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Toward Machines That LOL: Scientists Teach a Speech Recognition Robot to Laugh

Even if we manage to stop robots from taking over the world, they may still have the last laugh. Researchers at Kyoto University developed a series of neural networks that enable a robot engaged in spoken conversation to chortle along with its human interlocutor.
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Regulating AI in Undefined Terms: Experts Debate Definitions in European Union’s AI Act

A proposed European Union law that seeks to control AI is raising questions about what kinds of systems it would regulate. Experts at a roundtable staged by the Center for Data Innovation debated the implications of limitations in the EU’s forthcoming Artificial Intelligence Act.
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Capture of Honorlock, an AI-powered software designed to catch students who cheat on academic examinations
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Court Blocks AI-Assisted Proctoring: AI Cheating Software Loses in Court

A U.S. court ruled against an implementation of AI-powered software designed to catch students who cheat on academic examinations.
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Satellite imagery of suburban homes with backyard pools.
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Spotting Tax Cheats From Overhead: French Authorities Use AI to Tax Pool Owners

French tax authorities netted nearly €10 million using an automated system to identify unregistered pools
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Gif of Google search results shows how the company is minimizing disinformation.
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Misinformation Recognition: Google Updated its Search Engine to Minimize Disinformation

Google updated the Multitask Unified model its search algorithm to respond to the flood of misinformation on the web.
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China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030
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China's AI ROI: AI May Add $600 Billion to China's Economy by 2030

China’s investment in AI business, infrastructure, and research could pay off big over the next decade.
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Animated map shows U.S. states that enacted AI laws in 2021 and 2022.
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AI Regulations Proceed Locally: U.S. States Enact Laws Targeting AI

EPIC published a summary of AI-related laws that states and cities considered between January 2021 and August 2022.
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Animation showing how an AI-enabled leg sleeve called Neural Sleeve helps people walk.
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AI Hits Its Stride: Cionic’s AI-Powered Neural Sleeve Could Help Fix Impaired Walking

Neural Sleeve is intended to correct leg movements for people impacted by multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and stroke.
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Animated graphs show statistics for autonomous vehicle collisions.
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Self-Driving Safety Check: U.S. Government Data Details 2021 Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed autonomous vehicle collisions over a 12-month period.
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An animation shows an AI-powered system called From Numbers to Names, which identifies Holocaust victims in photographs.
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Identifying Faces of History: From Numbers to Names Uses AI to Identify Holocaust Victims

From Numbers to Names matches individuals to faces in publicly available images related to the genocide of European Jews between 1941 and 1945.
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Large Language Models Unbound.
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Large Language Models Unbound.

A worldwide collaboration produced the biggest open source language model to date.What’s new: BLOOM is a family of language models built by the BigScience Research Workshop, a collective of over 1,000 researchers from 250 institutions
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Keep Your AIs on the Road: New Law Requires European Vehicles to Come with Automated Features

The European Union passed a law that requires new vehicles to come equipped with automated safety features.
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On the Ball: An AI-Powered App Lets Amateur Footballers Try Out for the Pros
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On the Ball: An AI-Powered App Lets Amateur Footballers Try Out for the Pros

AiSCOUT uses computer vision to grade amateur footballers and recommends those who score highest to representatives of professional teams.
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AI War Chest Grows: NATO Invests €1 Billion in Advanced Technologies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced a €1 billion venture capital fund for technologies including AI.
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation.What’s new: Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like
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