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Meta and X questioned by US legislators over AI-generated political deepfakes

US legislators are calling on social media platforms X, Facebook and Instagram to explain why they are not imposing labels on deceptive AI-generated political advertisements that could fake a candidate’s voice or actions. Two Democratic members of Congress have sent a letter to Meta chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and X boss Linda Yaccarino expressing “serious […]

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Google AI ‘miles ahead’ of rivals and helps Pixel phones stand out, exec says

Google’s artificial intelligence tech is “miles ahead” of the competition, one company executive has said, as the firm unveiled its latest flagship smartphones. The new Google Pixel 8 and 8 Pro include the tech giant’s latest Tensor G3 processor, which Google says will allow AI to help users more easily carry out daily tasks. The […]

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg kicks off developer conference with focus on AI

Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has kicked off the tech giant’s Connect developer conference in California with a focus on virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence. The company behind Facebook, which renamed itself Meta two years ago, unveiled the next version of its virtual reality headset, the Quest 3. It will cost 499 US dollars […]

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Microsoft unveils new Copilot AI assistant for Windows

Microsoft has unveiled a new AI-powered assistant for its Windows PCs that is able to help users with any computing task. Called Copilot, the new assistant can be called upon at any point to generate text, find music to help a user focus, organise different windows on screen or help with creative tasks around photos […]

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Amazon flexes AI muscle with new ‘more personal’ Alexa

Amazon has previewed a new, more powerful and conversational version of its Alexa voice assistant as the focus on AI-powered computing intensifies among the tech giants. Microsoft and Google have both launched text-based generative AI apps this year, which use artificial intelligence to respond to prompts in a way barely distinguishable from humans’ output. The […]

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Tech titans have ‘very civilised discussion’ with US senators on AI, says Musk

US senators have heard from prominent technology executives and others in private on how to accomplish the potentially impossible task of passing bipartisan legislation within the next year that encourages the rapid development of artificial intelligence (AI) and mitigates its biggest risks. The closed-door forum on Capitol Hill convened by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer […]

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