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Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning
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Microsoft Says New A.I. Shows Signs of Human Reasoning

A provocative paper from researchers at Microsoft claims A.I. technology shows the ability to understand the way people do. Critics say those scientists are kidding...

How Content Creators Cope with Discriminatory Algorithms
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How Content Creators Cope with Discriminatory Algorithms

"AI has embedded our cultural biases and threatens to perpetuate discriminatory human behavior."

Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry
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Researchers Create Robot Capable of Cleaning Your Room, Doing Your Laundry

An international team of researchers has created the TidyBot robot, which can be commanded to clear spaces of objects.

Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI
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Google Unveils Plan to Demolish the Journalism Industry Using AI

This could change everything.

The Global Battle to Regulate AI Is Just Beginning
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The Global Battle to Regulate AI Is Just Beginning

Europe's parliament is struggling to agree on new rules to govern AI—showing how policymakers everywhere have a lot to learn about the technology.

Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence
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Your Job Is (Probably) Safe from Artificial Intelligence

Why predictions of an imminent economic revolution are overstated.

Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem
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Quantum Computer Tackles Airport Problem

An international team of researchers is developing and testing algorithms for problems involving quantum circuits.

Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive
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Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive

AI could be used to name products or review legal documents, said Airtable CFO Ambereen Toubassy.

TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here
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TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here

A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming...

How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT
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How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT

OpenAI has new tools that give you more control over your information—although they may not go far enough.

Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do
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Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do

Scientists found computer vision models can be trained to produce more stable, predictable visual representations, similar to those humans learn through perceptual...

Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data
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Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data

Some researchers envision synthetic data as not only offering content that is close enough to actual data to preserve privacy, but also enabling production of better...

Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids
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Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids

The 4T Program found technology can democratize diabetes care for children.

Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training
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Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training

Increasingly, Japanese companies are using virtual reality technology to train customer service staff.

Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms
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Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms

Farm-equipment company Deere aims to network farms in remote regions of Brazil and the U.S. via satellites.

Embracing AI In Education
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Embracing AI In Education

Technology leaders, non-profit and educational organizations are teaming up to form TeachAI.

'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'
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'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'

Data science and philosophy professsor David Danks on the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence research.

GPT-4 Can't Replace Striking TV Writers, But Studios Are Going to Try
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GPT-4 Can't Replace Striking TV Writers, But Studios Are Going to Try

The desire to replace writers with AI is a symptom of the larger problem that the guild is fighting for—which is that companies do not value writers and their work...

My Weekend With an Emotional Support A.I. Companion
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My Weekend With an Emotional Support A.I. Companion

Pi, an A.I. tool that debuted this week, is a twist on the new wave of chatbots: It assists people with their wellness and emotions.
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