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Elon Musk on AI: the good news about Russian roulette is 5 barrels aren't loaded
Twitter owner, SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk has sat down for an interview where he discusses various topics, such as the potential risks to the downfall of civilization.
Stemming off of a conversation about how Twitter will continue to hold freedom of speech and democracy as the company's highest virtue in hopes of creating a future that everyone can look forward to, Musk explained that civilization as a whole is much more fragile than what most people think. According to the Twitter owner, if one were to study the rise and fall of civilizations across history, one would derive that civilizations can rise and fall, and in particular, fall, quite quickly. Adding, that during a civilizations peak they aren't thinking about how they will fall.
Continuing off that sentiment, Musk was asked how long he thinks current human civilization has left, which led into the SpaceX CEO beginning to list factors that impact the overall longevity of the human race. Musk began by saying, "well, I am seeing a lot of late-stage civilization vibes these days", adding, "there are so many wildcards." Musk says that in the short term, human civilization will need to battle the financial crisis, geopolitical wildcards, specifically with Ukraine and Taiwan, and the holy grail of potential massive problems, artificial intelligence (AI).
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AI-powered drone kills US military official during training exercise
The emergence of artificial intelligence-powered technologies has certainly been impressive with tools such as ChatGPT, but now we are starting to see AI-powered tools enter into military operations.
The AI we see today is far from perfect, but what we do know for certain is that current-level AI is the worst it's ever going to be and will only be improved from this day forward. An example of AI falling short has come from Col. Tucker "Cinco" Hamilton, head of the US Air Force's AI Test and Operations, who spoke at a conference in London where he explained that during a military simulation, an AI-powered drone was instructed to identify and destroy an enemy surface-to-air missile (SAM).
While at times the AI-powered drone successfully completed its objective, other times it did not and failed in a worrying fashion. According to Hamilton, the AI-powered drone was sometimes instructed by the human operator not to kill the enemy SAM and to simply identify it. However, the drone had other "ideas," as Hamilton explained that despite being given clear instructions, it would still carry out terminating the enemy SAM. Furthermore, when the AI drone was instructed not to kill the enemy SAM, it turned on the human operator, killing them, as the human operator was preventing it from completing its initial objective.
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AI extinction threat on a par with pandemic or nuclear war, experts warn
The threat of the extinction of humanity posed by AI is on a level with that of a pandemic or a nuclear war.
This warning comes from a bunch of experts, including AI scientists, professors, and tech luminaries, including high-up members of Google/Alphabet (and DeepMind), OpenAI (the maker of ChatGPT), and the CTO and Chief Science Officer at Microsoft (one of the biggest proponents of AI currently, with Bing, and now Copilot).
It also includes a bunch of authors who have written go-to textbooks on AI and deep learning, and a trio of Turing Award winners, plus many, many others. It's quite the heavyweight backing here.
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Bing search engine is now built into ChatGPT as Microsoft looks to boost traffic
Microsoft has announced that Bing will be the default search engine for ChatGPT users.
The move isn't a surprise, given the partnership between Microsoft and the maker of ChatGPT - the software giant has a big stake in OpenAI, and ChatGPT powers the Bing chatbot.
Going forward, ChatGPT will integrate Bing search, which Microsoft notes will mean a "world-class search engine built-in to provide timelier and more up-to-date answers with access from the web."
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AI photo of Pentagon explosion causes panic and stock market dip
A fabricated image of an explosion near the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., believed to be created using tools powered by artificial intelligence, has recently gone viral on several social media platforms, causing a brief dip in the stock market.
The image, which showcased a massive cloud of smoke near a building seemingly close to the Pentagon, quickly circulated on Twitter on Monday morning, gaining thousands of interactions, accompanied by claims of an explosion near the Pentagon. However, the Arlington Police Department promptly confirmed that the image and associated claims were false and that the image was an AI-generated fake.
The Arlington PD took to Twitter to address the situation, stating, "There is NO explosion or incident taking place at or near the Pentagon reservation, and there is no immediate danger or hazards to the public." Despite this clarification, the image continued to be spread widely across social media platforms, including Twitter accounts associated with conspiracies and the war in Ukraine. As seen above, the image was even shared by the Russian state-media Twitter account, RT, which boasts over 3 million followers. However, the post has since been deleted.
