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 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.

AI Is Making Politics Easier, Cheaper and More Dangerous
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AI Is Making Politics Easier, Cheaper and More Dangerous

Voters are already seeing AI-generated campaign materials — and likely don't know it.

Inside the White-Hot Center of A.I. Doomerism
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Inside the White-Hot Center of A.I. Doomerism

Anthropic, a safety-focused A.I. start-up, is trying to compete with ChatGPT while preventing an A.I. apocalypse. It's been a little stressful.

Natural World Empowers Future of Computer Vision
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Natural World Empowers Future of Computer Vision

An open source software system aims to improve the training of computer vision systems by quickly generating an unlimited number of photorealistic scenes of the...

Buddying Up to AI
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Buddying Up to AI

Artificial Intelligence-based companions and chatbots allow people to form deep connections through long-term interactions.

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.

U.S. Military Takes Generative AI Out for a Spin
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U.S. Military Takes Generative AI Out for a Spin

The U.S. Department of Defense is testing five large language models as part of an effort to develop data integration and digital platforms for military use.

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.

AI Bias: Challenges and Solutions
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AI Bias: Challenges and Solutions

Where does bias in artificial intelligence come from; once we find it, how can we reduce or eliminate it?

Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?
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Will Robots Triumph Over World Cup Winners by 2050?

The RoboCup dream has inspired generations of roboticists.

Tour de France Adds ChatGPT, Digital Twin Tech
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Tour de France Adds ChatGPT, Digital Twin Tech

Japan-based information technology and services company NTT said this year's Tour de France will incorporate ChatGPT and "the world's largest connected stadium."...

Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul
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Robot Takes Podium as Orchestra Conductor in Seoul

An android robot engineered by South Korea's Korea Institute of Industrial Technology recently conducted that country’s national orchestra at Seoul's National Theater...

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.

Turning Old Maps into 3D Digital Models of Lost Neighborhoods
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Turning Old Maps into 3D Digital Models of Lost Neighborhoods

Researchers have converted old Sanborn Fire Insurance maps into three-dimensional digital models of historic neighborhoods with a new machine learning technique...

AI's Invisible Foe: Confronting the Challenge of Digital 'Dark Matter'
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AI's Invisible Foe: Confronting the Challenge of Digital 'Dark Matter'

The digital dark matter is a result of scientists borrowing computational techniques from computer vision AI.

Hope, Fear, and AI
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Hope, Fear, and AI

We polled 2,000 people about how they're using AI, what they want it to do, and what scares them about it the most.

Professor AI: Harvard Plans to Deploy ChatGPT-like Bot as Computer Science instructor
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Professor AI: Harvard Plans to Deploy ChatGPT-like Bot as Computer Science instructor

Harvard University is planning to deploy a ChatGPT-like AI bot as an instructor in one of its Computer Science courses.

Algorithm Finds Sperm In Infertile Men Faster and More Accurately Than Doctors
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Algorithm Finds Sperm In Infertile Men Faster and More Accurately Than Doctors

The tool instantly identifies sperm, then leaves the embryologist to decide whether sperm is really present and if it is viable enough for Intracytoplasmic Sperm...

The Race to Regulate Artificial Intelligence
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The Race to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

Why Europe has an edge over America and China.

Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads
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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads

More than 140 brands are advertising on low-quality content farm sites—and the problem is growing fast.
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