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AI’s Smarts Now Come With a Big Price Tag

Calvin Qi, who works at a search startup called Glean, would love to use the latest artificial intelligence algorithms to improve his company’s products.Glean provides tools for searching through applications […]




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A True Story About Bogus Photos of People Making Fake News

Fittingly, Miskin’s account came with the hard-to-verify promise that her profile photo was generated by AI. Bendiksen spent weeks curating her account to resemble an enthusiastic freelance photographer from North […]




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Clearview AI Has New Tools to Identify You in Photos

Clearview AI has stoked controversy by scraping the web for photos and applying facial recognition to give police and others an unprecedented ability to peer into our lives. Now the […]







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These Deepfake Voices Can Help Trans Gamers

Fred, a trans man, clicked his mouse, and his tenorful tones suddenly sank deeper. He’d switched on voice-changing algorithms that provided what sounded like an instant vocal cord transplant. “This […]




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AI Can Write Code Like Humans—Bugs and All

Some software developers are now letting artificial intelligence help write their code. They’re finding that AI is just as flawed as humans.Last June, GitHub, a subsidiary of Microsoft that provides […]




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A Stanford Proposal Over AI’s ‘Foundations’ Ignites Debate

Last month, Stanford researchers declared that a new era of artificial intelligence had arrived, one built atop colossal neural networks and oceans of data. They said a new research center […]




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20 Years After 9/11, Surveillance Has Become a Way of Life

Two decades after 9/11, many simple acts that were once taken for granted now seem unfathomable: strolling with loved ones to the gate of their flight, meandering through a corporate […]




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In the US, the AI Industry Risks Becoming Winner-Take-Most

A new study warns that the American AI industry is highly concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area and that this could prove to be a weakness in the long […]




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Why Tesla Is Designing Chips to Train Its Self-Driving Tech

Tesla makes cars. Now, it’s also the latest company to seek an edge in artificial intelligence by making its own silicon chips.At a promotional event last month, Tesla revealed details […]