AI & Society

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Animation showing how an AI-enabled leg sleeve called Neural Sleeve helps people walk.
AI & Society

AI Hits Its Stride: Cionic’s AI-Powered Neural Sleeve Could Help Fix Impaired Walking

Neural Sleeve is intended to correct leg movements for people impacted by multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and stroke.

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Animated graphs show statistics for autonomous vehicle collisions.
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Self-Driving Safety Check: U.S. Government Data Details 2021 Autonomous Vehicle Crashes

The United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) detailed autonomous vehicle collisions over a 12-month period.

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An animation shows an AI-powered system called From Numbers to Names, which identifies Holocaust victims in photographs.
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Identifying Faces of History: From Numbers to Names Uses AI to Identify Holocaust Victims

From Numbers to Names matches individuals to faces in publicly available images related to the genocide of European Jews between 1941 and 1945.

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Large Language Models Unbound.
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Large Language Models Unbound.

A worldwide collaboration produced the biggest open source language model to date.What’s new: BLOOM is a family of language models built by the BigScience Research Workshop, a collective of over 1,000 researchers from 250 institutions

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EU badge in a vehicle's hood
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Keep Your AIs on the Road: New Law Requires European Vehicles to Come with Automated Features

The European Union passed a law that requires new vehicles to come equipped with automated safety features.

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On the Ball: An AI-Powered App Lets Amateur Footballers Try Out for the Pros
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On the Ball: An AI-Powered App Lets Amateur Footballers Try Out for the Pros

AiSCOUT uses computer vision to grade amateur footballers and recommends those who score highest to representatives of professional teams.

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Computer vision recognizing soldiers in a battle fi
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AI War Chest Grows: NATO Invests €1 Billion in Advanced Technologies

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced a €1 billion venture capital fund for technologies including AI.

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Robotaxis driving on the street
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When Self-Driving Cars Won’t Drive

Dormant robotaxis are snarling traffic on the streets of San Francisco.What’s new: Cruise self-driving cabs lately have stalled en masse, Wired reported.

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Text-to-Image Goes Viral
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation.What’s new: Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like

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Tracking Changes on Earth’s Surface

Computer vision systems are scanning satellite photos to track construction on the Earth’s surface — an exercise in behavior recognition on a global scale.What’s new: Space-based Machine Automated Recognition Technique (Smart) is

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Autonomous research ship in the ocean
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AI AI, Captain!

An autonomous research ship crossed the Atlantic Ocean — with a few pit stops to address challenges along the way.What’s new: Built by IBM and marine research nonprofit ProMare, the

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U.S. Acts Against Algorithmic Bias

Regulators are forcing Meta (formerly Facebook) to display certain advertisements more evenly across its membership.What’s new: The United States government compelled Meta to revise its ad-

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Toward Next-Gen Language Models

A new benchmark aims to raise the bar for large language models.What’s new: Researchers at 132 institutions worldwide introduced the Beyond the Imitation Game benchmark (BIG-bench), which includes tasks that humans

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Windmills
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Wind in the Forecast

Machine learning is making wind power more predictable.What’s new: Engie SA, a multinational energy utility based in France, is the first customer for an AI-powered tool from Google that predicts the energy output of

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LaMDA Comes Alive?
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LaMDA Comes Alive?

A chatbot persuaded at least one person that it has feelings.What’s new: A senior engineer at Google announced his belief that the company’s latest conversational language model is sentient. Google put the

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