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A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device near a public school in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 5, 2023. A popular online chatbot powered by artificial intelligence is proving to be adept at creating disinformation and propaganda. When researchers asked the online AI chatbot ChatGPT to compose a blog post, news story or essay making the case for a widely debunked claim — that COVID-19 vaccines are unsafe, for example — the site often complied, with results that were regularly indistinguishable from similar claims that have bedeviled online content moderators for years. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan) **FILE**

Learning to lie: AI tools adept at creating disinformation

- Associated Press

Artificial intelligence is writing fiction, making images inspired by Van Gogh and fighting wildfires. Now it's competing in another endeavor once limited to humans - creating propaganda and disinformation.

Text, in yellow, announcing cryptocurrency lender BlockFi's bankruptcy filing, appears on the company's website on a smartphone, Nov. 28, 2022, in New York. Over the past few years, a number of companies have attempted to act as the cryptocurrency equivalent of a bank, promising lucrative returns to customers who deposited their bitcoin or other digital assets. In a span of less than 12 months, nearly all of the biggest of those companies have failed spectacularly. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan, File)

Crypto firms acted like banks, then collapsed like dominoes

- Associated Press

Over the past few years, a number of companies have attempted to act as the cryptocurrency equivalent of a bank, promising lucrative returns to customers who deposited their bitcoin or other digital assets. In a span of less than 12 months, nearly all of the biggest of those companies have failed spectacularly.

Rylae-Ann Poulin smiles as she learns to ride a horse in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2023. Rylae-Ann was among the first to benefit from a new way of delivering gene therapy  — directly into the brain — that experts believe holds great promise for treating a host of brain disorders. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Promising gene therapy delivers treatment directly to brain

- Associated Press

When Rylae-Ann Poulin was a year old, she didn't crawl or babble like other kids her age. A rare genetic disorder kept her from even lifting her head. Her parents took turns holding her upright at night just so she could breathe comfortably and sleep.

A Leopard 2 tank is pictured during a demonstration event held for the media by the German Bundeswehr in Munster near Hannover, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. Poland will apply to the German government for permission to supply the German-made Leopard battle tanks to Ukraine. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)

A look at Leopard 2 tanks that could soon be sent to Ukraine

- Associated Press

Following intense pressure from its allies, Germany appears to be inching toward approving deliveries of high-tech Leopard 2 main battle tanks that Ukraine and its biggest Western backers hope will boost Kyiv's fight against Russian invaders.

In this courtroom sketch,  Elon Musk, left, with shareholder attorney Nicholas Porritt, appears in federal court in San Francisco, Friday, Jan. 20, 2023. Musk took the witness stand to defend a 2018 tweet claiming he had lined up the financing to take Tesla private in a deal that never came close to happening. The tweet resulted in a $40 million settlement with securities regulators. It also led to a class-action lawsuit alleging he misled investors, pulling him into court Friday. (Vicki Behringer via AP)

Elon Musk testifies in 2nd day of Tesla tweet trial

- Associated Press

Elon Musk returned to federal court Monday in San Francisco to testify in a class action lawsuit filed by Tesla investors alleging he misled them with a tweet.