FridayJun 28, 2024 10:00 am

Pope Francis Welcomes AI Benefits, Wants Risks Mitigated

While addressing an audience in the Vatican recently, Pope Francis reiterated that artificial intelligence (AI) was to be used to serve humanity in an ethical way. He made these remarks to those who took part in the global convention on Generative AI and Technocratic Paradigm, which was organizated by CentesimusAnnus Pro Pontifice, under the Vatican. The CentesimusAnnus foundation organizes meetings on matters related to the common good and economy as well as the common good and finance. The discussions are focused on devising ways to apply to social teachings of the Catholic Church. In his address, the Holy Father noted…

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WednesdayJun 26, 2024 10:00 am

US Proposes Curbs to AI, Tech Investments in China

Last week, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued a proposal that would limit and monitor United States investments in China for a range of tech investments. The proposal stems from an executive order issued by President Joseph Biden in 2023 that focused on access that some countries had to U.S. dollars to finance advanced technologies that could strengthen these countries’ intelligence, military, cyber capabilities and surveillance. The order primarily centered on Macau, Hong Kong and China. For a while now, the current administration has worked to impede the development of technologies that could enable China to dominate emerging sectors or…

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MondayJun 24, 2024 10:00 am

Fiscal Policy Interventions Could Make AI Benefits More Universal, IMF Says

Generative artificial intelligence technologies hold great potential for enhancing delivery of public services and improving productivity. However, the current scale and speed at which these technologies are being adopted is also increasing concerns about inequality and job loss. Despite this, the IMF recently published a paper claiming that fiscal policy had a significant role to play in supporting opportunities and gains under generative artificial intelligence. For this to be effective, however, tax and social protection systems globally would need to be upgraded. Models from the IMF, supported by lessons from previous automation waves, suggest that generous employment insurance could shield…

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FridayJun 21, 2024 10:00 am

Global Survey Finds Audiences Suspicious of Newsrooms Using AI

A recently published report has highlighted concerns on the increased use of artificial intelligence in misinformation and the production of news. The report was published by the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and provides a picture of the challenges newsrooms are already facing as they work to engage more individuals worldwide. Globally, generative artificial intelligence is helping tech giants and start-ups such as Google and OpenAI develop tools that can divert traffic from news sites and provide short summaries of information. While this works against newsrooms and would suggest that consumers are in favor of AI use, the…

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ThursdayJun 20, 2024 9:45 am

D-Wave Quantum Inc. (NYSE: QBTS) Featured in Wall Street Journal Article About Tackling Real-World Optimization Problems with Quantum

The article titled “Quantum Computing Gets Real: It Could Even Shorten Your Airport Connection” showcases how recent technological advances make it possible for businesses and researchers to explore quantum computing for practical use cases D-Wave’s quantum computer is well-suited to optimize complex tasks, from managing cargo movement at our nation’s ports to planning promotional tours and even grocery delivery routes D-Wave is the only company commercially offering annealing quantum computing D-Wave Quantum (NYSE: QBTS), a leader in quantum computing systems, software, and services and the world’s first commercial supplier of quantum computers, recently announced that it has been featured in…

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MondayJun 17, 2024 10:00 am

Experts Concerned as AI-Driven National News Networks Using Fake Bios Proliferate

More articles written by artificial intelligence (AI) pretending to be real people and covering different topics such as weather, local politics and crime continue to pop up online. This comes as more news outlets try to make more use of the rapidly developing tech. While this may sound harmless, experts warn that relying too much on artificial intelligence may possibly boost the spread of misinformation and damage the credibility of news organizations. Some media companies that have used artificial intelligence to publish their news have seen it backfire, with companies such as CNET enduring embarrassment over factual errors. Gannett, the…

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FridayJun 14, 2024 10:00 am

Apple Unveils AI Strategy, Plans to Partner with OpenAI

During its presentation at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference held in California, Apple rolled out new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered features. For a while now, Apple has been under pressure to maintain its pace as its competitors continue to launch artificial intelligence products. For instance, Google launched Gemini, a free artificial-intelligence app optimized for Ultra, Pro and Nano sizes, about a year after it launched the Bard chatbot. Microsoft also debuted its Azure AI platform, which deploys generative artificial-intelligence solutions to solve today’s challenges and create the future. In addition, the global technology company launched Copilot+ personal computers, equipped with artificial…

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WednesdayJun 12, 2024 10:00 am

Alarm Bells Go Off Over AI Use in Adult-Entertainment Industry

The first cyber brothel in the world is set to launch its services later this month in Berlin. This comes after a successful test phase that allow customers to verbally and physically interact with the artificial intelligence dolls for one hour. Cybrothel owner and founder, Philipp Fussenegger, stated that many individuals would be more comfortable discussing private matters with a machine because it wouldn’t judge them. He revealed that prior to this, a lot of interest centered on a doll with a voice actress where consumers could interact with the doll and hear the voice. Now, he noted, the demand…

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MondayJun 10, 2024 10:00 am

Google DeepMind, OpenAI Employees Pen Letter Warning of AI Risks

Earlier this month, a group of former and current employees at well-known AI companies wrote an open letter requesting more protections for employees who choose to voice their concerns on safety and warning of insufficient safety oversight in the industry. This move comes after a pair of top employees at OpenAI, key safety researcher Jan Leike and cofounder Ilya Sutskever, resigned from the company in May. The letter is a significant public statement on the dangers of artificial intelligence from employees from this industry, which is generally regarded as secretive. It demands that these companies commit to principles on accountability…

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FridayJun 07, 2024 10:00 am

Nvidia, AMD Launch Next-Gen AI Chips Amid Growing Competition

Intel, AMD and Nvidia Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) all recently and independently rolled out their next-gen AI chips in Taiwan. Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang stated while addressing the audience at Taipei’s National Taiwan University that the company would launch its most advanced artificial intelligence (AI) chip platform, dubbed Rubin ,in 2026. This platform follows the Blackwell platform, which was launched in March and supplies chips to data centers. At the time of its launch, Nvidia christened Blackwell the most powerful chip in the world. The platform’s architecture features transformative technologies for accelerated computing. The Rubin will comprise of advanced networking chips,…

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