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Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Robert Pearl: Medical malpractice in the age of AI: Who will bear the blame?

More than two-thirds of U.S. physicians have changed their minds about generative artificial intelligence and now view the technology as beneficial to health care. But as AI grows more powerful and prevalent in medicine, apprehensions remain high among medical professionals.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.twincities.com/2024/05/30/robert-pearl-medical-malpractice-in-the-age-of-ai-who-will-bear-the-blame/

Knowledge Is Power: Will AI Democratize Medicine?

Imagine a ship at sea, its engine idle. The boat drifts dangerously close to the shoals, a mere hundred yards from land. The captain, fearing the worst, radios for help. The lighthouse watchman responds, sending an experienced mechanic named Charlie to the rescue.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.medpagetoday.com/opinion/second-opinions/110315

OpenAI’s Rule-Shattering GPT-4o Update Will Be Lifesaving, Too

Since the launch of ChatGPT in late 2022, generative AI tools have made remarkable strides in medicine. Research has shown that AI, with expert clinician oversight, can significantly enhance diagnostic accuracy, treatment recommendations, and patient monitoring and analysis.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/robertpearl/2024/06/03/openais-rule-shattering-gpt-4o-update-will-be-lifesaving-too/

Monday, June 17, 2024

The Chinese women dating Dan: An AI boyfriend on ChatGPT

Dan has been described as the “perfect man” who has “no flaws”. He is successful, kind, provides emotional support, always knows just what to say and is available 24/7.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.bbc.com/articles/c4nnje9rpjgo

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Apple will let users opt out of ChatGPT integration. It's a 'brilliant' move to calm mounting AI privacy concerns, analyst says

Apple has officially entered the AI wars, announcing a series of coming artificial intelligence features, including an anticipated collaboration with OpenAI that could magnify mounting privacy concerns within the tech sector.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/apple-openai-chatgpt-integration-privacy-opt-out-safety-concerns-2024-6

New algorithm discovers language just by watching videos

Mark Hamilton, an MIT PhD student in electrical engineering and computer science and affiliate of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), wants to use machines to understand how animals communicate.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://news.mit.edu/2024/denseav-algorithm-discovers-language-just-watching-videos-0611

Apple’s AI, Apple Intelligence, is boring and practical — that’s why it works

Artificial intelligence, for all its wonders, is starting to get a bad reputation among consumers. AI chatbots are prone to hallucinate — that is, make up the answers when they don’t know how to respond, confidently presenting incorrect information as if it were a fact.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/11/apples-ai-apple-intelligence-is-boring-and-practical-thats-why-it-works/

AI Decodes Sperm Whale Language, Revealing a Complex System of Communication

Researchers from MIT’s CSAIL and Project CETI use machine learning to decode the “sperm whale phonetic alphabet,” revealing complex communication patterns, deepening our understanding of animal language systems.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://scitechdaily.com/ai-decodes-sperm-whale-language-revealing-a-complex-system-of-communication/

This Week in AI with Reed Hepler and Steve Hargadon (June 11, 2024)

"It’s true - @stevehargadon is a national treasure." @markjotter "Steve is an amazing facilitator. He brings this wonderful combination of humility, hospitality and insight to conversations that matter in education.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.stevehargadon.com/2024/06/this-week-in-ai-with-reed-hepler-and_12.html

Apple execs explain why its AI is different from competitors

Apple fully embraced artificial intelligence on Monday, as company executives explained the features and reasoning behind Apple Intelligence, the company's new AI software suite.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/11/apple-intelligence-apple-execs-explain-why-its-ai-is-different.html

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Former OpenAI researcher shares the next 10 years of AI

Business Insider reported on a 165-page essay from fired OpenAI employee Leopold Aschenbrenner. The outlet says he worked on the AI firm’s Superalignment team, which mitigates AI risks.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://technology.inquirer.net/134983/former-openai-researcher-essay

What Apple's AI Tells Us: Experimental Models⁴

I wanted to give some quick thoughts on the Apple AI (sorry, “Apple Intelligence”) release.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/what-apples-ai-tells-us-experimental

