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Pope Francis calls for AI regulation

Pope Francis calls for AI regulation

Pope Francis called for an international treaty to ensure the ethical development of artificial intelligence on Thursday. Francis issued the call as part of his annual message for the World Day of Peace, celebrated on Jan. 1. While he acknowledged the potential benefits of AI to science and medicine, he argued that AI should not […]

Meta shuts down thousands of Facebook accounts made to spread polarizing political content

Meta shuts down thousands of Facebook accounts made to spread polarizing political content

Facebook parent company Meta shut down nearly 4,800 accounts originating from China, seemingly made to reshare polarizing posts and inflame political tensions. According to Meta’s quarterly Adversarial Threat Report, the accounts were set up with fake photos, names and other information to appear like typical American Facebook users, and even posted occasionally about unrelated topics […]

Google completes geothermal energy project in Nevada

Google completes geothermal energy project in Nevada

Google announced Tuesday that its geothermal power project in Nevada is now operational and powering the company’s data centers. The geothermal site, located Winnemucca, Nevada, supplies the local grid with 3.5 megawatts of power. Constructed in partnership with Houston-based clean energy startup Fervo Energy, the project was first initiated in 2021 as part of an […]

Amazon to launch vehicle sales in the U.S.

Amazon to launch vehicle sales in the U.S.

Did you ever think you’d be buying your next car on Amazon? You may be able to next year. Amazon announced Thursday it plans to launch vehicle sales in late 2024, allowing car dealers to sell to customers through the website, starting with franchised dealers of Korean automaker Hyundai. In return for having its vehicles […]

17 authors, including George R.R. Martin, sue OpenAI for copyright infringement

17 authors, including George R.R. Martin, sue OpenAI for copyright infringement

Several major U.S. authors represented by the Authors Guild have sued ChatGPT creator OpenAI, accusing it of training the bot on copyrighted works without permission. The class-action suit alleges OpenAI engaged in “flagrant and harmful infringements of plaintiffs’ registered copyrights,” and joins a multitude of pending lawsuits targeting Open AI, Meta Platforms and Stability AI […]

Ohio to build air taxis in the hometown of the Wright Brothers

Ohio to build air taxis in the hometown of the Wright Brothers

Under an agreement between the state government and Joby Aviation Inc, Dayton, Ohio will become the site of a new air taxi manufacturing facility. The town was once the home and workplace of the Wright Brothers, and saw the construction of the first U.S. airplane factory in 1910. Joby’s formal announcement on Monday was held […]

Apple threatens to shut down iMessage and FaceTime in the UK over changes to information privacy law

Apple threatens to shut down iMessage and FaceTime in the UK over changes to information privacy law

Apple stated it would disable access to iMessage and FaceTime in the UK if proposed changes to the 2016 Investigatory Powers Act go through.

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