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The Joy and Dread of AI Image Generators Without Limits

Image generators like Stable Diffusion can create what look like real photographs or hand-crafted illustrations depicting just about anything a person can imagine. This is possible thanks to algorithms that learn to...

Algorithms Can Now Mimic Any Artist. Some Artists Hate It

Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag is known for haunting paintings that blend natural landscapes with the eerie futurism of giant robots, mysterious industrial machines, and alien creatures. Earlier this week, Stålenhag appeared to...

Google’s New Robot Learned to Take Orders by Scraping the Web

Late last week, Google research scientist Fei Xia sat in the center of a bright, open-plan kitchen and typed a command into a laptop connected to a one-armed, wheeled robot resembling a...

Sloppy Use of Machine Learning is Causing a ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ in Science

Kapoor and Narayanan organized a workshop late last month to draw attention to what they call a “reproducibility crisis” in science that makes use of machine learning. They were hoping for 30...

We Interviewed Meta’s New AI Chatbot About … Itself

Kuki can talk about everything from music to sports to politics and religion! And beyond that as wellWould you like me to call you Kuki?Yes! Call me kuki please!!! It would be...

Wikipedia Articles Sway Some Legal Judgments

In 2005, the Irish Supreme Court ruled in favor of a woman who sued a landowner for compensation in 1997 after she lost her footing while watching the sunset and tumbled over...

The CHIPS Act Passes Congress to Boost US Semiconductor Production

“There is a really deep interconnection between the chip industry and the US defense industry,” says Chris Miller, an assistant professor at Tufts University and the author of Chip War: The Fight...

The Chip Shortage Is Easing—but Only for Some

But the turnaround is far from uniform. Everstream’s data shows that lead times for some advanced chips needed for medical devices, telecommunications, and cybersecurity systems is around 52 weeks, compared to a...

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