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Cartoonist Amy Kurzweil's new graphic memoir, Artificial: A Love Story, focuses on how she and her father Ray harnessed the power of artificial intelligence to connect with the grandfather she never knew. Marissa Leshnov for NPR hide caption

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Using AI, cartoonist Amy Kurzweil connects with deceased grandfather in 'Artificial'

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Participants at the 2023 Def Con hacker convention, trying to subvert AI chatbots as part of a contest to test the systems' vulnerabilities. Paul Bloch/Paul's Vegas Photography hide caption

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What happens when thousands of hackers try to break AI chatbots

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Michael Schumacher, pictured at a press conference in Brazil in 2006, hasn't spoken publicly since suffering a near-fatal head injury in 2013. Paul Gilham/Getty Images hide caption

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A magazine touted Michael Schumacher's first interview in years. It was actually AI

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Ethan Mollick, a business professor at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, used a photo of himself (left) in an artificial intelligence platform where he generated a deepfake video of himself (right). Ethan Mollick hide caption

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It takes a few dollars and 8 minutes to create a deepfake. And that's only the start

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When Geoff Brumfiel asked an AI software for rocket schematics, he got interesting results. Like these Saturn V-inspired renderings. NPR staff generated imagery using Midjourney hide caption

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Therapy by chatbot? The promise and challenges in using AI for mental health

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These days, talking to a bot is commonplace. Think Siri, or your chatty banking app. But you wouldn't talk to your toaster like you talk to a friend — unless your toaster had a great sense of humor. RYGERSZEM/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption

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