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As the Use of AI Spreads, Congress Looks to Rein It In
The White House, lawmakers from both parties, and federal agencies are all working on bills or projects to constrain potential downsides of the tech.
Who’s Winning the War Between Biden and Facebook? Fox News
Misinformation on the cable channel may be responsible for more vaccine hesitancy than the social network.
The Pentagon Is Bolstering Its AI Systems—by Hacking Itself
A new “red team” will try to anticipate and thwart attacks on machine learning programs.
Why Not Use Self-Driving Cars as Supercomputers?
Autonomous vehicles use the equivalent of 200 laptops to get around. Some want to tap that computing power to decode viruses or mine bitcoin.
No, Facebook and Google Are Not Public Utilities
It’s time to retire one of the most half-baked ideas for regulating Big Tech.
As Travel Rebounds, Airlines Are Figuring It Out on the Fly
Businesses destinations are out, tourist spots are in. The old rules governing fares and flight schedules have been thrown out the window.
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The Pronunciation Glitches of an AI
The content is well-written.
The male news reader’s tortured diction and comical mispronunciation of nearly every proper noun are that of either an AI with a paltry learning dataset or a well-intentioned human who was never read-to as a child and who’s found a way to avoid consuming any audio or video news.