Authors are already squeezed financially. Will AI make it worse?

Jul 18, 2024
Many writers see AI as a threat, says Rebecca Ackermann. Outcomes are uncertain, but there's widespread worry about being replaced as creators.
The Authors Guild recommends that writers try to protect their work by including AI clauses in book contracts, says journalist Rebecca Ackermann.
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A tour of "emotionally intelligent" AI

Jul 16, 2024
Creators say the new AI is capable of inferring users' emotions, but some experts are wary of the dangers of adaptive AI.
Hume AI believes its AI voice product, which can recognize 48 human emotions, could be put to use as a personalized virtual assistant.
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AI advertising may repel as well as attract

Jul 1, 2024
Companies hope AI branding makes them look ready for the future, but that leaves opportunities for "human-focused" marketing.
A screen grab from an AI-generated pitch for Toys R Us.
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AI could automate over half of banking jobs

Jun 21, 2024
A new report by Citi looks at the financial tasks that will be delegated to AI — and the new ones that will crop up.
One thing AI won’t be as good at as human bankers? Dealing with human customers.
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What if your deepfake was circulating halfway across the world in China?

Jun 21, 2024
Deepfakes of foreigners have been cropping up more frequently on Chinese social media.
A Chinese social media account showing deepfakes of a foreigner who turns out to be a real person in the U.S.: journalism professor Andrea Gabor.
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Why Nvidia reigns supreme in the market for AI chips

Jun 20, 2024
Nvidia has an estimated 75% to 90% of the chip market, and they're well-positioned to keep it that way.
It’s not easy for other chipmakers to compete against one of the richest companies in the world.
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Ad spending is climbing, thanks to tireless consumers — and artificial intelligence

Jun 11, 2024
AI promises to improve ad targeting. It can also generate content tailored to individuals.
Artificial intelligence could inform more than 94% of ad spending before the end of the decade, a GroupM report says.
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Is Apple late to embrace AI or right on time?

Jun 10, 2024
Apple announced new AI integrations for text, email, photos and Siri. It’s also adding ChatGPT capabilities into operating systems.
Apple announced new AI integrations for text, email, photos and Siri on Monday at its annual developers conference.
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How many jobs are being gained or lost due to AI? There are some clues.

Jun 7, 2024
The Bureau of Labor Statistics' monthly survey doesn't track jobs added or subtracted due to AI – at least not yet.
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Zoom cashiers may signal a new era of digital offshoring and remote work

May 27, 2024
With advancements in tech and AI, outsourcing looks different now.
Cashiers of the future may actually be taking your order from thousands of miles away.
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