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Thursday, May 9, 2024

My Weekend With an Emotional Support A.I. Companion

For several hours on Friday evening, I ignored my husband and dog and allowed a chatbot named Pi to validate the heck out of me. My views were “admirable” and “idealistic,” Pi told me. My questions were “important” and “interesting.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2023/05/03/technology/personaltech/ai-chatbot-pi-emotional-support.html

Artificial Intelligence ‘Friends’

Artificial intelligence, we are told, is a transformative economic force; it will change workers’ jobs, boost corporate profits and reshape industries. But for the last month, I’ve been investigating its social side — by making more than a dozen A.I. “friends.”

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/05/09/briefing/artificial-intelligence-chatbots.html

OpenAI says ChatGPT will be so good within a year we will talk to it like a human

OpenAI says ChatGPT as we know it today will be seen as “laughably bad” when we look back at the artificial intelligence chatbot in the future.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.tomsguide.com/ai/chatgpt/openai-says-chatgpt-will-be-so-good-within-a-year-we-will-talk-to-it-like-a-human

AI Chatbots Have Thoroughly Infiltrated Scientific Publishing

Researchers are misusing ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence chatbots to produce scientific literature. At least, that’s a new fear that some scientists have raised, citing a stark rise in suspicious AI shibboleths showing up in published papers.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/chatbots-have-thoroughly-infiltrated-scientific-publishing/

Sam Altman Says AI Will Be Like a Super Smart Person Who "Knows Absolutely Everything" About Your Life

The AI of the future won't just be a chatbot — it'll be, according to OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, outfitted with incredibly detailed information about its users.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://futurism.com/the-byte/sam-altman-future-ai-knows-everything

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

AI Outperforms Humans in Moral Judgments

Summary: People often view AI-generated answers to ethical questions as superior to those from humans.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://neurosciencenews.com/ai-llm-morality-26041/

Warren Buffett says one question posed by AI has stumped economists for a century

Warren Buffett is the first to admit he doesn't know much about artificial intelligence. That's in keeping with his long-time philosophy of steering clear of technology that is beyond his grasp.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/05/07/warren-buffett-on-ai-issue-that-has-stumped-economists-for-a-century.html

Monday, May 6, 2024

3 scary breakthroughs AI will make in 2024

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been around for decades, but this year was a breakout for the spooky technology, with OpenAI's ChatGPT creating accessible, practical AI for the masses.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.livescience.com/technology/artificial-intelligence/3-scary-breakthroughs-ai-will-make-in-2024

'It would be within its natural right to harm us to protect itself': How humans could be mistreating AI right now without even knowing it

Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming increasingly ubiquitous and is improving at an unprecedented pace.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.livescience.com/technology/artificial-intelligence/it-would-be-within-its-natural-right-to-harm-us-to-protect-itself-how-humans-could-be-mistreating-ai-right-now-without-even-knowing-it

Why AI copyright law is a mess, even after Biden's executive order

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.axios.com/2023/12/01/ai-copyright-law-biden-executive-order

Hollywood documentary films face a generative AI labeling dilemma

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.axios.com/2024/05/06/hollywood-generative-ai-disclosure-labeling

This Week in AI: Generative AI and the problem of compensating creators

Keeping up with an industry as fast-moving as AI is a tall order. So until an AI can do it for you, here’s a handy roundup of recent stories in the world of machine learning, along with notable research and experiments we didn’t cover on their own.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://techcrunch.com/2024/05/04/this-week-in-ai-generative-ai-and-the-problem-of-compensating-creators/

AI models are getting better at grade school math — but a new study suggests they may be cheating

Large language models (LLMs) that power chatbots like ChatGPT may be getting better at answering benchmark questions that measure mathematical reasoning. But this may actually be a bad thing. This is when data resembling benchmark questions leaks into training data.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.tomsguide.com/ai/ai-models-are-getting-better-at-grade-school-math-but-a-new-study-suggests-they-may-be-cheating

Ukraine unveils AI-generated foreign ministry spokesperson

Ukraine on Wednesday presented an AI-generated spokesperson called Victoria who will make official statements on behalf of its foreign ministry. The ministry said it would “for the first time in history” use a digital spokesperson to read its statements, which will still be written by humans.

ORIGINAL LINK: https://www.theguardian.com/technology/article/2024/may/03/ukraine-ai-foreign-ministry-spokesperson