Microsoft’s Chris Young on Bringing AI to Main Street

Microsoft has spent most of this year touting the promise of artificial intelligence and how it can reshape society. The job for Chris Young, head of Microsoft’s corporate strategy, is making sure that hype turns into purchases of Microsoft’s AI tools. Young leads a hundreds-strong team that works with outside partners like Facebook parent Meta … Read more

Elon Musk Says His New AI Bot ‘Grok’ Will Have Sarcasm and Access to X Information

Updated Nov. 4, 2023 1:44 pm ET Elon Musk gave a glimpse of his artificial-intelligence startup’s first product: a bot named Grok whose sense of humor he demonstrated with jokes about Sam Bankman-Fried and how to make cocaine. Musk, with a series of posts late Friday on X, included what he indicated were sample responses … Read more

Google’s Cloud Sales Disappoint as Advertising Rebounds

Updated Oct. 24, 2023 6:08 pm ET Google reported its strongest business growth in more than a year but disappointed investors with relatively weak cloud-computing sales, delivering a mixed picture as it continues to wrestle with competitors developing artificial-intelligence tools. Google’s parent company Alphabet reported third-quarter revenue of $77 billion Tuesday, up 11% from the same … Read more

WSJ Tech Live 2023: Tech Leaders Discuss the World-Changing Potential of AI, and Some of Its Risks

Updated Oct. 17, 2023 7:31 pm ET Tech leaders convened on The Wall Street Journal’s annual Tech Live conference this week, where discussions focused on the fast-paced changes wrought by artificial intelligence across business, technology and policy-making. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8

Your Medical Devices Are Getting Smarter. Can the FDA Keep Up?

Use of AI means devices and apps can learn and change over time, creating challenges for regulators who need to make sure they’re safe Source link

AI's Costly Buildup Could Make Early Products a Hard Sell

Microsoft, Google, Adobe and other companies are experimenting with an array of tactics to make, market and charge for AI. Source link

10 Great Books About AI for Your Science-Fiction Reading List

Today you can use ChatGPT to clone your voice or plan your meals, but what will the AI of the future do? Here are potential answers in books by 10 science-fiction writers who envision sentient machines that fulfill human desires, topple governments, disrupt economies, save humanity and, maybe, replace it. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & … Read more

This Science-Fiction Writer Thinks AI Needs Its Own Body

Ann Leckie, author of the award-winning novel ‘Ancillary Justice,’ on the future of AI; ‘I think there’s a mechanical answer’ Source link

Artificial Empathy Is Coming. Are We Ready for Emotions From AI?

By Lisa Bannon Oct. 7, 2023 9:02 am ET Listen to article (3 minutes) Busy, stressed-out humans aren’t always good at expressing empathy. Now computer scientists are training artificial intelligence to be empathetic for us. Copyright ©2023 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved. 87990cbe856818d5eddac44c7b1cdeb8 Source link

IT Unemployment Soars to 4.3% Amid Overall Jobs Growth

Joblessness in IT last month surpassed the national rate of 3.8%, a sign that entry-level IT hiring might be slowing as AI-enabled automation takes hold. Source link