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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

Microsoft Has 'Lobotomized' Its Rebellious Bing AI
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Microsoft Has 'Lobotomized' Its Rebellious Bing AI

Microsoft has implemented significant restrictions on Bing AI to crack down on its peculiar and sometimes unsettling outputs.

Amazon Is Already Selling Tons of Books Written by AI
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Amazon Is Already Selling Tons of Books Written by AI

"This is something we really need to be worried about, these books will flood the market and a lot of authors are going to be out of work."

Jury Rules that NFTs Aren't Really Art
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Jury Rules that NFTs Aren't Really Art

Better luck next time, NFT bros.

Meta Board Trashes Facebook's 'Convoluted and Poorly Defined' Female Nipple Rule
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Meta Board Trashes Facebook's 'Convoluted and Poorly Defined' Female Nipple Rule

Facebook's rules, the board acknowledged, are "extensive and confusing" and "often convoluted and poorly defined," requiring bizarre, subjective content moderation...

CNET Is Quietly Publishing Entire Articles Generated By AI
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CNET Is Quietly Publishing Entire Articles Generated By AI

Absent an official announcement of the program, it appears CNET leadership is trying to keep the experiment as lowkey as possible. 

Amazon Says It'll Pay You $2 Per Month to Spy on Your Phone's Internet Traffic
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Amazon Says It'll Pay You $2 Per Month to Spy on Your Phone's Internet Traffic

Big Brother, small sum.

U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers
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U.S. Government to Crack Down on 'Bossware' That Spies On Employees' Computers

"Close, constant surveillance and management through electronic means threaten employees' basic ability to exercise their rights."

Automotive Lobbying Group Abandons the Term 'Self-Driving'
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Automotive Lobbying Group Abandons the Term 'Self-Driving'

That's Tesla's mess to deal with.

McDonald's Partners With IBM to Replace Drive-Thru Employees With AI
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McDonald's Partners With IBM to Replace Drive-Thru Employees With AI

"I'm sorry, Dave. I can't give you fries with that."

Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen By 2045
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Kurzweil Claims That the Singularity Will Happen By 2045

Google director of engineering and ACM Fellow Ray Kurzweil this week predicted the technological singularity will arrive by 2045.
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