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Future of AI

News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

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