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How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations
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How Tech Automated the January 6 Investigations

Law enforcement increasingly is relying on technology to identify suspects.

The FTC Wants Your Help Fighting AI Vocal Cloning Scams
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The FTC Wants Your Help Fighting AI Vocal Cloning Scams

Judges will award $25,000 to the best idea on how to combat malicious audio deepfakes.

Tesla Recalls 1.6 Million Cars in China to Fix Self-Driving Systems
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Tesla Recalls 1.6 Million Cars in China to Fix Self-Driving Systems

Tesla is recalling nearly all the vehicles it has sold in China to update their computer software.

Dark Corners of the Web Offer a Glimpse at A.I.'s Nefarious Future
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Dark Corners of the Web Offer a Glimpse at A.I.'s Nefarious Future

In the hands of anonymous Internet users, A.I. tools can create waves of harassing and racist material. It's already happening on the anonymous message board 4chan...

App to Help Older Adults Spot Online Scams
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App to Help Older Adults Spot Online Scams

A new app is intended to prevent elder fraud by helping older adults identify online scams.

Java Applications Have Major Security Flaws
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Java Applications Have Major Security Flaws

Widely-used Java applications were found to have major security vulnerabilities.

A New Olympics Event: Algorithmic Video Surveillance
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A New Olympics Event: Algorithmic Video Surveillance

The upcoming Paris Summer Olympic Games will serve as a testbed for AI-powered video surveillance, and people's tolerance of its use.

Chatbots Trained to 'Jailbreak' Rivals
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Chatbots Trained to 'Jailbreak' Rivals

Researchers at Singapore's Nanyang Technological University have "jailbroke" popular large language model (LLM) chatbots.

Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking
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Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking

Researchers developed a cryptographic scheme to prioritize the detection of potential AirTag stalking while maintaining privacy for users.

New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Use of Copyrighted Work
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New York Times Sues OpenAI and Microsoft Over AI Use of Copyrighted Work

The New York Times has sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement, contending that millions of its articles were used to train automated chatbots that...

Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving
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Mercedes Adds Blue Car Light for Self-Driving

Mercedes-Benz has received approval to add external turquoise blue lights to its vehicles that indicate when they are in self-driving mode.

U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children
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U.S. Regulators Propose New Online Privacy Safeguards for Children

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has proposed major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998.

Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?
From Communications of the ACM

Why Are Lawyers Afraid of AI?

Generative artificial intelligence and the law: there is no turning back.

ACM Publications Finances for 2022
From Communications of the ACM

ACM Publications Finances for 2022

Achieving a balance between mission, sustainability, and growth is without question ACM's greatest challenge as we transition to a fully Open Access model over...

Pangolin-Poaching Hot Spots Revealed by DNA Tests
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Pangolin-Poaching Hot Spots Revealed by DNA Tests

University of California, Los Angeles researchers developed a method for tracing the smuggling routes of pangolins using DNA tests.

Google Allows More App Payment Options in Antitrust Deal With States
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Google Allows More App Payment Options in Antitrust Deal With States

The tech giant will pay $700 million and allow app makers to collect payments directly in a settlement it hopes will help resolve other legal challenges.

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.

OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever Has a Plan for Keeping Super-Intelligent AI in Check
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OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever Has a Plan for Keeping Super-Intelligent AI in Check

The Superalignment team led by OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever has devised a way to guide the behavior of AI models as they get ever smarter.

Multiple Data Leaks at 23andMe
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Multiple Data Leaks at 23andMe

Stolen genetic data leads to class action suit against the testing firm.

Judges Given the OK to Use ChatGPT in Legal Rulings
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Judges Given the OK to Use ChatGPT in Legal Rulings

The U.K. now permits judges to use the "jolly useful" artificial intelligence chatbot in court.
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