US shoppers are holding out for deeper discounts during Black Friday sales. (Pixabay) News 

US Shoppers Holding Out for Bigger Bargains on Black Friday!

US shoppers are being cautious with their spending during Black Friday sales, waiting for bigger discounts. This could result in a quiet holiday shopping season for retailers and potentially disappointing earnings in the coming months. Consumers are not spending at the same pace as in the last couple of years, when the holidays were marked by post-pandemic stimulus. While estimates for the construction industry’s Black Friday sales won’t be available for a while, Salesforce Inc. expects U.S. online sales to grow 1% in November and December from a year earlier,…

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The Pentagon is intent on fielding multiple thousands of relatively inexpensive, expendable AI-enabled autonomous vehicles by 2026 to keep pace with China. (Pixabay) AI 

Lethal Autonomous Weapons: Pentagon’s AI Accelerates Tough Decisions

The U.S. military has utilized artificial intelligence to operate small surveillance drones during special operations and provided assistance to Ukraine in its conflict with Russia. This advanced technology monitors soldiers’ physical condition, anticipates maintenance requirements for Air Force aircraft, and aids in monitoring adversaries in outer space. Now, the Pentagon plans to bring several thousand relatively inexpensive wearable autonomous vehicles equipped with artificial intelligence to the market by 2026 to keep pace with China. The ambitious initiative — called Replicator — seeks to “accelerate progress in the too-slow shift in…

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Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru said AI would grow more rapidly than even the people in technology could imagine. (Pexels) AI 

Unlock the Power of AI for Everyday Use – Ola Founder Bhavish Aggarwal

During the 12th edition of INSIGHT: The DNA of Success, held at the Isha Foundation, Ola founder Bhavish Aggarwal emphasized the significance of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in cultural assimilation and its potential for everyday use by the common man. Aggarwal urged the country to develop AI using Indian data to ensure its widespread adoption. Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru said AI is growing faster than people in tech could imagine. “I hope it happens sooner than now so that people can understand the value of ‘being’ and how to be becomes…

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Speaking at an AI conference in Moscow, Putin noted that “it’s imperative to use Russian solutions in the field of creating reliable and transparent artificial intelligence systems that are also safe for humans. (Pixabay) AI 

Putin Warns: Western AI Monopoly is “Dangerous and Unacceptable”

Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed his intention to support a national strategy for the advancement of artificial intelligence, stressing the need to avoid a Western monopoly. Speaking at an artificial intelligence conference in Moscow, Putin stated that “it is necessary to use Russian solutions in creating reliable and transparent artificial intelligence systems that are also safe for humans.” “The monopolistic dominance of such foreign technology in Russia is unacceptable, dangerous and unacceptable,” Putin said. He noted that “many modern systems trained on Western data are intended for Western markets”…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, November 25. (REUTERS) AI 

Unmissable AI News: CJI Weighs In, Nicholas Cage on Deepfakes, and More!

As Black Friday weekend dominates the conversation, artificial intelligence continues to attract attention with noteworthy advancements. Today, the Chief Justice of India, D.Y. Chandrachud, addressed the issue of ethical treatment of AI during a virtual conference. Additionally, Hollywood actor Nicholas Cage expressed his concerns about deepfakes in movies, which allow actors’ appearances to be used without their actual participation, describing it as a ‘nightmare’. These stories and more are featured in today’s AI roundup, providing a closer examination of the subject. CJI raises question on ethical treatment of artificial intelligence…

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CJI DY Chandrachud highlighted that with the advancement of AI, “both philosophical reflection and practical considerations” of its relationship with humans are necessary. (Hindustan Times) News 

“AI: What’s the Ethical Treatment?” – CJI DY Chandrachud Weighs In

As the focus remains on advancing artificial intelligence (AI) towards artificial general intelligence (AGI), little attention is being paid to the evolving relationship between humans and this emerging technology. AGI represents intelligence on par with humans, potentially enabling AI to possess some form of consciousness. During a conference, Chief Justice of India D.Y. Chandrachud emphasized the crucial ethical considerations surrounding AI and its treatment. Addressing the plenary session of the 36th “LAWASIA” conference virtually, the CJI spoke on the topic “Identity, Individual and State – New Paths to Freedom”. LAWASIA…

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It is feared that the cases of online scams can skyrocket now that cybercriminals are taking the assistance of AI ChatGPT-like tools to increase scale and quality. (Pexels) AI 

Cybercriminals Rely on AI to Pull Off Shocking Scams!

