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Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles
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Guaranteeing the Safety of Autonomous Vehicles

Computer scientists developed of method to ensure end-to-end safety of autonomous vehicles by guaranteeing the results of the machine learning algorithms used to...

OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the U.S. Government When They Start New AI Projects
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OpenAI and Other Tech Giants Will Have to Warn the U.S. Government When They Start New AI Projects

The Biden administration is using the Defense Production Act to require companies to inform the Commerce Department when they start training high-powered AI algorithms...

Bitcoin ETFs Have Arrived. Here's Who Stands to Get Rich
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Bitcoin ETFs Have Arrived. Here's Who Stands to Get Rich

U.S. approval of spot bitcoin ETFs, a new way to track the price of bitcoin, could trigger a gold rush for investors.

Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking
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Cryptographic Scheme Could Fix AirTag Stalking

Researchers developed a cryptographic scheme to prioritize the detection of potential AirTag stalking while maintaining privacy for users.

OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever Has a Plan for Keeping Super-Intelligent AI in Check
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OpenAI's Ilya Sutskever Has a Plan for Keeping Super-Intelligent AI in Check

The Superalignment team led by OpenAI chief scientist Ilya Sutskever has devised a way to guide the behavior of AI models as they get ever smarter.

The GitHub Black Market That Helps Coders Cheat the Popularity Contest
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The GitHub Black Market That Helps Coders Cheat the Popularity Contest

Popularity on GitHub can open valuable doors for developers and startups. Underground stores sell "stars" on the platform, offering coders a way to literally fake...

Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech
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Men Overran a Job Fair for Women in Tech

The Grace Hopper Celebration is meant to unite women in tech. This year droves of men came looking for jobs.

The U.S. Challenges Google's Search Dominance
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The U.S. Challenges Google's Search Dominance

Google's search dominance is going on trial in the biggest U.S. antitrust case since a crackdown on Big Tech that started in 2019.

The Myth of 'Open Source' AI
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The Myth of 'Open Source' AI

A new analysis shows that "open source" AI tools like Llama 2 are still controlled by big tech companies in a number of ways.

The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here
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The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here

Ships without crews. Self-directed drone swarms. How a U.S. Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and artificial intelligence to prepare for the next...

Criminals Have Created Their Own ChatGPT Clones
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Criminals Have Created Their Own ChatGPT Clones

Cybercriminals are touting large language models that could help them with phishing or creating malware. But the AI chatbots could just be their own kind of scam...

'Downfall' Flaw Exposes Valuable Data in Generations of Intel Chips
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'Downfall' Flaw Exposes Valuable Data in Generations of Intel Chips

 The vulnerability could allow attackers to take advantage of an information leak to steal sensitive details like private messages, passwords, and encryption keys...

This Disinformation Is Just for You
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This Disinformation Is Just for You

Generative AI won't just flood the Internet with more lies—it may also create convincing disinformation that's targeted at groups or even individuals.

The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here
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The AI-Powered, Totally Autonomous Future of War Is Here

Ships without crews. Self-directed drone swarms. How a U.S. Navy task force is using off-the-shelf robotics and artificial intelligence to prepare for the next...

Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water
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Want to Win a Chip War? You're Gonna Need a Lot of Water

The U.S. is spending billions to boost semiconductor manufacturing. For the new plants to crank out silicon chips, they need to source millions of gallons of ultrapure...

AI Giants Pledge to Allow External Probes of Their Algorithms, Under a New White House Pact
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AI Giants Pledge to Allow External Probes of Their Algorithms, Under a New White House Pact

Leading AI developers including Google and OpenAI promised the Biden administration to check for problems such as biased output.

How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy
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How to Use Generative AI Tools While Still Protecting Your Privacy

Here's how to take some control of your data while using artificial intelligence tools and apps.

Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers
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Good News! China and the US Are Talking About AI Dangers

Scientists from the world's two superpowers are concerned about the risks of AI—which may offer a bridge to developing global regulations.

The U.S. Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens
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The U.S. Is Openly Stockpiling Dirt on All Its Citizens

A newly declassified report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence reveals that the federal government is buying troves of data about Americans...

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing
From ACM News

The Security Hole at the Heart of ChatGPT and Bing

Indirect prompt-injection attacks can leave people vulnerable to scams and data theft when they use the AI chatbots.
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