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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US aims to stay ahead of China in using AI to fly fighter jets, navigate without GPS and more

US aims to stay ahead of China in using AI to fly fighter jets, navigate without GPS and more

WASHINGTON — Two Air Force fighter jets recently squared off in a dogfight in California. One was flown by a pilot. The other wasn’t. That second jet was piloted by artificial intelligence, with the Air Force’s highest-ranking civilian riding along in the front seat. It was the ultimate display of how far the Air Force …

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

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

TOPEKA, Kan. — 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 qualified …

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Internet casino gambling is the future of US betting, industry execs say

Internet casino gambling is the future of US betting, industry execs say

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Internet casino gambling is legal in only a handful of states, but the industry is convinced it is the future of betting, even as some worry about cannibalizing physical casinos. Speaking Wednesday at the SBC Summit North America, a major gambling industry conference, industry executives acknowledged the difficulty they’ve had in …

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Slow to expand, internet casino gambling is the future of US betting, industry execs say

Slow to expand, internet casino gambling is the future of US betting, industry execs say

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Internet casino gambling is legal in only a handful of states, but the industry is convinced it is the future of betting, even as some worry about cannibalizing physical casinos. Speaking Wednesday at the SBC Summit North America, a major gambling industry conference, industry executives acknowledged the difficulty they’ve had in expanding …

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Nervous about falling behind the GOP, Democrats are wrestling with how to use AI

Nervous about falling behind the GOP, Democrats are wrestling with how to use AI

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s campaign and Democratic candidates are in a fevered race with Republicans over who can best exploit the potential of artificial intelligence, a technology that could transform American elections — and perhaps threaten democracy itself. Still smarting from being outmaneuvered on social media by Donald Trump and his allies in 2016, …

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