The number of online scams is rapidly increasing and experts predict that it will continue to grow. Scamwatch, a website that monitors online scams, reported a total of 257,392 cases by October 2023, which is a significant rise from the 239,237 cases reported in 2022. Cybercriminals are now utilizing generative AI tools like ChatGPT to launch campaigns more quickly and make their fraudulent claims appear more convincing, making it easier for them to deceive unsuspecting victims. This was previously a major challenge for cybercriminals. Speaking to CBS MoneyWatch, Michael Bordash,…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, November 24. (Pixabay) AI 

Deepfakes, Putin’s AI Warning, and More: Uncover the Latest AI News!

On November 24, significant announcements regarding artificial intelligence were made by governments. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the IT minister, revealed that the Indian government has initiated a crackdown on deepfakes, specifically targeting their utilization in videos. Additionally, during an AI conference in Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin cautioned against allowing the West to monopolize the field of AI. These updates, along with others, are covered in today’s AI roundup, providing a more detailed analysis. The government is cracking down on deep counterfeiting IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar said India has launched a crackdown…

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The building-sized asteroid will pass Earth by a close margin today, NASA has revealed. (Pixabay ) Space 

Asteroid the Size of a Building: Get Ready for a Close Encounter Today!

Studying asteroids can provide scientists with valuable insights into the origins of Earth. However, these celestial bodies can also pose a potential danger to our planet. Throughout history, asteroids have collided with Earth, altering its course significantly. Fortunately, most asteroids pass by Earth at a safe distance without entering the atmosphere. Nevertheless, it remains crucial to monitor their movements to reduce uncertainties surrounding their close approaches. Today, November 24, NASA, the US space agency, has announced that a large asteroid, comparable in size to a building, is expected to pass…

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AI to create a 3-day work week in coming years, says Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. (AFP) AI 

Bill Gates: AI Could Make the 3-Day Work Week a Reality!

In a recent podcast, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates shared his perspective on the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential to transform the job market. While some experts have expressed concerns about AI overpowering humans and eliminating half of the jobs, Gates believes that AI will not take jobs away but rather “change them forever.” To learn more about Gates’ views on AI and its implications, including his thoughts on a potential 3-day work week, listen to the podcast. Will artificial intelligence create a 3-day work week? Bill Gates…

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Ahead of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman’s four days in exile, several staff researchers wrote a letter to the board of directors warning of a powerful AI discovery that could threaten humanity. AI 

Major AI Breakthrough: OpenAI Researchers Sound Alarm Before Altman’s Departure

(Reuters) – Before OpenAI CEO Sam Altman spent four days in exile, several staff researchers wrote a letter to the government warning of a powerful artificial intelligence discovery they said could threaten humanity, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The previously unreported letter and artificial intelligence algorithm were key developments before the government ousted Altman, the poster child for generative artificial intelligence, two of the sources said. Before his triumphant return late Tuesday, more than 700 workers had threatened to walk out and join a Microsoft backer in…

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The agency’s prosecutors called on Mozilla to offer Cher Scarlett the position she applied for in 2021 or a similar role, and to otherwise make her whole for damages as a result of not being hired. (REUTERS) News 

Mozilla in Hot Water: Activist’s Complaint Sparks Uproar

Mozilla Corp. has been accused by the National Labor Relations Board of rejecting the employment of a former Apple Inc. worker due to her previous involvement in labor activism. The agency’s prosecutors urged Mozilla to offer Cher Scarlett the position she applied for in 2021, or a similar position, and otherwise compensate her for damages for not hiring her. Scarlett and her attorney, Laurie Burgess, believe the case has the potential to dispel one of the most powerful factors chilling workplace activism in Silicon Valley: the fear of being blacklisted.…

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The UK is enhancing its space monitoring capabilities with the Nyx Alpha telescope, which will be operated by SpaceFlux from the UK Space Operations Centre. (Representative image) (AP) Space 

Secure Your Space Assets with SpaceFlux and the Nyx Alpha Telescope!

The UK is enhancing its space surveillance capabilities through the introduction of the Nyx Alpha telescope. The UK Ministry of Defence has recently partnered with a London-based company to establish a ground-based telescope in Cyprus. Known as the Nyx Alpha telescope, this initiative will be managed by SpaceFlux, a British space technology firm, and will enable the UK Space Command and the UK Space Agency to more precisely monitor the growing quantity of satellites and space debris. The plan is to have the system up and running by spring 2024…

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Know what’s happening in the AI universe today, November 23. (AFP) AI 

Discover the Latest AI Breakthroughs: OpenAI’s AGI, AI-Powered F1 Track Fixes, and More!

