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News on Artificial Intelligence in Education and Libraries

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

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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