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Gymnastics Judge’s Helper: AI system measures performances in Olympic-level gymnastics competitions.
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Gymnastics Judge’s Helper: AI system measures performances in Olympic-level gymnastics competitions.

Judges in competitive gymnastics are using an AI system to double-check their decisions.
Generated Video Gets Real(er): OpenAI's Sora, a new player in text-to-video generation
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Generated Video Gets Real(er): OpenAI's Sora, a new player in text-to-video generation

OpenAI‚Äôs new video generator raises the bar for detail and realism in generated videos ‚ÄĒ but the company released few details about how it built the system.
GPU Data Centers Strain Grid Power: AI's electricity demands spur an expansion of power sources.
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GPU Data Centers Strain Grid Power: AI's electricity demands spur an expansion of power sources.

The AI boom is taxing power grids and pushing builders of data centers to rethink their sources of electricity.
U.S. Restricts AI Robocalls: U.S. cracks down on AI-generated voice robocalls to combat election interference.
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U.S. Restricts AI Robocalls: U.S. cracks down on AI-generated voice robocalls to combat election interference.

The United States outlawed unsolicited phone calls that use AI-generated voices. 
Ancient Scrolls Recovered: Researchers decipher scrolls charred by Mount Vesuvius using AI.
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Ancient Scrolls Recovered: Researchers decipher scrolls charred by Mount Vesuvius using AI.

Three researchers decoded scrolls that had gone unread since they were turned into charcoal by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in the year 79.
GPT-4 Biothreat Risk is Low: Study finds GPT-4 no more risky than online search in aiding bioweapon development.
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GPT-4 Biothreat Risk is Low: Study finds GPT-4 no more risky than online search in aiding bioweapon development.

GPT-4 poses negligible additional risk that a malefactor could build a biological weapon, according to a new study. OpenAI compared the ability of GPT-4 and web search to contribute to the creation of a dangerous virus or bacterium. The large language model was barely more helpful than the web.
New Leaderboards Rank Safety, More: Hugging Face introduces leaderboards to evaluate model performance and trustworthiness.
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New Leaderboards Rank Safety, More: Hugging Face introduces leaderboards to evaluate model performance and trustworthiness.

Hugging Face introduced four leaderboards to rank the performance and trustworthiness of large language models (LLMs). The open source AI repository now ranks performance on tests of workplace utility, trust and safety, tendency to generate falsehoods, and reasoning.
Nude Deepfakes Spur Legislators: Taylor Swift deepfake outrage prompts U.S. lawmakers to propose anti-AI pornography laws.
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Nude Deepfakes Spur Legislators: Taylor Swift deepfake outrage prompts U.S. lawmakers to propose anti-AI pornography laws.

Sexually explicit deepfakes of Taylor Swift galvanized public demand for laws against nonconsensual, AI-enabled pornography.
AI Jobs Grow Beyond Established Hubs: AI careers spread across the U.S., outgrowing traditional tech hubs.
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AI Jobs Grow Beyond Established Hubs: AI careers spread across the U.S., outgrowing traditional tech hubs.

An analysis of United States job listings shows AI jobs are growing rapidly outside traditional tech hubs. Researchers at University of Maryland analyzed the distribution of AI jobs among U.S. job postings. California hosts the largest concentration...
High Yields for Small Farms: AI elevates chili farming in India with smarter yields.
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High Yields for Small Farms: AI elevates chili farming in India with smarter yields.

Indian farmers used chatbots and computer vision to produce higher yields at lower costs. The state government of Telangana in South India partnered with agricultural aid organization Digital Green to provide AI tools to chili farmers. 
Resources for Research: U.S. government launches pilot program to fuel AI innovation with national resources.
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Resources for Research: U.S. government launches pilot program to fuel AI innovation with national resources.

The United States government wants to connect U.S. AI researchers with resources that can help them develop their projects.
Sovereign AI: Governments invest billions to secure homegrown AI technologies.
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Sovereign AI: Governments invest billions to secure homegrown AI technologies.

Governments want access to AI chips and software built in their own countries, and they are shelling out billions of dollars to make it happen. Nations across the world are supporting homegrown AI processing and development, The Economist reported.
AI Creates Jobs, Study Suggests: European Central Bank study finds surprising growth in jobs affected by AI.
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AI Creates Jobs, Study Suggests: European Central Bank study finds surprising growth in jobs affected by AI.

Europeans are keeping their jobs even as AI does an increasing amount of work. Researchers at the European Central Bank found that employment in occupations affected by AI rose over nearly a decade. 
Standard for Media Watermarks: C2PA introduces watermark tech to combat media misinformation.
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Standard for Media Watermarks: C2PA introduces watermark tech to combat media misinformation.

An alliance of major tech and media companies introduced a watermark designed to distinguish real from fake media starting with images. The Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA) offers an open standard that marks media files with information about their creation and editing.
GPT Store homepage
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OpenAI Expands Platform Play: OpenAI releases the GPT store, a curated chatbot marketplace.

The GPT Store is open for business, providing curated, searchable access to millions of chatbots tailored for specific purposes.
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