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Jobseekers attend a Business and IT Career Fair at Cape Fear Community College in Castle Hayne, North Carolina, on Sept. 20.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 19, 2023
Biased bots? U.S. lawmakers take on 'Wild West' of AI recruitment
Around 85% of large U.S. employers now use some form of automated tool or AI to screen or rank candidates for hire, according to recent surveys.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is pushing for nations to label artificial intelligence as capable of "catastrophic harm.”
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 19, 2023
U.K. pushes nations to label AI as capable of ‘catastrophic harm’
Britain wants countries to sign up to a joint position that outlines particular concerns for AI’s impact on cybersecurity and biotechnology.
China's ambitions to control the legacy chip market have implications for the world economy and Western nations are beginning to take countersteps.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 18, 2023
China's economic ambitions squeeze the developing world
While Chinese diplomats try to promote “win-win” solutions, Chinese policy is preventing developing-world partners from selling goods to China.
Funding for AI companies has outpaced every other category of tech.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 18, 2023
AI funding soars to $17.9 billion while rest of tech slumps
Multibillion-dollar investments in artificial intelligence startups have become almost commonplace in Silicon Valley.
Road signage near Mai Mahiu, Kenya
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 16, 2023
Mental trauma: African content moderators push Big Tech on rights
Thousands are hired to scour social media for graphic content, but many allege irregular pay, union-busting and inadequate mental health support.
AI-powered chatbots are expected to quickly transform agriculture and food systems to be more resilient and sustainable.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 16, 2023
AI chatbot helps farmers navigate a changing world
Chatbots are expected to quickly transform agriculture and food systems to be more resilient and sustainable.
Washington is taking steps to prevent U.S. chipmakers from circumventing government rules in order to sell to China.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 16, 2023
U.S. to tighten rules aimed at keeping advanced chips out of China
The Biden administration is aiming to close loopholes that might help its geopolitical rival gain cutting-edge technologies.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the United Nations' Internet Governance Forum in Kyoto on Oct. 9.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan's AI draft guidelines ask for measures to address overreliance
The guidelines also call on developers not to use biased data for machine learning, while urging them to keep records of their interactions with the tech.
Japan hopes to assist Ukraine with farming methods that utilize sensors and artificial intelligence features.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 15, 2023
Japan to provide remote medical care and smart farming tech to Ukraine
Because of Japan's war-renouncing Constitution, Tokyo has instead committed to assisting with Ukraine's reconstruction efforts.
The U.S. is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 13, 2023
Biden eyes adding AI chip curbs to Chinese companies abroad
Efforts to close the loophole allowing access to chips the show how the Biden administration is struggling to cut China off from top AI technology.
OpenAI chief executive officer Sam Altman speaks during a forum in Taipei on Sept. 25.
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 12, 2023
OpenAI plans major updates to lure developers with lower costs
The new features mark the company's ambition to expand beyond a consumer sensation into one also offering a hit developer platform.
ASEAN 2023 summit attendees (left to right): Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr., Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Sarun Charoensuwan, Vietnam Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh, Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Laos Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone, Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Cambodia Prime Minister Hun Manet, Malaysia Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim, and East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 11, 2023
Southeast Asia eyes hands-off AI rules, defying EU ambitions
A draft of ASEAN 'AI guide' is being circulated to tech firms for feedback and is expected to be finalized at the end of next January.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida addresses the U.N.-sponsored Internet Governance Forum held in Kyoto on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 9, 2023
G7 to draw up AI code of conduct this autumn: Kishida
Part of the plan will deal with battling disinformation by establishing systems to verify who has created content using AI.
Taro Kono
JAPAN
Oct 8, 2023
U.N. forum on internet governance begins in Kyoto, focus on AI
About 6,000 people from government, business and educational facilities are expected to attend the over 300 scheduled talks at the event in Kyoto.
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2023
ChatGPT-owner OpenAI is exploring making its own AI chips: sources
Obstacles include a shortage of the advanced processors and the 'eye-watering' costs associated with running the hardware.
The Pentagon building in Arlington, Virginia
WORLD / Politics
Oct 6, 2023
Pentagon developing AI to aid Indo-Pacific and other commands
Several AI platforms under development may help connect commanders and their forces and increase the volume of data they can analyze at one time.
Generative AI will change work for young professionals, but their reasoning skills will still be needed.
COMMENTARY
Oct 5, 2023
Is ChatGPT coming for entry-level jobs?
If entry-level workers get that much faster and better, won’t companies be able to get by with fewer of them? Maybe.
Masayoshi Son, chairman and chief executive officer of SoftBank Group, speaks during the SoftBank World event in Tokyo on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 4, 2023
SoftBank’s Son tells Japan: Adopt AI or get left behind again
Japan, which largely missed the initial wave of growth from the internet, can’t afford to lose another three decades, SoftBank founder Masayoshi Son said.
Demonstrators hold signs during a protest against COVID-19 measures Munich in 2022.
WORLD / Society
Oct 4, 2023
AI 'supercharges' online disinformation and censorship, report warns
Internet freedom declined for the 13th straight year, with China, Myanmar and Iran having the worst conditions of the 70 countries surveyed.
Central to China’s global media campaign is the aggressive use of new technologies to target and spread messages, silence critics and create a digital infrastructure that is more easily controlled.
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 3, 2023
Pushing back against China’s media offensive
China is using propaganda, disinformation, censorship and covert tactics to promote its preferred narrative and suppress critical reporting.

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