How the U.S. government is regulating AI

The U.S. government is considering laws to help society adapt to the introduction of artificial intelligence. Early users of the technology are already seeing labor productivity gains. For example, Klarna, a buy now, pay later financial services provider, estimates that its AI assistant tool will increase its profit outcome by $40 million by the end … Read more

Tech Leaders Once Cried for AI Regulation. Now the Message Is ‘Slow Down’

The other night I attended a press dinner hosted by an enterprise company called Box. Other guests included the leaders of two data-oriented companies, Datadog and MongoDB. Usually the executives at these soirees are on their best behavior, especially when the discussion is on the record, like this one. So I was startled by an … Read more

Alphabet: Alphabet heads toward $2 trillion with investors cheering AI moves

New York: Investors are becoming more optimistic about Alphabet’s artificial intelligence strategy, after a run of glitches and misfires that sent its shares tumbling. The stock is heading back toward what would be a record $2 trillion market value – a milestone surpassed only by Microsoft, Apple and Nvidia in the United States. It has … Read more

No One Actually Knows How AI Will Affect Jobs

Forget artificial intelligence breaking free of human control and taking over the world. A far more pressing concern is how today’s generative AI tools will transform the labor market. Some experts envisage a world of increased productivity and job satisfaction; others, a landscape of mass unemployment and social upheaval. Someone with a bird’s-eye view of … Read more

Ottawa has used AI in nearly 300 projects and initiatives: research – National

Canada’s federal government has used artificial intelligence in nearly 300 projects and initiatives, new research has found — including to help predict the outcome of tax cases, sort temporary visa applications and promote diversity in hiring. Joanna Redden, an associate professor at Western University, pieced together the database using news reports, documents tabled in Parliament … Read more

Eric Schmidt Warned Against China’s AI Industry. Emails Show He Also Sought Connections to It

In November 2019, the US government’s National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), an influential body chaired by former Google CEO and executive chairman Eric Schmidt, warned that China was using artificial intelligence to “advance an autocratic agenda.” Just two months earlier, Schmidt was also seeking potential personal connections to China’s AI industry on a … Read more

Nvidia and Georgia Tech announce first AI supercomputer for students

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia, arrives for the Inaugural AI Insight Forum in the Russell Building on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13, 2023. Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images Nvidia and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced Wednesday the first artificial intelligence supercomputer designed for student use. The chipmaker’s graphics processing units … Read more

How to Stop Your Data From Being Used to Train AI

On its help pages, OpenAI says ChatGPT web users without accounts should navigate to Settings and then uncheck Improve the model for everyone. If you have an account and are logged in through a web browser, select ChatGPT, Settings, Data Controls, and then turn off Chat History & Training. If you’re using ChatGPT’s mobile apps, … Read more

TSMC posts fastest monthly revenue growth since 2022 on AI chip boom

TSMC displayed on a phone screen and microchip and are seen in this illustration photo taken in Krakow, Poland on July 19, 2023 Jakub Porzycki | Nurphoto | Getty Images Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TMSC), posted a surge in monthly revenue in March, as it cashed in on a continuing artificial intelligence boom powered by … Read more

The Honeybees Versus the Murder Hornets

Teams of volunteers now hunt Asian hornets landing on British soil, but detection is only the tip of the iceberg, says Elmes. The true challenge is tracing the hornet back to its nest, to destroy the colony. “If something can automate and help us, it will shave off time,” he says. This is the rationale … Read more