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Fei-Fei Li Started an AI Revolution by Seeing Like an Algorithm

Researcher Fei-Fei Li’s ImageNet project provided the feedstock for the deep learning boom that brought the world ChatGPT and other world-changing AI systems.

This New Breed of AI Assistant Wants to Do Your Boring Office Chores

An experimental AI helper attempts to operate a web browser in the same way a human does to take on office admin like processing invoices or screening job applicants.

The US and 30 Other Nations Agree to Set Guardrails for Military AI

The tech-centric war in Ukraine and the success of ChatGPT have prompted new interest in figuring out how to prevent military AI from going awry.

5 Key Updates in GPT-4 Turbo, OpenAI’s Newest Model

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, announced a new model for ChatGPT at the company’s developer conference.

OpenAI Wants Everyone to Build Their Own Version of ChatGPT

At OpenAI’s first developer conference, the company behind ChatGPT announced new tools that let anyone create a customized chatbot or AI agent—no coding skills required.

How to Get Facebook Without Ads—if It’s Available for You

Meta now offers users an ad-free option, but it’s only available in Europe for those who can afford the €10-a-month subscription.

Sweeping New Powers Could Let the UK Block Big Tech Platforms

Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator, has released its first set of proposed rules under a new online safety law, with strict penalties for noncompliance.

The GOP Presidential Debate Is Livestreaming on Rumble, Home to White Nationalist Nick Fuentes

The third GOP debate is sponsored by the Republican Jewish Coalition and will be livestreamed on a platform favored by one of America’s most notorious white nationalists.

YouTube’s Ad Blocker Detection Believed to Break EU Privacy Law

A complaint filed with the EU’s independent data regulator accuses YouTube of failing to get explicit user permission for its ad blocker detection system, potentially violating the ePrivacy Directive.

WeWork Just Filed for Bankruptcy

The troubled coworking company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. WeWork says locations will remain open.

Joe Biden Has a Secret Weapon Against Killer AI. It's Bureaucrats

In Hollywood, taming rogue AI requires military hardware. In Washington, Joe Biden plans to stop AI from harming people by tapping the power of bureaucracy.

25-Year Lasagna, Special Ops Oatmeal, and the Survival Food Boom

The ranks of doomsday preppers have swelled since the pandemic, with many stocking up on freeze-dried rations in case things go bad.

Here's a New Plan to Rein In the Gilded Tech Bros

Former FCC chair Tom Wheeler likens today’s tech giants to 19th-century robber barons and argues only government intervention can prevent them harming the public interest.

Sam Bankman-Fried Sealed His Fate Long Before the FTX Trial

Prior to his arrest, the FTX founder did a string of media interviews to tell his side of the story. In the courtroom, those comments came back to haunt him.

Sam Bankman-Fried Built a Crypto Paradise in the Bahamas—Now He's a Bad Memory

FTX staff lived the high life in the Bahamas. Following the exchange's high-profile collapse, the country is trying to rebuild its reputation.

Sam Bankman-Fried Will Testify in His Own Trial. It’s a Legal Hail Mary

Received wisdom is that defendants shouldn’t take the stand in fraud trials. FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s choice to do so is a bold gamble.

They Cracked the Code to a Locked USB Drive Worth $235 Million in Bitcoin. Then It Got Weird

Stefan Thomas lost the password to an encrypted USB drive holding 7,002 bitcoins. One team of hackers believes they can unlock it—if they can get Thomas to let them.

The UK’s Controversial Online Safety Act Is Now Law

The UK government says its Online Safety Act will protect people, particularly children, on the internet. Critics say it’s ineffective against dangerous misinformation and may be a threat to privacy.

Deepfake Audio Is a Political Nightmare

British fact-checkers are racing to debunk a suspicious audio recording of UK opposition leader Keir Starmer.

India Is Using Terrorism Laws to Target Journalists

Police seized laptops and phones from reporters working for the anti-establishment Newsclick website—the latest outlet to be raided during a crackdown on media in India.

Slovakia’s Election Deepfakes Show AI Is a Danger to Democracy

Fact-checkers scrambled to deal with faked audio recordings released days before a tight election, in a warning for other countries with looming votes.

Humane’s Ai Pin is a $700 Smartphone Alternative You Wear All Day

If you’re willing to clip the Ai Pin to your chest, you can talk, gesture, and tap to take photos or summon a powerful virtual assistant.

A Jury Will Decide If Google's App Store Is an Unjust Monopoly

Fortnite developer Epic has pushed back on Google’s control of the Android app store. The courtroom showdown could force the search giant to offer users more apps, at more affordable prices.

Families of Hostages Kidnapped by Hamas Turn to Phone Pings for Proof of Life

More than 220 people are believed to have been kidnapped and taken to Gaza by Hamas. Their loved ones are trying to trace them using every grain of information they can find.

Graphcore Was the UK's AI Champion—Now It’s Scrambling to Survive

The British chipmaker wanted to challenge the dominance of Nvidia, but having been left out of government AI projects, is urgently looking to raise money.

Swedish Ports Threaten to Block Teslas From Entering the Country

Tesla is failing to play by Swedish labor rules, unions claim. Now a strike that started with mechanics is beginning to spread.

GM’s Cruise Halts All US Robotaxi Service After Suspension for Pedestrian Who Was Dragged

Cruise suspended its driverless robotaxis nationwide two days after losing its self-driving permit in San Francisco for an incident in which a pedestrian was trapped under an autonomous vehicle.

GM’s Cruise Loses Its Self-Driving License in San Francisco After a Robotaxi Dragged a Person

The California DMV says the company’s autonomous taxis are “not safe” and that Cruise “misrepresented” safety information about its self-driving vehicle technology.

Amazon’s AI-Powered Van Inspections Give It a Powerful New Data Feed

Amazon delivery drivers at hundreds of sites around the world will be asked to drive through camera-studded archways that log every dent, scratch, or damaged tire.