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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
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Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers

Peugeot, the French brand of auto manufacturer Stellantis, announced that it will incorporate ChatGPT into its cars and small commercial vehicles to improve its...

If We Could Talk to the Animals
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If We Could Talk to the Animals

Can artificial intelligence overcome the communication barriers between species?

India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes
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India Tells Tech Giants to Police Deepfakes

As India prepares for a general election this year, a government official said social media companies will be held accountable for AI-generated deepfakes on their...

FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure
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FBI Shuts Down China's 'Volt Typhoon' Hackers Targeting U.S. Infrastructure

During a U.S. House committee hearing, FBI Director Christopher Wray disclosed that his agency had shut down the China-backed hacking group known as "Volt Typhoon...

Beijing Unveils AI Child
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Beijing Unveils AI Child

Tong Tong, billed as the world’s first virtual AI child, was unveiled at an exhibition held in Beijing in late January.

Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk
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Japan Bids Sayonara to the 3.5" Floppy Disk

Japan's rules for the submission of official documents to the government no longer mention physical media like floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or other "electronic recording...

Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change
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Smart Hat Senses When Traffic Lights Change

Flexible conductive fibers can cool and contract without producing stress cracks, permitting them to be woven into cotton clothing.

EU Countries Give Crucial Nod to Artificial Intelligence Law
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EU Countries Give Crucial Nod to Artificial Intelligence Law

Ambassadors of the 27 countries of the European Union unanimously approved the world's first comprehensive rulebook for Artificial Intelligence.

Cyberattack Hits Georgia County Where Trump Is Charged
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Cyberattack Hits Georgia County Where Trump Is Charged

Fulton County, GA, experienced a cyberattack over the weekend that affected its court, tax, firearms, and marriage-license systems.

ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI
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ChatGPT Violated European Privacy Laws, Italy Tells OpenAI

Italy's data protection authority told OpenAI that its ChatGPT AI chatbot violated the EU General Data Protection Regulation.

Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans
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Robot Trained to Read Braille at Twice the Speed of Humans

A robotic sensor developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Cambridge and trained using machine learning algorithms can read braille about twice as fast...

NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge
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NASA Selects Winners of Third TechRise Student Challenge

The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration named 60 winning teams for its third TechRise Student Challenge.

Mitigating Urban Climate Change
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Mitigating Urban Climate Change

Making cities greener takes more than just planting trees.

India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI
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India's Ancient Carpet Weaving Industry Meets AI

Carpet weavers in India's Kashmir region have incorporated AI into their design process.

Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.
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Law Enforcement Braces for Flood of Child Sex Abuse Images Generated by A.I.

Artificial intelligence technology has drastically simplified the creation of images of children being exploited or abused, whether real or fake.

In Memoriam: John R. Rice
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In Memoriam: John R. Rice

Rice was named to the National Academy of Engineering "for leadership in founding the field of mathematical software and for fundamental contributions to its content...

Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups
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Europe Launches AI One-Stop Shop with Supercomputers for Startups

The European Commission announced on Jan. 24 that AI Factories will be launched as a one-stop shop to give startups access to AI-dedicated supercomputers.

Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program
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Amazon's Ring to Shutter Video-Sharing Program

Amazon's Ring announced law enforcement and government agencies will no longer be allowed to solicit footage from doorbell cameras directly from users through the...

Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications
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Governments Are Spying on Your Push Notifications

Companies are being compelled to turn over potentially valuable push notification metadata to authorities.

iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications
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iPhone Apps Secretly Harvest Data When They Send Notifications

Security researchers found that some iPhone apps are using notifications to get around Apple's privacy rules governing the collection of user data.
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