Meta artificial intelligence Emu Edit and Emu Videos tools launch

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The social media platforms company has rolled out the AI tools for Facebook and Instagram posting. In mid-November, Meta Platforms announced the launch of two new features using artificial intelligence to edit videos that users can then post to Facebook or Instagram. The first feature is called Emu Video and produces 4-second videos for users to share. Emu Video uses artificial intelligence to pair a description with an image or photo with a caption prompt. The second feature is called Emu Edit, which gives users the opportunity to easily edit…

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Artificial intelligence is being trained on books without author knowledge or consent

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Nearly 200,000 books are being used for this purpose by some of the largest AI companies. Books3 is a system that uses books to train artificial intelligence, but according to a recent CTV report, the authors of those works were not informed and did not provide their consent. According to a recent investigation, Books3 allegedly uses a pirated e-book collection spanning many genres. The books included in the artificial intelligence learning library include everything from prose to poetry in virtually any genre. They are used to help generative AI systems…

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Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses can now be used for livestreaming on social media

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The gadgets, which haven’t proved as popular as Meta has hoped, can be used on its platforms. When Ray-Ban Stories first launched with smart glasses, people weren’t nearly as impressed as Meta had expected. The company has managed to sell only slightly over one third of its original sales goal. According to a report cited by Tech Crunch, Meta has only sold just over a third of the internal 300,000 smart glasses unit goal within the first seven months that the gadgets were available. Even worse, that same report indicates…

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Meta virtual reality avatars now have legs for beta testers

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So far, the legs are available for the avatars only in Quest Home, though expansion is expected. Virtual reality avatars in Quest Home will finally have legs now that Meta has started rolling out the additional body parts for beta testers. Though the legs have been added to Quest Home player avatars, they still aren’t in Horizon Worlds. This new addition to the virtual reality avatars was first announced in the Meta Community forums. “People will start to see avatar legs appear,” said Eliza Kern, Meta communications manager, in a…

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Threads users underwhelmed by Follows tab update

Threads Follows tab underwhelming

The app’s first update looked like a useful tool but ended up disappointing many of its users. The first significant update to the Threads app is a new Follows tab, which at first looked as though it would be something quite appealing to users but ended up being a letdown to many. The update merely provided users with a filter allowing them to be able to see all their new followers. When users first saw the new Follows tab update, many had assumed that it would provide a much wanted…

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