Artificial intelligence

Sports Illustrated is the latest media company damaged by an AI experiment gone wrong

Sports Illustrated is the latest media company damaged by being less than forthcoming about who or what is writing its stories at the dawn of the artificial intelligence age.

Pentagon’s AI initiatives accelerate hard decisions on lethal autonomous weapons

Artificial intelligence employed by the Pentagon has piloted pint-sized surveillance drones, helped Ukraine fight Russia, predicts when Air Force jets need maintenance and tracks rivals’ satellites in space.

Putin to boost AI work in Russia to fight a Western monopoly he says is ‘unacceptable and dangerous’

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he will endorse a national strategy for the development of artificial intelligence.

This week’s turmoil with ChatGPT-maker OpenAI has heightened trust concerns in the AI world

It’s been quite a week for ChatGPT-maker OpenAI — and co-founder Sam Altman. Altman, who helped start OpenAI as a nonprofit research lab back in 2015, was fired as CEO Friday in a sudden and mostly unexplained exit that stunned the industry.

What you need to know about Emmett Shear, OpenAI’s new interim CEO

OpenAI is bringing in the former head of Twitch as interim CEO just days after the company pushed out its well-known leader, Sam Altman, sparking upheaval in the world of artificial intelligence.

Insider Q&A: Pentagon AI chief on network-centric warfare, generative AI challenges

Pentagon’s chief digital and artificial intelligence officer Craig Martell is alarmed by the potential for generative artificial intelligence systems like ChatGPT to deceive and sow disinformation.

‘Please regulate AI:' Artists push for U.S. copyright reforms but tech industry says not so fast

Country singers, romance novelists, video game artists and voice actors are appealing to the U.S. government for immediate relief from the threat that artificial intelligence poses to their livelihoods.

Business Highlights: Advertisers flee X as Musk endorses antisemitic conspiracy; Open AI ditches CEO

Business Highlights: A summary of the day’s top stories in the business world.

ChatGPT-maker OpenAI fires CEO Sam Altman, the face of the AI boom, for lack of candor with company

The board of ChatGPT-maker Open AI says it has pushed out its co-founder and CEO Sam Altman and replaced him with an interim CEO.

Amazon lays off hundreds in its Alexa division as it plows resources into AI

Amazon is cutting hundreds of jobs in the unit that handles its popular voice assistant Alexa as it plows more resources into artificial intelligence.

YouTube creators will soon have to disclose use of generative AI in videos or risk suspension

YouTube is rolling out new rules for AI content, including requiring creators to reveal whether they’ve used generative artificial intelligence to make realistic looking videos.

China’s Xi urges countries unite in tackling AI challenges but makes no mention of internet controls

Chinese President Xi Jinping says potential risks associated with artificial intelligence are challenges that countries should deal with together.

Humanoid robots are here, but they’re a little awkward. Do we really need them?

Building a robot that’s both human-like and useful is a decades-old engineering dream inspired by popular science fiction.

Sunak says agreements at UK summit tip the balance in favor of humanity in fight against AI threats

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak says achievements at the first international AI Safety Summit will “tip the balance in favor of humanity” in the race to contain the risks from rapid advances in cutting-edge artificial intelligence.

Countries at a UK summit pledge to tackle AI’s potentially ‘catastrophic’ risks

Delegates from 28 nations, including the U.S. and China, have agreed to work together to contain the potential “catastrophic” risks posed by galloping advances in artificial intelligence.

Cutting-edge AI raises fears about risks to humanity. Are tech and political leaders doing enough?

Chatbots like ChatGPT wowed with their ability to do tasks as good as or better than humans, thanks to cutting-edge artificial intelligence systems.

Biden wants to move fast on AI safeguards and signs an executive order to address his concerns

President Joe Biden has signed a sweeping executive order to guide the development of artificial intelligence.

Gannett denies that its marketing partner used artificial intelligence for its shopping website

The media company Gannett denied that it published material created by artificial intelligence on a shopping website that it owns.

UK PM Sunak warns against rush to regulate AI before understanding its risks

As authorities around the world scramble to draw up guardrails for artificial intelligence, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak warns against moving too fast on regulating the rapidly developing technology before it’s fully understood.

Harris will attend an AI summit at a UK estate that was a base for APWar II codebreakers

The U.K. prime minister is defending China’s invitation to a summit on artificial intelligence that Vice President Kamala Harris will attend next week.

Google’s ad sales growth accelerated in 3Q, but investors are unimpressed with the performance

Google’s digital advertising sales growth accelerated during the summer, advancing a recent revival that helped its corporate parent Alphabet Inc. to deliver a quarterly profit that exceeded analysts’ projections.

Microsoft reports higher profits and revenue powered by cloud computing and AI investments

Microsoft has reported a 27% increase in profit for the July-September quarter compared to the same time last year.

Chatbots might disrupt math and computer science classes. Some teachers see upsides

As schools across the country debate banning AI chatbots, some math and computer science teachers are embracing them as just another tool.

Can New York’s mayor speak Mandarin? No, but with AI he’s making robocalls in different languages

New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been using artificial intelligence to make robocalls that contort his own voice into several languages he doesn’t actually speak.

Google packs more artificial intelligence into new Pixel phones, raises prices for devices by $100

Google has unveiled a next-generation Pixel smartphones lineup that will be infused with more artificial intelligence tools capable of writing captions about photos that also can be altered by the technology.

SoftBank’s Son says AI will surpass human intelligence in a decade, urges Japanese firms to adopt it

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son says he believes artificial intelligence will surpass human intelligence within a decade, urging Japanese companies to adopt it or be left behind.

Microsoft CEO says unfair practices by Google led to its dominance as a search engine

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says unfair tactics used by Google led to its dominance as a search engine, tactics that in turn have thwarted his company’s rival program, Bing.

National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center

The National Security Agency is starting an artificial intelligence security center — a crucial mission as AI capabilities are increasingly acquired, developed and integrated into U.S. defense and intelligence systems.

In Hollywood writers’ battle against AI, humans win (for now)

After a 148-day strike, Hollywood screenwriters secured significant guardrails against the use of artificial intelligence in one of the first major labor battles over generative AI in the workplace.

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicks off developer conference with focus on AI, virtual reality

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicked off the tech giant’s Connect developer conference on Wednesday with a focus on virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence.