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In the Face of U.S. Ban Threats, TikTok’s Parent Company is More Profitable Than Ever

The Chinese tech giant continues to rake in billions in profits. But a potential U.S. TikTok ban looms. While TikTok faces an uncertain future in the U.S., its Chinese parent company continues to rake in cash. On Wednesday, Bloombe.....»»

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The Huge Risks From AI In an Election Year

The world is experiencing its first AI elections without adequate protections. Here's what needs to happen. On the eve of New Hampshire’s primary election, a flood of robocalls exhorted Democratic voters to sit out a write-in.....»»

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Exclusive: Google Workers Revolt Over $1.2 Billion Contract With Israel

Two Google workers have resigned and another was fired over a project providing AI and cloud services to the Israeli government and military In midtown Manhattan on March 4, Google’s managing director for Israel, Barak Regev,.....»»

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Biden Administration Announces $6.6 Billion for Made in America Microchips

The funds for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. mean the company can expand plans for two facilities in Phoenix and add a third. WILMINGTON, Del. — The Biden administration pledged on Monday to provide up to $6.6 billio.....»»

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What to Know About Elon Musk’s Battle With a Brazilian Judge Over Speech on Social Media

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil is taking on disinformation—and going toe-to-toe with X owner Elon Musk, who claims to champion free speech. When billionaire Elon Musk acquired Twitter—now X—in 2022, some feared that t.....»»

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China Is Using AI to Sow Disinformation and Stoke Discord Across Asia and the U.S., Microsoft Reports

A new report by Microsoft Threat Intelligence outlines how China’s influence operations have ramped up their use of artificial intelligence. Faking a political endorsement in Taiwan ahead of its crucial January election, sharing m.....»»

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Google Considers Charging for AI-Powered Search Results, New Report Says

Google is considering charging for new premium artificial intelligence-powered search features, according to a new report. Here's what you need to know. Google is considering charging for new premium artificial intelligence-powered.....»»

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The Best Apps for the Solar Eclipse

Here are the best apps for viewing and learning about the 2024 solar eclipse. People all over the world are preparing for the total solar eclipse set to pass across Mexico, the U.S., and Canada on April 8.  Many are set to t.....»»

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The House TikTok Ban Is an Empty Threat

There's no way that the House's attempted TikTok ban can withstand First Amendment scrutiny. Last month, the House of Representatives proudly voted to ban TikTok unless its corporate parent sells the app within six months. But propo.....»»

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Side Hustle or Scam? What to Know About Data Annotation Work

As artificial intelligence evolves, data annotation—or the work done by humans to train AI models—has emerged as a potential way to make money. On TikTok, Reddit, and elsewhere, posts are popping up from users claiming they&rsqu.....»»

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Why Elon Musk Is Suing OpenAI and Sam Altman

The lawsuit makes a substantial claim that could fundamentally reshape how OpenAI and its partner Microsoft do business. The fallout from the OpenAI board’s failed attempt to fire CEO Sam Altman last November took an unexpecte.....»»

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Elon Musk Sues OpenAI, Sam Altman for Breaching Firm’s Founding Mission

Musk alleges they breached the firm's founding agreement by putting profit ahead of benefiting humanity. Elon Musk sued OpenAI and its Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman, alleging they violated the artificial intelligence startup&rs.....»»

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New Study Estimates as Much as $75 Billion in Global Victims’ Losses to Pig-Butchering Scam

“These are large criminal organized networks, and they’re operating largely unscathed,” said the lead author of the study, which tracked the flow of funds through crypto exchanges. Pig-butchering scammers have likely stolen mo.....»»

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Ethical AI Isn’t to Blame for Google’s Gemini Debacle

Ethical AI isn't the reason for Google's Gemini failure. Here's how AI companies can do better. Earlier this month, Google released its long-awaited system “Gemini,” giving users access to its AI image-generation technol.....»»

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Disney, Reliance Sign $8.5 Billion Deal to Merge India Media Operations

Disney and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s conglomerate have signed a binding pact to merge their media operations in India, creating a sector behemoth valued at $8.5 billion. Walt Disney Co. and billionaire Mukesh Ambani’s cong.....»»

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Apple’s Scrapped Car Project Means AI and Headset Bets Are More Urgent

Apple told employees Tuesday it was abandoning plans for a self-driving car and reassigned some of the staff to its AI efforts. In abandoning plans for a self-driving car, Apple Inc. is giving up on billions in potential revenue and.....»»

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Google Left in ‘Terrible Bind’ by Pulling AI Feature After Right-Wing Backlash

Google’s overcorrection for AI’s well-known bias against people of color left it vulnerable to yet another firestorm over diversity. February was shaping up to be a banner month for Google’s ambitious artificial intellige.....»»

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Why Reddit Users Have Turned Against the Company’s IPO

Reddit will allow its most active users to buy shares in its IPO. But many of those users are skeptical it will succeed. Two years ago, Reddit users established themselves as a fearsome economic force when the subreddit community W.....»»

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Alibaba Leads Record Deal to Mint $2.5 Billion China AI Firm

The Chinese tech giant led a $1 billion funding round in Moonshot AI, valuing the year-old firm at $2.5 billion. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. led the largest single financing round for a Chinese artificial intelligence startup, the la.....»»

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E.U. Watchdog to Examine Microsoft’s Mistral AI Investment

A European Commission spokesperson said that regulators will analyze Microsoft’s investment into Mistral AI. Microsoft Corp.’s Mistral AI investment is set to be analyzed by the European Union’s competition watchdog.....»»

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