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Does the Near-Perfect MacBook Air Leave Room for the iPad?

Does the Near-Perfect MacBook Air Leave Room for the iPad?

With the latest M2-equipped, redesigned MacBook Air, Apple looks like it’s delivered a completely useful and highly functional laptop. The Mac line, which once looked like it was slipping into irrelevance, feels stronger than ever. This seems like a good time to buy one, except for one big question mark: What about the iPad? My …

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Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is ‘sentient’

Google places engineer on leave after he claims group’s chatbot is ‘sentient’

Google has kicked off a social media firestorm on the nature of consciousness by placing an engineer on paid leave after he went public with his belief that the tech group’s chatbot has become “sentient”. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible AI unit, did not receive much attention on June 6 when he wrote …

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Google engineer put on leave after saying AI chatbot has become sentient

The suspension of a Google engineer who claimed a computer chatbot he was working on had become sentient and was thinking and reasoning like a human being has put new scrutiny on the capacity of, and secrecy surrounding, the world of artificial intelligence (AI). The technology giant placed Blake Lemoine on leave last week after …

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Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

Google engineer put on leave claims AI bot LaMDA became ‘sentient’

A Google engineer was spooked by a company artificial intelligence chatbot and claimed it had become “sentient,” labeling it a “sweet kid,” according to a report. Blake Lemoine, who works in Google’s Responsible AI organization, told the Washington Post that he began chatting with the interface LaMDA — Language Model for Dialogue Applications — in fall 2021 as …

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HoloLens leader Alex Kipman to leave Microsoft in mixed reality reorg after report on ‘toxic’ behavior

HoloLens leader Alex Kipman to leave Microsoft in mixed reality reorg after report on ‘toxic’ behavior

Alex Kipman, Microsoft technical fellow, led the company’s HoloLens mixed reality team. (File Photo) Microsoft is splitting its HoloLens mixed reality group and parting ways with Alex Kipman, the leader of the group who was the subject of a recent Insider story that cited him as an example of “toxic” behavior inside the company. The …

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