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OpenAI said that it will form a team to explore educational applications of the ChatGPT chatbot.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 17, 2023
OpenAI explores how to get ChatGPT into classrooms
The company says the technology could be a tutor or it can tailor content for different learning styles for students.
Professional groups may lobby for regulations to control artificial intelligence and steer it toward labor-augmenting uses rather than labor-replacing ones.
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 16, 2023
Managing the AI backlash: Lessons from the past
The history of professional guilds in Europe provides clues as to how workers may react to AI-caused disruptions.
Three of Shield AI’s V-Bat drones, which can fly both autonomously and as swarm with a program called hivemind, are seen during testing near Devils Lake, North Dakota, last June.
JAPAN / Politics
Nov 14, 2023
Japan joins U.S.-led effort to regulate military use of AI
Japan and 44 other countries have endorsed a U.S.-led initiative aimed at setting guardrails around the military use of this cutting-edge technology.
Alex Zhavoronkov, founder and chairman of Insilico Medicine, poses at his research facility in Suzhou, China, on Oct. 31.
WORLD / Science & Health
Nov 14, 2023
Race for first drug discovered by AI nears key milestone
Insilico Medicine's AI-developed drug for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is in midstage trials in the U.S. and China.
The Humane Ai Pin’s interface is projected onto the hand of company co-founder Bethany Bongiorno in San Francisco on Oct. 27. Humane, a company started by two former Apple employees, says its new artificial intelligence pin can stop all the scrolling.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 13, 2023
Silicon Valley’s bet on the device that comes after the smartphone
Humane's Ai Pin is being billed as the first artificially intelligent device.
SAG-AFTRA President Fran Drescher speaks as she is flanked by Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, SAG-AFTRA's executive director and chief negotiator, during a news conference following the end of the Screen Actors Guild strike in Los Angeles on Friday.
BUSINESS
Nov 11, 2023
Actors union explains AI guardrails in strike deal
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) reached a deal with studios like Disney and Netflix this week to end its nearly four-month strike.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak speaks with entrepreneur Elon Musk during a chat session on the rewards and risks of artificial intelligence in London, earlier this month.
EDITORIALS
Nov 10, 2023
Can the world harness AI’s fire without getting burned?
Calls are increasing for governance of artificial intelligence, the world-changing tech that bears both major rewards and risks.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida at his office on Thursday
JAPAN
Nov 10, 2023
Creator of fake PM video says 'little joke' took an hour to make
The man in his 20s said he used generative artificial intelligence technology to create Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's voice and mouth movements.
Humane has officially launched its long-awaited Ai Pin. The device will be available to order starting Nov. 16.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 10, 2023
Humane's Ai Pin launches its campaign to replace phones
The device can magnetically clip onto clothing and will cost $699 with a $24-a-month subscription — which will come with unlimited data and phone calls.
A union team captain reacts after SAG-AFTRA approved a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to bring an end to the 118-day actors strike, at a brewery in Los Angeles on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Hollywood actors reach tentative deal with studios to end strike
The deal also provides protections against unauthorized use of images generated by artificial intelligence.
Meta has said it will bar political advertisers from using Facebook's generative AI tools.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 7, 2023
Meta to restrict use of generative AI tools in political adverts
The move may limit campaigns' access to tools lawmakers have warned could turbocharge the spread of election misinformation.
Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Tesla, discusses artificial intelligence in London on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 7, 2023
Elon Musk's X curtails disinformation research, spurring legal fears
Restrictions on critical methods of gathering data on the platform have suppressed the ability to untangle the origin and spread of false information.
Rapid improvements in image generation have spurred artists to push back on generative AI startups, which ingest vast troves of internet data in order to generate content like pictures or text.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 6, 2023
Dall-E 3 is so good it’s stoking a revolt against AI scraping
It hasn’t helped much that OpenAI’s new process for artists who want to exclude their data from the system is time-consuming and complex.
Elon Musk, owner of X, attends an event in Paris on June 16.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 6, 2023
Musk to integrate xAI with social media platform X
The billionaire also said xAI released its first AI model, a bot named Grok, after making it available to all X Premium+ subscribers.
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak listens to a question as he holds the closing news conference on the second day of the U.K. Artificial Intelligence Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, near Milton Keynes, England, on Thursday.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 4, 2023
China quietly took part in leaders' AI meeting in the U.K.
China said it attended a top-level ministerial meeting at the U.K. AI Safety Summit on Thursday, despite not being listed by Britain.
U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about Artificial Intelligence during the first day of the AI Safety Summit 2023, in London on Wednesday.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 2, 2023
China, U.S. and EU agree to work together on AI safety at U.K. summit
Tech companies vie for AI dominance, while governments seek regulatory leadership.
Jesse Ehrenfeld, the board chairman of the American Medical Association, in Chicago in 2019. The F.D.A. has approved many new programs that use artificial intelligence, but doctors are skeptical that the tools really improve care or are backed by solid research.
BUSINESS / Tech
Nov 1, 2023
Doctors wrestle with AI in patient care, citing lax oversight
Are AI programs likely to identify something a doctor would miss?
British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak delivers a speech on AI in London on on Oct. 26.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 1, 2023
Rishi Sunak embraces Musk to boost AI summit
The U.K. prime minister organized the event to reassert Britain’s influence in the wake of Brexit.
U.S. President Joe Biden signs an Executive Order about Artificial Intelligence as Vice President Kamala Harris looks on, at the White House in Washington on Monday.
WORLD / Politics
Oct 31, 2023
Biden inks executive order to curb AI risks to national security
Artificial intelligence technology has been making rapid gains in capability and popularity in an environment of, so far, limited regulation.
Speech-generating AI works by sifting through reams of data, categorizing how people speak then using an algorithm, to replicate human vocal patterns and speech characteristics.
BUSINESS / Tech / FOCUS
Oct 23, 2023
Whose voice is it anyway? Actors take on AI copycats
Artists around the world are joining forces to protect their jobs, and their souls, from the ramifications of AI that sounds just like them.

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