Internet

GPT-4's exciting—and ominous—achievements

Six decades ago, an episode of the legendary TV series "The Twilight Zone" warned us about the risks of ticking off machines. Frustrated by a wave of modern appliances, a grumpy magazine writer in the episode "A Thing About ...

Consumer & Gadgets

Microsoft Bing AI ends chat when prompted about 'feelings'

Microsoft Corp. appeared to have implemented new, more severe restrictions on user interactions with its "reimagined" Bing internet search engine, with the system going mum after prompts mentioning "feelings" or "Sydney," ...

Machine learning & AI

Top French university bans students from using ChatGPT

A top French university on Friday forbade students from using artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT to complete assignments, in the first such ban at a college in the country.

Hi Tech & Innovation

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.

Robotics

'Butterfly bot' is fastest swimming soft robot yet

Inspired by the biomechanics of the manta ray, researchers at North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient soft robot that can swim more than four times faster than previous swimming soft robots. The ...

Internet

Users question AI's ability to moderate online harassment

New Cornell University research finds that both the type of moderator—human or AI—and the "temperature" of harassing content online influence people's perception of the moderation decision and the moderation system.

Consumer & Gadgets

Musk's dispute with Twitter over bots continues to dog deal

Elon Musk's proposed acquisition of Twitter Inc. may fall apart over his doubts that the company is accurately reporting the number of spam bots on the service, according to a report, even as company executives reiterated ...

Internet

Twitter says it removes 1 million spam accounts a day

Twitter said it removes 1 million spam accounts each day in a call with executives Thursday during a briefing that aimed to shed more light on the company's fake and bot accounts as it tussles with Elon Musk over "spam bots."

Internet

Texas attorney general opens investigation of Twitter bots

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he opened an investigation of Twitter, claiming the social media platform may be misleading people with false reporting of its bot accounts, violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices ...

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