Congressman calls for a federal Department of AI to prevent Skynet

A U.S. congressman has begun advocating for a federal department to regulate the use of artificial intelligence, postulating a dystopian future where AIs will make key decisions and autonomous weapons roam America. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) authored an opinion piece in The New York Times on Monday, arguing that AI has emerged as a powerful tool that can be used to benefit humanity — or deceive it, and worse. In fact, the example he cited, reproduced above, wasn’t written by Lieu, but by ChatGPT, the AI chatbot developed by OpenAI. (OpenAI received a multibillion-dollar investment from Microsoft on … Read More “Congressman calls for a federal Department of AI to prevent Skynet”

M&Ms Drops Candy Spokespeople After Backlash to Purple Character

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By Rob Lenihan Mars says actress Maya Rudolph will be replacing its spokecandies following a controversy over the characters shoes. M&M’s may not melt in your hand, but the button-shaped chocolates have wilted in the face of white-hot right wing outrage. Mars said on Jan. 23 that it was taking “an indefinite pause” from its spokescandies that have raised the ire of conservative pundits. “In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokescandies,” the company said in a statement. “We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the interne… Read More “M&Ms Drops Candy Spokespeople After Backlash to Purple Character”

SI:AM | Another Unsatisfying Conclusion for the Cowboys

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By Dan Gartland Mike McCarthy’s clock management is at the forefront after Sunday’s game. Good morning, I’m Dan Gartland. I’m still laughing about the Cowboys’ final play. In today’s SI:AM: ⏰ Dallas’s questionable time management 🏟️ The future of conference championship games 🐊 A messy recruiting saga If you’re reading this on SI.com, you can sign up to get this free newsletter in your inbox each weekday at SI.com/newsletters. Mike McCarthy’s baffling decision-makingAt the end of a weekend of playoff football that saw three games mostly wrapped up before the closing minutes, the Cowboys-49ers … Read More “SI:AM | Another Unsatisfying Conclusion for the Cowboys”

N.J. weather: Forecast for Wednesday winter storm includes snow for half of state. Latest updates.

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New Jersey’s long stretch of nearly no-snow winter appears likely to be coming to an end, at least for parts of the state, though the latest storm in the forecast for Wednesday is far from a blockbuster. More than half the state, including as far south as Camden, could see anywhere from a coating to couple inches of snow, the National Weather Service’s latest forecast update Monday afternoon. The higher end snowfall totals are likely to be in the 3 to 6 inch range for the northwestern counties of Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon and parts of Passaic, the weather service said. The higher eleva… Read More “N.J. weather: Forecast for Wednesday winter storm includes snow for half of state. Latest updates.”

Lawyer Interrogating Elon Musk Has Amusing Slip of the Tounge

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By Tony Owusu … but he was still accurate, according to Musk himself. Elon Musk has many monikers depending on where you fall on the political spectrum, or even what company he’s working for. Musk also officially changed his title at Tesla to Technoking in documents filed with the SEC. Some took to calling him “Space Karen” following his takeover of Twitter as a nod to the ambitions of his SpaceX rocket and satellite delivery company. But now the eccentric billionaire has a new, less pejorative nickname, thanks to the opposing council during his second day of testifying at the trial over a t… Read More “Lawyer Interrogating Elon Musk Has Amusing Slip of the Tounge”

Lawyer Interrogating Elon Musk Has Amusing Slip of the Tongue

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By Tony Owusu … but he was still accurate, according to Musk himself. Elon Musk has many monikers depending on where you fall on the political spectrum, or even what company he’s working for. Musk also officially changed his title at Tesla to Technoking in documents filed with the SEC. Some took to calling him “Space Karen” following his takeover of Twitter as a nod to the ambitions of his SpaceX rocket and satellite delivery company. But now the eccentric billionaire has a new, less pejorative nickname, thanks to the opposing council during his second day of testifying at the trial over a t… Read More “Lawyer Interrogating Elon Musk Has Amusing Slip of the Tongue”

EU to aggregate cancer imaging data across bloc in new project

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(Reuters) – The European Union on Monday launched a project to collect and aggregate cancer imaging data in an effort to speed up innovation and early cancer diagnosis using artificial intelligence. The new European Cancer Imaging Initiative will give clinicians, researchers and innovators “easy access to large amounts of cancer imaging data”, the European Commission said in a statement. “A cross-border, interoperable, and secure infrastructure that will preserve privacy will speed up innovation in medical research. For example, it will be possible to train new technologies that use artificial… Read More “EU to aggregate cancer imaging data across bloc in new project”

Microsoft Adds ‘Multibillion Dollar’ Investment In ChatGPT Owner OpenAI

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By Martin Baccardax Microsoft said its investment in OpenAI will “accelerate AI breakthroughs to ensure these benefits are broadly shared with the World.” Microsoft (MSFT) – Get Free Report confirmed Monday that it will expand its investment in OpenAI, an artificial intelligence group founded by Tesla (TSLA) – Get Free Report CEO Elon Musk, as the tech giant ramps-up investments in advanced technologies following a big headcount cull unveiled last week. Microsoft said the multibillion investment — the third it’s made into the group — would extend its collaboration with OpenAI and its key con… Read More “Microsoft Adds ‘Multibillion Dollar’ Investment In ChatGPT Owner OpenAI”

ChatGPT: Microsoft invests billions more in OpenAI as tech race with Google heats up around AI

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Microsoft plans to invest billions more in OpenAI, staking its future on the start-up and tech behind the chatbot ChatGPT, as well as setting the stage for more competition with Google. Recently touting a revolution in artificial intelligence (AI), Microsoft is building on a bet it made nearly four years ago on OpenAI. In 2019, it dedicated $1 billion (€922 million) to the start-up co-founded by Elon Musk and investor Sam Altman, and has since built a supercomputer to power OpenAI’s technology, among other forms of support. “Today, we are announcing the third phase of our long-term partnership… Read More “ChatGPT: Microsoft invests billions more in OpenAI as tech race with Google heats up around AI”

Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT firm OpenAI

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Washington (AFP) – Microsoft on Monday said it had extended its partnership with OpenAI, the research lab and creator of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot that has sparked widespread fears of cheating in schools and universities. In a company blog post tweeted by CEO Satya Nadella, the tech giant announced a “multiyear, multibillion dollar investment to accelerate AI breakthroughs” that would be “broadly shared with the World.” OpenAI’s ChatGPT became an internet sensation when it was released without warning in November, allowing users to experiment with its ability to write essays,… Read More “Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT firm OpenAI”