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Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search
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Google Tells Canada It Won't Pay 'Link Tax,' Will Pull News Links from Search

Canada requiring payments from tech to news orgs; similar bills pending in the U.S.

Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition
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Barred from Grocery Stores by Facial Recognition

The use of facial recognition by private businesses in the U.K. is on the rise.

Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China
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Biden Administration Weighs Further Curbs on Sales of A.I. Chips to China

Reports that the White House may clamp down on sales of semiconductors that power artificial intelligence capabilities sent tech stocks diving.

How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?
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How Secure Are Voice Authentication Systems?

Computer scientists have developed an attack that can bypass voice authentication security systems within six attempts.

The Race to Regulate Artificial Intelligence
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The Race to Regulate Artificial Intelligence

Why Europe has an edge over America and China.

Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads
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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads

More than 140 brands are advertising on low-quality content farm sites—and the problem is growing fast.

The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'
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The Race to Prevent 'the Worst Case Scenario for Machine Learning'

A.I. companies have an edge in blocking the creation and distribution of child sexual abuse material. They've seen how social media companies failed.

Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit
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Robot Uses Fake Raspberry to Practice Picking Fruit

Scientists engineered a robot that practiced raspberry-picking on a silicone raspberry mockup with an artificial stem to ensure it learned how to handle the fragile...

Lawyers Ordered to Consider Seeking Forgiveness for Using ChatGPT
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Lawyers Ordered to Consider Seeking Forgiveness for Using ChatGPT

Steven A. Schwartz and Peter LoDuca must pay a fine and send letters to judges named in a brief filled with fiction, a judge ordered.

The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI
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The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI

It's a practice that could introduce further errors into already error-prone models.

F.T.C. Accuses Amazon of Tricking Users Into Subscribing to Prime
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F.T.C. Accuses Amazon of Tricking Users Into Subscribing to Prime

The lawsuit is the first time that the Federal Trade Commission under its chair, Lina Khan, has taken Amazon to court.

Criminal Lawyer Warns AI Could Make Courtrooms 'Doubt Their Own Eyes'
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Criminal Lawyer Warns AI Could Make Courtrooms 'Doubt Their Own Eyes'

Australia's federal government is considering new regulations for AI technology.

Bipartisan Bill Proposes Blue-Ribbon Panel to Address AI Risks, Regulations
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Bipartisan Bill Proposes Blue-Ribbon Panel to Address AI Risks, Regulations

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) is leading the effort to give Congress the expertise it needs to understand and possibly regulate the risks posed by artificial intelligence...

Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars
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Mercedes Bringing ChatGPT into its Cars

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has partnered with Microsoft to add ChatGPT generative artificial intelligence software to Mercedes-Benz cars in the U.S.

Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats
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Food Producers Band Together in Face of Cyber Threats

Executives of U.S. food and agriculture companies say they are collaboratively formalizing information-sharing to fortify themselves against escalating cybersecurity...

Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI
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Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI

Generative AI is accelerating digital adoption across Asia.

Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election
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Georgia Won't Update Dominion Software Until After 2024 Election

Based on a two-year-old report, Georgia election officials will not update flawed voting software until after 2024, claiming it is safe despite federal recommendations...

Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection
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Renault-Led Concept Car Offers Cyberattack Protection

French automaker Renault partnered with five French companies to deliver a concept car that features advanced biometry, energy efficiency, and cybersecurity protection...

JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research
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JPL Creates PDF Archive to Aid Malware Research

Data scientists have compiled 8 million PDFs into an open source archive for enhancing online security.

Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers
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Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers

Scientists from the world's two superpowers are concerned about the risks of AI—which may offer a bridge to developing global regulations.
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