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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.

Aided by A.I. Language Models, Google's Robots Are Getting Smart
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Aided by A.I. Language Models, Google's Robots Are Getting Smart

Our sneak peek into Google's new robotics model, RT-2, which melds artificial intelligence technology with robots.

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.

An A.I. Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips
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An A.I. Supercomputer Whirs to Life, Powered by Giant Computer Chips

The new supercomputer, made by the Silicon Valley start-up Cerebras, was unveiled as the A.I. boom drives demand for chips and computing power.

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.

Meta Unveils a More Powerful A.I. and Isn't Fretting Over Who Uses It
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Meta Unveils a More Powerful A.I. and Isn't Fretting Over Who Uses It

The company said it would give outside programmers access to the latest version of its core artificial intelligence technology.

A.I. Wrote a Housing Bill. Critics Say It's Not Intelligent
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A.I. Wrote a Housing Bill. Critics Say It's Not Intelligent

A Queens assemblyman used an artificial intelligence program to identify gaps in New York law. But the resulting bill's potential impact is murky at best.

Can A.I. Invent?
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Can A.I. Invent?

A group of legal experts are pressing patent agencies, courts and policymakers to address the question as generative A.I. seems on the brink of invading another...

'Not for Machines to Harvest': Data Revolts Break Out Against AI
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'Not for Machines to Harvest': Data Revolts Break Out Against AI

Fed up with A.I. companies consuming online content without consent, fan fiction writers, actors, social media companies,and news organizations are among those...

Inside the White-Hot Center of A.I. Doomerism
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Inside the White-Hot Center of A.I. Doomerism

Anthropic, a safety-focused A.I. start-up, is trying to compete with ChatGPT while preventing an A.I. apocalypse. It's been a little stressful.

As Businesses Clamor for Workplace A.I., Tech Companies Rush to Provide It
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As Businesses Clamor for Workplace A.I., Tech Companies Rush to Provide It

Amazon, Box, Salesforce, Oracle, and others have recently rolled out A.I.-related products to help workplaces become more efficient and productive.

How Easy Is It to Fool A.I.-Detection Tools?
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How Easy Is It to Fool A.I.-Detection Tools?

The detectors ignore all context clues, so they don't process the existence of a lifelike automaton in a photo with Mr. Musk as unlikely.

Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition
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Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition

The use of facial recognition by private businesses in the U.K. is on the rise.

A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork
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A.I. May Someday Work Medical Miracles. For Now, It Helps Do Paperwork

The best use for generative A.I. in health care, doctors say, is to ease the heavy burden of documentation that takes them hours a day and contributes to burnout...

The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'
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The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'

A.I. companies have an edge in blocking the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse material. They've seen how social media companies failed.

Lawyers Ordered to Consider Seeking Forgiveness for Using ChatGPT
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Lawyers Ordered to Consider Seeking Forgiveness for Using ChatGPT

Steven A. Schwartz and Peter LoDuca must pay a fine and send letters to judges named in a brief filled with fiction, a judge ordered.

How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design
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How A.I. Is Helping Architects Change Workplace Design

With more hybrid workers and new office needs, firms like Zaha Hadid Architects are turning to artificial intelligence for solutions.

Silicon Valley Confronts the Idea That the 'Singularity' Is Here
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Silicon Valley Confronts the Idea That the 'Singularity' Is Here

The frenzy over artificial intelligence may be ushering in the long-awaited moment when technology goes wild. Or maybe it's the hype that is out of control.

Hey, Alexa, What Should Students Learn About A.I.?
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Hey, Alexa, What Should Students Learn About A.I.?

While schools debate what to teach students about powerful new A.I. tools, tech giants, universities and nonprofits are intervening with free lessons.
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