The continued incursion of artificial intelligence into each app, service, and side of your life continues. Microsoft’s standard 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 against the opposite chatbot heavyweights, together with Google’s Bard and OpenAI’s ChatGPT (which powers Bing Chat’s backend). Microsoft has since been desirous to flaunt its chatbot by extending its attain.
The chat-curious can obtain the beta version 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 permits you to discuss to Bing Chat’s AI, and one marked Tone that reads your conversations and composes urged replies with an identical emotional tone. The rollout isn’t occurring all at once, so in the event you set up the SwiftKey beta and don’t see the Bing Chat tabs, hold checking again.
It’s Android-only, after all. Customers of different working methods can entry Bing Chat by the Bing app or by an internet browser.
This type of AI tech is smart on the app, on condition that the purpose of SwiftKey is to discern what which 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 creating up entire messages you could possibly ship. However hey, it’s AI texting. What might probably go incorrect?
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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 confusing package final yr. Previous to that, Google fused its devoted Google Play music service into YouTube Music.
Subsequent, podcasts are making their method into YouTube Music. 9to5Google spotted 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, however it wouldn’t precisely be out of character for the corporate to take action within the close to future.
Nonetheless, Google is clearly desirous to get extra motion going with podcasts. Perhaps syncing its Podcasts app with its YouTube apps may also soak up among 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, greatest recognized for its Kobo e-readers, which function alternate options to Amazon’s Kindles, has a brand new E Ink pill you may write on. The Kobo Elipsa 2E has a ten.3-inch display screen that permits 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 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 saved its competitive cool and churned out constantly high quality devices. They might not have the ubiquity of Amazon’s large library and simply common omnipresence, however you may at all times try library books on them.