Sunday, January 29

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ChatGPT bot passes law school exam

A chatbot powered by reams of data from the internet has passed exams at a U.S. law school after writing essays on topics ranging from constitutional law to taxation and torts. ChatGPT, from OpenAI - a U.S. company that this week got a massive injection of cash from Microsoft - uses artificial intelligence (AI) to generate streams of text from simple prompts. The results have been so good that educators have warned it could lead to widespread cheating and even signal the end of traditional classroom teaching methods. Jonathan Choi, a professor at Minnesota University Law School, gave ChatGPT the same test faced by students, consisting of 95 multiple-choice questions and 12 essay questions. A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device. ...
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AI experts on whether you should be “terrified” of ChatGPT

ChatGPT is artificial intelligence that writes for you, any kind of writing you like – letters, song lyrics, research papers, recipes, therapy sessions, poems, essays, outlines, even software code. And despite its clunky name (GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer), within five days of its launch, more than a million people were using it. How easy is it to use?  Try typing in, "Write a limerick about the effect of AI on humanity." CBS News Or how about, "Tell the Goldilocks story in the style of the King James Bible." CBS News Microsoft has announced it wil...
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Artists sue AI company for billions, alleging “parasite” app used their work for free

As AI-generated images proliferate across the internet, two lawsuits are seeking to rein in the potent technology as well as ensure the artists who unwittingly helped train the tools are financially compensated for their work. The litigation, which targets the company behind the Stable Diffusion engine, represents the first legal actions of its kind and could redefine the rights and protections of computer-generated art as the technology make rapid advancements. A suit filed by Getty Images this week in the U.K. claims the company, Stability AI, illegally scraped the image service's content. And a class-action lawsuit, filed in California federal court on behalf of three artists last week, alleges that the software's use of their work broke copyright and other laws and threatens to...
Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals
Entertainment

Pols warn MSG to stop using facial recognition software or risk losing sweetheart deals

Elected officials are warning Madison Square Garden Entertainment to stop using “terrifying” facial recognition software to boot rival attorneys from venues like Radio City Music Hall – or risk losing valuable public support critical to its bottom line. Several local pols suggested the company’s continued use of the controversial tech could jeopardize it’s public support – including a $43 million state tax abatement, liquor licenses and a city permit “expiring” this year that allows the arena to have more than 2,500 seats. “We are gravely concerned that MSG Entertainment is using facial recognition technology against its perceived legal enemies, which is extremely problematic because of the potential to chill free speech and access to the courts,” reads a let...
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Art created by artificial intelligence: “Frightening and fascinating all at the same time”

DALL-E 2 is artificial intelligence software that can turn anything you type into art, in any style. You want a portrait of a panda in the style of Renoir? Here ya' go! Magnifique! CBS News A Sugarplum Fairy eating a cheeseburger in the style of Kehinde Wiley? Try this! Said one woman, "That is frightening and fascinating all at the same time!" A vision of an AI sugarplum fairy to dance in your head.  CBS News People are using DALL-E to make music videos… Mr. Blue Sky - But every lyric is an AI generated image by SolarProphet on YouTube ...
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Could robots do the work of master marble sculptors? This one is “99%” there, according to its creator.

Carrara, Italy — A remarkable innovation is changing the way timeless art is created. For centuries, Italy's world-famous Carrara marble has been used to make some of the most iconic sculptures in history. It was the marble that iconic artists include Michelangelo and Canova spent hundreds of hours turning into masterpieces. Now, it is also the marble wrought into sculptures by "1L." The 13-foot zinc alloy robot is doing the work of an army of Renaissance sculptors, according to Giacomo Massari, the owner of Robotor, the company behind the invention. We watched as his creation worked to create another: a Venus sculpture. "I think it's going to take about four days," Massari told CBS News. The ROBOTOR company's 1L robot sculpts a ...
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Is that Facebook account real? Meta reports “rapid rise” in AI-generated profile pictures

Facebook parent Meta is seeing a "rapid rise" in fake profile photos generated by artificial intelligence. Publicly available technology like "generative adversarial networks" (GAN) allows anyone — including threat actors — to create eerie deepfakes, producing scores of synthetic faces in seconds. These are "basically photos of people who do not exist," said Ben Nimmo, Global Threat Intelligence lead at Meta. "It's not actually a person in the picture. It's an image created by a computer."  "More than two-thirds of all the [coordinated inauthentic behavior] networks we disrupted this year featured accounts that likely had GAN-generated profile pictures, suggesting that threat actors may see it as a way to make their fake accounts look more authen...
Intel’s FakeCatcher can detect fake videos with 96% accuracy
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Intel’s FakeCatcher can detect fake videos with 96% accuracy

Photo : IANSAmid growing threat from misinformation, Intel has unveiled a new deepfake detection platform that can flag discrepancies with a 96% accuracy rate. The platform is the world’s first real-time deepfake detector that returns results in milliseconds..What are deepfakes?Deepfakes - a combination of the words 'deep learning' and 'fake' - are a kind of visual media wherein a person's existing image or video is replaced with another individual's likeness. The technique makes use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to create deceptive (yet realistic) content. In recent years, deepfakes have garnered focus for their potential use in pornographic material, fake news financial fraud and more. How does FakeCatcher work?According to the company, the Intel technology looks for au...
Gaming

Genshin Impact Art Stolen Via AI, Thief Claims To Be Artist

Image: HoYoverseI don’t think I’ve ever seen art theft quite like this before. Two days ago, a Genshin Impact fanartist was painting a new creation on Twitch. Before they could even finish the fanart and post it to Twitter, one of their viewers fed the work-in-progress into an AI generator and “completed” it first. After the artist posted their completed art, the art thief proceeded to demand credit from the original artist. “You posted like 5-6 hours after me, and for that kind of drawing, you can make it fast,” the swindler brazenly tweeted. “You took [a] reference [from] an AI image but at least admit it.”AT is a Korean-language anime artist who streams process videos on Twitch. On October 11, they painted Raiden Shogun from Genshin Impact in front of a live audience. Then a Twitter use...
Dayin Technology Selects BlackBerry to Develop Acoustic Solutions for Great Wall Motors’ Premium, Next-Generation Vehicles
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Dayin Technology Selects BlackBerry to Develop Acoustic Solutions for Great Wall Motors’ Premium, Next-Generation Vehicles

SHANGHAI and WATERLOO, ON, Sept. 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- BlackBerry Limited ( NYSE: BB; TSX: BB) and Shanghai Dayin Technology Co.,Ltd. today announced that BlackBerry® QNX® acoustics technology will help power the company's "Yin" 2.0 app, set to be used within the intelligent cockpit for Great Wall Motors' premium WEY Mocha, Latte, and Macchiato vehicle lines. BlackBerry® QNX® acoustics technology will help power the intelligent cockpit for Great Wall Motors’ premium WEY Mocha, Latte, and Macchiato vehicle lines. Providing an intuitive and immersive acoustic experience for both drivers and passengers alike, and built on BlackBerry QNX® Active Sound Design (ASD) technology, the "Yin" 2.0 app is embedded in Jiayu Tech's (a subsidiary of Great Wall Motors) MoLife 1.0 int...