The continuing incursion of synthetic intelligence into each app, service, and side of your life continues. Microsoft’s widespread Android keyboard app SwiftKey allows 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 out there wherever you’re messaging. Customers will see three tabs in SwiftKey: one for Bing Search, one marked Chat that allows you to discuss to Bing Chat’s AI, and one marked Tone that reads your conversations and composes prompt replies with the same emotional tone. The rollout isn’t taking place all at once, so should you set up the SwiftKey beta and don’t see the Bing Chat tabs, hold checking again.
It’s Android-only, in fact. Customers of different working techniques can entry Bing Chat by the Bing app or by an internet browser.
This sort of AI tech is sensible on the app, on condition that the purpose of SwiftKey is to discern what that means you’re making an attempt to get out along with your swipes and gestures. After all, it’s one factor to guess the phrase you imply and fairly one other to do the generative AI factor of creating up entire messages you could possibly ship. However hey, it’s AI texting. What may probably go improper?
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Google Strikes Podcasts Into YouTube Music
Google likes smushing collectively its companies. Its messaging and videochat companies Meet and Duo have been mixed into one complicated bundle final 12 months. Previous to that, Google fused its devoted Google Play music service into YouTube Music.
Subsequent, podcasts are making their means 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 cell app, nevertheless 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 may also soak up a few of the viewers from the favored music and video platform. Although, clearly, companies like Spotify and Apple Music have a heck of a head begin.
A Kobo for Writing
Rakuten, finest recognized for its Kobo e-readers, which function alternate options to Amazon’s Kindles, has a brand new E Ink pill you possibly can 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 primary rivals, 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 massive boi on the E Ink playground, simply by advantage of Amazon’s dominance within the e-reader and 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 normal omnipresence, however you possibly can all the time try library books on them.