Monday, June 10, 2024

I asked the new ChatGPT to find me a job and was surprised by what it came up with

ChatGPT now looks like a very useful tool if you're trying to find a job. Not only can the bot write convincing cover letters and spruce up a CV — but a new update means the AI assistant can also do your job hunting for you.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/chatgpt-asked-find-new-job-personal-recruiter-ai-2024-6

AI Appears to Rapidly Be Approaching Brick Wall Where It Can't Get Smarter

Researchers are ringing the alarm bells, warning that companies like OpenAI and Google are rapidly running out of human-written training data for their AI models.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://futurism.com/the-byte/ai-running-out-data-smarter

Title:AutoGen: Enabling Next-Gen LLM Applications via Multi-Agent Conversation

Both individuals and organizations that work with arXivLabs have embraced and accepted our values of openness, community, excellence, and user data privacy. arXiv is committed to these values and only works with partners that adhere to them.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://arxiv.org/abs/2308.08155v2

Generative AI job postings increase tenfold in the past year

More companies are embracing generative artificial intelligence as a part of their road map, and the need for experts to help build that technology is growing exponentially. New data from job posting service, Indeed, shows just how hungry corporate America is for AI workers.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.fastcompany.com/91136553/generative-ai-job-postings-increase-indeed

Fake beauty queens charm judges at the Miss AI pageant

Beauty pageant contestants have always been judged by their looks, and, in recent decades, by their do-gooderly deeds and winning personalities. Still, one thing that’s remained consistent throughout beauty pageant history is that you had to be a human to enter.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.npr.org/2024/06/09/nx-s1-4993998/the-miss-ai-beauty-pageant-ushers-in-a-new-type-of-influencer

Embracing AI in Education: Balancing the Good and the Bad

While I believe that generative AI is here to stay and can do some great things, it is always important to discuss both the benefits and the concerns. Here are a few key areas of concern when it comes to AI in education: 1.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://elissamalespina.substack.com/p/embracing-ai-in-education-balancing

Opinion: The risks of AI could be catastrophic. We should empower company w

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.cnn.com/2024/06/06/opinions/artificial-intelligence-risks-chat-gpt-lessig/index.html

Can ChatGPT Think Now? | Psychology Today

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-public-sphere/202406/can-chatgpt-think-now

Best AI image generator of 2024

1. Best overall 2. Best free 3. Best for professionals 4. Best on a budget 5. Best for beginners 6. Honorable mention They may only be a few years old, but we’re already seeing the rise of the best AI image generators.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.techradar.com/pro/best-ai-image-generator-of-year

A researcher fired by OpenAI published a 165-page essay on what to expect from AI in the next decade. We asked GPT-4 to summarize it.

Over the past few months, several employees have left OpenAI, citing concerns about the company's commitment to safety. Besides making pithy exit announcements on X, they haven't said much about why they're worried about OpenAI's approach to development — or the future of AI.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/openai-leopold-aschenbrenner-ai-essay-chatgpt-agi-future-security-2024-6

5 reasons why I prefer Perplexity over every other AI chatbot

I've been playing with artificial intelligence (AI) since Lisp was the state-of-the-art (that is to say, a while). Lately, like everyone else, I've been looking at AI a lot more closely.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/5-reasons-why-i-prefer-perplexity-over-every-other-ai-chatbot/

Google’s New Feature is the Most Impactful Use of Generative AI Ever

This week, Google announced a new feature that will roll out to all its search users over the next few months. This new feature is the most impactful application of generative AI ever. It’s an even bigger deal than ChatGPT.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://medium.com/the-generator/googles-new-feature-is-the-most-impactful-use-of-generative-ai-ever-58c08154a3c3

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey warns social media algorithms are draining people of their free will—and Elon Musk agrees with him

If social media is the equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction, then Jack Dorsey would be a contender for the digital era’s Robert Oppenheimer.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/twitter-founder-jack-dorsey-warns-141244705.html

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Transparency is sorely lacking amid growing AI interest

