Latest Artificial intelligence News

Artists are taking things into their own hands to protect their work from generative AI

Jul. 18, 2024 10:38 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The oil painting depicts a woman standing on a podium, her arm aloft as she grasps a laurel crown in her hand. A scarlet cloak drapes across her chest as she stares at the viewer. To the naked eye, the painting looks like a normal piece in an online portfolio. But the version...

Microsoft faces UK competition investigation over hiring of AI startup's founder and key staff

Jul. 16, 2024 11:09 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators opened a preliminary investigation on Tuesday into Microsoft's hiring of an AI startup's key staff over concerns that it could thwart competition in the booming artificial intelligence market. The Competition and Markets Authority said its review...

Hong Kong is testing out its own ChatGPT-style tool as OpenAI planned extra steps to block access

Jul. 16, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s government is testing the city's own ChatGPT -style tool for its employees, with plans to eventually make it available to the public, its innovation minister said after OpenAI took extra steps to block access from the city and other unsupported regions. ...

US senators call out Big Tech's new approach to poaching talent, products from smaller AI startups

Jul. 12, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

In the race to stay ahead in artificial intelligence, the biggest technology companies are swallowing up the talent and products of innovative AI startups without formally acquiring them. Now three members of the U.S. Senate are calling for an investigation. San...

Two 80-something journalists tried ChatGPT. Then, they sued to protect the 'written word'

Jul. 11, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

GRAFTON, Mass. (AP) — When two octogenarian buddies named Nick discovered that ChatGPT might be stealing and repurposing a lifetime of their work, they tapped a son-in-law to sue the companies behind the artificial intelligence chatbot. Veteran journalists Nicholas Gage, 84, and...

AI presents pluses and minuses in new Apple TV+ mystery series, 'Sunny,' starring Rashida Jones

Jul. 10, 2024 16:21 PM EDT

As an actor and a writer, Rashida Jones has spent a lot of time thinking about artificial intelligence. The use of AI was a major issue at the bargaining table during last year's Hollywood strikes. AI is also front and center in her new series “Sunny" for Apple TV+. “My feeling...

Samsung brings tech's latest fashion to wearable technology with AI twists in new watch and ring

Jul. 10, 2024 13:57 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is dressing up its wearable devices in technology's latest fashion — artificial intelligence. The South Korean electronics giant on Wednesday revealed that both its first-ever premium smartwatch and a smart ring heralding its entry into a niche market...

US disrupts Russian government-backed disinformation campaign that relied on AI technology

Jul. 09, 2024 16:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian propaganda campaign backed by the Kremlin that spread online disinformation in the United States and was boosted by artificial intelligence has been disrupted, the Justice Department said Tuesday. U.S. officials described the internet operation as part...

China is the runaway leader in generative AI patent applications followed by the US, the UN says

Jul. 03, 2024 15:35 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — China has requested far more patents than any other country when it comes to generative AI, the U.N. intellectual property agency said Wednesday, with the United States a distant second. The technology, which offers the potential to boost efficiency and speed up...

California advances unique safety regulations for AI companies despite tech firm opposition

Jul. 02, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted to advance legislation Tuesday that would require artificial intelligence companies to test their systems and add safety measures to prevent them from being potentially manipulated to wipe out the state's electric grid or help build chemical...