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Google says its AI image-generator would sometimes 'overcompensate' for diversity

Feb. 23, 2024 18:04 PM EST

Google apologized Friday for its faulty rollout of a new artificial intelligence image-generator, acknowledging that in some cases the tool would “overcompensate” in seeking a diverse range of people even when such a range didn’t make sense. The partial explanation for why its...

Reddit strikes $60M deal allowing Google to train AI models on its posts, unveils IPO plans

Feb. 22, 2024 18:43 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Reddit has struck a deal with Google that allows the search giant to use posts from the online discussion site for training its artificial intelligence models and to improve services such as Google Search. The arrangement, announced Thursday and valued at...

Pakistan blocks X for the sixth day as activists criticize the social media platform's shutdown

Feb. 22, 2024 15:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's media regulators have blocked the social media platform X, formerly Twitter, with users across the country on Thursday enduring the sixth day of sweeping disruptions, partial and complete shutdowns. There was no comment on the outage by the Pakistan...

Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

Feb. 22, 2024 13:18 PM EST

Google said Thursday it is temporarily stopping its Gemini artificial intelligence chatbot from generating images of people a day after apologizing for “inaccuracies” in historical depictions that it was creating. Gemini users this week posted screenshots on social media of...

Harvard condemns student and faculty groups for posting antisemitic cartoon

Feb. 21, 2024 16:04 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University condemned what it called a “flagrantly antisemitic cartoon” that an undergraduate group posted on social media over the weekend. It also appeared on the Instagram account of Harvard Faculty and Staff for Justice in Palestine. Copied from a...

Mom arrested after Instagram post about 5-year-old daughter helping wax adult clients

Feb. 21, 2024 12:57 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee woman who posted photos on Instagram that appear to show her 5-year-old daughter helping her wax adult clients for hair removal has been charged with child neglect, according to police records. The Memphis Police Department received multiple...

Utah school board member censured over transgender comments is seeking reelection

Feb. 20, 2024 19:18 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah State Board of Education member who is facing pressure from top state leaders to resign after lawmakers say she bullied a student on social media has instead announced that she is running for reelection this fall. Conservative board member Natalie Cline...

Apple App Store - Top Apps

Feb. 20, 2024 11:44 AM EST

Top Free iPhone Apps (US): 1. Temu: Shop Like a Billionaire, Temu 2. Threads, an Instagram app, Instagram, Inc. 3. ChatGPT, OpenAI 4. Google, Google LLC 5. Hallow: Prayer & Meditation, Hallow, Inc. 6....

TikTok faces European Union scrutiny for possible breaches of strict new digital rulebook

Feb. 19, 2024 09:02 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union said Monday it is investigating whether TikTok has broken the bloc's strict new digital rules for cleaning up social media and keeping internet users safe. The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, said it has “opened formal proceedings...

The European Union expands digital crackdown on toxic content, dodgy goods to all online platforms

Feb. 16, 2024 08:42 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The European Union is expanding its strict digital rulebook on Saturday to almost all online platforms in the bloc, in the next phase of its crackdown on toxic social media content and dodgy ecommerce products that began last year by targeting the most popular services. ...