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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.

Deepfake Audio of Biden Alarms Experts
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Deepfake Audio of Biden Alarms Experts

A telephone message containing deepfake audio of U.S. President Joe Biden called on New Hampshire voters to avoid yesterday’s Democratic primary and save their...

AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'
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AI Certification Program Verifies Systems Are 'Fairly Trained'

New system seeks to create a sort of 'organic' or 'fair trade' label for AI.

Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge
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Google Search Technique Used by Police Draws Legal Challenge

Activists are challenging law enforcement's use of Google search data in solving criminal cases.

A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict
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A New Front Is Opening in the U.S.-China Chip Conflict

The ongoing conflict between the U.S. and China over semiconductor chip production is expected to ramp up as the U.S. seeks a competitive edge in advanced packaging...

Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix
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Hackers Are Exploiting a Flaw in Citrix Software Despite Fix

Citrix Bleed, a critical flaw in Citrix Systems software, is being exploited by government-backed hackers and critical groups.

Honda to Start Self-Driving Taxi Service in Tokyo, CEO Says
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Honda to Start Self-Driving Taxi Service in Tokyo, CEO Says

Venture with GM, Cruise aims to eventually have 500 robotaxis.

AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections
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AI Deepfakes Spread Disinformation in Slovak Elections

Disinformation spread over social media in the run-up to the Slovak elections that took place over the weekend, with videos featuring artificial intelligence (AI)...

Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data
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Microsoft AI Researchers Accidentally Exposed Big Cache of Data

Scientists at cloud security company Wiz discovered Microsoft artificial intelligence researchers accidentally compromised a large collection of private data.

Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores
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Amazon Adapts Cashierless Tech for Clothing Stores

A new version of retail giant Amazon's Just Walk Out cashierless shopping technology for clothing vendors keeps track of apparel via radio-frequency identification...

Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco
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Robotaxis Are Making Enemies as They Go Around San Francisco

Despite receiving recent approval to expand their robotaxi services in San Francisco, Waymo and Cruise continue to face backlash over traffic and safety concerns...

AI Is Making Politics Easier, Cheaper and More Dangerous
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AI Is Making Politics Easier, Cheaper and More Dangerous

Voters are already seeing AI-generated campaign materials — and likely don't know it.

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...

Sunak Seeks Biden's Backing on AI After U.K. Left Out of Key Talks
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Sunak Seeks Biden's Backing on AI After U.K. Left Out of Key Talks

Prime Minister wants London to host proposed global watchdog.

Amazon to Let Baseball Fans Buy Beer by Scanning Palm
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Amazon to Let Baseball Fans Buy Beer by Scanning Palm

Amazon plans to launch contactless alcohol purchases at Coors Field in Denver, home of the Colorado Rockies Major League Baseball team, through its Amazon One touchless...

AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma
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AI Drug Discovery Is $50-Billion Opportunity for Big Pharma

Drugmakers worldwide are adopting artificial intelligence in the hope of accelerating drug discovery and time to market while cutting costs.

San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle
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San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle

The city's exploration of personal rapid transit is a rejection of both traditional trains and the vision of autonomous vehicles traveling on conventional roads...

OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT
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OpenAI Will Pay People to Report Vulnerabilities in ChatGPT

OpenAI announced a new bug bounty program that will offer people $200 to $20,000 for finding and reporting vulnerabilities in the ChatGPT chatbot.

The U.K. Is Using Drones to Prosecute Small-Boat Migrant Smugglers
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The U.K. Is Using Drones to Prosecute Small-Boat Migrant Smugglers

The U.K. Home Office has used drones since late 2019 to monitor large areas of the English Channel.
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