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How Generative Models Could Go Wrong
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How Generative Models Could Go Wrong

A big problem is that they are black boxes.

Turning AI to Crime
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Turning AI to Crime

How cybercriminals use ChatGPT in creating malware and cyberattacks.  

Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk
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Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk

Twitter will no longer be available on Microsoft Advertising as the service relies on API access.

AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming
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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming

There are still a lot of copyright issues to hash out in the age of artificial intelligence.

Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine
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Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine

A nonprofit based in Tulsa, OK, is recruiting Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion for jobs in the region's expanding technology sector.

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...

U.K. Police Double Down on 'Improved' Facial Recognition
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U.K. Police Double Down on 'Improved' Facial Recognition

The U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Service and South Wales Police remain commited to using Live Facial Recognition after research revealed "substantial improvement"...

The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin
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The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin

An investigation by The New York Times uncovered 34 large-scale bitcoin mining operations in the U.S., which are straining the power grid, inflating electricity...

The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here
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The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here

Artificial intelligence raises all sorts of issues that we're only beginning to address. There's a lot to work out.

Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals
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Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals

The tech giant is sprinting to protect its core business with a flurry of projects, including updates to its search engine and plans for an all-new one.

The End of Faking It in Silicon Valley
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The End of Faking It in Silicon Valley

Recent charges, convictions, and sentences all indicate that the start-up world's habit of playing fast and loose with the truth actually has consequences.

CISA Releases Secure-by-Design, -Default Guidance
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CISA Releases Secure-by-Design, -Default Guidance

CISA and federal and international partners released a report providing software manufacturers with advice and specific guidance for creating products built and...

Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI
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Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI

Schumer is spearheading the congressional effort to craft legislation regulating AI, circulating a broad framework among experts in recent weeks, a source briefed...

Privacy Battle Erupts Over Smart Building Sensors
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Privacy Battle Erupts Over Smart Building Sensors

A project at Carnegie Mellon University to build a secure Internet of Things infrastructure has erupted into a dispute over monitoring and privacy.

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.

Italy Became the First Western Country to Ban ChatGPT. Here's What Other Countries are Doing
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Italy Became the First Western Country to Ban ChatGPT. Here's What Other Countries are Doing

The move has highlighted an absence of any concrete regulations, with the European Union and China among the few jurisdictions developing tailored rules for AI....

Rage Against the Intelligent Machines
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Rage Against the Intelligent Machines

AI safety concerns mount as Large Language Model risks are revealed.

A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again
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A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again

Previous advances in A.I. inspired predictions that the law was the lucrative profession most likely to suffer job losses. It didn't happen. Is this time different...

In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution
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In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution

Technology companies were once leery of what some artificial intelligence could do. Now the priority is winning control of the industry's next big thing.

Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT
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Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT

Samsung meeting notes and new source code are now in the wild after being leaked in ChatGPT.
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