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Welcome back to our weekly blog, where we bring you the latest and most intriguing developments in the world of artificial intelligence. This week’s edition is packed with fascinating stories: from breakthroughs in mind-reading technology to controversies in digital publishing.

Imagine a world where your thoughts could be translated into text just by measuring your brain’s electrical activity – researchers are working on making this a reality, although it’s not quite perfect yet. In the publishing world, Sports Illustrated’s CEO faces backlash over the use of fake authors and AI-generated content, raising questions about AI’s role in journalism. Meanwhile, Meta is pushing the boundaries of AI with their Ray-Ban smart glasses, capable of object identification and language translation, further blending the digital and physical worlds. And in a significant move, the New York Times hires a leader to navigate the ethical and practical applications of AI in their newsroom.

Join us as we explore these fascinating AI developments, providing a fresh perspective on how this technology is impacting different industries and our daily routines. 

AI in the News

Mind-reading AI can translate brainwaves into written text: A system that records the brain’s electrical activity through the scalp can turn thoughts into words with help from a large language model – but the results are far from perfect.

Sports Illustrated CEO fired after claims of fake authors and AI-generated articles. Publisher says the objective is to ‘improve operational efficiency and revenue of the company.’

Meta’s AI for Ray-Ban smart glasses can identify objects and translate languages. Saying “Hey Meta” while wearing the Ray-Ban smart glasses will summon a virtual assistant that sees and hears what’s happening around you.

New York Times Hires First Newsroom Leader Focused on Artificial Intelligence: Quartz co-founder Zach Seward tasked with establishing principles for how the New York Times will and won’t use generative AI.

AI is the great equalizer: Studies show that the rise of tools like ChatGPT is good news for employees who suck at their jobs.

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Nex – New tools for digital media creation and storytelling.

Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro in the AI arena, our weekly blog is your go-to source for staying in the loop. Until next time, keep your curiosity alive, and we’ll be back with more AI discoveries that will leave you inspired.