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Get 'ducking' excited: Apple is finally addressing this annoying autocorrect issue

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Apple users who are tired of that "ducking" autocorrect issue can now rejoice! The tech company announced Monday at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference that iOS 17 will ensure that autocorrected words are temporarily underlined so users know what has been changed and can quickly change the word back to what they originally meant to type. "Autocorrect is powered by on-device machine learning and over the years, we've continued to advance these models," said Craig Federighi, the company's software chief. "The keyboard now leverages a transformer language model, which is state of the art for word prediction, making autocorrect more accurate than ever." The autocorrect feature has been the subject of tweets, memes and other social media posts for years, often annoying already irritated people trying to drop a popular expletive by changing the word to "ducking."

Apple's iOS 17 expands protection against unsolicited nudes


Apple's iOS 17 makes it easier to share content, but it also has new safeguards to prevent abuses of that newfound power. The company has revealed that its upcoming software will add a Sensitive Content Warning feature that helps adults avoid unsolicited nude photos and videos. If you receive something potentially concerning, you can either decline it, agree to see it or learn about ways to get help. Communication Safety also protects kids beyond the Messages app. The feature will use machine learning to detect and blur sexually explicit material sent and received through AirDrop, Contact Posters, FaceTime messages and the Photos picker.

Schumer announces bipartisan senator-only briefings on 'astounding' AI advances

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Tom Newhouse, vice president of Convergence Media, discusses the potential impact of artificial intelligence on elections after an RNC AI ad garnered attention. A bipartisan group of senators announced on Tuesday a series of briefings focused on artificial intelligence, including the first ever classified "All-Senators" briefing on the topic. "Dear Colleague: The advances we have seen in Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the last few months have been astounding. From helping the paralyzed walk again to allowing anyone to be a computer programmer, the technological breakthroughs are happening on almost a daily basis," Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer wrote in a letter to his fellow senators this week. "As AI transforms our world, the Senate must keep abreast of the extraordinary potential, and risks, AI presents."

Don't Want Students to Rely on ChatGPT? Have Them Use It


When I first caught students attempting to use ChatGPT to write their essays, it felt like an inevitability. My initial reaction was frustration and irritation--not to mention gloom and doom about the slow collapse of higher education--and I suspect most educators feel the same way. But as I thought about how to respond, I realized there could be a teaching opportunity. Many of these essays used sources incorrectly, either quoting from books that did not exist or misrepresenting those that did. When students were starting to use ChatGPT, they seemed to have no idea that it could be wrong.

The Machine Ethics Podcast: featuring Marc Steen


Hosted by Ben Byford, The Machine Ethics Podcast brings together interviews with academics, authors, business leaders, designers and engineers on the subject of autonomous algorithms, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and technology's impact on society. This episode Marc Steen and Ben chat about: AI as tools, the ethics of business models, writing "Ethics for People Who Work in Tech", the process of ethics – "doing ethics" and his three step process, misconceptions of ethics as compliance or a road block, evaluating ethical theories, universal rights, types of knowledges, what is the world we're creating with AI? Marc Steen works as a senior research scientist at TNO, a research and technology organization in The Netherlands. He earned MSc, PDEng and PhD degrees in Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology. He worked at Philips and KPN before joining TNO. He is an expert in Human-Centred Design, Value-Sensitive Design, Responsible Innovation, and Applied Ethics of Technology and Innovation.

Judges likely to take AI rules into their own hands as lawmakers slow to act: experts

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Center for AI Safety Director Dan Hendrycks explains concerns about how the rapid growth of artificial intelligence could impact society. Judges are likely to take concerns over artificial intelligence into their own hands and create their own rules for the tech in courtrooms, experts say. U.S. District Judge Brantley Starr of the Northern District of Texas may have been a pioneer last week when he required lawyers who appear in his courtroom to certify they did not use artificial intelligence programs, such as ChatGPT, to draft their filings without a human checking for accuracy. "We're at least putting lawyers on notice, who might not otherwise be on notice, that they can't just trust those databases," Starr, a Trump appointed judge, told Reuters. "They've got to actually verify it themselves through a traditional database."

Apple Ghosts the Generative AI Revolution


After years of anticipation and contributions from thousands of people, Apple Vision Pro made its debut yesterday, promising immersion in apps, games, movies, and the workplace. With more than 20 cameras, sensors, and microphones, two processing chips, and even an external battery you carry in your pocket, it's packed full of world-class tech, but missing an element that seems to be everywhere else right now: Generative AI. Since the launch of OpenAI's ChatGPT last fall, generative AI that creates text and imagery from simple prompts triggered calls for regulation and fear of an existential threat to humanity, and continues to play a role in ongoing Hollywood writers union strikes. It's also led Big Tech companies to speed up AI deployments, but not at Apple. Yesterday Apple announced new features powered by its neural engine hardware--like call screening that transcribes the first few words of a voicemail live so you can decide whether to pick up a call--but there was no mention of generative AI during the two-hour Worldwide Developer Conference keynote address.

AI Could Usher in a New Era of Music. Will It Suck?


Michael Sayman has worked at Facebook, Google, Roblox, and Twitter. At 26, the software engineer has already published a memoir, App Kid. But until he began work on his latest project, he'd never built a website. "I made it in five hours over the weekend, out of frustration that there wasn't anything like this," he says. Sayman's site is AI Hits.

Target's 'stunning collapse,' GOP senator goes toe-to-toe with the 'View' and more top headlines

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LGBTQ advocate Heather Hester scolded Target's "rainbow capitalism" after the retailer dialed back Pride displays (Reuters) Subscribe now to get Fox News First in your email. And here's what you need to know to start your day ... EYE ON THE TARGET - Retailer's $15B loss in'stunning collapse' should serve as warning to CEOs, 'Shark Tank' star says. 'UNDENIABLE FACTS': - Tim Scott earns praise after leaving liberal'View' host'speechless.' TARMAC TROUBLE - Deputies remove handcuff and remove unruly passenger from Southwest plane before takeoff. SCIENTOLOGY SPOTLIGHT - Danny Masterson, Tom Cruise and Leah Remini illuminate Hollywood church drama.

Trick kids into learning this summer with this DIY game console, now just $80


TL;DR: As of June 6, Nibble(opens in a new tab) -- an educational DIY game console -- is on sale for just $79.99 instead of $109. Are you ready to keep them entertained every day? There's a fun way to encourage them to do something educational without even knowing it, thanks to Nibble, an Educational DIY Game Console(opens in a new tab) designed for kids nine and up. Nibble was made for kids to have fun and learn something in the process. It can be your go-to for filling up those long summer days before school is back in session.