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Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?
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Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?

A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.

Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?
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Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?

The age of autonomous A.I. assistants could have huge implications.

Silicon Valley's Big, Bold Sci-Fi Bet on the Device That Comes After the Smartphone
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Silicon Valley's Big, Bold Sci-Fi Bet on the Device That Comes After the Smartphone

San Francisco-based startup Humane is pinning its hopes on what's being billed as the first artificially intelligent device.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

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%.

As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria
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As a Teen, She Loved Video Games. Now She's Using A.I. to Try to Quash Malaria

In Senegal, Rokhaya Diagne is using artificial intelligence to help the world eradicate malaria by 2030.

Doctors Wrestle With A.I. in Patient Care, Citing Lax Oversight
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Doctors Wrestle With A.I. in Patient Care, Citing Lax Oversight

The F.D.A. has approved many new programs that use artificial intelligence, but doctors are skeptical that the tools really improve care or are backed by solid...

AI Muddies Israel-Hamas War in Unexpected Way
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AI Muddies Israel-Hamas War in Unexpected Way

Disinformation researchers have found the use of artificial intelligence to spread falsehoods in the Israel-Hamas war is sowing doubt about the veracity of 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....

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dependence on Tech Caused 'Staggering' Education Inequality: U.N.
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Dependence on Tech Caused 'Staggering' Education Inequality: U.N.

A study by UNESCO found "staggering" global education inequity due to overreliance on remote learning technology during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.
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