The ongoing incursion of artificial intelligence into each app, service, and side of your life continues. Microsoft’s well-liked Android keyboard app SwiftKey helps you to sort by swiping throughout letters on the display 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 keen 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 accessible wherever you’re messaging. Users 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 advised replies with an analogous emotional tone. The rollout isn’t occurring all at once, so for those who set up the SwiftKey beta and don’t see the Bing Chat tabs, maintain checking again.
It’s Android-only, after all. Users of different working programs can entry Bing Chat via the Bing app or via an online browser.
This sort of AI tech is sensible on the app, provided that the purpose of SwiftKey is to discern what which means you are making an attempt to get out along with your swipes and gestures. Of course, it’s one factor to guess the phrase you imply and fairly one other to do the generative AI factor of constructing up complete messages you could possibly ship. But hey, it’s AI texting. What might probably go improper?
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Google Moves Podcasts Into YouTube Music
Google likes smushing collectively its providers. Its messaging and videochat providers Meet and Duo have been mixed into one confusing package final 12 months. Prior to that, Google fused its devoted Google Play music service into YouTube Music.
Next, podcasts are making their manner 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 achieve this within the close to future.
Still, Google is clearly keen to get extra motion going with podcasts. Maybe syncing its Podcasts app with its YouTube apps may even take in a number of the viewers from the favored music and video platform. Though, clearly, providers 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 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 that allows you to learn ebooks and paperwork whereas scribbling notes with the accompanying pen.
At $400, the Elipsa is pricier than its fundamental 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 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 competitive cool and churned out persistently high quality devices. They might not have the ubiquity of Amazon’s huge library and simply normal omnipresence, however you may at all times take a look at library books on them.