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Tongue Twisted: Adams Taps  AI to Make City Robocalls in Languages He Doesn’t Speak 

Mayor Eric Adams is using artificial intelligence to turn himself into a polyglot: sending out robocalls with his voice to New Yorkers in a slew of languages he does not speak — and spooking out ethics and privacy advocates.  The mayor mentioned his multilingual calls at a press conference Monday announcing the new “MyCity Chatbot,” […]

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City Moving Slow on Requirement for Sidewalk Ramps at Every Corner

The city’s commitment to upgrading or installing pedestrian sidewalk ramps at every street corner in the five boroughs — as required by federal disability law — has run into some roadblocks, records show. The discovery of ramp-free locations that were not previously identified, along with pandemic-driven construction delays, officials say, have combined to push back […]