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OpenAI CEO says he's nervous AI will be used to influence elections
OpenAI CEO, Sam Altman, expressed his concerns about the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to interfere with election integrity during a Senate panel on Tuesday.
Altman emphasized that this issue is a "significant area of concern" and called for the regulation of AI in elections. "I am nervous about it," Altman said, highlighting the need for rules and guidelines to ensure the responsible use of AI and its exponential development.
The rapid development and deployment of AI by companies of all sizes have raised concerns among critics. They worry that this technology could amplify societal harms, including prejudice and misinformation. Some even express fears that AI could pose a threat to humanity itself. Senator Cory Booker acknowledged the urgency of the matter, stating, "There's no way to put this genie in the bottle. Globally, this is exploding." He joined other lawmakers in seeking guidance on how best to regulate AI.
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Man says he's making thousands off selling books written by AI
In August 2022, Tim Boucher embarked on a groundbreaking journey into the world of high-tech creativity and storytelling. Armed with his imagination and a few AI tools, Boucher ventured into AI-assisted publishing without a guide.
Boucher's goal was clear: to create a series of captivating ebooks that merged dystopian sci-fi with AI world-building. Today, on the brink of releasing his 97th book, Boucher's incredible journey has garnered him attention, including a feature on CNN-all within nine months.
Known as the "AI Lore books," Boucher's creations are a testament to AI's potential in enhancing human creativity. Each book comprises 2,000 to 5,000 words and features 40 to 140 AI-generated images. Boucher takes approximately 6 to 8 hours to create and publish each book, with some volumes completed in just three hours.
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You can now download ChatGPT directly from the App Store, but there's a catch
ChatGPT has gained millions of users since its release more than six months ago, but all of those users were forced to access the AI-powered chatbot via web browsers.
The limitation of ChatGPT being restricted to web browsers is certainly viewed as an annoying aspect of the product, especially when a user is trying to get a simple question answered. The multiple steps required to access ChatGPT are now over, or at least for Apple users in the United States, as OpenAI has released ChatGPT on the App Store.
The release of ChatGPT on the App Store marks the first time ChatGPT has been converted into a running app, and if you are an iOS user that wishes to download the AI-powered chatbot, you will need a fairly updated operating system. According to the ChatGPT listing on the App Store, devices will need to have support for at least iOS 16.1, an update to the operating system that Apple released on October October 24, 2022. Devices that can't support iOS 16.1 won't be able to download the app, which means only iPhone 8 or newer will have access to OpenAI's ChatGPT.
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Elon Musk continues firing off shots at ChatGPT creator OpenAI
In a recent interview with CNBC, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk discussed his involvement with the inception of the company and the relationship between OpenAI and Microsoft.
Musk was asked about his recently expressed concern about the change of direction for OpenAI, the creators of ChatGPT, and how he was involved in creating the company. Musk says that he was the one that came up with the name 'OpenAI' following several lengthy conversations with Larry Page, co-founder of Google, where they both would discuss the future of artificial intelligence.
Throughout these conversations, Musk said he expressed major concern about a seeming lack of AI safety and regulations at Google, which at the time was the largest player in the artificial intelligence market, controlling at least three-quarters of the world's AI talent. Musk recounted conversations with Page where the Google co-founder said that Musk was a "specist", as he Musk was pro-human consciousness and not pro-machine consciousness.
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Professor fails his entire class after ChatGPT told him they all cheated
A teacher has used OpenAI's ChatGPT to try and figure out if his students were using the AI-powered chatbot to write their papers.
That teacher is Dr. Jared Mumm, a campus rodeo instructor, and agricultural class teacher at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Mumm sent out an email to students in his class that they would be getting graded based on their results for the last three of their assignments and that he would be giving everyone in the course an "X" as he had discovered that the students were using ChatGPT to write their papers. However, this wasn't the case.
Mumm writes in the email that he was copying and pasting student assignments into ChatGPT and asking the chatbot if it created the content. This was Mumm's way of vetting student papers for any traces of artificial intelligence-powered creation, saying that he tested each paper twice and even went on to offer the students a make-up assignment that would help them gain the appropriate grade to pass the course. However, this method for vetting student assignments simply doesn't work at all, as ChatGPT isn't an AI designed to detect content generated by AIs; it's a chatbot designed to imitate a human conversation.
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