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Mortgage rates slink back down, but hordes of jittery homebuyers are still waiting on the sidelines

Mortgage rates slink back down, but hordes of jittery homebuyers are still waiting on the sidelines

Mortgage rates slink back down, but hordes of jittery homebuyers are still waiting on the sidelines U.S. mortgage rates fell this week as inflation finally started to moderate, a new report shows. The decline in the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage, which briefly dipped below 5% earlier this month, is giving home shoppers a bit of relief, …

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Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

Google Sidelines Engineer Who Claims Its A.I. Is Sentient

SAN FRANCISCO — Google placed an engineer on paid leave recently after dismissing his claim that its artificial intelligence is sentient, surfacing yet another fracas about the company’s most advanced technology. Blake Lemoine, a senior software engineer in Google’s Responsible A.I. organization, said in an interview that he was put on leave Monday. The company’s …

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