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Leaked OpenAI documents reveal aggressive tactics toward former employees

Sam Altman, chief executive officer of OpenAI, during an interview at Bloomberg House on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024. The annual Davos gathering of political leaders, top executives…

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The double sexism of ChatGPT’s flirty “Her” voice

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 28: Scarlett Johansson attends the Clooney Foundation for Justice’s 2023 Albie Awards at New York Public Library on September 28, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage) If a guy told you…

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“I lost trust”: Why the OpenAI team in charge of safeguarding humanity imploded

Editor’s note, May 18, 2024, 7:30 pm ET: This story has been updated to reflect OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s tweet on Saturday afternoon that the company was in the process of changing its offboarding documents. For months, OpenAI has been…

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ChatGPT can talk, but OpenAI employees sure can’t

Editor’s note, May 18, 2024, 7:30 pm ET: This story has been updated to reflect OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s tweet on Saturday afternoon that the company was in the process of changing its offboarding documents. On Monday, OpenAI announced exciting…

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What a Zoom cashier 8,000 miles away can tell us about the future of work

Experts say AI automation likely won’t mean human jobs are replaced altogether — instead, humans will work alongside new tech, potentially for less pay and in worse working conditions. | Getty Images/iStockphoto Is a new age of digital offshoring coming?…

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How AI tells Israel who to bomb

AI is supposed to help militaries make precise strikes. Is that the case in Gaza? Israel’s war with Hamas, in response to the attacks of October 7, 2023, has led to more fatalities than in any previous Israeli war, with…

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Your phone can tell when you’re depressed

AI-powered apps may be able to use your data (including selfies) to predict your current mental state. | Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty Images Emerging apps use AI to guess when you’ll be sad. Can they also help you feel better? …

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AI “agents” could do real work in the real world. That might not be a good thing.

Malorny/Getty Images Why AI agents that could book your vacation or pay your bills are the next frontier in artificial intelligence. ChatGPT and its large language model (LLM) competitors that produce text on demand are very cool. So are the…

AI already uses as much energy as a small country. It’s only the beginning.

Paige Vickers/Vox; Getty Images The energy needed to support data storage is expected to double by 2026. You can do something to stop it. In January, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its forecast for global energy use over the…