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News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content
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News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content

The News Media Alliance, a trade group that represents newspapers, says that A.I. chatbots use news articles significantly more than generic content online.

Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling
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Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling

Facial recognition software is speeding up check-in at airports, cruise ships and theme parks, but experts worry about risks to security and privacy.

The Race to Save Secrets from Future Computers
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The Race to Save Secrets from Future Computers

China, Russia, and the U.S. are racing to find ways to prevent future quantum computers from cracking long-supported encryption protocols.

Researchers Say Guardrails Built Around A.I. Systems Are Not So Sturdy
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Researchers Say Guardrails Built Around A.I. Systems Are Not So Sturdy

OpenAI now lets outsiders tweak what its chatbot does. A new paper says that can lead to trouble.

Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling
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Your Face May Soon Be Your Ticket. Not Everyone Is Smiling

The use of facial recognition software to expedite admission to venues like airports and theme parks is raising privacy and security concerns among experts.

'A.I. Obama' and Fake Newscasters: How A.I. Audio Is Swarming TikTok
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'A.I. Obama' and Fake Newscasters: How A.I. Audio Is Swarming TikTok

TikTok accounts are spreading falsehoods with the help from A.I.-generated voices.

E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation
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E.U. Law Sets the Stage for a Clash Over Disinformation

The law, aimed at forcing social media giants to adopt new policies to curb harmful content, is expected to face blowback from Elon Musk, who owns X.

ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images
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ChatGPT Can Now Generate Images

OpenAI has integrated a new version of its DALL-E image generator into its ChatGPT online chatbot.

How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious
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How to Tell if Your A.I. Is Conscious

In a new report, scientists offer a list of measurable qualities that might indicate the presence of some presence in a machine.

2 Senators Propose Bipartisan Framework for A.I. Laws
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2 Senators Propose Bipartisan Framework for A.I. Laws

The effort by Senators Richard Blumenthal and Josh Hawley is the latest move by lawmakers to catch up with the rapidly evolving technology.

Voice Deepfakes Are Coming for Your Bank Balance
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Voice Deepfakes Are Coming for Your Bank Balance

Artificial intelligence tools have given scammers a potent weapon for trying to trick people into sending them money.

YouTube Ads May Have Led to Online Tracking of Children, Research Says
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YouTube Ads May Have Led to Online Tracking of Children, Research Says

Adalytics reported Google's YouTube advertised adult products from over 300 brands on close to 100 YouTube videos geared toward children, with several ads displaying...

Cruise Agrees to Reduce Driverless Car Fleet in San Francisco After Crash
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Cruise Agrees to Reduce Driverless Car Fleet in San Francisco After Crash

A driverless Cruise taxi with a passenger collided with a fire truck Thursday night, just one week after state officials allowed the service to expand.

Computer Scientists Tap AI to Identify Risky Apps
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Computer Scientists Tap AI to Identify Risky Apps

University of Massachusetts Amherst's Brian Levine and a dozen computer scientists have developed a computational model that evaluates customer reviews of social...

What Can You Do When A.I. Lies About You?
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What Can You Do When A.I. Lies About You?

People have little protection or recourse when the technology creates and spreads falsehoods about them.

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt Military Operations
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U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt Military Operations

U.S. security officials say the White House is hunting for malware purportedly concealed by China within infrastructure critical to U.S. military bases.

The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here
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The Robots We Were Afraid of Are Already Here

The long-anticipated automation revolution has begun. Robots are ready to operate forklifts and do laundry. It's not as scary as it sounds.

U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations
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U.S. Hunts Chinese Malware That Could Disrupt American Military Operations

American intelligence officials believe the malware could give China the power to disrupt or slow American deployments or resupply operations, including during...

Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots
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Researchers Poke Holes in Safety Controls of ChatGPT and Other Chatbots

A new report indicates that the guardrails for widely used chatbots can be thwarted, leading to an increasingly unpredictable environment for the technology.

A Blessing and a Boogeyman: Advertisers Warily Embrace A.I.
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A Blessing and a Boogeyman: Advertisers Warily Embrace A.I.

Many ads are easier to make with the fast-improving technology. It also poses a threat to an industry already in flux.
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