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EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

EV maker Tesla breaks ground on Megapack energy storage battery factory in Shanghai

BEIJING (AP) — Electric vehicle maker Tesla has begun construction of a factory in Shanghai to make its Megapack energy storage batteries, Chinese state media reported Thursday.

Takeaways: How intelligence agencies' are cautiously embracing generative AI

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — U.S. intelligence agencies are scrambling to embrace the AI revolution, convinced they’ll otherwise be smothered in data as sensor-generated surveillance tech further blankets the planet.
US intelligence agencies' embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent

US intelligence agencies' embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — Long before generative AI's boom, a Silicon Valley firm contracted to collect and analyze non-classified data on illicit Chinese fentanyl trafficking made a compelling case for its embrace by U.S. intelligence agencies.
'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

'Control, consent, compensation': Voice actors express concern over AI in video games

A recent dispute over the use of a voice similar to Hollywood actor Scarlett Johansson by the maker of ChatGPT is another example of the complexities of generative artificial intelligence and the ethical debate around the technology.
Colorado the first state to move forward with attempt to regulate AI’s hidden role in American life

Colorado the first state to move forward with attempt to regulate AI’s hidden role in American life

DENVER (AP) — The first attempts to regulate artificial intelligence programs that play a hidden role in hiring, housing and medical decisions for millions of Americans are facing pressure from all sides and floundering in statehouses nationwide.
Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

Sony says focus is on creativity, with games, movies, music, sensors, IP, and not gadgets

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese electronics and entertainment company Sony says it’s focusing on creativity in movies, animation and video games, rather than old-fashioned gadgetry.

Nvidia's profit soars, underscoring its dominance in chips for artificial intelligence

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nvidia on Wednesday overshot Wall Street estimates as its profit skyrocketed, bolstered by the chipmaking dominance that has made the company an icon of the artificial intelligence boom.

From Zambia to Afghanistan, WFP warns El Nino's extreme weather is causing a surge in hunger

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Extreme weather attributed to the El Nino phenomenon is causing a surge in hunger in several countries, including Zambia and Afghanistan, the UN's World Food Programme said Wednesday, and called on donors for much-neede

Top Apple exec acknowledges shortcomings in effort to bring competition in iPhone app payments

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Longtime Apple executive Phil Schiller on Wednesday acknowledged a court-ordered makeover of the U.S.

Using AI, Mastercard expects to find compromised cards quicker, before they get used by criminals

NEW YORK (AP) — Mastercard said Wednesday that it expects to be able to discover that your credit or debit card number has been compromised well before it ends up in the hands of a cybercriminal.