Microsoft invests $1.5 billion in AI firm G42, overseen by UAE’s national security adviser

[ad_1] REDMOND, Wash. — Microsoft is investing $1.5 billion in a technology firm based in the United Arab Emirates and overseen by the country’s powerful national security adviser. Microsoft and the technology holding company G42 announced the deal Tuesday. As part of the agreement, Microsoft’s president, Brad Smith, will join G42’s board of directors. The … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or leave it with less

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or leave it with less

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or not

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more

Amazon adds Andrew Ng, a leading voice in artificial intelligence, to its board of directors

[ad_1] Amazon is adding artificial intelligence visionary Andrew Ng to its board of directors, a move that comes amid intense AI competition among startups and big technology companies. The Seattle company said Thursday that Ng, a managing director at the Palo Alto, California-based AI Fund, will replace a seat vacated by Judy McGrath, a former … Read more

A Congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Don Beyer’s car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating artificial intelligence emerged, the 73-year-old Beyer took what for … Read more

Consumers would be notified of AI-generated content under Pennsylvania bill

[ad_1] HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania consumers would be notified when content has been generated by artificial intelligence, and defendants couldn’t argue that child sexual abuse material created by artificial intelligence isn’t illegal, under a bill the House passed Wednesday. The bill’s prime sponsor, Rep. Chris Pielli, said it was designed to place guardrails around the … Read more

Meta to adjust AI policies on content after board said they were

[ad_1] Meta will adjust its policies on manipulated and A.I.-generated content to begin to label ahead of the fall elections, after an independent body overseeing the company’s content moderation found that previous policies were “incoherent and confusing,” and said they should be “reconsidered.” The changes stem from the Meta Oversight Board’s recomendations earlier this year … Read more

Tech companies want to build artificial general intelligence. But who decides when AGI is attained?

[ad_1] There’s a race underway to build artificial general intelligence, a futuristic vision of machines that are as broadly smart as humans or at least can do many things as well as people can. Achieving such a concept — commonly referred to as AGI — is the driving mission of ChatGPT-maker OpenAI and a priority … Read more

NYC’s AI chatbot was caught telling businesses to break the law. The city isn’t taking it down

[ad_1] NEW YORK — An artificial intelligence-powered chatbot created by New York City to help small business owners is under criticism for dispensing bizarre advice that misstates local policies and advises companies to violate the law. But days after the issues were first reported last week by tech news outlet The Markup, the city has … Read more