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 Is AI lying to me? Scientists warn of growing capacity for deception.

Is AI lying to me? Scientists warn of growing capacity for deception.

2024-05-24 The Guardian
Man has always shown a certain predisposition for deception, whether through lies, betrayal or expert double-crossing; although it is not a matter of boasting, it is a characteristic that has always allowed mankind to distinguish itself from other forms of existence, including technology. That is, of course, until now....
 EU agrees directive banning misleading use of environmental claims on many products.

EU agrees directive banning misleading use of environmental claims on many products.

2024-05-23 The Irish Times
Earth is our only planet. For years now, it has become apparent that there is a need to change our habits, especially within large industries and on an even larger scale, as an attempt to address the profound environmental damage the planet has suffered so far. The spread of this sensibility seems not to have had the ...
 Neuralink’s first implant partly detached from patient’s brain.

Neuralink’s first implant partly detached from patient’s brain.

2024-05-22 The Guardian
The beginning of 2024 was marked by unprecedented news: in February, Noland Arbaugh was the first patient to undergo surgery to connect a Neuralink chip to his brain, and at the time, the implant had not given any problems. One month later, however, the device began to show signs of malfunctioning: its functionality b...
 Dell Hacked – 49 Million Customers Data Affected.

Dell Hacked – 49 Million Customers Data Affected.

2024-05-21 Cyber Security News
The month of May began with an unpleasant announcement from Dell Technologies: on Friday 10, the company said it had launched an investigation into a data breach incident involving a company portal. Within the latter was a limited amount of information, including names, addresses, and customer orders. The company spec...
 'AI can help people keep physical jobs for longer'.

'AI can help people keep physical jobs for longer'.

2024-05-20 BBC
Currently, the introduction of artificial intelligence within the working world seems to have caused more panic and concern than actual improvement; following the implementation of this technology in various professional sectors, there has been an increase in the firing of human workers - only to be replaced by AI tool...
 Air France, Lufthansa Group airlines part of EU greenwashing probe.

Air France, Lufthansa Group airlines part of EU greenwashing probe.

2024-05-17 Reuters
During the first week of May 2024, twenty European airlines officially declared that they were the subject of an investigation, currently underway, into the phenomenon of ‘greenwashing’. The investigation in question is being run by the European Union and is aimed at shedding light on the environmental efforts und...
 Shein in EU crosshairs: the Chinese giant will also have to follow the Digital Act rules. Here's what changes.

Shein in EU crosshairs: the Chinese giant will also have to follow the Digital Act rules. Here's what changes.

2024-05-16 QN Economia
The introduction of the Digital Act into the European digital landscape is bringing about a series of profound changes in the continent's online environment - be it entertainment or shopping. Together with Tiktok, Aliexpress and Amazon, Shein's huge e-commerce also recently joined the club of what the Digital Act defin...
 EU investigates Meta over fears of election interference and foreign disinformation.

EU investigates Meta over fears of election interference and foreign disinformation.

2024-05-15 CNN
In today's digital age, it is crucial to protect users of online platforms from the enormous amount of misinformation that occupies the homepage of one's digital window on the world on a daily basis. False information encountered ‘on the Internet’ is often assumed to be correct, inevitably leading to misleading con...
 Cyberattack forces major US health care network to divert ambulances from hospitals.

Cyberattack forces major US health care network to divert ambulances from hospitals.

2024-05-14 CNN
Shortly after the latest cyber-attack against the US healthcare network, yet another of the nation's healthcare systems has become the victim of an inconvenientcyber-assault. Ascension, the non-profit network in question, is based in St. Louis and runs 140 hospitals in 19 different states - due to the mentioned issue, ...
Digital art, NFT and cryptocurrencies: more than EUR 550,000 in tax evasion discovered in Verona.

Digital art, NFT and cryptocurrencies: more than EUR 550,000 in tax evasion discovered in Verona.

2024-05-13 Prima Verona
Following the rise of NFTs and cryptocurrencies, unfortunately, the term "digital artist" has gained a rather negative reputation due to the illicit activities perpreted by certain individuals. This is precisely the case with two of the subjects of today's reference article. Recently, an investigation carried out by t...
 Comicon Napoli, 83 illegal workers at booths, 200 thousand euros in fines: the inspection's results.

Comicon Napoli, 83 illegal workers at booths, 200 thousand euros in fines: the inspection's results.

2024-05-10 Fanpage
In the week leading up to the dates of the famous Napoli Comicon, a precise control and verification operation was carried out by the city's Inspectorate of Labor and Carabinieri aimed at protecting the workers present during the days of the convention. The investigation led, in fact, to the discovery of the presence o...
 Apple deletes WhatsApp, Threads from China app store on orders from Beijing.

Apple deletes WhatsApp, Threads from China app store on orders from Beijing.

2024-05-09 CNN
Following a direct order from the Cyberspace Administration of China, Apple was forced to remove WhatsApp and Threads from the Chinese app store for national security reasons. Both of the aforementioned apps were little used within the nation, in addition to already being blocked - they could only be accessed through ...
 Can AI help solve Japan’s labour shortages?

Can AI help solve Japan’s labour shortages?

2024-05-08 BBC
Artificial intelligence has proven over and over again to be crucial in the development and improvement of certain areas: in the medical-scientific field it proves to be of essential importance every day, as well as within the industrial sector. The proper and respectful use of this technology can lead to significant i...
 Making deepfake porn without consent could soon be a crime in England.

Making deepfake porn without consent could soon be a crime in England.

2024-05-07 CNN
The term "deepfake" describes a precise type of digital content: images or videos subjected to manipulation, often through artificial intelligence, to achieve results that show a certain subject in situations and events he or she never experienced. This technology is often used to construct videos and images intended ...
Paedophiles create nude AI images of children to extort from them, says charity.

Paedophiles create nude AI images of children to extort from them, says charity.

2024-05-06 The Guardian
The Dark Web hides content that most Internet users would never imagine, such as a manual containing an entire section on encouraging criminals to use 'nudification' AI applications to remove clothes from underwear photos sent by minors. It goes on to point out that photos obtained by artificial intelligence could be u...
 Essex University's AI brain study brings 'hope' to childhood trauma survivors.

Essex University's AI brain study brings 'hope' to childhood trauma survivors.

2024-05-03 BBC
Artificial intelligence has proven itself time and time again to be crucial within the medical sector, demonstrating how important it is to understand how best to utilise a resource of this calibre. Recently, this technology allowed researchers at the University of Essex to re-examine hundreds of brain scans of childh...