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Generate Articles, Publish Errors: CNET pauses its practice of writing news articles with AI.
Automation

Generate Articles, Publish Errors: CNET pauses its practice of writing news articles with AI.

A prominent tech-news website generated controversy (and mistakes) by publishing articles written by AI. CNET suspended its practice of publishing articles produced by a text-generation model following news reports that exposed the articles’ authorship.
Participant responses (Likert-scale) to post-survey questions about belief about OpenAI's Codex
Automation

Generated Code Generates Overconfident Coders: Copilot AI tool encourages programmers to write buggy code.

Tools that automatically write computer code may make their human users overconfident that the programs are bug-free. Stanford University researchers found that programmers who used OpenAI’s Codex, a model that generates computer code, were more likely...
DoNotPay's system that autonomously navigates phone menus and converses with customer service representatives working
Automation

Your Personal Deepfaked Agent: This GPT-powered voice tool will talk to customer service for you.

Hate talking to customer service? An AI-powered tool may soon do it for you. Joshua Browder, chief executive of the consumer advocacy organization DoNotPay, demonstrated a system that autonomously navigates phone menus and converses...
Sequence showing how FIFA's Video Assisted Review (VAR) works
Automation

The World Cup's AI Referee

The outcome of the FIFA World Cup 2022 depends on learning algorithms. The annual championship tournament of football, which wraps up this week, is using machine learning to help human arbiters spot players who break a rule that governs their locations on the field.
Series of slides showing different algorithms used by Washington D.C. to streamline their operations
Automation

Algorithms Control the Capital: The 29 Algorithms Used by Washington, D.C.

A new report offers a rare peek into the use of automated decision-making tools by the government of a major city.
Table with job trends for occupations considered high risk for automation from 1999 to 2029
Automation

AI Hasn’t Been So Bad for Jobs: Employment Has Risen in Some Automation-Heavy Professions

Worries that automation is stealing jobs may have been greatly exaggerated. A U.S. government report found that employment has increased in many occupations that may be threatened by automation.
Excerpt from a video showing what Atarraya's Shrimpbox looks like
Automation

Tanks for All the Fish: A Company is Growing Shrimp in AI-Controlled Shipping Containers

Farming shrimp in an open pond produces toxic effluent that can pollute groundwater and coastal waters. An AI-driven farm in a box may offer a more sustainable alternative.
Office with coworkers transformed into mythical creatures like vampires, ghosts and werewolves
Automation

Your Coworkers Aren’t Human: Confronting the Fear of a White Collar AI Takeover

The new remote administrative assistant is a little too perky, hardworking, and efficient. Is it because he’s a bot?
List of AI tools used to improve fast food services
Automation

Food Forecaster: Chipotle Tests AI For Predicting Customer Demand

The ability to predict customer demand could make fast food even faster. The Mexican-themed Chipotle restaurant chain is testing AI tools that forecast demand, monitor ingredients, and ensure that workers fill orders correctly.
TX SCAR robot restocks beverages at a FamilyMart in Japan.
Automation

One Cool Robot: FamilyMart Uses TX SCAR Robots to Restock Beverages

FamilyMart, a chain of Japanese convenience stores, plans to employ robots to fill shelves with beverage bottles at 300 locations.
A Cadillac SUV drives through one of UVeye's Atlas arches
Automation

Auto Diagnosis: AI-Powered Inspections Arrive at Dealers for GM and Volvo

A drive-through system from UVeye automatically inspects vehicles for dents, leaks, and low tire pressure.
Everlaw's clustering feature organizing thousands of documents
Automation

Order in the Court: Machine Learning Tool from Everlaw Finds Legal Evidence

Machine learning is helping lawyers sift through mountains of documents to find evidence. The legal technology company Everlaw launched a clustering feature that automatically organizes up to 25 million documents for lawyers gathering evidence to be used during a trial.
Autonomous research ship in the ocean
Automation

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.
Animation showing probability of children who may benefit from intervention
Automation

Child-Welfare Agency Drops AI: Oregon and Pennsylvania Halt Use of AI Tool for At-Risk Kids

Officials in charge of protecting children stopped using a machine learning model designed to help them make decisions in difficult cases. The U.S. state of Oregon halted its use of an algorithm intended to identify children who may benefit from intervention.
AI-generated portraits
Automation

Your Salesbot Connection: How Marketers Use AI to Generate New Leads

Marketers are using fake social media personas — enhanced by AI-generated portraits — to expand their reach without busting their budgets.

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