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Voice-changing AI used in Norfolk emergency scam, police say

The call comes in from someone claiming to be a relative asking for money to cover sudden medical bills or, in the case of a recent alleged fraud in Norfolk County, pay a fictitious “bail bondsman” to get out of police custody after a supposed car accident. The so-called “emergency scam” works because the victim […]

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International study cap: How some private companies are marketing tech and AI solutions

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Lisa Ruth Brunner, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Migration Studies, University of British Columbia How do universities and colleges decide who to admit? Given […]

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Ottawa should address AI’s impact on workers’ rights, privacy: parliamentary report

Artificial intelligence will have an impact on the Canadian labour force, a parliamentary committee recently heard, and MPs are suggesting ways the federal government can better prepare.  Witnesses described the “rapid pace” of AI technology being implemented, a new report says. “While technological shifts can be disruptive, there are likely to be benefits, including for […]

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California to tap generative AI tools to increase services access, reduce traffic jams

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California could soon deploy generative artificial intelligence tools to help reduce traffic jams, make roads safer and provide tax guidance, among other things, under new agreements announced Thursday as part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s efforts to harness the power of new technologies for public services. The state is partnering with five […]

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Brad Parscale helped Trump win in 2016 using Facebook ads. Now he’s back, and an AI evangelist

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Maine woman who accused school officials of encouraging her teen’s gender expression by providing a chest binder and using a new name and pronouns, without consulting parents. U.S. District Judge Jon Levy acknowledged his decision that a mother such as Amber Lavigne […]

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Your AI therapist is not your therapist: The dangers of relying on AI mental health chatbots

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ With current physical and financial barriers to accessing care, people with mental health conditions may turn to artificial intelligence (AI)-powered chatbots for mental health relief […]

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Cisco Systems joins Microsoft, IBM in Vatican pledge to ensure ethical use and development of AI

ROME (AP) — Tech giant Cisco Systems on Wednesday joined Microsoft and IBM in signing onto a Vatican-sponsored pledge to ensure artificial intelligence is developed and used ethically and to benefit the common good. Cisco Systems chief executive Chuck Robbins signed the document, known as the Rome Call, and met privately with Pope Francis, the […]

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Ottawa puts up $50M in federal budget to hedge against job-stealing AI

Worried artificial intelligence is coming for your job? So is the federal government — enough, at least, to set aside $50 million for skills retraining for workers.  One of the centrepiece promises in the federal budget released Tuesday was $2.3 billion in investments aiming to boost adoption of the technology and the artificial intelligence industry […]

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First major attempts to regulate AI face headwinds from all sides

DENVER (AP) — Artificial intelligence is helping decide which Americans get the job interview, the apartment, even medical care, but the first major proposals to reign in bias in AI decision making are facing headwinds from every direction. Lawmakers working on these bills, in states including Colorado, Connecticut and Texas, came together Thursday to argue […]

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Federal government used AI in hundreds of initiatives, new research database shows

Canada’s federal government has used artificial intelligence in nearly 300 projects and initiatives, new research has found — including to help predict the outcome of tax cases, sort temporary visa applications and promote diversity in hiring.  Joanna Redden, an associate professor at Western University, pieced together the database using news reports, documents tabled in Parliament […]

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announces billions to build Canada’s AI capacity

The Liberal government is setting aside $2.4 billion in the upcoming budget to build capacity in artificial intelligence, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Sunday.  The bulk of that — $2 billion — is going into a fund that will aim to provide access to computing capabilities and technical infrastructure. Trudeau made the announcement at a […]

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Addressing deepfake porn doesn’t require new criminal laws, which can restrict sexual fantasy and promote the prison system

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ After deepfake pornography of Taylor Swift went viral on the social media platform X (formerly Twitter), Swifties sprung into action. They organized to report violations […]

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