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Future of AI

News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Friday, March 15, 2024

Anti-AI sentiment gets big applause at SXSW 2024 as storytellers dub AI cheerleading as ‘terrifying bullsh**’

A whiff of anti-AI sentiment got big applause at the SXSW conference in Austin this afternoon. Award-winning writers and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as “DANIELS,” originally premiered their film “Everything Everywhere All At Once” at SXSW in 2022.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/12/anti-ai-sentiment-gets-big-applause-at-sxsw-2024-as-storytellers-dub-ai-cheerleading-as-terrifying-bullsh/

Researchers develop AI-driven tool for near real-time cancer surveillance

Cancer cell during cell division. Credit: National Institutes of Health Artificial intelligence has delivered a major win for pathologists and researchers in the fight for improved cancer treatments and diagnoses.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2024-03-ai-driven-tool-real-cancer.html

fofr/face-to-many – Run with an API on Replicate

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ORIGINAL LINK: https://replicate.com/fofr/face-to-many

European Parliament

The regulation, agreed in negotiations with member states in December 2023, was endorsed by MEPs with 523 votes in favour, 46 against and 49 abstentions.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20240308IPR19015/artificial-intelligence-act-meps-adopt-landmark-law

Elon Musk predicts AI will likely be smarter than 'all humans combined' by 2029

A prominent futurist predicted on Joe Rogan's podcast that artificial intelligence (AI) will achieve human-level intelligence by 2029, but billionaire and tech mogul Elon Musk claims it will happen by next year.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.foxbusiness.com/media/elon-musk-predicts-ai-will-likely-smarter-all-humans-combined-2029

Apple Reportedly Buys DarwinAI in iPhone Maker's Push Into AI Race

Apple (AAPL) shares edged 1% higher Thursday amid reports that the company bought DarwinAI, a Canadian artificial intelligence (AI) startup, in what could be an important step in the iPhone maker establishing its place in the AI boom.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.investopedia.com/apple-reportedly-buys-darwinai-iphone-makers-push-into-ai-race-8609333

Artificial intelligence improves real-time drilling data analysis

“Providing time to react” outlines how previous challenges of deploying AI models in new regions has been overcome by template supported preparation and rapid stepwise calibration.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.offshore-mag.com/drilling-completion/article/16764029/artificial-intelligence-improves-real-time-drilling-data-analysis

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Five of this year’s Pulitzer finalists are AI-powered

Five of the 45 finalists in this year’s Pulitzer Prizes for journalism disclosed using AI in the process of researching, reporting, or telling their submissions, according to Pulitzer Prize administrator Marjorie Miller.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.niemanlab.org/2024/03/five-of-this-years-pulitzer-finalists-are-ai-powered/

South Korea Sends 7,000 AI-Powered Robot Dolls to Seniors & Dementia Patients

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ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.hypefresh.com/south-korea-sends-7000-ai-powered-robot-dolls-to-seniors-dementia-patients/

China now using AI to manage world’s largest high-speed railway system

This led Chinese railway scientists to extensively collect raw data for AI to train the system. The researchers sourced this data from records of train body movements, rail vibrations, waveform values, and meteorological records.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://interestingengineering.com/transportation/china-now-using-ai-to-manage-worlds-largest-high-speed-railway-system

Cognition's Devin is the world's first AI software engineer

Read the affiliate disclosure page to find out how can you help MSPoweruser effortlessly and without spending any money. Read more Bay area startup Cognition today revealed Devin, a revolutionary AI software engineer that could transform the way we build software.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://mspoweruser.com/cognitions-devin-is-the-worlds-first-ai-software-engineer/

Google confirms it’s restricting Gemini election queries globally

If you want to ask Google’s AI chatbot a question about an upcoming election, you will have to do it from a country where there are no elections taking place.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/12/google-gemini-election-related-queries/

Anti-AI sentiment gets big applause at SXSW 2024 as storytellers dub AI cheerleading as ‘terrifying bullsh**’

A whiff of anti-AI sentiment got big applause at the SXSW conference in Austin this afternoon. Award-winning writers and directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, collectively known as “DANIELS,” originally premiered their film “Everything Everywhere All At Once” at SXSW in 2022.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/12/anti-ai-sentiment-gets-big-applause-at-sxsw-2024-as-storytellers-dub-ai-cheerleading-as-terrifying-bullsh/


We are building the worlds largest AI Library starting with book summaries. The app employs advanced natural language processing algorithms to distill the key insights and main ideas from a book.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.summaries.co/

Empathy closes $47M for AI to help with the practical and emotional bereavement process

