Before most people could realize what was happening, China became a world leader in electric vehicles. And the momentum hasn’t slowed: In the past two years, the number of electric vehicles sold annually in the country grew from 1.3 million to 6.8 million.
The industry is growing at a speed that has surprised even the most seasoned observers, giving China’s auto industry sustained growth during the pandemic. It has also boosted the country in its quest to become one of the world’s climate policy leaders.
But the story of how the sector got here goes beyond Chinese state policy. Read the whole story.
— Zeyi Yang
How OpenAI is trying to make ChatGPT safer and less biased
Have you ever been threatened by an AI chatbot? Over the past week, it seems almost every media outlet has tested Microsoft’s Bing AI search and found the chatbot to come up with stupid and creepy stuff. OpenAI, the startup behind the chatbot’s language technology, has also taken a lot of (probably unfounded) heat from conservatives in the US who have accused its chatbot ChatGPT of having a “woke” bias.
All this outrage is finally having an impact, and OpenAI has realized that more needs to be done to reassure the public. Our senior AI reporter, Melissa Heikkilä, spoke with two AI policy researchers at OpenAI to learn more about how the company is making ChatGPT more secure and less nutty. Read the whole story.