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Microsoft's new AI-enabled laptops will have a 'photographic memory' of your virtual activity

It's a step toward machines that “instantly see us, hear, reason about our intent and our surroundings,” said CEO Satya Nadella.

21.05.2024 30

Fortune

Matt Obrien

AI created a replica of woman's voice after illness took it away

Trained on a 15-second time capsule of her teenage voice — sourced from a cooking demonstration video she recorded for a high school project —...

13.05.2024 70

Fortune

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What is AGI and how will we know when it’s been attained?

Achieving AGI is the driving mission of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and a priority for the elite research wings of tech giants Amazon, Google, Meta and...

05.04.2024 10

Fortune

Matt Obrien

AT&T finds over 70 million users’ Social Security numbers on ‘dark web,’ scrambles to reset passwords

It is not known if the data "originated from AT&T or one of its vendors,” the company said in a statement.

31.03.2024 10

Fortune

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U.S. agencies must show their AI tools aren't harming people, says VP Kamala Harris

The new policy directive is part of the more sweeping AI executive order signed by President Joe Biden in October.

28.03.2024 30

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Years after Walmart and Oracle came this close to buying TikTok’s U.S. arm, Congress wants another deal or an outright ban

“Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary is one person to voice an interest in buying TikTok, but that's a lot of cash and a tight 6-month deadline.

13.03.2024 20

Fortune

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Microsoft whistleblower sounds alarm on offensive, harmful energy generated with help of OpenAI tool

Shane Jones, a principal software engineering lead, said he's spent months trying to address his safety concerns about the Copilot Designer, derived...

06.03.2024 5

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OpenAI wants to implant its ChatGPT-style tech into humanoid robots. Just look at its big deal with robotics startup Figure

“If we can just get humanoids to do work that humans are not wanting to do because there’s a shortfall of humans ...” Figure CEO Brett Adcock...

01.03.2024 5

Fortune

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Voice actors face a reckoning in the age of AI—but some are leaning into the technology

Some fear that AI voices could replace all but the most famous human actors if big studios have their way. Others have been willing to give it a try.

19.02.2024 20

Fortune

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Lina Khan takes on AI with FTC inquiry into Microsoft's OpenAI partnership

"We’re scrutinizing whether these ties enable dominant firms to exert undue influence or gain privileged access in ways that could undermine fair...

25.01.2024 5

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Microsoft is adding a new button to laptops that will fire up its AI chabot

The keyboard redesign will be Microsoft's biggest change to PC keyboards since it introduced a special Windows key in the 1990s.

04.01.2024 9

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Top AI image generators are getting trained on thousands of illegal pictures of child sex abuse, Stanford Internet Observatory says

Within the same day of the report, the giant AI database LAION told the AP it was taking down its datasets.

20.12.2023 20

Fortune

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O’BRIEN: The Immigration Inversion Paints Lawbreakers As Victims

The Los Angeles Times recently ran an article titled “Everything’s like a gamble: U.S. Immigration Policies Leave Lives in Limbo.” It tells...

18.12.2023 20

The Daily Caller

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Meta and IBM face off against Google and Microsoft as AI tech bosses all demand regulation—just totally different kinds

Safety is at the heart of the debate, but so is who gets to profit from AI's advances.

05.12.2023 30

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OpenAI's ex-chairman accuses board of going rogue in firing Altman: 'Sam and I are shocked and saddened by what the board did'

Greg Brockman was chairman of the board and president. After being suddenly stripped of his chair status, he quit the company altogether.

18.11.2023 10

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Robot startups see huge market in replacing human workers: 'We can sell millions of humanoids, billions maybe'

“There’s not enough people doing these jobs, so the market’s massive," said Figure AI CEO Brett Adcock. "If we can just get humanoids to do work...

05.11.2023 9

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Child sex abuse images generated by AI risk flooding the internet if no new controls are put in place, watchdog warns

The flood of deepfake child sexual abuse images could bog investigators down trying to rescue children who turn out to be virtual characters.

25.10.2023 6

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Amy Klobuchar just put Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg on notice that the 'bare minimum' won't cut it this election as AI deepfakes already run rampant

“We are simply asking them, ‘Can’t you do this? Why aren’t you doing this?’ It’s clearly technologically possible," Klobuchar told the AP.

05.10.2023 4

Fortune

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Getty Images' up to $1.8 trillion lawsuit about AI plagiarism is still pending, but it just launched an AI image generator

The lawsuit against a leading purveyor of AI-generated images alleged “brazen infringement” of Getty's image collection “on a staggering...

25.09.2023 2

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O’BRIEN: Eric Adams Fiddles While NYC Burns From Migrant Crisis

Gothamites have finally gotten fed up with Mayor Adams’ handling of the ongoing migrant crisis, New York Post is reporting. In fact, pro- and...

14.09.2023 1

The Daily Caller

Matt Obrien

A.I. tools fueled a 34% spike in Microsoft’s water consumption, and one city with its data centers is concerned about the effect on residential supply

“They were pretty secretive on what they’re doing out there,” says a former mayor about Microsoft’s data center projects.

09.09.2023 4

Fortune

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