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The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI
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The People Paid to Train AI are Outsourcing Their Work…to AI

It's a practice that could introduce further errors into already error-prone models.

Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI
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Asia's Opportunity for Generative AI

Generative AI is accelerating digital adoption across Asia.

Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is
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Your Digital Life Isn't as Permanent as You Think It Is

Google will delete accounts after two years of inactivity, and experts expect more data deletion policies to come.

Rust Never Sleeps
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Rust Never Sleeps

How Rust went from a side project to the world's most-loved programming language.

Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born
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Babies Conceived with Sperm-Injecting Robot Have Been Born

Scientists claim the first two babies conceived by a sperm-injecting robot have been born.

Learning to Code is Not Enough
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Learning to Code is Not Enough

Historically, learn-to-code efforts have provided opportunities for the few, but new efforts are aiming to be inclusive.

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.

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.

What If We Could Just Ask AI to be Less Biased?
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What If We Could Just Ask AI to be Less Biased?

Plus: ChatGPT is about to revolutionize the economy. We need to decide what that looks like.

Amazon To Go Head to Head with SpaceX in a Battle for Satellite Internet Dominance
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Amazon To Go Head to Head with SpaceX in a Battle for Satellite Internet Dominance

In its bid to catch up with Starlink, the company plans to build as many as four satellites a day.

Google Just Launched Bard, its Answer to ChatGPT—and it Wants You to Make It Better
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Google Just Launched Bard, its Answer to ChatGPT—and it Wants You to Make It Better

Under pressure from its rivals, Google is updating the way we look for information by introducing a sidekick to its search engine

How to Create, Release, and Share Generative AI Responsibly
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How to Create, Release, and Share Generative AI Responsibly

Companies including OpenAI and TikTok have signed up to a new set of guidelines designed to help them be more transparent around generative AI.

How Rust Went from a Side Project to the World's Most-Loved Programming Language
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How Rust Went from a Side Project to the World's Most-Loved Programming Language

For decades, coders wrote critical systems in C and C++. Now they turn to Rust.

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.

A Watermark for Chatbots can Expose Text Written by an AI
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A Watermark for Chatbots can Expose Text Written by an AI

The tool could let teachers spot plagiarism or help social media platforms fight disinformation bots.

What's Next for the Chip Industry
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What's Next for the Chip Industry

Aggressive new U.S. policies will be put to the test in 2023. They could ultimately fragment the global semiconductor industry.

We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs
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We Could Run Out of Data to Train AI Language Programs

Researchers at the Epoch artificial intelligence research and forecasting organization warn of the potential depletion of data for training AI language algorithms...

Uber's Facial Recognition is Locking Indian Drivers Out of their Accounts 
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Uber's Facial Recognition is Locking Indian Drivers Out of their Accounts 

Uber checks that a driver's face matches what the company has on file through a program called "Real-Time ID Check."

Blockchain Game Could Help Create Metaverse No One Owns
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Blockchain Game Could Help Create Metaverse No One Owns

The sci-fi-themed online game Dark Forest operates on a blockchain, meaning no one can manipulate its outcome.

Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over
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Twitter May Have Lost More than a Million Users Since Musk Took Over

Estimates from Bot Sentinel suggest more than 875,000 users deactivated their accounts between October 27 and November 1, while a half-million more were suspended...
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