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BuzzFeed shares surge 120% on plans to embrace OpenAI

BuzzFeed Inc. shares surged by a record on news that the digital-media company plans to use OpenAI to bolster some of its content creation.

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Artificial intelligence in South Africa comes with special dilemmas—plus the usual risks

When people think about artificial intelligence (AI), they may have visions of the future. But AI is already here. At its base, it is the recreation of aspects of human intelligence in computerized form. Like human intelligence, ...

Robotics

RaiBo: A versatile robo-dog that runs through a sandy beach at 3 meters per second

A research team led by Professor Hwangbo Jemin of the KAIST Department of Mechanical Engineering has developed a quadrupedal robot control technology that can walk robustly with agility even in deformable terrain such as ...

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ChatGPT bot passes US law school exam

A chatbot powered by reams of data from the internet has passed exams at a US law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts.

Automotive

Designing ethical self-driving cars

The classic thought experiment known as the "trolley problem" asks: Should you pull a lever to divert a runaway trolley so that it kills one person rather than five? Alternatively: What if you'd have to push someone onto ...

Machine learning & AI

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited to humans—creating propaganda and disinformation.

Business

Microsoft invests billions in ChatGPT-maker OpenAI

Microsoft says it is making a "multiyear, multibillion dollar investment" in the artificial intelligence startup OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT and other tools that can write readable text and generate new images.