Latest Artificial intelligence News

White House wades into debate on 'open' versus 'closed' artificial intelligence systems

Feb. 21, 2024 05:10 AM EST

The Biden administration is wading into a contentious debate about whether the most powerful artificial intelligence systems should be “open-source” or closed. The White House said Wednesday it is seeking public comment on the risks and benefits of having an AI system's key...

Ex-Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer discusses the current tech scene from vantage point of her AI startup

Feb. 20, 2024 13:10 PM EST

Marissa Mayer has long been an inspiration for innovative women battling to break through the gender barriers in a male-dominated technology industry. After graduating from Stanford University, Mayer joined Google in 1999 when the internet search giant was still a startup and then...

Some video game actors are letting AI clone their voices. They just don't want it to replace them

Feb. 19, 2024 05:43 AM EST

If you are battling a video game goblin who speaks with a Cockney accent, or asking a gruff Scottish blacksmith to forge a virtual sword, you might be hearing the voice of actor Andy Magee. Except it's not quite Magee's voice. It's a synthetic voice clone generated by artificial...

One Tech Tip: Ready to go beyond Google? Here's how to use new generative AI search sites

Feb. 17, 2024 08:38 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — It's not just you. A lot people think Google searches are getting worse. And the rise of generative AI chatbots is giving people new and different ways to look up information. While Google has been the one-stop shop for decades — after all, we commonly call searches...

Sora is ChatGPT maker OpenAI's new text-to-video generator. Here's what we know about the new tool

Feb. 16, 2024 15:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The maker of ChatGPT is now diving into AI-generated video. Meet Sora — OpenAI's new text-to-video generator. The tool, which the San Francisco company unveiled Thursday, uses generative artificial intelligence to instantly create short videos based on written...

Wisconsin Assembly passes bills regulating AI use in elections and outlawing AI-produced child porn

Feb. 15, 2024 14:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin lawmakers on Thursday passed bills to regulate artificial intelligence, joining a growing number of states grappling with how to control the technology as November's elections loom. The Assembly approved a bipartisan measure to require political...

German chancellor welcomes Microsoft's 3.2 billion euro AI investment in Germany

Feb. 15, 2024 07:14 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz welcomed an announcement Thursday by Microsoft that it would invest almost 3.3 billion euros ($3.5 billion) in Germany over the next two years to massively expand its data center capacities for applications in the field of artificial intelligence and...

Cisco Systems to lay off more than 4,000 workers in latest sign of tighter times in tech

Feb. 14, 2024 18:45 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet networking pioneer Cisco Systems is jettisoning more than 4,000 employees, joining the parade of technology companies in a trend that has helped boost their profits and stock prices while providing a sobering reminder of the job insecurity hanging over an industry...

Artificial intelligence, real emotion. People are seeking a romantic connection with the perfect bot

Feb. 14, 2024 18:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A few months ago, Derek Carrier started seeing someone and became infatuated. He experienced a “ton” of romantic feelings but he also knew it was an illusion. That's because his girlfriend was generated by artificial intelligence. ...

Microsoft says US rivals are beginning to use generative AI in offensive cyber operations

Feb. 14, 2024 15:11 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said Wednesday that U.S. adversaries — chiefly Iran and North Korea and to a lesser extent Russia and China — are beginning to use its generative artificial intelligence to mount or organize offensive cyber operations. The technology giant and business...