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Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails
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Microsoft's AI Chatbot is Going Off the Rails

Big Tech is heralding chatbots as the next frontier. Why did Microsoft's start accosting its users?

Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'
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Tesla Recalls All 362,758 Vehicles with Full Self-Driving Beta because It 'May Cause Crashes'

The recall notice applies to certain 2016-2023 Model S, Model X, 2017-2023 Model 3, and 2020-2023 Model Y vehicles.

U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter
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U.S. Air Force Successfully Tests AI-Controlled Jet Fighter

The U.S. Air Force said the X-62A VISTA (Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft) autonomous jet fighter had 17 hours of flight testing.

Carmakers Are Pushing Autonomous Tech. This Engineer Wants Limits.
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Carmakers Are Pushing Autonomous Tech. This Engineer Wants Limits.

Missy Cummings, who spent more than a year at the federal auto safety agency, said that drivers were putting too much trust in systems like Tesla's Autopilot and...

Ears on AI and Data
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Ears on AI and Data

A round-up of podcasts focused on artificial intelligence and/or data.

Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI
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Audiobook Narrators Fear Apple Used Their Voices to Train AI

After a backlash, Spotify paused an arrangement that allowed Apple to train machine learning models on some audiobook files.

Google Vice President Warns AI Chatbots Are Hallucinating
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Google Vice President Warns AI Chatbots Are Hallucinating

Google senior vice president Prabhakar Raghavan has warned the public about a little-known problem with artificial intelligence chatbots: they "hallucinate."

Securing Supply Chains with Quantum Computing
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Securing Supply Chains with Quantum Computing

One of the potential long-term solutions to solving complex optimization problems is to use quantum computers.

AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article
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AI-Powered Bing Chat Loses its Mind When Fed Ars Technica Article

"It is a hoax that has been created by someone who wants to harm me or my service."

Microsoft's ChatGPT-Powered Bing Reveals Its Codename and Rules, Argues With Users
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Microsoft's ChatGPT-Powered Bing Reveals Its Codename and Rules, Argues With Users

 Bing Chat reveals its codename and many of the rules for how it should respond to prompts.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam
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The Rise of Artificial Intelligence: ChatGPT's Stunning Results on the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam

The AI software was able to achieve passing scores for the exam, which usually requires years of medical training.

AI Tech Enables Industrial-Scale Intellectual-Property Theft, Say Critics
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AI Tech Enables Industrial-Scale Intellectual-Property Theft, Say Critics

Grzegorz Rutkowski has become one of the most popular artists to copy using image-generating artificial intelligence systems like OpenAI's Dall-E 2 and Stability...

Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes
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Undersea Fiber-Optic Cables Can Help Predict Earthquakes

An international team of researchers at Israel's Hebrew University of Jerusalem found undersea fiber-optic cables can detect earthquakes occurring at sea 30 seconds...

Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up
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Computing Guru Criticizes ChatGPT AI Tech for Making Things Up

Vint Cerf, who helped create the Internet's core network technology, hopes engineers can improve artificial intelligence's shortcoming.

The Generative AI Race Has a Dirty Secret
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The Generative AI Race Has a Dirty Secret

Integrating large language models into search engines could mean a fivefold increase in computing power and huge carbon emissions.

Why You Shouldn't Trust AI Search Engines
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Why You Shouldn't Trust AI Search Engines

The technology is simply not ready to be used like this at this scale.

Why Are You Seeing So Many Bad Digital Ads Now?
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Why Are You Seeing So Many Bad Digital Ads Now?

Scrolling past ads has rarely been enjoyable. But in recent months, people say the experience seems so much worse.

Sports Illustrated Publisher Taps AI to Generate Articles, Story Ideas
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Sports Illustrated Publisher Taps AI to Generate Articles, Story Ideas

Sports Illustrated publisher Arena Group is investing in AI to help produce articles and suggest story ideas through partnerships with AI startups Jasper and Nota...

Algorithm Detects Autism in Infants
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Algorithm Detects Autism in Infants

Duke University researchers trained an algorithm to detect signs of autism in infants.

Researchers Discover a More Flexible Approach to Machine Learning
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Researchers Discover a More Flexible Approach to Machine Learning

"Liquid" neural nets, based on a worm's nervous system, can transform their underlying algorithms on the fly, giving them unprecedented speed and adaptability. ...
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