Bipartisan Senate group urges $32 billion in emergency spending on artificial intelligence

Bipartisan Senate group urges  billion in emergency spending on artificial intelligence

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan group of four senators led by Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is recommending that Congress spend at least $32 billion over the next three years to develop artificial intelligence and place safeguards around it, writing in a report released Wednesday that the U.S. needs to “harness the opportunities and address the …

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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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Japan’s Kishida unveils a framework for global regulation of generative AI

Japan’s Kishida unveils a framework for global regulation of generative AI

PARIS (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled an international framework for regulation and use of generative AI on Thursday, adding to global efforts on governance for the rapidly advancing technology. Kishida made the announcement in a speech at the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. “Generative AI has the potential to be …

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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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A Congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

A Congressman wanted to understand AI. So he went back to a college classroom to learn

WASHINGTON (AP) — Don Beyer’s car dealerships were among the first in the U.S. to set up a website. As a representative, the Virginia Democrat leads a bipartisan group focused on promoting fusion energy. He reads books about geometry for fun. So when questions about regulating artificial intelligence emerged, the 73-year-old Beyer took what for …

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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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