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( Greece Legalizes Same-Sex Civil Marriage and Adoption
Feb 16th 2024, 11:22

Source: ( CBS News - World NewsGreece on Thursday became the first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex civil marriage, despite opposition from the influential, socially conservative Greek Church. A majority of 176 lawmakers in the 300-seat parliament voted in favor of the landmark bill advocated by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who said on social media after the vote that Greece "is proud to become the 16th (European Union) country to legislate marriage...


( U.S. Census to Test Questions on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
Feb 16th 2024, 00:53

Source: ( ABC News - PoliticsThe U.S. Census Bureau this year plans to test questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in a survey sent to 480,000 households. If the questions are approved, it will be the first time sexual orientation and gender identity questions are asked on the American Community Survey, which already asks questions about commuting times, internet access, family life, income, education levels, disabilities, and military service, among other...


( Despite the Evidence, Nearly 15% of Americans Deny Climate Change
Feb 16th 2024, 00:52

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportNearly 15% of Americans still deny that climate change is real, according to a new national assessment from the University of Michigan. Evidence of climate change has been mounting, including natural disasters that are growing in frequency and intensity sooner than originally predicted, researchers said. Nevertheless, climate change is still not accepted as fact by one in every six or seven Americans, the study estimates.


( Zimbabwe Government Will Block Scholarship for LGBTQ+ People
Feb 16th 2024, 00:51

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportZimbabwe's powerful vice president said Thursday the government will block a university scholarship for young LGBTQ+ people. The state university scholarship is sponsored by GALZ, an LGBTQ+ membership organization in Zimbabwe. The group started offering the scholarship in 2018 without incident. But a recent online advertisement inviting applications attracted a harsh response from Vice President Constantino Chiwenga, a self-proclaimed devout...


( Second Trump Presidency Would Axe Biden Climate Agenda, Say Advisers
Feb 16th 2024, 00:50

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportU.S. President Joe Biden has spent years implementing programs to fight climate change by advancing renewable energy and imposing tougher regulations on fossil fuels. Much of that work could go up in smoke if his likely rival Donald Trump beats him at the polls in November, according to Republican policy advisers. Former President Trump would re-enter the White House with a raft of executive orders to expand oil, gas, and coal development, they...


( See Sora, OpenAI's New Text-To-Video Generator, in Action
Feb 16th 2024, 00:23

Source: ( Google News - HealthOn Thursday, the makers of ChatGPT and DALL-E announced Sora, a text-to-video tool. The tool is now available to "red teamers," or experts who adversarially test the model for harms and risks. Sora can generate richly detailed videos up to one minute long. The announcement included highly realistic scenes as well as imaginary worlds, such as a closeup video of two pirate ships battling each other as they sail inside a cup of coffee.


( Amid Artificial Intelligence Boom, AI Girlfriends and Boyfriends Arrive
Feb 16th 2024, 00:15

Source: ( U.S. News and World ReportA few months ago, Derek Carrier started seeing someone and became infatuated. He experienced intense romantic feelings but also knew it was an illusion. That's because his girlfriend was generated by artificial intelligence. Similar to general-purpose AI chatbots, companion bots use vast amounts of training data to mimic human language, but they also include voice calls, picture exchanges, and emotional interactions that lead to deeper...


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