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YouTubers split over OpenAI's video tool Sora

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U.S. firm OpenAI debuted a tool last week that can generate highly realistic snippets of video from just a few lines of text, leading content creators to wonder if they are the latest professionals about to be replaced by algorithms. Reactions to the tool, called Sora, have ranged from head-over-heels… Read

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Google suspends Gemini AI chatbot's ability to generate pictures of people

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Google said Thursday it is temporarily stopping its Gemini artificial intelligence chatbot from generating images of people a day after apologizing for “inaccuracies” in historical depictions that it was creating. Gemini users this week posted screenshots on social media of historically white-dominated scenes with racially diverse characters that they say… Read

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Space telescope spies neutron star in the debris of famous supernova

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Scientists have confirmed what became of a star that exploded in a stunning supernova visible to Earth more than three decades ago: It morphed into a neutron star, one of the oddest objects in the universe. In 1987, a star in a nearby galaxy went supernova and its fiery demise… Read

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ChatGPT cranks out gibberish for hours

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ChatGPT spewed nonsensical answers to user's queries for hours Tuesday into Wednesday before eventually returning to its apparent senses. OpenAI did not explain what went awry with its generative artificial intelligence (AI) tool, considered the one to beat in the technology sector. "We are investigating reports of unexpected responses from… Read

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Private U.S. spacecraft enters orbit around moon ahead of landing attempt

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A private U.S. lunar lander reached the moon and eased into a low orbit Wednesday, a day before it will attempt an even greater feat — landing on the gray, dusty surface. A smooth touchdown would put the U.S. back in business on the moon for the first time since… Read

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Musk says patient moves cursor with brain implant

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Elon Musk says the first human patient with a brain implant from his Neuralink startup is able to move a computer mouse with thought. Last month, Musk's neurotechnology company installed a brain implant in its first human patient and on Monday Musk reported the experiment had been a success. "The… Read

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Lab-grown diamonds put natural gems under pressure

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The glittering diamonds sparkle the same but there are key differences: mined natural gems are more than a billion years old, while laboratory-made rocks are new and cost less than half the price. Man-made gems are reshaping the $89 billion global diamond jewelry market, especially in the west Indian city… Read

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Singapore engineer pivots from oil rigs to 'fish farm of the future'

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A high-tech fish farm floats just off the coast of Singapore, part of a plan by a retired engineer who once built oil rigs to bring diners cleaner, healthier seafood. The tiny city-state imports 90 percent of its food but hopes to locally source about a third of it by… Read

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U.S. rivalry with China expands to biotech

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U.S. lawmakers are raising alarms about what they see as America’s failure to compete with China in biotechnology, warning of the risks to U.S. national security and commercial interests. But as the two countries' rivalry expands into the biotech industry, some say that shutting out Chinese companies would only hurt… Read

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TikTok faces European Union scrutiny for possible breaches of strict new digital rulebook

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The European Union said Monday it is investigating whether TikTok has broken the bloc's strict new digital rules for cleaning up social media and keeping internet users safe. The European Commission, the EU's executive branch, said it has “opened formal proceedings to assess" whether TikTok has breached the Digital Services… Read

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