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White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program
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White House Proposes Smart Home Cybersecurity Program

The goal of the new certification is to help consumers make choices.

ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful
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ChatGPT4 can Recognize and Read People's Faces. OpenAI Worries it Makes AI Way Too Powerful

OpenAI's ChatGPT has evolved beyond just handling text; it can now recognize and read people's faces.

Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths
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Here's How San Jose Plans to Use Artificial Intelligence to Stop Pedestrian Traffic Deaths

AImay be considered an invaluable tool when talking about traffic and pedestrian deaths in a city where two more lives were lost this past weekend in hit and run...

ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks
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ChatGPT's Evil Twin 'WormGPT' is Silently Entering Emails, Raiding Banks

SlashNext says WormGPT is an example of the threat that language-generative AI models pose.

Cybersecurity Labels for Smart Devices are On Their Way
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Cybersecurity Labels for Smart Devices are On Their Way

White House unveils new cybersecurity labeling plan to tell you when your smart devices are secure.

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.

Emojis Are Increasingly Legally Binding. But They're Still Open to Wide Interpretation
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Emojis Are Increasingly Legally Binding. But They're Still Open to Wide Interpretation

Each year, more cases in U.S. courts treat emojis as legally binding. However, giving the same weight to emojis as one would give to signatures comes with its own...

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...

Generative AI Tools Quickly 'Running Out of Text' to Train Themselves
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Generative AI Tools Quickly 'Running Out of Text' to Train Themselves

It's the latest concern raised regarding OpenAI and other AI developers' data-collection practices.

How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy
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How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy

Here's how to take some control of your data while using artificial intelligence tools and apps.

'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...

Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot
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Your School's Next Security Guard May Be a Robot

Several technology companies have started offering security robots to U.S. schools.

EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance
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EU Looks to Take Lead in Metaverse World, Avoid Big Tech Dominance

The European Commission has outlined a strategy for the European Union to assume a lead role in the metaverse sector and block its domination by technology giants...

AI-Powered Brain Surgery Becomes A Reality In Hong Kong
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AI-Powered Brain Surgery Becomes A Reality In Hong Kong

The Centre for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, under the Chinese Academy of Sciences, completed successful trials of a robot that treats brain tumors.
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