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News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

Friday, April 26, 2024

Maryland educator framed principal for racist rant using AI-generated voice, police say

BALTIMORE -- Pikesville High School's former athletic director was arrested Thursday morning after allegedly using artificial intelligence to impersonate Principal Eric Eiswert in a recording that included racist and antisemitic comments about individuals at the school.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.cbsnews.com/baltimore/news/maryland-framed-principal-racist-ai-generated-voice/

Monday, April 22, 2024

Ottawa puts up $50M in federal budget to hedge against job-stealing AI

Worried artificial intelligence is coming for your job? So is the federal government -- enough, at least, to set aside $50 million for skills retraining for workers. One of the centrepiece promises in the federal budget released Tuesday was $2.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/ottawa-puts-up-50m-in-federal-budget-to-hedge-against-job-stealing-ai-1.6855770

CAA is multiplying its clients with AI

The Future. CAA is helping clients in-house create digital duplicates that they own and control, giving them more opportunities for work… and more opportunities for the Hollywood agency to make some commissions.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://futureparty.com/caa-ai-digital-duplicates/

‘Eat the future, pay with your face’: my dystopian trip to an AI burger joint

On 1 April, the same day California’s new $20 hourly minimum wage for fast food workers went into effect, a new restaurant opened in north-east Los Angeles that was conspicuously light on human staff.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2024/apr/15/ai-burger-joint-flippy-caliexpress

AI now surpasses humans in almost all performance benchmarks

Stanford University’s Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI) has released the seventh annual issue of its comprehensive AI Index report, written by an interdisciplinary team of academic and industrial experts.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://newatlas.com/technology/ai-index-report-global-impact/