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World leaders plan new agreement on AI at virtual summit co-hosted by South Korea, UK

May. 21, 2024 02:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — World leaders are expected to adopt a new agreement on artificial intelligence when they gather virtually Tuesday to discuss AI’s potential risks but also ways to promote its benefits and innovation. The AI Seoul Summit is a follow-up to November’s...

Scarlett Johansson says a ChatGPT voice is 'eerily similar' to hers and OpenAI is halting its use

May. 20, 2024 21:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — OpenAI on Monday said it plans to halt the use of one of its ChatGPT voices that “Her” actor Scarlett Johansson says sounds “eerily similar" to her own. In a post on the social media platform X, OpenAI said it is “working to pause” Sky — the name of one...

Microsoft's AI chatbot will 'recall' everything you do on a PC

May. 20, 2024 17:55 PM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft wants laptop users to get so comfortable with its artificial intelligence chatbot that it will remember everything you're doing on your computer and help figure out what you want to do next. The software giant on Monday revealed a new class of...

Insider Q&A: CIA's chief technologist's cautious embrace of generative AI

May. 20, 2024 16:54 PM EDT

Knowledge advantage can save lives, win wars and avert disaster. At the Central Intelligence Agency, basic artificial intelligence – machine learning and algorithms – has long served that mission. Now, generative AI is joining the effort. CIA Director William Burns says AI tech...

Things to know about an AI safety summit in Seoul

May. 20, 2024 11:36 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is set to host a mini-summit this week on risks and regulation of artificial intelligence, following up on an inaugural AI safety meeting in Britain last year that drew a diverse crowd of tech luminaries, researchers and officials. The...

A former OpenAI leader says safety has 'taken a backseat to shiny products' at the AI company

May. 17, 2024 19:53 PM EDT

A former OpenAI leader who resigned from the company earlier this week said Friday that safety has “taken a backseat to shiny products” at the influential artificial intelligence company. Jan Leike, who ran OpenAI's “Superalignment” team alongside a company co-founder who...

UK watchdog decides not to investigate Microsoft's AI partnership with France's Mistral

May. 17, 2024 09:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British regulators said Friday they don't need to open a competition investigation into Microsoft's partnership with French artificial intelligence company Mistral, a month after asking for industry feedback on the deal. Microsoft announced earlier this year that it...

Senators urge $32 billion in emergency spending on AI after finishing yearlong review

May. 15, 2024 17:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of four senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is recommending that Congress spend at least $32 billion over the next three years to develop artificial intelligence and place safeguards around it, writing in a report released Wednesday that the U.S....

In first AI dialogue, US cites 'misuse' of AI by China, Beijing protests Washington's restrictions

May. 15, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — U.S. officials raised concerns about China's “misuse of AI” while Beijing's representatives rebuked Washington over "restrictions and pressure" on artificial intelligence, the governments said separately Wednesday, a day after a meeting in Geneva on the technology. ...

Top US and Chinese officials begin talks on AI in Geneva

May. 15, 2024 15:41 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Top envoys from the U.S. and China huddled in closed-door talks in Geneva on Tuesday to discuss ways to ensure that emerging artificial intelligence technologies don't become existential risks. The talks, which Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to launch in...