Why teaching robots to blink is hard but important

Blinking conveys more information than you might think and it’s hard to make robots do it properly.

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What to know about today’s AI summit at the White House

CEOs from Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI were summoned to the capital to discuss growing concerns about the technology.

As concerns about the long-term implications of generative artificial intelligence continue

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Will AI spell doom for humanity? One of ChatGPT’s creators thinks there’s a 50% chance

A researcher who was involved in the creation of ChatGPT has warned that AI could well lead to the doom of humankind – or at least there’s about a 50%

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Brains vs. bots in the newsroom: Can AI generate better story ideas than humans can?

Brainstorming “Bot or Not” story ideas in the GeekWire office. (GeekWire Photo / Taylor Soper)

Gathered around a conference room table, with one person scribbling on the

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Adobe could be pushing its luck over Figma deal

Adobe’s controversial merger with Figma may have hit another roadblock, as the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) confirms it’s investigating the “anticipated acquisition.” The monopoly-busting independent body has revealed plans

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Surprising discoveries for the week of May 1: Bhutanese bitcoin, robot fertilization, vintage DNA guidelines

We’ve rounded up the most interesting discoveries from this week’s Quartz Daily Brief newsletters. Get the Daily Brief in your inbox every morning, for free! Each day includes a section

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AI researcher sues Amazon for withdrawing job offer amid cutbacks after 8-month visa process

AI researcher Diego Granziol is suing Amazon after the company withdrew his job offer after he relocated from London to Seattle.

A London-based artificial intelligence researcher who accepted

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Rise of the Beasts might have found a way to fix the Transformers movies’ human problem

While Paramount and Hasbro’s live-action Transformers movies have always been fanservice-focused visual triumphs, they’ve been consistently held back by the studio’s erroneous belief that people line up

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The Download: in conversation with Geoffrey Hinton, and the future of solar geoengineering

This is today’s edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what’s going on in the world of technology.

Geoffrey Hinton talks about the

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Hallucinations, data leaks, toxic language: How Arthur AI is draining the ChatGPT cesspool

It’s building a firewall for large language models as companies race to put generative AIs on the market, despite dangerous consequences.

When ChatGPT took the world by storm last

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These researchers are terrified of A.I. They're counting on cryptography to keep our future robot overlords in check

The more A.I. becomes enmeshed in our day-to-day, the more we need to know that we’re interacting with the right A.I., say researchers and entrepreneurs. Read More

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Waymo Hits 2 Million No-Driver Miles And Expands Phoenix Robotaxi Zone. Can It Replace Your Car?

Waymo now serves a large contiguous area in Phoenix, and is doing 10,000 rides/week. But it’s not a car replacement yet, which it needs to be.

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