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The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here
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The 25 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Now That ChatGPT Is Here

Artificial intelligence raises all sorts of issues that we're only beginning to address. There's a lot to work out.

'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?
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'I Didn't Give Permission': Do AI's Backers Care about Data Law Breaches?

Regulators around world are cracking down on content being hoovered up by ChatGPT, Stable Diffusion, and others.

Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals
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Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals

The tech giant is sprinting to protect its core business with a flurry of projects, including updates to its search engine and plans for an all-new one.

How ChatGPT and Similar AI will Disrupt Education
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How ChatGPT and Similar AI will Disrupt Education

Teachers are concerned about cheating and inaccurate information.

Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers
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Detection Tool to Fight Flood of Fake Academic Papers

Academic publishers have introduced an online tool developed by academic and professional publishing association STM that can identify bogus papers fabricated by...

Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI
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Schumer Lays Groundwork for Congress to Regulate AI

Schumer is spearheading the congressional effort to craft legislation regulating AI, circulating a broad framework among experts in recent weeks, a source briefed...

Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?
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Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?

The use of artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT for coding has inspired both enthusiasm and reluctance among programmers.

Italy Became the First Western Country to Ban ChatGPT. Here's What Other Countries are Doing
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Italy Became the First Western Country to Ban ChatGPT. Here's What Other Countries are Doing

The move has highlighted an absence of any concrete regulations, with the European Union and China among the few jurisdictions developing tailored rules for AI....

Rage Against the Intelligent Machines
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Rage Against the Intelligent Machines

AI safety concerns mount as Large Language Model risks are revealed.

Can We No Longer Believe Anything We See?
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Can We No Longer Believe Anything We See?

The rapid advent of artificial intelligence has set off alarms that the technology used to trick people is advancing far faster than the technology that can identify...

AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)
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AI Can't Take Over Everyone's Jobs Soon (If Ever)

Models are still expensive to run, hard to use, and frequently wrong.

A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again
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A.I. Is Coming for Lawyers, Again

Previous advances in A.I. inspired predictions that the law was the lucrative profession most likely to suffer job losses. It didn't happen. Is this time different...

In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution
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In A.I. Race, Microsoft and Google Choose Speed Over Caution

Technology companies were once leery of what some artificial intelligence could do. Now the priority is winning control of the industry's next big thing.

Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT
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Samsung Workers Made a Major Error by Using ChatGPT

Samsung meeting notes and new source code are now in the wild after being leaked in ChatGPT.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai Says Search to Include Chat AI

'More work left to do' in efficiency drive, says Google chief executive.

ChatGPT is Going to Change Education, Not Destroy It
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ChatGPT is Going to Change Education, Not Destroy It

The narrative around cheating students doesn't tell the whole story. Meet the teachers who think generative AI could actually make learning better.

Scientists Use Computational Modeling to Design 'Ultrastable' Materials
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Scientists Use Computational Modeling to Design 'Ultrastable' Materials

A new computational model may be used to predict which metal-organic framework structures will be most stable for a given application.

Man Ends His Life After AI Chatbot 'Encouraged' Him to Sacrifice Himself to Stop Climate Change
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Man Ends His Life After AI Chatbot 'Encouraged' Him to Sacrifice Himself to Stop Climate Change

A Belgian man reportedly took his own life after conversing with an artificial intelligence chatbot on the Chai app about his climate anxiety.

Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns
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Italy Bans ChatGPT Over Privacy Concerns

Move prompted by a recent data breach that exposed the personal information of ChatGPT users.

Biden Says Tech Companies Must Ensure AI Products are Safe
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Biden Says Tech Companies Must Ensure AI Products are Safe

Biden "is setting the stage for a national dialogue on the topic by elevating attention to AI, which is desperately needed," said Russell Wald at the Stanford Institute...
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