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Unlike with academics and reporters, you can’t check when ChatGPT’s telling the truth

Unlike with academics and reporters, you can’t check when ChatGPT’s telling the truth

Academic publishers have moved to ban ChatGPT from being listed as a co-author and...

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X-57: Nasa’s electric plane is preparing to fly – here’s how it advances emissions–free aviation

X-57: Nasa’s electric plane is preparing to fly – here’s how it advances emissions–free aviation

The experimental airplane X-57, developed by Nasa, is due to fly for the first time...

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Limits to computing: A computer scientist explains why even in the age of AI, some problems are just too difficult

Limits to computing: A computer scientist explains why even in the age of AI, some problems are just too difficult

Empowered by artificial intelligence technologies, computers today can engage in...

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Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again

Copper transformed way the world works before: it’s about to do so again

Copper is all around us. The metal is both ever-present and invisible in our world

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Artificial intelligence in South Africa comes with special dilemmas – plus the usual risks

Artificial intelligence in South Africa comes with special dilemmas – plus the usual risks

When people think about artificial intelligence (AI), they may have visions of the...

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ChatGPT: why education should embrace the AI chatbot, not shun it

ChatGPT: why education should embrace the AI chatbot, not shun it

Just under two months ago, the US artificial intelligence company OpenAI introduced...

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ChatGPT could be a game-changer for marketers, but it won’t replace humans any time soon

ChatGPT could be a game-changer for marketers, but it won’t replace humans any time soon

The recent release of the ChatGPT chatbot in November 2022 has generated significant...

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ChatGPT: Chatbots can help us rediscover the rich history of dialogue

ChatGPT: Chatbots can help us rediscover the rich history of dialogue

It is time to take human-AI dialogue seriously again

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Device transmits radio waves with almost no power – without violating the laws of physics

Device transmits radio waves with almost no power – without violating the laws of physics

A new ultra-low-power method of communication at first glance seems to violate the...

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Deepfakes: faces created by AI now look more real than genuine photos

Deepfakes: faces created by AI now look more real than genuine photos

Even if you think you are good at analysing faces, research shows many people cannot...

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Qatar becomes greener with its smart public buses

Qatar becomes greener with its smart public buses

In conjunction with executive bodies in Qatar, the Ministry of Transport developed...

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How to spot a cyberbot – five tips to keep your device safe

How to spot a cyberbot – five tips to keep your device safe

You may know nothing about it, but your phone – or your laptop or tablet – could...

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ChatGPT: students could use AI to cheat, but it’s a chance to rethink assessment altogether

ChatGPT: students could use AI to cheat, but it’s a chance to rethink assessment altogether

ChatGPT is a powerful language model developed by OpenAI that has the ability to...

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People are leaving Twitter for Mastodon, but are they ready for democratic social media?

People are leaving Twitter for Mastodon, but are they ready for democratic social media?

Elon Musk’s recent takeover of Twitter has thrust Mastodon into the spotlight. Some...

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How a proposed app called TaxTrack could make taxes more democratic

How a proposed app called TaxTrack could make taxes more democratic

As tax season approaches in Canada, it’s worth asking: How can we democratize how...

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AI and the future of work

AI and the future of work

5 experts on what ChatGPT, DALL-E and other AI tools mean for artists and knowledge workers...

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