Death, as the famous saying goes, is one of the inevitable certainties of life.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/12/empathy-berevement-death-ai/

Midjourney debuts feature for generating consistent characters across multiple gen AI images

Join leaders in Boston on March 27 for an exclusive night of networking, insights, and conversation. Request an invite here. The popular AI image generating service Midjourney has deployed one of its most oft-requested features: the ability to recreate characters consistently across new images.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://venturebeat.com/ai/midjourney-debuts-feature-for-generating-consistent-characters-across-multiple-gen-ai-images/

I fell under the spell of an AI psychologist. Then things got a little weird

We're only just beginning to discover what artificial intelligence can and can't do. And, perhaps, what it shouldn't do.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/i-fell-under-the-spell-of-an-ai-psychologist-then-things-got-a-little-weird/

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

You can now make your own custom Copilot GPT. Here's how

In the era of AI chatbots, there are plenty of ready-to-use chatbots on the market that offer a range of functions. However, if the particular task you want to use a chatbot for isn't available, you can now easily create your own chatbot in Copilot Pro. 

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.zdnet.com/article/you-can-now-make-your-own-custom-copilot-gpt-heres-how/

Covariant is building ChatGPT for robots

Covariant this week announced the launch of RFM-1 (Robotics Foundation Model 1). Peter Chen, the cofounder and CEO of the U.C. Berkeley artificial intelligence spinout tells TechCrunch the platform, “is basically a large language model (LLM), but for robot language.”

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/03/11/covariant-is-building-chatgpt-for-robots/

AI Has an Uber Problem — The Information

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theinformation.com/articles/ai-has-an-uber-problem

State Department-Commissioned Report Warns A.I. Could Be an 'Extinction-Level' Threat

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ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.commondreams.org/news/state-department-commissioned-report-warns-a-i-could-be-an-extinction-level-threat

The AI Boom Could Use a Shocking Amount of Electricity

Every online interaction relies on a scaffolding of information stored in remote servers—and those machines, stacked together in data centers worldwide, require a lot of energy. Around the globe, data centers currently account for about 1 to 1.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-ai-boom-could-use-a-shocking-amount-of-electricity/

Captain's log: the irreducible weirdness of prompting AIs

I made a new companion website, called More Useful Things, to act as a library of free AI prompts and other resources mentioned in this newsletter. If you look at some of those prompts, you will see they vary widely in style and approach, rather than following a single template.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/captains-log-the-irreducible-weirdness

Strategies for an Accelerating Future

I didn’t expect to have to update my views on the state-of-the-art in AI so soon after writing about Google’s Gemini Advanced, the first real competitor to GPT-4, but there have been two big leaps in Large Language Models this week with real practical implications.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.oneusefulthing.org/p/strategies-for-an-accelerating-future

‘Democratizing AI education’: How Mark Cuban is helping teach students to disrupt industries with AI skills

But for many students, Mark Cuban is the reason why they’re able to learn about arguably one of the most important emerging skills right now: AI.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://fortune.com/education/articles/mark-cuban-foundation-ai-bootcamps/

Monday, March 11, 2024

Why I’m Still Scared Of An A.I. Future

I'd argue that this is my biggest worry. We may have worried the same with calculators, Google, and Wikipedia---but this feels (and actually is) a different scenario. With Google, you could search for answers to low-level questions.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.ajjuliani.com/blog/why-im-scared-of-an-ai-future

Unlocking the Power of AI

In this week's newsletter, I'm excited to share a special feature on my favorite AI tools, a topic I'll be presenting at the upcoming NJECC conference.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://elissamalespina.substack.com/p/unlocking-the-power-of-ai

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Doctors Receptive to AI Collaboration in Simulated Clinical Case without Introducing Bias

Doctors worked with a prototype AI assistant and adapted their diagnoses based on AI’s input, which led to better clinical decisions.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://hai.stanford.edu/news/doctors-receptive-ai-collaboration-simulated-clinical-case-without-introducing-bias

The Best AI Text To Video Generators

I'm going to share five AI text to video generators that are completely changing the game when it comes to creating high quality video content. ChatGPT heralded an explosion of AI models able to generate text from a single prompt.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://blog.alexanderfyoung.com/ai-text-to-video-generators/

ChatGPT and Gemini are cool, but they're not where the future of AI is heading

Key Takeaways Specialized LLMs like StarCoder2 offer efficiency and performance for specific tasks without the bulk of general tools. Smaller models, like Vicuna-7B, are becoming more popular as they are easier to deploy and consume fewer resources.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.xda-developers.com/chatgpt-gemini-future-of-ai/