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If we let writers and translators be replaced by AI tools such as ChatGPT, we lose control over language and how it shapes us.
COMMENTARY / Japan
Nov 30, 2023
When we abandon language to AI, we abandon our humanity
Not only does AI threaten writers' and translators' jobs, giving it control over how we shape and are shaped by language is detrimental to who we are.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak addresses a news conference during an artificial intelligence safety summit in Milton Keynes, England, on Nov. 2.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 29, 2023
Foreign policy and defense concerns in the age of AI
Researchers warn of the potential 'signaling risks' artificial intelligence poses to global politics and military conflict.
The Amazon.com logo on a laptop. The online retailer has announced the launch of its own AI chatbot, Q.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 29, 2023
Pursuing rivals, Amazon announces corporate AI chatbot
Last year's Amazon Web Services trade show was overshadowed by the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, which quickly wowed users.
As technology and politics increasingly force society to determine truth from fiction, Merriam-Webster's dictionary has selected the word "authentic" as word of the year.
WORLD / Society
Nov 28, 2023
Merriam-Webster crowns 'authentic' as word of the year
The winner beat "deepfake," "rizz" and "coronation" for honors as the word that most often sent people to the dictionary.
The buzz surrounding MediaTek casts a spotlight on growing competition between semiconductor firms that are exploiting the use of AI to grab a larger share of the smartphone business.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 28, 2023
AI chip boom fuels Taiwan firm’s 40% rally, beating Qualcomm
A five-month rally in MediaTek looks set to extend as booming demand for smartphones and a promising new AI chip brighten the company’s outlook.
More than a dozen countries have announced what has been described as the first detailed international agreement on 'secure by design' AI protocol.
WORLD / Society
Nov 27, 2023
U.S., Britain and others ink deal to make AI 'secure by design'
The agreement focuses on thwarting hackers and releasing new systems only after appropriate security testing.
A robot that uses artificial intelligence to automatically harvest cherry tomatoes in the Netherlands
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 26, 2023
Use of AI-based robots on the rise in Japanese agriculture
Large-scale greenhouse farmers are leading the way, having already begun to use AI-equipped robots.
The Diet building in Tokyo. Japan is not considering penalties for noncompliant businesses in its planned guidelines on the development and use of generative artificial intelligence.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 24, 2023
Japan's generative AI guidelines to carry no penalties
The government aims to accelerate the development and use of generative AI under the guidelines that it expects to compile later this year.
Japan captain Ai Sugiyama (right) poses with the team after a Billie Jean King Cup playoff against Colombia at Ariake Coliseum on Nov. 9.
TENNIS
Nov 23, 2023
Former star Ai Sugiyama has high hopes for Japan's national team
Ai Sugiyama is dreaming big after leading Japan to six straight wins since assuming captaincy of the women's national tennis team in January.
Microsoft's artificial intelligence prospects just got a boost from Sam Altman's return to his CEO role at OpenAI.
COMMENTARY
Nov 23, 2023
Altman’s comeback is a strategic triumph for Microsoft
Sam Altman's termination and swift rehiring will shift the dynamics at OpenAI.
Sam Altman was reinstated as OpenAI CEO less than five days after his ouster.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Altman is back at OpenAI, but questions remain over firing
One of the big issue for the organization is to what extent Altman can continue pursuing outside ventures.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, speaks during WSJ Tech Live Conference in Laguna Beach, California on Oct. 17.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
OpenAI researchers spoke of risky discovery before CEO ouster
The previously unreported letter and AI algorithm were key developments before the board's ouster of Sam Altman.
NTT plans to roll out a business-use generative artificial intelligence platform in March, aiming to catch up with foreign rivals in the rising market.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 23, 2023
NTT to launch generative AI platform for corporate customers
The new AI model, called tsuzumi, can read documents containing charts and diagrams.
Up until very recently, the business of packaging semiconductors — encasing chips in materials that both protect them and connect them to the electronic device they’re part of — was, at best, an afterthought for the industry.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
A new front is opening up in the U.S.-China conflict over chips
The process of packaging semiconductors is increasingly seen as the "secret sauce" — a path toward achieving higher performance.
Sam Altman, chief executive of OpenAI
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 22, 2023
OpenAI restores Sam Altman as CEO after his tumultuous ouster
In addition to Altman's return, the company agreed to partly reconstitute the board of directors that dismissed him.
Argentina's president-elect Javier Milei at a polling station in Buenos Aires on Sunday
WORLD / Politics
Nov 22, 2023
How AI shaped Milei's path to Argentina presidency
"It is going to be a huge problem in global elections in the future"
OpenAI said it fired chairman Sam Altman after it concluded that he was not candid with the company's board, hindering its ability to exercise its responsibilities.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 21, 2023
Profit, not progress, animates the tech world
Reliable sources said Altman's firing came amid difference in views about the speed at which OpenAI should push its artificial intelligence.
Steve Jobs, Apple's former chief executive, speaks at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco on June 6, 2011. Sam Altman, the most prominent promoter of artificial intelligence, learned that it’s hard to be a visionary founder like the Apple legend.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 21, 2023
The long shadow of Steve Jobs looms over the turmoil at OpenAI
The sudden firing and bid to reinstate OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has deepened the parallels to Jobs, who was marginalized by the board of Apple in 1985.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol waves as he and his wife, Kim Keon-hee, arrive in London on Monday for a state visit to the U.K.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Nov 21, 2023
South Korea’s Yoon to talk AI in U.K. as trade negotiations begin
South Korea's Yoon Suk-yeol and British leader Rishi Sunak will try to burnish their international credentials ahead of respective general elections.
By Monday, OpenAI's board were overseeing a company in name only, with virtually the whole staff committed to a pledge of seeing them go or quitting the firm for fired former CEO Sam Altman's project at Microsoft.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Nov 21, 2023
AI doomsayers blamed in OpenAI's undoing
Harsh critics see a deeply troubled startup that fell victim to the pearl-clutching of an incompetent board that was divorced from reality.

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