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Welcome to our latest weekly AI digest, where we spotlight how artificial intelligence is transforming everything from everyday logistics to the political arena. This week, we’re taking a closer look at UPS’s innovative fight against package thefts using AI, and we’ll also dive into predictions for AI’s role in the upcoming US primary elections and beyond.

Amidst these advancements, we’re also examining the ethical boundaries of AI, from Rite Aid’s controversial use of facial recognition to privacy concerns raised over Dropbox’s AI implementation. Plus, we’ll reflect on a century of scientific innovation and its implications in the age of AI.

So, whether you’re intrigued by AI’s practical applications or concerned about its impact on privacy and ethics, this edition has something for everyone. Join us as we navigate the fascinating and multifaceted world of AI, uncovering stories that will inspire, inform, and sometimes challenge your perceptions.

AI in the News

How UPS is using A.I. to fight against package thefts: Using a new UPS data program called DeliveryDefense helps them identify addresses that are likely targets for theft.

How will AI impact the US primary elections? What’s next for OpenAI? 8 predictions for AI in 2024

Rite Aid’s ‘reckless’ use of facial recognition software got it banned from using this AI technology in stores for five years.

Dropbox: Are privacy concerns getting swept under the rug? Dropbox hides AI sharing amid accusations of user data leakage with OpenAI.

From Einstein to AI: how 100 years have shaped science: Looking back a century reveals how much the research landscape has changed — and how unclear the consequences of scientific innovation can be.

Artificial intelligence can find your location in photos, worrying privacy experts.

Microsoft just integrated music creation app Suno into its Copilot conversational AI, letting users turn text prompts into AI-generated tracks — complete with lyrics, instruments, and vocals.

Cool Tools

Creatify AI – Create short video ads in seconds with a product URL.

Wysper – Turn your podcast into a content engine.

MealByMeal – Track your calories and macros easily through AI-powered text messages

Impakt – Uses AI to help you train smarter, not harder.

Thanks for reading! Until we meet again next week, keep exploring, keep learning, and stay excited about the incredible possibilities that AI has in store for us.