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As AI language skills grow, so do scientists’ concerns – Associated Press

Photo: Research engineer Teven Le Scao, who helped create the new artificial intelligence language model called BLOOM, poses for a photo, Monday, July 11, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) The tech industry’s latest artificial intelligence constructs can be pretty convincing if you ask them what it feels like to be a sentient computer,

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How a machine can be a personalized language tutor – NAU

Speaking German to a machine is easy. The machine understanding and correcting you appropriately—that’s a little harder.  Or rather, it’s hard for the machine to parse out a German language learner’s pronunciation. Did you make the small adjustment that an umlaut over a vowel makes? Was there enough phlegm in some of those more guttural

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Elon Musk’s big plans for Twitter: What we know so far

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has laid out some bold, if still vague, plans for transforming Twitter into a place of “maximum fun” once he buys the social media platform for $44 billion and takes it private. But enacting what at the moment are little more than a mix of vague principles and technical details could

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Inconvenient Truths and Convenient Lies – Inside Sources

The online world has become a free speech battleground. Controversially, tech platforms have sided with illiberal regimes to censor posts while flagging “misinformation” in free countries. We all share a legitimate interest in avoiding outright falsehoods, but much censorship today—whether at the behest of dictators, or in the name of eradicating “misinformation,” ultimately is about restricting discourse

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After Face-off With Critics, IRS Abandons Plans for Facial ID Tech

The Internal Revenue Service has abandoned plans to force taxpayers to a private facial-recognition system to access their online accounts, the agency announced this week. But critics say the now-foiled effort is part of an ongoing expansion of the frightening federal agency into more of our lives. In a statement announcing it is dropping the

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