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The Verge

The lawsuit that could rewrite the rules of AI copyright

“We are chal­leng­ing the legal­ity of GitHub Copi­lot,” said programmer and lawyer Matthew Butterick, who filed the lawsuit with the help of the San Francisco-based Joseph Saveri Law Firm, in a press..
TechCrunch

Would You Read a Book of Spiritual Poetry Written by an AI?

What do our creations think of us? Generative Pre-trained Transformer 3 is a language model released by OpenAI in 2020 that uses deep learning to produce text that seems like it could have been writt..
The Verge

Google and Renault are working on a “software-defined vehicle”

Google and the Renault Group are expanding their four-year-old partnership to include the development of an advanced software platform for future vehicles. This “software-defined vehicle” will be buil..
TechCrunch

Nvidia touts a slower chip for China to avoid US ban

Two months after the U.S. choke off China’s access to two of Nvidia’s high-end microchips, the American semiconductor design giant unveiled a substitute with a reduced processing speed for its second-..
TechCrunch

Perceptron: AI that sees with sound, learns to walk, and predicts seismic physics

Research in the field of machine learning and AI, now a key technology in practically every industry and company, is far too voluminous for anyone to read it all. This column, Perceptron, aims to coll..
TechCrunch

5 great reasons to attend iMerit’s ML DataOps Summit

The iMerit ML DataOps Summit kicks off tomorrow, November 8. Don’t miss your chance to gather online with more than 2,000 data scientists, engineers and top AI & ML speakers to learn about the latest ..
TechCrunch

Chinese chip designers slow down processors to dodge US sanctions

Alibaba and start-up Biren Technology are tweaking their most advanced chip designs to reduce processing speeds and avoid US-imposed sanctions aimed at suppressing Chinese computing power. Alibaba, B..
Wired

Elon Musk Has Fired Twitter’s ‘Ethical AI’ Team

Not long after Elon Musk announced plans to acquire Twitter last March, he mused about open sourcing “the algorithm” that determines how tweets are surfaced in user feeds so that it could be inspected..
TechCrunch

Regulating the future: A look at the EU’s plan to reboot product liability rules for AI

Regulating the future: A look at the EU’s plan to reboot product liability rules for AI The update will arm EU consumers with new powers to obtain redress for harms caused by software and AI -- puttin..
TechCrunch

Meet Seoul-based accelerator SparkLabs’ 19th batch of startups

SparkLabs Korea, a Seoul-based seed to early-stage accelerator, held a demo Day on Thursday for its 19th cohort of companies. The latest demo day marks its tenth year after SparkLabs launched its acce..
TechCrunch

George Hotz, aka ‘geohot’ is leaving Comma.ai for a lofty AI project

Four years ago, Comma.ai founder George Hotz turned to his board — of which he is the only member — and fired himself as CEO. At the time, the goal for the famed iPhone and Playstation 3 hacker, known..
Engadget

Google expands AI-powered flood detection and wildfire systems

For the last several years, Google has been using artificial intelligence to develop a system that can predict floods. It has also been working on wildfire tracking tools. Ahead of the COP27 climate c..
The Verge

Google’s new prototype AI tool does the writing for you

Remember that time Google showed off its artificial intelligence prowess by demoing conversations with Pluto and a paper airplane? That was powered by LaMDA, one of Google’s latest-generation conversa..
TechCrunch

AI Image Generators Routinely Display Gender and Cultural Bias

If you grew up in a covered 12-foot hole in the Earth, and only had a laptop running the latest version of the Stable Diffusion AI image generator, then you would believe that there was no such thing ..
TechCrunch

Topline Pro grabs $5M to help home service businesses scale online

Like many “solopreneurs,” home service professionals have to balance doing the work while also managing a business. Topline Pro wants to take some of that burden off the shoulders of professionals so ..
TechCrunch

Contract lifecycle management vendor Icertis secures $150M in debt to stave off rivals

It’s Halloween. And, if you’re contract management software company Icertis, it’s payday. After raising $115 million in 2019, Icertis today secured $150 million — $75 million in convertible debt and a..
Engadget

Hitting the Books: AI could help shrink America's gender wage gap

Women have faced gender-based discrimination in the workforce throughout history, denied employment in all but a handful of subservient roles, regularly ignored for promotions and pay raises — and rar..
TechCrunch

Europe prepares to rewrite the rules of the Internet

“We expect the consequences to be significant,” says Gerard de Graaf, a veteran EU official who helped pass the DMA early this year. Last month, he became director of a new EU office in San Francisco,..
TechCrunch

Google acquires Twitter-backed AI avatar startup Alter for $100 million

Google has acquired Alter, an artificial intelligence (AI) avatar startup that helps creators and brands express their virtual identity, for about $100 million, a source familiar with the matter told ..
Wired

AI's New Creative Streak Sparks a Silicon Valley Gold Rush

Sarah Guo, founder of venture capital firm Conviction, organized a buzzy salon at a posh bar in San Francisco last week that drew an animated crowd of engineers, entrepreneurs, and financiers. The thi..

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Georgia's Nolan Smith, a top edge rusher prospect, to undergo surgery for pec injury

Georgia edge rusher Nolan Smith, a top prospect for the 2023 NFL Draft, will undergo surgery on Thursday to repair a pectoral muscle injury, the school announced on Tuesday. Smith suffered the injury..
The Economist

It's legal to hit children in school in 19 American states

According to this years student handbook, wearing sagging pants or being too touchy with a crush in the hallway is enough to get a teenager paddled by the school principal in Union County, Mississipp…..
The Economist

A better way of keeping mosquitoes at bay is under development

Mosquito repellents have come a long way. For decades, the market leader was DEET, which fends the pests off successfully, but only for an hour or two. Recently, Icaridin has become available. This l…..