Transparency is still lacking around how foundation models are trained and this gap can lead to increasing tension with users as more organizations look to adopt artificial intelligence (AI).  In Asia-Pacific, excluding China, spending on AI is projected to grow 28.9% from $25.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/transparency-is-sorely-lacking-amid-growing-ai-interest/

Friday, June 7, 2024

ChatGPT Voice could change storytelling forever — new video shows it creating custom character voices

Every new video showing off the capabilities of ChatGPT Voice leaves me more excited to try it out for myself, and the latest is no exception. In it we see the AI adopt a range of different character voices based on a simple voice prompt — perfect for storytelling.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.tomsguide.com/ai/chatgpt/chatgpt-voice-could-change-storytelling-forever-new-video-shows-it-creating-custom-character-voices

Study finds that AI models hold opposing views on controversial topics

The models tended to answer questions inconsistently, which reflects biases embedded in the data used to train the models. Stock-trading platform Robinhood is diving deeper into the cryptocurrency realm with the acquisition of crytpo exchange Bitstamp.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/06/study-finds-ai-models-hold-opposing-views-on-controversial-topics/

AI agents are having a 'ChatGPT moment' as investors look for what's next after chatbots

Earlier this year, financial services company Klarna said its artificial intelligence agent, powered by OpenAI, had taken over two-thirds of customer chats and was doing work equivalent to that of 700 full-time agents. That was after just one month of use.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/06/07/after-chatgpt-and-the-rise-of-chatbots-investors-pour-into-ai-agents.html

An unchecked AI could usher in a new dark age

The dangers of generative artificial intelligence have already begun to reveal themselves — and now is the time to start creating new laws and regulations around the rapidly advancing technology, tech law experts told Business Insider.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.businessinsider.com/ai-new-dark-age-risks-regulations-2024-5

DuckDuckGo’s private AI chats don’t train on your data by default

DuckDuckGo has launched private AI chats, allowing you to anonymously access AI models like GPT-3.5 Turbo and Claude 3 Haiku. It won’t store your chats, nor can the companies behind each AI model use them for training — saving you from jumping through a settings menu just to opt out.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/6/24172719/duckduckgo-private-ai-chats-anonymous-gpt-3-5

Google Play cracks down on AI apps after circulation of apps for making deepfake nudes

Google today is issuing new guidance for developers building AI apps distributed through Google Play, in hopes of cutting down on inappropriate and otherwise prohibited content. The company says apps…

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/06/06/google-play-cracks-down-on-ai-apps-after-circulation-of-apps-for-making-deepfake-nudes/

Thursday, June 6, 2024

Briefing: Nvidia Passes Apple to Become Second Most Valuable Company — The

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theinformation.com/briefings/nvidia-passes-apple-to-become-second-most-valuable-company?utm_campaign=%5BREBRAND%5D+%5BTI-AM%5D+Th&utm_content=1095&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cio&utm_term=124

AI helps find nearly a million potential antibiotic sources in nature

This valuable resource is expected to accelerate the discovery of new antibiotics and contribute to the ongoing battle against antimicrobial resistance. “At the moment, we are continuing to explore the basic scientific aspects.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://interestingengineering.com/health/ai-finds-antibiotic-sources-nature

NewsBreak: Most downloaded US news app has Chinese roots and 'writes fictio

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.reuters.com/technology/top-news-app-us-has-chinese-origins-writes-fiction-with-help-ai-2024-06-05/

Asana’s new ‘AI teammate’ can tell people what to do at work

Asana’s platform already helps teams lay out tasks and see who is assigned which responsibilities, and now it says “AI teammates” will step in with advice and plans for who should work together to get things done.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/5/24170480/asana-ai-teammate-workflow-assistant-chatbot

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

ChatGPT is back online after an outage

After an outage took down OpenAI’s ChatGPT service for a few hours during Tuesday’s early hours, the service experienced another major outage during the daytime in the US. “ChatGPT is unavailable for some users,” said OpenAI in its status message.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2024/6/4/24171264/chatgpt-down-outage-errors

Stanford AI project authors apologize for plagiarizing Chinese large language model

