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Lawsuit against TikTok over child addiction issues

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New measures look to ensure responsible design and usage of algorithms

Utah has taken legal action against the popular social media platform TikTok, claiming that the app’s algorithm is causing addictive behavior among children. The state asserts that TikTok’s algorithm, designed to maximise user engagement, is specifically targeting minors and keeping them hooked to the platform for extended periods.

The lawsuit argues that the algorithm utilised by TikTok is consciously crafted to capture the attention of young users by providing content that appeals to their preferences and interests. Utah alleges that this intentional approach is leading to excessive usage, thereby raising concerns about addictive behaviour in minors.

Officials in Utah are calling for stricter regulations and safeguards to protect children from the potential harmful effects of addictive algorithms on social media platforms.

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Apple shares surge to record highs following AI announcement

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Apple shares increased over 7% to a record high, nearly regaining its crown as the world’s most valuable company shortly after it unveiled new AI features.

Among the excitement of Apple’s big AI announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed his intention to ban Apple devices from his companies if Apple integrates its operating system with OpenAI’s technology, as reported by Reuters.

Musk’s statement came amid rising tensions between the tech giants over artificial intelligence integration and its implications for user privacy and data security.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss the latest with Apple’s AI reveal and its future implications. #featured #trending

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AI dating platform Replika is making chatbot relationships official

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Could chatbot relationships and AI dating platforms like Replika lead to the next generation of romance?

While some view chatbot dating as a revolutionary step towards combating loneliness and enhancing human interaction, others raise concerns about its impact on genuine relationships and societal norms.

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all things mechanical love. #featured #trending

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Microsoft’s latest Xbox Showcase reveals a financial future focussed on subscription services

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Summer Games Fest and Xbox Showcase unveil exciting game lineups for Q4 of 2024.