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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.

Quantum Computing Advance Begins New Era, IBM Says
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Quantum Computing Advance Begins New Era, IBM Says

A quantum computer came up with better answers to a physics problem than a conventional supercomputer.

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.

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...

After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta's Road Map to Employees
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After a Rocky Year, Zuckerberg Lays Out Meta's Road Map to Employees

In an internal all-hands meeting, the chief executive explained his plans for artificial intelligence, the metaverse, and rebooting Meta's culture.

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.

The Race to Make AI Smaller, Smarter
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The Race to Make AI Smaller, Smarter

The BabyLM Challenge is aimed at creating more accessible, intuitive language models.

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.

AI Poses 'Risk of Extinction,' Industry Leaders Warn
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AI Poses 'Risk of Extinction,' Industry Leaders Warn

Industry leaders warned in an open letter that artificial intelligence technology might threaten humanity's existence.

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.

A.I. May Help Design Your Favorite Video Game Character
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A.I. May Help Design Your Favorite Video Game Character

Generative A.I. is already changing how games are made, with Blizzard Entertainment training an image generator on assets from World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch...

Would You Take Financial Advice From A.I.?
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Would You Take Financial Advice From A.I.?

The financial services industry is plotting how to incorporate tools like ChatGPT into its products. But humans will still be necessary to provide personal advice...

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.

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...

Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning
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Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning

A provocative paper from researchers at Microsoft claims A.I. technology shows the ability to understand the way people do. Critics say those scientists are kidding...

Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg
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Researchers Turn Goldfish into Cyborg

Researchers equipped goldfish with cybernetic headgear to probe their underlying navigational brain mechanisms.

'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business
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'De-Americanize': How China Is Remaking Its Chip Business

Seven months after Washington unveiled tough curbs, Chinese companies are doubling down on homegrown supply chains and drawing billions in cash from Beijing and...
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