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

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

Amazon pours an additional $2.75 billion into AI startup Anthropic

[ad_1] FILE – The Amazon logo is photographed at the Vivatech show in Paris, on June 15, 2023. Amazon says, Wednesday, March 27, 2024, its investing another $2.75 billion in the Artificial intelligence startup Anthropic, bringing its total investment in the company to $4 billion. The investment will give Amazon a minority stake in San … Read more

AI chatbots here to help with your mental health, despite limited evidence they work

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Download the mental health chatbot Earkick and you’re greeted by a bandana-wearing panda who could easily fit into a kids’ cartoon. Start talking or typing about anxiety and the app generates the kind of comforting, sympathetic statements therapists are trained to deliver. The panda might then suggest a guided breathing exercise, ways … Read more

AI chatbots are here to help with your mental health, despite limited evidence they work

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Download the mental health chatbot Earkick and you’re greeted by a bandana-wearing panda who could easily fit into a kids’ cartoon. Start talking or typing about anxiety and the app generates the kind of comforting, sympathetic statements therapists are trained to deliver. The panda might then suggest a guided breathing exercise, ways … Read more

AI chatbots are here to help with your mental health, despite limited evidence they work

[ad_1] WASHINGTON — Download the mental health chatbot Earkick and you’re greeted by a bandana-wearing panda who could easily fit into a kids’ cartoon. Start talking or typing about anxiety and the app generates the kind of comforting, sympathetic statements therapists are trained to deliver. The panda might then suggest a guided breathing exercise, ways … Read more

One Tech Tip: How to spot AI-generated deepfake images

[ad_1] LONDON — AI fakery is quickly becoming one of the biggest problems confronting us online. Deceptive pictures, videos and audio are proliferating as a result of the rise and misuse of generative artificial intelligence tools. With AI deepfakes cropping up almost every day, depicting everyone from Taylor Swift to Donald Trump, it’s getting harder … Read more

Europe’s world-first AI rules are set for final approval. Here’s what happens next

[ad_1] LONDON — European Union lawmakers are set to give final approval to the 27-nation bloc’s artificial intelligence law Wednesday, putting the world-leading rules on track to take effect later this year. Lawmakers in the European Parliament are poised to vote in favor of the Artificial Intelligence Act five years after they were first proposed. … Read more

OpenAI has ‘full confidence’ in CEO Sam Altman after investigation, reinstates him to board

[ad_1] OpenAI is reinstating CEO Sam Altman to its board of directors and said it has “full confidence” in his leadership after the conclusion of an outside investigation into the company’s turmoil. The ChatGPT maker tapped the law firm WilmerHale to look into what led the company to abruptly fire Altman in November, only to … Read more