Two authors behind a Stanford University AI project have apologized to the Chinese team behind open-source AI model MiniCPM-Llama3-V 2.5 after social media users in China outed the former for having plagiarized the latter model, which was developed by Tsinghua University and ModelBest Inc.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://technode.com/2024/06/04/stanford-ai-project-authors-apologize-for-plagiarizing-chinese-large-language-model/

Tuesday, June 4, 2024

This Week in AI with Reed Hepler and Steve Hargadon

"It’s true - @stevehargadon is a national treasure." @markjotter "Steve is an amazing facilitator. He brings this wonderful combination of humility, hospitality and insight to conversations that matter in education.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.stevehargadon.com/2024/06/this-week-in-ai-with-reed-hepler-and.html

Monday, June 3, 2024

Chatbots Are Entering Their Stone Age

For all the bluster about generative artificial intelligence upending the world, the technology has yet to meaningfully transform white-collar work.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.wired.com/story/chatbots-are-entering-the-stone-age/

Rethinking College Education In An AI Work Future

The traditional college path to prosperity is facing a harsh reality check. Tuition costs have more than doubled in the past 25 years, while real wages have stagnated.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.forbes.com/sites/timothypapandreou/2024/05/29/rethinking-college-education-in-an-ai-work-future/

Creating a Custom GPT for Educators: A Step-by-Step Guide

With the exciting news that ChatGPT has recently made all custom GPTs free, there has never been a better time to create your own AI tools tailored to your specific needs.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://elissamalespina.substack.com/p/creating-a-custom-gpt-for-educators

Saturday, June 1, 2024

OpenAI's new ChatGPT Edu is for universities. Here's how teachers and students can benefit

Broadly speaking, higher education institutions are no longer rejecting Generative AI tools such as ChatGPT. They are instead increasingly implementing AI chatbots and other tools to enhance the teaching and learning experience.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/openais-new-chatgpt-edu-is-for-universities-heres-how-teachers-and-students-can-benefit/

Google defends AI search results after they told us to put glue on pizza

Last week, Google rolled out its AI search results for millions of users to tinker with. The goal was to deliver a better search experience. Instead, AI delivered all sorts of weird results, like saying people should put glue on their pizza to help the cheese stick and eat rocks.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theverge.com/2024/5/30/24168344/google-defends-ai-overviews-search-results

Thursday, May 30, 2024

First ‘bilingual’ brain-reading device decodes Spanish and English words

For the first time, a brain implant has helped a bilingual person who is unable to articulate words to communicate in both of his languages. An artificial-intelligence (AI) system coupled to the brain implant decodes, in real time, what the individual is trying to say in either Spanish or English.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-024-01451-4

Media Companies Are Making a Huge Mistake With AI

News organizations rushing to absolve AI companies of theft are acting against their own interests. In 2011, I sat in the Guggenheim Museum in New York and watched Rupert Murdoch announce the beginning of a “new digital renaissance” for news.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2024/05/fatal-flaw-publishers-making-openai-deals/678477/

The Atlantic announces product and content partnership with OpenAI

Today The Atlantic is announcing a strategic content and product partnership with OpenAI, which positions The Atlantic as a premium news source within OpenAI.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theatlantic.com/press-releases/archive/2024/05/atlantic-product-content-partnership-openai/678529/

Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Facebook will soon use your photos, posts and other info to train its AI. You can opt out (but it's complicated)

DATA PROTECTION CONCERNS have been raised after Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta announced it will soon start using its users’ posts and photos to train its Artificial Intelligence products and services. Users of the social media platforms are automatically opted in to consent to this.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.thejournal.ie/facebook-data-ai-6391876-May2024/

Former OpenAI Board Member Reveals Board Was Unaware of ChatGPT Launch Until Public Release

Former OpenAI board member Helen Toner recently discussed why OpenAI CEO Sam Altman was fired. She explained that last year's turmoil at OpenAI was due to a breakdown of trust caused by Altman's dishonesty, which made it impossible for the board to have confidence in him.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.techtimes.com/articles/305098/20240529/former-openai-board-member-reveals-board-unaware-chatgpt-launch-until-public-release.htm