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Author granted copyright over book with AI-generated text—with a twist

(credit: Getty Images) Last October, I received an email with a hell of an opening line: “I fired a nuke at the US Copyright Office this morning.” The message was from Elisa Shupe, a 60-year-old retired US Army veteran who had just filed a copyright registration for a novel she’d recently self-published. She’d used OpenAI's...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 17:46
The hidden story behind one of SpaceX’s wettest and wildest launches

Enlarge / Is that sooty rocket lifting off with the CRS-3 mission in 2014 a reused booster? No, it is not. (credit: SpaceX) Ten years ago today, when a Falcon 9 rocket took off from Florida, something strange happened. Dramatically, as the rocket lifted off, a fountain of dirty water splashed upward alongside the vehicle,...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
All the pieces are in place for the first crew flight of Boeing’s Starliner

Enlarge / Technicians inside United Launch Alliance's Vertical Integration Facility connect Boeing's Starliner spacecraft to the top of its Atlas V rocket Tuesday. (credit: United Launch Alliance) Ground teams on Florida's Space Coast hoisted Boeing's Starliner spacecraft atop its United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
This app tries to do what Apple couldn’t: Multiple Mac monitors on Vision Pro

Enlarge / Here it is: two virtual Mac displays in Vision Pro. (credit: Samuel Axon) Apple's Vision Pro headset holds the promise to be a powerful extension of your Mac workflow, but the Mac integration it shipped with is just neat, not a big step forward. Now, an app by established independent developers Jordi Bruin, Mathijs...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 15:46
OpenAI winds down AI image generator that blew minds and forged friendships in 2022

Enlarge / An AI-generated image from DALL-E 2 created with the prompt "A painting by Grant Wood of an astronaut couple, american gothic style." (credit: AI Pictures That Go Hard / X) When OpenAI's DALL-E 2 debuted on April 6, 2022, the idea that a computer could create relatively photorealistic images on demand based on...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 14:46
Life-threatening rat pee infections reach record levels in NYC

Enlarge / A rat looks for food while on a subway platform at the Columbus Circle - 59th Street station on May 8, 2023, in New York City. (credit: Getty | Gary Hershorn) A life-threatening bacterial infection typically spread through rat urine sickened a record number of people in New York City last year—and this year...

Thu Apr 18, 2024 02:52

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