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Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images
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Adobe to Integrate AI into Photoshop amid Fears of Job Losses, Mass Faking of Images

Company says Adobe Firefly is a 'co-pilot' to graphic design, rather than a replacement for humans.

White House Unveils New Efforts to Guide Federally Backed Research of Artificial Intelligence
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White House Unveils New Efforts to Guide Federally Backed Research of Artificial Intelligence

The U.S. government and private sector in recent months have begun more publicly weighing the possibilities and perils of artificial intelligence.

Breakthrough in Computer Chip Energy Efficiency Could Cut Datacenter Electricity Use
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Breakthrough in Computer Chip Energy Efficiency Could Cut Datacenter Electricity Use

Researchers at Oregon State (OSU) and Baylor universities have significantly cut the energy consumption of photonic chips used in datacenters and supercomputers...

Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes
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Software Update for World's Wind Farms Could Power Millions More Homes

A software upgrade developed by researchers at France's Polytechnic Institute of Paris improves the efficiency of wind turbines by ensuring they spend more time...

Apps for Older Adults Contain Security Vulnerabilities
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Apps for Older Adults Contain Security Vulnerabilities

Researchers at Canada's Concordia University found security bugs in 95 of 146 popular Android applications designed for older adults.

Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health
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Surgeon General Issues New Advisory About Effects Social Media Use Has on Youth Mental Health

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy urges action to ensure social media environments are healthy and safe.

Quantum Computers Compared
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Quantum Computers Compared

Scientists compared leading quantum computers using the Quantum Computing User Program at the U.S. Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers
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Taiwan Is Running Low on Engineers

Leaders of Taiwan's semiconductor industry fear the nation's supply of engineers will be unable to meet demand for new talent.

The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank
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The Fall of Silicon Valley Bank

An overreliance on technology startups could have been a major factor in its demise.

Silicon Valley, Cradle of Computer Chips, Gains Big New Research Center
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Silicon Valley, Cradle of Computer Chips, Gains Big New Research Center

Applied Materials is betting technical talent at nearby universities and the local companies that design chips will spur innovation quickly, making up for cost...

A.I. May Help Design Your Favorite Video Game Character
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A.I. May Help Design Your Favorite Video Game Character

Generative A.I. is already changing how games are made, with Blizzard Entertainment training an image generator on assets from World of Warcraft, Diablo, and Overwatch...

Would You Take Financial Advice From A.I.?
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Would You Take Financial Advice From A.I.?

The financial services industry is plotting how to incorporate tools like ChatGPT into its products. But humans will still be necessary to provide personal advice...

E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations
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E.U. Slaps Meta With Record $1.3 Billion Fine for Data Privacy Violations

Industry representatives argue the ruling creates legal uncertainty for many companies who commonly transfer data across international waters.

Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range
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Virtual Fences for Cattle Find a Home on the Range

Cattle ranchers increasingly have access to virtual fences that allow them to use electronic collars to keep their cows from wandering away.

At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI
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At G-7 Summit, Leaders Call for International Standards on AI

World leaders at the Group of Seven summit in Japan called for the development of international standards to limit the potential damage from rapid innovations in...

Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes
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Another Side of the A.I. Boom: Detecting What A.I. Makes

More than a dozen companies have popped up to offer services aimed at identifying whether photos, text, and videos are made by humans or machines.

Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How
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Congress Really Wants to Regulate A.I., But No One Seems to Know How

Yet another hearing—this one with OpenAI's Sam Altman—has come after a new technology with the possibility to fundamentally alter our lives is already in circulation...

Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions
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Linking IT's Energy Consumption to Carbon Emissions

New guidelines aim to measure, and ultimately reduce, the digital impact of the enterprise on the environment.

Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT
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Dark Web ChatGPT Unleashed: Meet DarkBERT

Researchers have created a large language model trained on Dark Web data.

'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail
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'Digital Twin' of the Titanic Shows Shipwreck in Stunning Detail

Digital imaging by deepwater seabed mapping company Magellan for U.K. TV production company Atlantic Productions has yielded a "digital twin" of the RMS Titanic...
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