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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...

Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain
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Cracking Down on Dissent, Russia Seeds a Surveillance Supply Chain

Russia has built a network of technology contractors to supply it with surveillance equipment in order to spy on and quash internal dissent.

U.S. and E.U. Complete Long-Awaited Deal on Sharing Data
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U.S. and E.U. Complete Long-Awaited Deal on Sharing Data

The agreement ends legal uncertainty for Meta, Google and scores of companies — at least for now.

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 Safe Is Your Office Air? There's One Way to Find Out
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How Safe Is Your Office Air? There's One Way to Find Out

Indoor air-quality sensors installed in commercial buildings during the pandemic are now proving useful in areas affected by wildfire smoke.

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.

Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China
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Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China

Reports that the White House may clamp down on sales of semiconductors that power artificial intelligence capabilities sent tech stocks diving.

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.

F.T.C. Accuses Amazon of Tricking Users Into Subscribing to Prime
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F.T.C. Accuses Amazon of Tricking Users Into Subscribing to Prime

The lawsuit is the first time that the Federal Trade Commission under its chair, Lina Khan, has taken Amazon to court.

Doctors Are Using Chatbots in an Unexpected Way
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Doctors Are Using Chatbots in an Unexpected Way

Despite the drawbacks of turning to artificial intelligence in medicine, some physicians find that ChatGPT improves their ability to communicate empathetically...

Who Is Liable for A.I. Creations?
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Who Is Liable for A.I. Creations?

Tools like ChatGPT could open a new line of questions around tech products and harmful content.

A Hiring Law Blazes a Path for A.I. Regulation
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A Hiring Law Blazes a Path for A.I. Regulation

New York City's pioneering, focused approach sets rules on how companies use the technology in workforce decisions.

Google's Photo App Still Can't Find Gorillas. And Neither Can Apple's
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Google's Photo App Still Can't Find Gorillas. And Neither Can Apple's

Eight years after a controversy over Black people being mislabeled as gorillas by image analysis software, tech giants still fear repeating the mistake.

Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data
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Driver's Licenses, Addresses, Photos: Inside How TikTok Shares User Data

Employees of the Chinese-owned video app have regularly posted user information on a messaging and collaboration tool called Lark, according to internal documents...

Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers
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Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers

Leaders of Taiwan's semiconductor industry fear the nation's supply of engineers will be unable to meet demand for new talent.

Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
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Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes

More than a dozen companies have popped up to offer services aimed at identifying whether photos, text, and videos are made by humans or machines.
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