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Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?
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Is Argentina the First A.I. Election?

The two men jostling to be the country's next president are using artificial intelligence to create images and videos to promote themselves and attack each other...

Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?
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Fake Reviews Are Rampant Online. Can a Crackdown End Them?

A wave of regulation and industry action has placed the flourishing fake review business on notice. But experts say the problem may be insurmountable.

Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks
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Magnetic Sensors Pinpoint 
GPU Cryptojacking Attacks

Identifying incursions with magnetic sensors.

Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?
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Personalized A.I. Agents Are Here. Is the World Ready for Them?

The age of autonomous A.I. assistants could have huge implications.

Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care
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Doctors Wrestle with AI in Patient Care

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's approval of artificial intelligence tools has raised doubts among doctors about their ability to improve patient care.

Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills
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Smart Scalpel Helps Doctors Hone Surgical Skills

A smart scalpel developed by researchers at the U.K.'s University of Edinburgh measures the amount of force applied during surgical procedures and could facilitate...

UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard
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UMD-Led Research Powers Montgomery County's Prosecution Data Dashboard

University of Maryland researchers helped the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office roll out the state's first Prosecution Data Dashboard to clarify its handling...

Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize
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Chatbots May 'Hallucinate' More Often Than Many Realize

When summarizing facts, ChatGPT technology makes things up about 3% of the time, according to research from a new start-up. A Google system's rate was 27%.

The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit
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The Bletchley Declaration by Countries Attending the AI Safety Summit

We welcome relevant international efforts to examine and address the potential impact of AI systems in existing fora and other relevant initiatives.

Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm
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Global Leaders Warn A.I. Could Cause 'Catastrophic' Harm

At a U.K. summit, 28 governments, including China and the U.S., signed a declaration agreeing to cooperate on evaluating the risks of artificial intelligence.

Japan Show Provides Glimpse of Robots as Future of Rescue Efforts
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Japan Show Provides Glimpse of Robots as Future of Rescue Efforts

The Japan Mobility Show highlighted robotic technologies that could help address the nation's aging population and worker shortage.

Sexual Harassment, Gender Bias Against Women in STEM Remains Rife, Study Finds
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Sexual Harassment, Gender Bias Against Women in STEM Remains Rife, Study Finds

Two-thirds of women STEM professionals surveyed report earning less than their male counterparts.

Department of Commerce to Establish U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute to Lead Efforts on AI Safety
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Department of Commerce to Establish U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute to Lead Efforts on AI Safety

The U.S. Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute will support the responsibilities assigned to the Department of Commerce in the executive order President Biden...

News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content
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News Group Says A.I. Chatbots Heavily Rely on News Content

The News Media Alliance, a trade group that represents newspapers, says that A.I. chatbots use news articles significantly more than generic content online.

U.N. Secretary-General Launches High-Level Advisory Body on AI
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U.N. Secretary-General Launches High-Level Advisory Body on AI

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Advisory Body on risks, opportunities, and international governance of AI.

NSF Invests $10.9 Million in Development of Safe AI Technologies
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NSF Invests $10.9 Million in Development of Safe AI Technologies

The National Science Foundation said it will invest $10.9 million in research for the development of user-safe artificial intelligence through the Safe Learning...

Closing the Inclusion Gap in Computer Science
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Closing the Inclusion Gap in Computer Science

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University students aim to address the lack of diversity in computer science.

Cybercrime Enablers
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Cybercrime Enablers

Initial Access Brokers sell unauthorized access.

Biden Issues AI Executive Order, Requiring Safety Assessments, Civil Rights Guidance, Research on Labor Market Impact
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Biden Issues AI Executive Order, Requiring Safety Assessments, Civil Rights Guidance, Research on Labor Market Impact

The order builds on voluntary commitments the White House previously secured from leading AI companies and represents the first major binding government action...

Rishi Sunak Lays Out Vision for New Global AI Safety Bodies
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Rishi Sunak Lays Out Vision for New Global AI Safety Bodies

British PM defended seeking Chinese buy-in for a bevvy of new AI governance initiatives he is set to launch next week.
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