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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups
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Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups

The European Commission announced on Jan. 24 that AI Factories will be launched as a one-stop shop to give startups access to AI-dedicated supercomputers.

VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year
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VW Vehicles to Converse with Drivers via ChatGPT by Mid-Year

Volkswagen (VW) drivers soon will be able to engage in back-and-forth dialogue with their vehicle's voice assistant via ChatGPT integration.

Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires
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Technology Bolsters the Battle Against Wildfires

Technology increasingly is being used to predict and fight wildfires.

As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots
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As Baby Boomers Retire, German Businesses Turn to Robots

As Germany's baby boomers retire, exacerbating the country's labor shortage, many companies are filling job openings with robots.

Internet Companies Report Biggest-Ever Denial of Service Operation
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Internet Companies Report Biggest-Ever Denial of Service Operation

Technology companies last week reported the Internet's largest known denial of service (DoS) attack.

Flaw Found in Apple Devices Led to Spyware Infection: Researchers
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Flaw Found in Apple Devices Led to Spyware Infection: Researchers

Researchers at Canada-based Citizen Lab found a vulnerability in Apple devices was used to spread spyware from Israeli cyber-intelligence group NSO.

People Rush to ATMs After Bank of Ireland IT Glitch
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People Rush to ATMs After Bank of Ireland IT Glitch

Bank of Ireland has fixed technical problems that allowed some customers to withdraw or transfer funds above what was in their accounts, it said Wednesday after...

China Drafts Rules for Facial Recognition Technology
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China Drafts Rules for Facial Recognition Technology

The Cyberspace Administration of China has issued draft rules governing the use of facial recognition technology amid public concerns about its overuse.

EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance
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EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance

The European Commission has outlined a strategy for the European Union to assume a lead role in the metaverse sector and block its domination by technology giants...

AI Robots Could Play Future Role as Companions in Care Homes
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AI Robots Could Play Future Role as Companions in Care Homes

Artificial intelligence-powered social robots could help care for the sick and aged in the future.

Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul
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Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul

An android robot engineered by South Korea's Korea Institute of Industrial Technology recently conducted that country’s national orchestra at Seoul's National Theater...

Alphabet Bets on Lasers to Deliver Internet in Remote Areas
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Alphabet Bets on Lasers to Deliver Internet in Remote Areas

The Taara project uses lasers to bring Internet access to remote and rural locations.

Biden Administration Taps Google Chair for Chip Research Effort
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Biden Administration Taps Google Chair for Chip Research Effort

The White House chose Alphabet chairman John Hennessy and four other technology industry experts to spearhead research and development of next-generation computer...

ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility
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ASML, Eindhoven Tech University to Build Research Facility

European technology company ASML Holding announced it will partner with Eindhoven Technical University (TU Eindhoven) in the Netherlands to establish a new research...

UK Blocks Microsoft's $69-billion Activision Deal over Cloud Gaming Concerns
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UK Blocks Microsoft's $69-billion Activision Deal over Cloud Gaming Concerns

The U.K. says Microsoft's remedies were not enough to end its concerns.

Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market
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Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market

Britain's National Cybersecurity Centre also warned about hackers-for-hire, mercenary spies whose activities it said "raise the likelihood of unpredictable targeting...

South Korean Girl Band Offers Glimpse into Metaverse
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South Korean Girl Band Offers Glimpse into Metaverse

South Korean girl quartet MAVE: exists exclusively in the metaverse.

Japan to Launch Pilot Program for Issuing Digital Yen
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Japan to Launch Pilot Program for Issuing Digital Yen

The Bank of Japan said that following two years of experimentation, Japan in April will initiate a program to test a digital currency.

German Court Rules Police Use of Crimefighting Software Unlawful
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German Court Rules Police Use of Crimefighting Software Unlawful

A top German court has ruled that police use of automated data analysis to prevent crime in some German states violates their constitutions.
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