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Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.
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Patients Were Told Their Voices Could Disappear. They Turned to AI to Save them.

Artificial intelligence can re-create voices that may have otherwise been lost to disease.

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.

Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'
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Companies Turn to AI to Avoid 'Cloud Sprawl'

Cloud-computing usage at large companies is measured in millions of records a day, making it 'humanly impossible' to keep track of costs.

Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market
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Britain Sounds Alarm on Spyware, Mercenary Hacking Market

Britain's National Cybersecurity Centre also warned about hackers-for-hire, mercenary spies whose activities it said "raise the likelihood of unpredictable targeting...

How Generative Models Could Go Wrong
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How Generative Models Could Go Wrong

A big problem is that they are black boxes.

Turning AI to Crime
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Turning AI to Crime

How cybercriminals use ChatGPT in creating malware and cyberattacks.  

Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk
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Microsoft's Refusal to Pay for Twitter's API Outraged Musk

Twitter will no longer be available on Microsoft Advertising as the service relies on API access.

AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming
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AI-Generated Song Featuring Drake, The Weeknd Removed From Streaming

There are still a lot of copyright issues to hash out in the age of artificial intelligence.

Eco-Computing: Demonstrating the Computational Power of Ecosystems
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Eco-Computing: Demonstrating the Computational Power of Ecosystems

The researchers developed two types of ecological reservoir computing as a proof-of-concept that ecological networks have computational power.

Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How
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Autonomous Bus Sounds: All About When, Not How

Cornell University's Malte Jung, and Hannah Pelikan from Sweden's Linköping University, are using sound to improve autonomous buses' navigation and communication...

Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine
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Oklahoma Businesses Recruit Tech Workers from Ukraine

A nonprofit based in Tulsa, OK, is recruiting Ukrainians fleeing the Russian invasion for jobs in the region's expanding technology sector.

David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award
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David Papworth Honored with ACM Breakthrough in Computing Award

David B. Papworth has been named to receive the ACM Charles P. "Chuck" Thacker Breakthrough in Computing Award for his work on microprocessors at Intel.

San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle
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San Jose Plans Robocar Network Instead of Airport Shuttle

The city's exploration of personal rapid transit is a rejection of both traditional trains and the vision of autonomous vehicles traveling on conventional roads...

The Internet Archive's Troubles are Bad News for Book Lovers
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The Internet Archive's Troubles are Bad News for Book Lovers

Increasingly, the future of the Internet Archive looks under threat.

AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies
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AI Is Coming for Your Fortune Cookies

OpenFortune, which deals exclusively in the tiny tickers of printed messages lurking in the clamshell cookies, is now using ChatGPT to produce them.

Robotic Worms Could One Day Dig Beneath Your Feet
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Robotic Worms Could One Day Dig Beneath Your Feet

Scientists are creating earthworm-inspired soft robots, envisioning their flexibility as an advantage for penetrating hard-to-reach areas.

U.K. Police Double Down on 'Improved' Facial Recognition
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U.K. Police Double Down on 'Improved' Facial Recognition

The U.K.'s Metropolitan Police Service and South Wales Police remain commited to using Live Facial Recognition after research revealed "substantial improvement"...

The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin
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The Real-World Costs of the Digital Race for Bitcoin

An investigation by The New York Times uncovered 34 large-scale bitcoin mining operations in the U.S., which are straining the power grid, inflating electricity...

The A.I. Dilemma
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The A.I. Dilemma

This presentation is from a private gathering in San Francisco on March 9th with leading technologists and decision-makers with the ability to influence the future...

Physicists Extend Qubit Lifespan in Pivotal Validation of Quantum Computing
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Physicists Extend Qubit Lifespan in Pivotal Validation of Quantum Computing

Yale University physicists demonstrated the feasibility of quantum error correction by doubling the lifespan of a qubit.  
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