be later to the lineup than the ReMarkable, however it’s nonetheless the large boi on the E Ink playground, simply by advantage of Amazon’s dominance within the e-reader and e-book market. Undeterred, Kobo has stored its aggressive cool and churned out constantly high quality units. They could not have the ubiquity of Amazon’s large library and simply common omnipresence, however you’ll be able to all the time take a look at library books on them.