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Jack Dorsey Says Corporate AI Has Surpassed Twitter, X
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Jack Dorsey Says Corporate AI Has Surpassed Twitter, X

Jack Dorsey, the co-founder and former CEO of Twitter, now X, no longer thinks the platform he helped build is the “closest form of global consciousness.” Weeks after leaving the board of Bluesky, an X rival he helped found and fund, and publicly praising X as “freedom technology,” Dorsey shared a new post on X...

Google's AI Overviews Are Already Getting Major Things Wrong
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Google’s AI Overviews Are Already Getting Major Things Wrong

Searching on Google, the world’s largest search engine with more than 90% of the global market, looks a little different now. Instead of a page of links to other sites, Google automatically generates a summary at the top of the page, citing a handful of select websites. The changes were announced last week, with Google...

Emory University Funds, Suspends Student Over AI Tool: Lawsuit
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Emory University Funds, Suspends Student Over AI Tool: Lawsuit

Eightball was meant to be an AI tool that turned coursework into study aids, like flashcards and practice tests. Its creators, Emory University undergrads, won Emory’s pitch competition last year, earning a $10,000 grand prize and promotion from the university on its own social media channels. Though Emory seemed to endorse Eightball at first, the...

Scarlett Johansson Asks Why ChatGPT Sounds Like Her
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Scarlett Johansson Asks Why ChatGPT Sounds Like Her

OpenAI released its new GPT-4o model last week, featuring a voice that sounded similar to Scarlett Johansson’s — even though the actress turned the company down for the job months ago. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman asked Johansson to voice the ChatGPT update, GPT-4o, in September to help the general public feel more comfortable with changes...

OpenAI Resignations: How Do We Prevent AI From Going Rogue?
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OpenAI Resignations: How Do We Prevent AI From Going Rogue?

How do we prevent AI from going rogue? OpenAI, the $80 billion AI company behind ChatGPT, just dissolved the team tackling that question — after the two executives in charge of the effort left the company. The AI safety controversy comes less than a week after OpenAI announced a new AI model, GPT-4o, with more...

OpenAI's ChatGPT Will Learn From Reddit Posts in Real-Time
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OpenAI’s ChatGPT Will Learn From Reddit Posts in Real-Time

The gates of Reddit are now open to ChatGPT. Reddit and ChatGPT-maker OpenAI entered a new partnership on Thursday that brings more advertising dollars and AI tools to Reddit in exchange for Reddit posts. Reddit stock rose 13% on Friday following the announcement. OpenAI will use real-time data from Reddit users to train ChatGPT and...

Site Traffic Down? Google Just Made Some Big Search Changes
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Site Traffic Down? Google Just Made Some Big Search Changes

Google is now doing the Googling for its expansive U.S. audience — and news publishers are facing potentially multi-billion-dollar consequences caused by the change. Google announced on Tuesday that it is applying AI to high-impact elements of search, from AI summaries to pages of AI recommendations in clustered groups. AI summaries, which appear at the...

Google Takes on OpenAI With New Project Astra AI Assistant
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Google Takes on OpenAI With New Project Astra AI Assistant

Google is in its Gemini era, according to CEO Sundar Pichai. Pichai took the stage at Google’s Tuesday I/O event and shared the new capabilities of the tech giant’s year-old Gemini AI model, which was officially released in December as Google’s largest AI model that could reason multimodally, or across text, code, audio, video, and...

OpenAI Develops Custom 1930s AI Bot For Met Gala Exhibition
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OpenAI Develops Custom 1930s AI Bot For Met Gala Exhibition

AI is transforming a 94-year-old Depression-era wedding dress into an interactive exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Monday’s Met Gala kicked off the museum’s annual Costume Institute exhibition, which focuses on “sleeping beauties” or clothes that are now extremely fragile and can no longer be worn. The exhibition features over 200 garments and accessories...

Apple Event: New iPad Pro Looks, Acts Like a MacBook Air
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Apple Event: New iPad Pro Looks, Acts Like a MacBook Air

Apple started its Tuesday iPad event with an accomplishment related to another one of its product lines: The MacBook Air, which the company claimed was the world’s bestselling 13-inch and 15-inch laptop. When Apple began announcing the new iPad Air and Pro, it was easy to tell why the tech giant led with the MacBook...