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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them
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Coding Instructors Are Adding AI to Their Lessons – Before AI Replaces Them

Coding schools like General Assembly are preparing engineers and data analysts to use ChatGPT.

Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive
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Businesses Not Embracing AI Could Fall Behind, Warns Tech Executive

AI could be used to name products or review legal documents, said Airtable CFO Ambereen Toubassy.

TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here
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TV's War With the Robots Is Already Here

A.I. screenwriting, a point of contention in the Writers Guild strike, may not yet be ready for prime time. But streaming algorithms and derivative programming...

How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT
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How To Delete Your Data From ChatGPT

OpenAI has new tools that give you more control over your information—although they may not go far enough.

Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do
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Training Machines to Learn More Like Humans Do

Scientists found computer vision models can be trained to produce more stable, predictable visual representations, similar to those humans learn through perceptual...

Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data
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Synthetic Data Could Be Better Than Real Data

Some researchers envision synthetic data as not only offering content that is close enough to actual data to preserve privacy, but also enabling production of better...

Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids
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Tech Increases Equity in Diabetes Care for Kids

The 4T Program found technology can democratize diabetes care for children.

Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training
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Japan Firms Turn to VR for Customer Service Training

Increasingly, Japanese companies are using virtual reality technology to train customer service staff.

Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms
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Deere Seeks Satellite Network to Connect Far-Flung Farms

Farm-equipment company Deere aims to network farms in remote regions of Brazil and the U.S. via satellites.

Embracing AI In Education
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Embracing AI In Education

Technology leaders, non-profit and educational organizations are teaming up to form TeachAI.

'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'
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'Let a Thousand AIs Bloom'

Data science and philosophy professsor David Danks on the lack of diversity in artificial intelligence research.

GPT-4 Can't Replace Striking TV Writers, But Studios Are Going to Try
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GPT-4 Can't Replace Striking TV Writers, But Studios Are Going to Try

The desire to replace writers with AI is a symptom of the larger problem that the guild is fighting for—which is that companies do not value writers and their work...

My Weekend With an Emotional Support A.I. Companion
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My Weekend With an Emotional Support A.I. Companion

Pi, an A.I. tool that debuted this week, is a twist on the new wave of chatbots: It assists people with their wellness and emotions.

'AI is Taking Your Favorite Radio by Storm': Swiss Station Replaces DJs, Musicians with AI for a Day
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'AI is Taking Your Favorite Radio by Storm': Swiss Station Replaces DJs, Musicians with AI for a Day

A Swiss radio station, which falls under the umbrella of public broadcaster Radio Television Switzerland, notes the concerns about AI — and embraces and seeks to...

U.S. Officials Say AI Will Be a Big Cyberthreat. How it'll Materialize is Less Clear.
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U.S. Officials Say AI Will Be a Big Cyberthreat. How it'll Materialize is Less Clear.

Congress, too, is starting to take a closer look at how to get ahead of the potential cyberthreat of AI.

Smart Glasses Dim Bright Objects
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Smart Glasses Dim Bright Objects

Camera- and liquid-crystal display-equipped smart glasses can "balance" a scene by dimming bright objects without affecting dim ones.

Can Artistry Be Built Into a Machine?
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Can Artistry Be Built Into a Machine?

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University developed a robot that can paint an abstract acrylic. Is it art?

G7 Digital Ministers Agree to Pursue Responsible AI as ChatGPT Booms
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G7 Digital Ministers Agree to Pursue Responsible AI as ChatGPT Booms

How to apply rules to the use of generative AI tools is becoming a pressing issue for governments around the world in the wake of the public debut of OpenAI's ChatGPT...

'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead
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'The Godfather of A.I.' Leaves Google, Warns of Danger Ahead

For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.

Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe
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Self-Driving Cars Must Learn the Language of Cyclists to Keep Roads Safe

A study of communications between drivers and cyclists suggests new autonomous vehicle systems must be able to replicate those social interactions to ensure safety...
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