Schools turn to artificial intelligence to spot guns as companies press for state funds

Schools turn to artificial intelligence to spot guns as companies press for state funds

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas could soon offer up to $5 million in grants for schools to outfit surveillance cameras with artificial intelligence systems that can spot people carrying guns. But the governor needs to approve the expenditures and the schools must meet some very specific criteria. The AI software must be patented, “designated as …

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Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers

Net neutrality restored as FCC votes to regulate internet providers

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday voted to restore “net neutrality” rules that prevent broadband internet providers such as Comcast and Verizon from favoring some sites and apps over others. The move effectively reinstates a net neutrality order the commission first issued in 2015 during the Obama administration. In 2017, under …

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

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

In January, the International Energy Agency (IEA) issued its forecast for global energy use over the next two years. Included for the first time were projections for electricity consumption associated with data centers, cryptocurrency, and artificial intelligence. The IEA estimates that, added together, this usage represented almost 2 percent of global energy demand in 2022 …

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AI-aided virtual conversations with WWII vets are latest feature at New Orleans museum

AI-aided virtual conversations with WWII vets are latest feature at New Orleans museum

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Olin Pickens sat in his wheelchair facing a life-sized image of himself on a screen, asking it questions about being taken prisoner by German soldiers during World War II. After a pause, his video-recorded twin recalled being given “sauerkraut soup” by his captors before a grueling march. “That was a Tuesday …

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‘Art and science:’ How bracketologists are using artificial intelligence this March Madness

‘Art and science:’ How bracketologists are using artificial intelligence this March Madness

College hoops fans might want to think again before pinning their hopes of a perfect March Madness bracket on artificial intelligence. While the advancement of artificial intelligence into everyday life has made “AI” one of the buzziest phrases of the past year, its application in bracketology circles is not so new. Even so, the annual …

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George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

George Carlin estate sues over fake comedy special purportedly generated by AI

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The estate of George Carlin has filed a lawsuit against the media company behind a fake hourlong comedy special that purportedly uses artificial intelligence to recreate the late standup comic’s style and material. The lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles on Thursday asks that a judge order the podcast …

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