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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.

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.

Hochul Proposes NY AI Research Center Using $275 Million in State Funds
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Hochul Proposes NY AI Research Center Using $275 Million in State Funds

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, in a State of the State address on Jan. 9, proposed a consortium that would position the state as a leader in AI development.

The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips
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The Next Front in the U.S.-China Battle Over Chips

A U.S.-born chip technology called RISC-V has become critical to China's ambitions. Washington is debating whether and how to limit the technology.

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...

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...

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.

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.

New York Plans to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Chip Research
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New York Plans to Invest $1 Billion to Expand Chip Research

The move is aimed at drawing $9 billion in corporate investment, as New York jockeys to host a new national semiconductor technology center.

E.U. Agrees on Landmark Artificial Intelligence Rules
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E.U. Agrees on Landmark Artificial Intelligence Rules

The agreement over the A.I. Act solidifies one of the world's first comprehensive attempts to limit the use of artificial intelligence.

U.K. Says Russia Has Targeted Lawmakers and Others in Cyberattacks for Years
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U.K. Says Russia Has Targeted Lawmakers and Others in Cyberattacks for Years

The government said a group linked to Russia's intelligence service carried out sustained operations to undermine trust in Britain's political system.

How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.'s Harms
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How Nations Are Losing a Global Race to Tackle A.I.'s Harms

Alarmed by the power of artificial intelligence, Europe, the U.S. and others are trying to respond, but the technology is evolving more rapidly than their policies...

Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?
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Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?

The two men jostling to be the country's next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves and attack each other...

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?
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Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?

A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.

Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?
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Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?

The age of autonomous A.I. assistants could have huge implications.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize
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Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize

When summarizing facts, ChatGPT technology makes things up about 3% of the time, according to research from a new start-up. A Google system's rate was 27%.

Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm
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Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm

At a U.K. summit, 28 governments, including China and the U.S., signed a declaration agreeing to cooperate on evaluating the risks of artificial intelligence.

News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content
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News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content

The News Media Alliance, a trade group that represents newspapers, says that A.I. chatbots use news articles significantly more than generic content online.
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