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Should We 'Pause' AI?

The rapid advances in Artificial Intelligence made by OpenAI have led some tech industry leaders to call for a pause on AI research.

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Teens share the joy, despair and anxiety of college admissions on TikTok

MLB The Show 23 Review: Negro Leagues storylines are a tribute to baseball legends

The all time great Jackie Robinson, featuring his classic Monarchs uniform for MLB The Show 23‘s Storylines mode.

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All new cars in the EU will be zero-emission by 2035. Here's where the U.S. stands

Electric cars charge at a hub in downtown Milan on March 23. Starting in 2035, all cars sold in the European Union will be zero-emission vehicles.

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Tech leaders urge a pause in the 'out-of-control' artificial intelligence race

The OpenAI logo is seen on a mobile phone in front of a computer screen displaying output from ChatGPT on March 21, in Boston. A group of prominent computer scientists and other tech industry notables are calling for a 6-month pause to consider the risks of powerful artificial intelligence technology.

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Panera rolls out hand-scanning technology that has raised privacy concerns

Panera has piloted handprint scanners in two locations so far. The company plans to roll out the technology in additional locations across the country in the coming months.

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Perennial rice: Plant once, harvest again and again

The perennial rice ‘Yunda 107’ is harvested in the Yunnan Province of China. Perennial rice can be harvested for successive regrowth seasons, maintaining a relatively stable yield and greatly reducing labor input.

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Perennial rice: Plant once, harvest again and again

Twitter says parts of its source code were leaked online

The Twitter splash page is seen on a digital device in 2022 in San Diego. Some parts of Twitter’s source code, the fundamental computer code on which the social network operates, were leaked online, the social media company said in a legal filing on Sunday.

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A judge sided with publishers in a lawsuit over the Internet Archive's online library

Books line the shelves at the Rice University Library in April 2022 in Houston.

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Intel co-founder and philanthropist Gordon Moore has died at 94

Gordon Moore, the legendary Intel Corp. co-founder who predicted the growth of the semiconductor industry, smiles during a news conference in 2001.

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Nintendo's Wii U and 3DS stores closing means game over for digital archives

Nintendo will soon close the digital storefronts for the Wii U and 3DS.

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Utah's new social media law means children will need approval from parents

Gov. Spencer Cox signs two social media regulation bills during a ceremony at the Capitol building in Salt Lake City on Thursday, March 23, 2023. Cox signed a pair of measures that aim to limit when and where children can use social media and stop companies from luring kids to the sites.

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Lawmakers grilled TikTok CEO Chew for 5 hours in a high-stakes hearing about the app

TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew testifies before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Capitol Hill on March 23, 2023. The hearing was a rare opportunity for lawmakers to question the leader of the short-form social media video app about the company’s relationship with its Chinese owner, ByteDance, and how they handle users’ sensitive personal data.

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A 3D-printed rocket launched successfully but failed to reach orbit

The Terran 1 rocket, made largely of 3D-printed metal parts, launched successfully but failed to reach orbit on Wednesday.

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Still trying to quit that gym membership? The FTC is proposing a rule that could help

Federal Trade Commission Chair Lina Khan, pictured at her April 2021 confirmation hearing, spoke to Morning Edition on Thursday about the new “Click to Cancel” proposal.

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Still trying to quit that gym membership? The FTC is proposing a rule that could help

It takes a few dollars and 8 minutes to create a deepfake. And that's only the start

Ethan Mollick, a business professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, used a photo of himself (left) in an artificial intelligence platform where he generated a deepfake video of himself (right).

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It takes a few dollars and 8 minutes to create a deepfake. And that’s only the start

The SEC charges Lindsay Lohan, Jake Paul and others with illegally promoting crypto

Lindsay Lohan attends the Christian Siriano Fall/Winter 2023 fashion show at Gotham Hall on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, in New York.

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The U.S. is threatening to ban TikTok? Good luck

TikTok has become baked into the culture.

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That panicky call from a relative? It could be a thief using a voice clone, FTC warns

This Wednesday, April 14, 2016, file photo, shows a push-button landline telephone, in Whitefield, Maine.

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Armed with influencers and lobbyists, TikTok goes on the offense on Capitol Hill

The social media application logo, TikTok is displayed on the screen of an iPhone on an American flag background. With the TikTok CEO set to testify on Capitol Hill on Thursday, influencers and lobbyists are pressing the government not to ban the app.

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Armed with influencers and lobbyists, TikTok goes on the offense on Capitol Hill

If ChatGPT designed a rocket — would it get to space?

When Geoff Brumfiel asked an AI software for rocket schematics, he got interesting results. Like these Saturn V-inspired renderings.

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If ChatGPT designed a rocket — would it get to space?

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