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Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.
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Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.

Artificial intelligence can re-create voices that may have otherwise been lost to disease.

OpenAI's Hunger for Data is Coming Back to Bite It
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OpenAI's Hunger for Data is Coming Back to Bite It

The company's artificial intelligence services may be breaking data protection laws, and there is no resolution in sight.

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.  

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.

Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How
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Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How

Cornell University's Malte Jung, and Hannah Pelikan from Sweden's Linköping University, are using sound to improve autonomous buses' navigation and communication...

AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies
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AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies

OpenFortune, which deals exclusively in the tiny tickers of printed messages lurking in the clamshell cookies, is now using ChatGPT to produce them.

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 A.I. Dilemma
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The A.I. Dilemma

This presentation is from a private gathering in San Francisco on March 9th with leading technologists and decision-makers with the ability to influence the future...

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.

'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?
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'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?

Regulators around world are cracking down on content being hoovered up by ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and others.

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.

How ChatGPT and Similar AI will Disrupt Education
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How ChatGPT and Similar AI will Disrupt Education

Teachers are concerned about cheating and inaccurate information.

Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers
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Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers

Academic publishers have introduced an online tool developed by academic and professional publishing association STM that can identify bogus papers fabricated by...

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...

Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?
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Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?

The use of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT for coding has inspired both enthusiasm and reluctance among programmers.

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.

Can We No Longer Believe Anything We See?
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Can We No Longer Believe Anything We See?

The rapid advent of artificial intelligence has set off alarms that the technology used to trick people is advancing far faster than the technology that can identify...

AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)
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AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)

Models are still expensive to run, hard to use, and frequently wrong.
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