Today, November 23, witnessed significant advancements in the artificial intelligence landscape. Firstly, OpenAI researchers reportedly sent a letter to the board directors, cautioning them about a groundbreaking AI discovery that could potentially pose a threat to humanity. This incident occurred a day prior to Sam Altman’s dismissal. Additionally, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) has announced its intention to utilize the 2023 Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix as a platform to train AI, aiming to enhance track limit monitoring and prevent accidents. These are just a few highlights from today’s AI…

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People have talked about work-life balance and the need for people to work less for more and it seems AI can be the answer to these problems. AI 

Four-Day Work Week: Is AI The Key To Our Dreams… Or Our Doom?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a threat to humans and their jobs are at risk due to technological advancements. Well, most experts have been saying this lately, but a new study out this week says AI might not be all doom and gloom as it’s been made out to be. In fact, it looks like AI could be the answer to helping people work 4 days a week instead of 5, with AI technology like ChatGPT providing assistance in the near future. A new report from a company called Autonomy says…

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The minister met industry stakeholders to discuss constructing regulations specifically on such online content. All the participants of the meeting and the government accepted that deepfake videos are not something that can be labelled as content of freedom of speech News 

4 Factors in Focus: Vaishnaw’s Push for Deepfake Regulation

Following the recent emergence of deep fake content on social media, Union Minister for Electronics and IT Ashwini Vaishnaw held a meeting with industry stakeholders to discuss framing regulations specifically for such online content. The urgent meeting with the minister was attended by social media platform officials, Nasscom, professors who are familiar with artificial intelligence (AI) and the platforms where AI-generated content is created. Vaisnaw said: “Whether it’s new regulation or part of an existing one, work has begun today to combat this kind of deep fake content on online…

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With the Action Button on the iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max, you can summon ChatGPT to respond verbally to any and all questions that you may have. This is how to set it up. (AP) News 

ChatGPT Love: Strike Up a Conversation with the Action Button on iPhone 15 Pro & Pro Max!

The ChatGPT mobile app has gained popularity among iPhone users since its launch. This OpenAI chatbot is capable of various tasks such as answering queries, composing emails, analyzing large amounts of text and data, and even suggesting recipes based on available ingredients. The app has now introduced voice features, making it even more convenient for users to engage in verbal conversations instead of typing or reading. To further enhance convenience, iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max owners can add a shortcut to quickly access the app, transforming their…

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Sam Altman is returning to lead OpenAI less than five days after his surprise dismissal. (AFP) News 

Altman Returns to OpenAI – But Why Was He Fired?

Less than five days after being unexpectedly dismissed, Sam Altman is making a comeback to lead OpenAI. This sudden turn of events has sparked a battle for his talent, causing turmoil within the company and exposing significant disagreements among the board members regarding the startup’s mission, despite its immense value. OpenAI’s new interim board, of which Altman was not originally a member, will be led by Bret Taylor, the former CEO of Salesforce Inc. Other directors include Larry Summers, former US Treasury Secretary, and current member Adam D’. Angelo, Founder…

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Pradeep Chowdhary wanted a refund from Uber, but ended up getting in touch with a scammer. Read on to know what happened next. News 

Scammed Out Of Rs 5 Lakh: Man’s Refund Quest Leads To Uber Ride Disaster!

A man reportedly lost his Rs 500,000 when he sought help from Uber customer service after charging a Rs 100 tip on top of the taxi fare. Now, this situation isn’t as straightforward as it seems, because the “customer service” number he dialed was fake. According to the FIR obtained by IANS, the victim Pradeep Chowdhary took a taxi to Gurugram. His total fare was Rs 205, but Uber charged him Rs 318, including an extra tip for the driver. Based on the FIR, Chowdhary said the taxi driver told…

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Asteroid 2023 VH6 belongs to the Apollo group of Near-Earth Asteroids. (Unsplash) Space 

Witness the Close Encounter: Asteroid 2023 VH6 Passes by Earth Today!

NASA has deployed a range of sophisticated telescopes, both on the ground and in space, to monitor and investigate asteroids primarily located in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Among these telescopes are NEOWISE, ALMA, Pans-STARRS1, and Catalina Sky Survey, which play a crucial role in studying asteroids and minimizing uncertainties regarding their potential close encounters with Earth. Utilizing these resources, NASA has recently provided insights into an asteroid that is anticipated to pass by Earth on November 23. Asteroid 2023 VH6 details Dubbed Asteroid 2023 VH6, the asteroid…

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