Bridging the Language Gap with A.I. Lip-Dubbing: One Couple’s Story

Mr. Romero visits Ms. Ochoa in Mexico monthly. When apart, they use A.I.-powered apps to connect. They exchange messages on WhatsApp and video chat as Ms. Ochoa gets ready for work. Ms. Ochoa uses her iPad to translate, while Mr. Romero uses Timekettle WT2 Edge earbuds for real-time translation. Their work hours differ, so they communicate when Mr. Romero is sleeping and Ms. Ochoa is working. In October, Mr. Romero sent a translated video message seeking Ms. Ochoa’s grandmother’s blessing before proposing. They are planning a summer wedding in Rosarito, Mexico. They are also helping each other learn Spanish and English the traditional way. In a joint interview, they chatted in both languages and expressed their love for each other.

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Unlikely Industry Player Anguilla Profits Big from A.I. Boom

Artificial intelligence’s integration into everyday life has stirred up doubts and unsettling questions for many about humanity’s path forward. But in Anguilla, a tiny Caribbean island to the east of Puerto Rico, the A.I. boom has made the country a fortune. The British territory collects a fee from every registration for internet addresses that end […]

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China Surpasses U.S. in A.I. Talent: A Key Metric

China lags behind the United States in artificial intelligence that powers chatbots like ChatGPT but excels in producing scientists behind new humanoid technologies. New research reveals that China has surpassed the United States as the biggest producer of A.I. talent. The country generates almost half the world’s top A.I. researchers, compared to 18 percent from […]

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Brands Brace for Impact as TikTok Faces Criticism

Amid debate in Washington over whether TikTok should be banned if its Chinese owner doesn’t sell it, one group is watching with particular interest: the many brands — particularly in the beauty, skin care, fashion, and health and wellness industries — that have used the video app to boost their sales. Youthforia, a makeup brand […]

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