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Attacks in the Metaverse Are Booming. Police Start to Pay Attention
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Attacks in the Metaverse Are Booming. Police Start to Pay Attention

Law enforcement is paying closer attention to reports of attacks, harassment, and sexual assault in virtual environments.

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
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AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Tesla Recalls 2 Million Cars with 'Insufficient' Autopilot Safety Controls
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Tesla Recalls 2 Million Cars with 'Insufficient' Autopilot Safety Controls

Tesla is recalling more than 2 million vehicles to fix Autopilot systems that government regulators determined did not have enough controls to prevent misuse.

Jury Finds Google's App Store Broke Anti-Monopoly Laws
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Jury Finds Google's App Store Broke Anti-Monopoly Laws

In a landmark decision, Epic Games won its lawsuit against the search giant.

A Case That Rhymes With Microsoft
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A Case That Rhymes With Microsoft

The prevailing lesson of the Microsoft case, antitrust lawyers say, is that scrutiny from Washington can slow down a company, even when there are no grievous penalties...

How To Talk To An AI
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How To Talk To An AI

An ordinary human's guide to getting extraordinary results from a chatbot like ChatGPT.

Behind the AI Boom, an Army of Overseas Workers in 'Digital Sweatshops'
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Behind the AI Boom, an Army of Overseas Workers in 'Digital Sweatshops'

More than 2 million people in the Philippines perform "crowdwork," according to informal government estimates, as part of AI's vast underbelly.

ChatGPT Leans Liberal
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ChatGPT Leans Liberal

Research by scientists at the U.K.'s University of East Anglia suggests OpenAI's ChatGPT has a liberal slant.

Zoom's Privacy Tweaks Stoke Fears Its Calls Will Be Used to Train AI
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Zoom's Privacy Tweaks Stoke Fears Its Calls Will Be Used to Train AI

Zoom also said that "notwithstanding" the uses outlined in its rules, it "will not use audio, video or chat Customer Content" to train AI without consent

California Privacy Regulator's First Case: Probing Internet-Connected Cars
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California Privacy Regulator's First Case: Probing Internet-Connected Cars

Modern cars are computers filled with data, with few clear manufacturer policies on what happens to it

Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets
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Employees Want ChatGPT at Work. Bosses Worry They'll Spill Secrets

Some corporate leaders have banned the use of generative artificial intelligence tools over concerns about exposing sensitive company and customer information. ...

 FTC Investigating Whether ChatGPT Harms Consumers
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FTC Investigating Whether ChatGPT Harms Consumers

The agency's demand for OpenAI's documents about AI risks mark the company's greatest U.S. regulatory threat to date.

Crypto Pledged to Dethrone Wall Street. It's Getting Swallowed Instead
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Crypto Pledged to Dethrone Wall Street. It's Getting Swallowed Instead

With the sector in the doldrums and facing tough new SEC scrutiny, some of Wall Street's heaviest hitters are moving to enfold it.

They Helped Train Google's AI. Then They Got Fired After Speaking Out
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They Helped Train Google's AI. Then They Got Fired After Speaking Out

Google contract workers employed by Appen alleged Wednesday that they were fired after raising concerns about AI and their working conditions.

Europe Moves Ahead on AI Regulation, Challenging Tech Giants' Power
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Europe Moves Ahead on AI Regulation, Challenging Tech Giants' Power

Brussels brought a new antitrust challenge against Google on the same day European lawmakers voted to approve the E.U. AI Act.

AI Chatbots Lose Money Every Time You Use Them. That's a Problem
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AI Chatbots Lose Money Every Time You Use Them. That's a Problem

The cost of operating the systems is so high that companies aren't deploying their best versions to the public.

Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues
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Federal Regulators Fine Amazon $25 Million Over Child Privacy Issues

The company also was hit with a second fine over Ring, its home surveillance company.

E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations
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E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations

Industry representatives argue the ruling creates legal uncertainty for many companies who commonly transfer data across international waters.

Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases
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Supreme Court Rules for Google, Twitter in Closely Watched Cases

The Court ruled the families of terrorism victims had not shown the companies "aided and abetted" attacks on their loved ones.
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