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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads
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Junk Websites Filled with AI-Generated Text are Pulling In Money from Programmatic Ads

More than 140 brands are advertising on low-quality content farm sites—and the problem is growing fast.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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."

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...

House-Flipping Algorithms are Coming to Your Neighborhood
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House-Flipping Algorithms are Coming to Your Neighborhood

Despite millions of dollars in losses, iBuying's failure doesn't signal the end of tech-led disruption, just a fumbled beginning.

Spilling Silicon Valley's Secrets, One Tweet at a Time
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Spilling Silicon Valley's Secrets, One Tweet at a Time

Using only her own ability to engineer code, Jane Manchun Wong is keeping tech on its toes.

Defense Department Issuing AI Ethics Guidelines for Tech Contractors
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Defense Department Issuing AI Ethics Guidelines for Tech Contractors

The controversy over Project Maven shows the department has a serious trust problem. This is an attempt to fix that.

Brain Implants Could Be the Next Computer Mouse
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Brain Implants Could Be the Next Computer Mouse

What the world's fastest brain-typist is telling us about the future of computer interfaces.

Some Artists Found a Lifeline Selling NFTs. Others Worry It's a Trap
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Some Artists Found a Lifeline Selling NFTs. Others Worry It's a Trap

Artists are jumping into a market that will pay thousands for their work. But they're running into scams, environmental concerns, and crypto hype.

How AI Could Solve Supply Chain Shortages and Save Christmas
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How AI Could Solve Supply Chain Shortages and Save Christmas

Just-in-time shipping is dead. Long live supply chains stress-tested with AI digital twins.
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