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Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age
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Humanoid Robots Are Coming of Age

A few years ago, humanoid robots were clumsy and awkward. Now several startups claim to have models almost ready to go to work in warehouses and factories.

AI Catalyzes Gene Activation Research, Uncovers Rare DNA Sequences
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AI Catalyzes Gene Activation Research, Uncovers Rare DNA Sequences

The University of California, San Diego's James T. Kadonaga and colleagues used artificial intelligence to advance gene activation research by identifying "synthetic...

Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists
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Fruit-Picking Robot Eve Ready to Harvest Apples Commercially, as Shortage of Workers Persists

Australian startup Ripe Robotics spent four years developing its autonomous fruit-picking robot Eve, which is processing apples in orchards owned amid a labor shortage...

ChatGPT Maker OpenAI Calls for AI Regulation, Warning of 'Existential Risk'
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ChatGPT Maker OpenAI Calls for AI Regulation, Warning of 'Existential Risk'

The statement echoed the comments of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman to Congress last week, where he testified to the need for a separate regulatory body.

 Get Ready for Team America: AI Police
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Get Ready for Team America: AI Police

Biden Admin expands plan for 'responsible' ML research and seeks to drive international talks on making binary brainboxes behave.

AI Will Augment SEO
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AI Will Augment SEO

Adding artificial intelligence to search engines enables enhanced Search Engine Optimization and Marketing.  

Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images
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Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images

Company says Adobe Firefly is a 'co-pilot' to graphic design, rather than a replacement for humans.

White House Unveils New Efforts to Guide Federally Backed Research of Artificial Intelligence
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White House Unveils New Efforts to Guide Federally Backed Research of Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. government and private sector in recent months have begun more publicly weighing the possibilities and perils of artificial intelligence.

Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes
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Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes

A software upgrade developed by researchers at France's Polytechnic Institute of Paris improves the efficiency of wind turbines by ensuring they spend more time...

Using Algorithms to Deliver Disaster Aid
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Using Algorithms to Deliver Disaster Aid

Ensuring the billions of dollars governments send the disaster-stricken actually get to their intended destinations.

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...

At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI
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At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI

World leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Japan called for the development of international standards to limit the potential damage from rapid innovations in...

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.

Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How
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Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How

Yet another hearing—this one with OpenAI's Sam Altman—has come after a new technology with the possibility to fundamentally alter our lives is already in circulation...

Facebook Has Crowbarred Open the Pandora's Box of AI, Experts Warn
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Facebook Has Crowbarred Open the Pandora's Box of AI, Experts Warn

"You can't prevent people from creating nonsense or dangerous information or whatever."

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.
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