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Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize
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Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize

When summarizing facts, ChatGPT technology makes things up about 3% of the time, according to research from a new start-up. A Google system's rate was 27%.

Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm
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Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm

At a U.K. summit, 28 governments, including China and the U.S., signed a declaration agreeing to cooperate on evaluating the risks of artificial intelligence.

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.

Google Search Boss Says Company Invests to Avoid Becoming 'Roadkill'
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Google Search Boss Says Company Invests to Avoid Becoming 'Roadkill'

At the start of its antitrust defense, Google attributed its success to relentless investment, countering government claims that it broke the law to stay ahead....

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.

An Industry Insider Drives an Open Alternative to Big Tech's A.I.
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An Industry Insider Drives an Open Alternative to Big Tech's A.I.

The nonprofit Allen Institute for AI, led by a respected computer scientist who sold his company to Apple, is trying to democratize cutting-edge research.

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. Tool Diagnoses Brain Tumors on the Operating Table
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A.I. Tool Diagnoses Brain Tumors on the Operating Table

A new study describes a method for faster and more precise diagnoses, which can help surgeons decide how aggressively to operate.

'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.

ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words
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ChatGPT Can Now Respond With Spoken Words

A newly released version of OpenAI's ChatGPT chatbot can interact with users vocally, as well as respond to images.

Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station
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Four-Hundred-Pound NYPD Robot Gets Tryout in Times Square Subway Station

The New York Police Department has deployed a nearly 400-pound "fully autonomous outdoor security robot" in Times Square's subway station as a test run.

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.

AI Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat
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AI Brings the Robot Wingman to Aerial Combat

Artificial intelligence (AI) operates the U.S. Air Force's pilotless XQ-58A Valkyrie experimental aircraft, which the military envisions as a next-generation robot...

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.

Google Tests AI Assistant That Offers Life Advice
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Google Tests AI Assistant That Offers Life Advice

Google is testing generative artificial intelligence technology programmed to serve as a life coach.

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.
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