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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.

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.

California Just Opened the Floodgates for Self-Driving Cars
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California Just Opened the Floodgates for Self-Driving Cars

After a state regulatory board ruling, San Francisco will have 24/7 robotaxis on its streets.

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

Meet the Hackers Who Are Trying to Make AI Go Rogue
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Meet the Hackers Who Are Trying to Make AI Go Rogue

Chatbots can be biased, deceptive or even dangerous. Hackers are competing to figure out exactly how.

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

Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets
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Tech Firms Hope Workouts Can Sell Women on VR Headsets

Major technology companies hope to establish a mainstream market for virtual reality products by selling work, fitness, and entertainment applications to young...

 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.

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.

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.

See Why AI Like ChatGPT Has Gotten So Good, So Fast
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See Why AI Like ChatGPT Has Gotten So Good, So Fast

We asked three AI systems to generate content using the same prompt. The results illustrate how quickly the technology has advanced.
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