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AI Investigated In UK Over Fears Of Domination / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

The UK is set to review the artificial intelligence (AI) market to make sure its benefits are available for everyone and that no single firm will dominate.

With Writers On Strike, Can An AI Chatbot Be As Funny As Stephen Colbert? / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

For the first time in 15 years, TV and film writers are putting down their proverbial pen in protest, after union negotiations between the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and major studios broke down over concerns about not just wages, but also the use of artificial intelligence to write scripts.

AI: Which Jobs Are Most At Risk From The Technology? / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

As the man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) warns about growing dangers from how it is developing, businesses are scrambling to see how they can use the technology to their advantage.

Discord Plans To Make Everyone Change Their Username / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

Discord has announced everyone using the platform will be asked to change their username "over the coming weeks".

Horizon Forbidden West becomes a lot less forbidden to PC users next year

Sony's not letting up in its quest to put PlayStation exclusives on PC (after a reasonable period of time).

Banks Warn Of Big Increase In Online Scams / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

Banks have warned of a large increase in fraud in 2022, with much of this originating online. Barclays told the BBC that 77% of scams are now happening on social media, online marketplaces and dating apps.

Why Teaching Robots To Blink Is Hard But Important / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

I'm sitting across a table from an adorable humanoid robot called the iCub. We each have our own stick and box, and are meant to strike the box with the stick in sync with a light pattern. But of course I'm also watching the robot - and I'm aware that it's watching me.

Epic Games is laying off more than 800 people: 'We've been spending way more money than we earn'

The cuts come on the same day that Epic announced a Fortnite V-bucks price increase.

AI 'godfather' Geoffrey Hinton Warns Of Dangers As He Quits Google / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

A man widely seen as the godfather of artificial intelligence (AI) has quit his job, warning about the growing dangers from developments in the field.

Amazon: US accuses online giant of illegal monopoly

The Federal Trade Commission alleges Amazon uses "unfair" and "illegal" strategies to keep power.

US Lawmaker Goes Viral After Shirtless Zoom Meeting / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

A lawmaker in Minnesota has gone viral on social media for briefly appearing shirtless while casting a vote on a Zoom call.

CMA Launches Initial Review Of Artificial Intelligence Models / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

The CMA is opening an initial review of competition and consumer protection considerations in the development and use of AI foundation models.

AI: How 'Freaked Out' Should We Be? / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

Artificial intelligence has the awesome power to change the way we live our lives, in both good and dangerous ways. Experts have little confidence that those in power are prepared for what's coming.

Farmers turn to tech as bees struggle to pollinate

With bee populations struggling, mechanical pollination may be increasingly needed as a back-up.

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ChatGPT: Student builds app to sniff out AI-written essays

Edward Tian, 22, has built a new tool to help teachers detect plagiarism.

Back to the future for India's rice farmers

India, the world's biggest rice exporter, is turning to old varieties and new farming techniques.

Future NASA Moonwalkers To Sport Sleeker Spacesuits / News / NewsBox / StarBox | Solar Systems

Moonwalking astronauts will have sleeker, more flexible spacesuits that come in different sizes when they step onto the lunar surface later this decade.

Fortnite maker Epic Games cutting 16% of workforce

The company says it is shedding the staff because it's spending "way more" than it earns

The 50 Best Songs of 2023 So Far: Staff Picks

Our staff picks the 50 best songs of 2023 so far -- the breakthroughs, the comebacks and the total surprises.

Pentagon debuts its new stealth bomber, the B-21 Raider

America’s newest nuclear stealth bomber is making its public debut after years of secret development and as part of the Pentagon’s answer to rising concerns over a future conflict with China. The B-21...

PayPal, Kraft Heinz name new CEOs

PayPal (PYPL) has named Intuit's (INTU) Alex Chriss as its new President and CEO. Chriss will replace longtime PayPal CEO Dan Schulman. Chriss will officially join the company in late September. Kraft Heinz (KHC) also announced that its North America Zone President Carlos Abrams-Rivera will take over as CEO on January 1, 2024.

Biden arrives in US Virgin Islands to relax between holidays

President Joe Biden on Tuesday traveled to a place very familiar to him — the U.S. Virgin Islands — to enjoy some downtime and warmer weather and to ring in a new year with family. The president and his wife, first lady Jill Biden, flew from Washington on Tuesday to St. Croix, one of three islands that make up the U.S.

Olympics to introduce men’s artistic swimming for first time in games’ history - National

Men have competed in synchro at the World Aquatics Championships since it was first included in the events in 2015, but it has never been a part of the Olympic Games - until now.

Mammal bites dinosaur in 'once-in-a-lifetime' fossil find

A badger-like mammal was sinking its teeth into the ribs of a dinosaur three times its size when they were buried in volcanic ash 125 million years ago, capturing the pair in a deadly embrace.

Solve Crimes In AR By Interrogating AI Suspects

The Heist of the Century uses Chat-GPT to immerse you in realistic interrogations powered by conversational AI.

Is AI a threat to the world of fabric design?

You can now ask an artificial intelligence system to design you a fabric pattern and get it printed.

Meta rolls out paid verification for Facebook, Instagram in US

Facebook used to be free, but now you'll pay to be who you say you are.

Intel's deepfake detector tested on real and fake videos

We tested Intel's new tool, "FakeCatcher", on videos of Donald Trump and Joe Biden - with mixed results.

TSMC: Chip giant delays Arizona production in blow to Biden

Taiwan-based TSMC says semiconductors manufacturing at its Arizona plant will no longer begin in 2024.