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.
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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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.
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: BLOOM is the Largest Open Source NLP Model to Date

A worldwide collaboration produced the biggest open source language model to date. BLOOM is a family of language models built by the BigScience Research Workshop, a collective of over 1,000 researchers from 250 institutions around the globe.
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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

AiSCOUT uses computer vision to grade amateur footballers and recommends those who score highest to representatives of professional teams.
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AI & Society

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: Inside Craiyon, Formerly Known as DALL-E Mini

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation. Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like Darth Vader ice fishing and photorealistic Pokemon characters.
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When Self-Driving Cars Won’t Drive: Cruise Self-Driving Cars Cause Traffic Jams in San Francisco

Dormant robotaxis are snarling traffic on the streets of San Francisco.What’s new: Cruise self-driving cabs lately have stalled en masse, Wired reported.
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AI AI, Captain! Mayflower AI Ship Crosses the Atlantic Ocean

An autonomous research ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean — with a few pit stops to address challenges along the way. Built by IBM and marine research nonprofit ProMare, the Mayflower Autonomous Ship 400 (MAS400) last week completed a voyage from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts.
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Tracking Changes on Earth’s Surface: AI Tracks Land Change from Satellite Imagery

Computer vision systems are scanning satellite photos to track construction on the Earth’s surface — an exercise in behavior recognition on a global scale.
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U.S. Acts Against Algorithmic Bias: Meta Removes Bias from its Ad Algorithms

Regulators are forcing Meta (formerly Facebook) to display certain advertisements more evenly across its membership. The United States government compelled Meta to revise its ad-placement system to deliver ads for housing to members regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity.
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Toward Next-Gen Language Models: New Benchmarks Test the Limits of Large Language Models

A new benchmark aims to raise the bar for large language models. Researchers at 132 institutions worldwide introduced the Beyond the Imitation Game benchmark (BIG-bench), which includes tasks that humans perform well but current state-of-the-art models don’t.
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Wind in the Forecast: AI Tool Predicts Wind Turbine Energy Output

Machine learning is making wind power more predictable. Engie SA, a multinational energy utility based in France, is the first customer for an AI-powered tool from Google that predicts the energy output of wind farms.

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