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'AI Godfather', Others Urge More Deepfake Regulation
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'AI Godfather', Others Urge More Deepfake Regulation

More than 400 AI experts and executives from various industries signed an open letter calling for increased regulation of deepfakes.

Service Robots Roll Forward
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Service Robots Roll Forward

Transitioning from classic 'programmed automation' to modern 'AI-powered autonomy.'

What's That Smell?
From Communications of the ACM

What's That Smell?

Digital scent technologies bring aromas to virtual reality.

Robot Invasion Hit a Bump in 2023
From ACM TechNews

Robot Invasion Hit a Bump in 2023

The Association for Advancing Automation reported a 30% decline in robot orders by companies in North America last year.

The Text File that Runs the Internet
From ACM News

The Text File that Runs the Internet

For decades, robots.txt governed the behavior of Web crawlers. But as unscrupulous AI companies seek out more and more data, the basic social contract of the Web...

Waymo Recalls Software After Two Self-Driving Cars Hit the Same Truck
From ACM TechNews

Waymo Recalls Software After Two Self-Driving Cars Hit the Same Truck

Waymo, the self-driving car division of Alphabet, issued a recall for its software after two of its vehicles hit the same pickup truck minutes apart in Phoenix....

Your Body Is Your Next Security Key
From ACM TechNews

Your Body Is Your Next Security Key

Biometric scanning and AI advances could replace the need for badges to enter buildings and regular password resets to access websites.

The Campaign Against Deepfakes
From ACM News

The Campaign Against Deepfakes

Digital deceit is on the rise and needs to be addressed.

OpenAI Gives ChatGPT a Better 'Memory'
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OpenAI Gives ChatGPT a Better 'Memory'

The A.I. start-up is releasing a new version of ChatGPT that stores what users say and applies it to future chats.

Judge Rejects Most ChatGPT Copyright Claims from Book Authors
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Judge Rejects Most ChatGPT Copyright Claims from Book Authors

OpenAI plans to defeat authors' remaining claim at a "later stage" of the case.

Imran Khan's 'Victory Speech' from Jail Shows AI's Peril, Promise
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Imran Khan's 'Victory Speech' from Jail Shows AI's Peril, Promise

Despite being imprisoned, former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has garnered support for his political party using AI.

Computer-Engineered DNA to Study Cell Identities
From ACM TechNews

Computer-Engineered DNA to Study Cell Identities

A new algorithm can be used to design synthetic DNA segments that provide real-time information about the identity and state of cells.

How to Find a Needle in a Haystack
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How to Find a Needle in a Haystack

AI pattern recognition algorithms speed up the search.

CERN Robot Detects Radiation Leaks
From ACM TechNews

CERN Robot Detects Radiation Leaks

A dog-like robot undergoing tests by researchers at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) could be used to detect potential radiation leaks in challenging...

Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
From ACM TechNews

Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Computer scientists developed of method to ensure end-to-end safety of autonomous vehicles by guaranteeing the results of the machine learning algorithms used to...

The State of the Metaverse
From ACM News

The State of the Metaverse

After years and many attempts to build out a metaverse and make use of it, is there anything out there?

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content
From ACM News

Meta Calls for Industry Effort to Label A.I.-Generated Content

The social network wants to promote standardized labels to help detect artificially created photo, video and audio material across its platforms.

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed
From ACM TechNews

First Passages of Rolled-Up Herculaneum Scroll Revealed

On Monday, the winner of the Vesuvius Challenge was announced.

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language
From ACM TechNews

AI Trained on Baby's Experiences Yields Clues to How We Learn Language

Researchers at New York University found that a simple AI program could learn basic elements of language from the sensory input of a child's experience.

Stellantis' Peugeot Cars to Use ChatGPT to Talk to Drivers
From ACM TechNews

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...
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