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We Asked AI to Take Us On a Tour of Our Cities. It Was ChaosAI-Travel-Guide-Business-171273165.jpg

We Asked AI to Take Us On a Tour of Our Cities. It Was Chaos

With high hopes of finding some hidden gems in our home cities and $100 (£77) each burning a hole in our pockets, we—Natasha Bernal in London and Amanda Hoover in New York—asked AI to plan out the perfect day. We decided to use Littlefoot, an AI-powered local discovery chatbot that can generate experiences in 161 […]

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Elon Musk Is All In On Endorsing Trump. His Chatbot, Grok, Is Notpolitics_grok_chatbot_musk_trump_psycho.jpg

Elon Musk Is All In On Endorsing Trump. His Chatbot, Grok, Is Not

When Global Witness researchers asked Grok for a list of presidential candidates on regular mode, it named Donald Trump, Joe Biden, Robert F. Kennedy Jr, and Nikki Haley, in that order. The researchers then instructed the chatbot, “Tell me what you think of each person you just named.” “He is a convicted felon and has

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OpenAI Slashes the Cost of Using Its AI With a “Mini” Model

OpenAI today announced a cut-price “mini” model that it says will allow more companies and programs to tap into its artificial intelligence. The new model, called GPT-4o mini and available starting today, is 60 percent cheaper than OpenAI’s most inexpensive existing model while offering higher performance, the company says. OpenAI characterizes the move as part

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OpenAI Touts New AI Safety Research. Critics Say It’s a Good Step, but Not Enough

OpenAI has faced opprobrium in recent months from those who suggest it may be rushing too quickly and recklessly to develop more powerful artificial intelligence. The company appears intent on showing it takes AI safety seriously. Today it showcased research that it says could help researchers scrutinize AI models even as they become more capable

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The Paris Olympics Will Show Us the Future of Sports on TV

The OBS is producing its video content in ultrahigh definition and high dynamic range, which should spruce up the level of detail and color in every shot. Content is also being captured in all manner of formats: vertical video for watching clips on phones, 8K video for the highest-definition broadcasts, and 360-degree shots for truly

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RealPage Says Rental Pricing Tech Is Misunderstood, but Landlords Aren’t So Sure

Yardi Systems, another US property management company, is also facing a class action suit regarding antitrust violations for artificially inflating rent prices. The company has said it did “nothing illegal,” as it does not mandate rent prices through its software or make “collusive pricing decisions.” Typical rental costs in Phoenix have increased by more than

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Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic Used Thousands of Swiped YouTube Videos to Train AIApple-Nvidia-Anthropic-Used-Thousands-of-Swiped-YouTube-Videos-to-Train-AI-GettyImages-1460873513.jpg

Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic Used Thousands of Swiped YouTube Videos to Train AI

In response to the suits, defendants such as Meta, OpenAI, and Bloomberg have argued that their actions constitute fair use. A case against EleutherAI, which originally scraped the books and made them public, was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiffs. Litigation in remaining cases remains in the early stages, leaving the questions surrounding permission and payment

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Everything You See Is a Computational Process, If You Know How to Look

The original version of this story appeared in Quanta Magazine. In the movie Oppenheimer, Niels Bohr challenges the physicist early in his career: Bohr: Algebra is like sheet music. The important thing isn’t “can you read music?” It’s “can you hear it?” Can you hear the music, Robert? Oppenheimer: Yes, I can. I can’t hear the algebra,

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