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Aitana, a 25-year-old pick-haired woman from Barcelona, is making approximately $11,000 a month from her social media career, which is impressive considering she doesn't exist physically.
Yes, that's right, Aitana isn't actually real. She has been created using AI-generative tools such as, and not specifically, OpenAI's DALL-E. Aitana was created by The Clueless, a digital modeling agency that has now stepped away from finding human models and is concentrating on creating more AI models following Aitana's massive, lucrative success.
According to a report by Euronews, Aitana's co-creator and founder of The Clueless Rubén Cruz said the AI model is pulling in approximately $11,000 a month through various social media-related ventures. For example, Aitana sells lude pictures of herself on an OnlyFans-competing website called Fanvue, while her Instagram account, which has amassed more than 150,000 followers, is attracting brand deals of more than $1,100 each.
Experts on child abuse have warned of the increasing number of instances where children in schools have used AI-powered image generators to create indecent images of fellow students.
The warning has come from UK Safer Internet Center (UKSIC) director Emma Hardy, who said that there is a number of schools reporting students being caught using various AI-powered tools to create images of children that would fall under child sexual abuse material. What was most disturbing is how realistic these images were. According to Hardy, the images students were generating of other students were "terrifying" realistic, and the quality of these images was "comparable to professional photos taken annually of children up[ and down the country".
The body of experts calls on schools to enforce better blocking technology to prevent students from accessing these AI-powered tools on school premises. Additionally, UKSIC director David Wright said these reports are hardly a surprise as when new technologies such as AI generators become accessible to the public, you should anticipate people using them for bad behavior.
YouTuber JerryRigEverything has claimed Casetify, a company that focuses on phone cases, has ripped off his teardown design that was birthed out of his partnership with dbrand, a director competitor to Casetify.
JerryRigEverything is a large YouTube channel dedicated to teardowns of tech products, mostly mobile devices such as smartphones, and throughout the growth of his channel, he began working with dbrand to produce teardown skins for devices, which essentially show the inside of the device on the outside. Jerry explains that he and dbrand go to "extreme lengths" to ensure the skin of the device is a correct mirror image of what's on the device.
However, there are some subtle additions made by dbrand and Jerry, most of which aren't obvious at a glance and are inside jokes for regular viewers of JerryRigEverything. These subtle easter eggs to the case design is what gave Casetify away. JerryRigEverything claims that Casetify has gone to the dbrand website, navigated to the product listings for the dbrand teardown skins and simply saved the product image, and began to print their own line of teardown skins called "Inside Out", as Casetify's version of the design contains several of JerryRigEverything's easter eggs.
It seems that companies are pushing full steam ahead into "AI everything" in 2024, with Samsung reportedly registering the trademarks for both "AI Phone" and "AI Smartphone" ahead of its next-gen Galaxy S24 family of smartphones that will be marketed as an AI phone.
Just because Samsung has filed trademarks for "AI phone" and "AI smartphone" are very generic, we could expect something close to that. The trademarks show that Samsung is dead serious about making its future devices, and it seems to be starting with the Galaxy S24, powered by AI.
We're expecting Samsung to unveil its next-gen Galaxy S24 family of smartphones and its AI marketing to be unveiled on January 17, 2024. Samsung has filed for other trademarks on logos and names, including Magic Pixel, Flex Magic, and Flex Magic Pixel, for its augmented reality products, smartphone displays, and TVs, with a special focus on AR glasses.
NVIDIA was expected to have its new H20 AI GPU making its way into China by now, but it has been delayed by many months and won't see an introduction into the Chinese market until Q1 of 2024.
The news is coming from Reuters, which is reporting that NVIDIA has told customers in China that it's delaying the launch of its new AI chip -- which is designed to comply with US export rules -- until February or March 2024. NVIDIA was expected to launch its new H20 AI GPU in China on November 16, but now it's months away.
NVIDIA's new H20 AI GPU is the most powerful of 3 new China-focused AI GPUs that the company made with new US export restrictions in mind, Reuters' sources have been quiet on anything else. Both sources "declined to be named as the information was confidential"; meanwhile, NVIDIA "declined to comment," of course.
Microsoft has stated that Windows 10 would no longer get any new major features. Instead, the company would continue to release security updates for the OS until October 14, 2025. Well, it looks like Windows 10 is set to receive a pretty major feature - with the previously Windows 11 exclusive AI-powered assistant Copilot set to arrive soon.
The reason comes down to numbers. Microsoft might be focusing its attention and development on Windows 11, but many more Windows 10 users are out there. According to StatCounter, as of October 2023, Windows 10 still holds over 69% of the total Windows market share, followed by just over 26% for Windows 11.
This data is backed up by the latest Steam Hardware & Survey results for October 2023, which shows Windows 10 sitting on 65.6% market share with PC gamers, with Windows 11 sitting on 30.5%. Copilot coming to Windows 10 will bring the AI-powered companion to millions of people.
OpenAI announced its new Q* project in its venture towards AGI (artificial general intelligence) to which Elon Musk says is "extremely concerning" and then tweeted out "Q*Anon" in response to the Q* announcement from OpenAI.
OpenAI has reportedly made some great progress on its Q* (pronounced Q-Star) project, which is one of the main goals of the company -- hitting AGI -- with an AI system that is massively smarter than us mere humans. The obvious point is that it's called Q*, which if you've not been living under a rock, would be a funny thing if you were a conspiracy theorist... after all, it's called Q* and the largest "LARP" and "conspiracy theory" of the last decade has been Q, or what the media refers to as "Qanon".
There is no "Qanon" on the 4chan boards when Q was posting, Q only refers to themselves (we don't know if it's a he, a she, or a group of people) as "Q" and not "Qanon". The above is Q drop "4881" which points to the fact that Q said back in 2020 that "there is 'Q'" and that "there are 'Anons'", but "there is no 'Qanon'". This was a reply to Elon's tweet on X from @NotOpCue.
Well, today will be known as one of the most important days in history... where we're finding out that OpenAI has had a breakthrough in AI with the introduction of Q* (pronounced Q-Star), and that's behind the firing of OpenAI co-founder and CEO Sam Altman.
While internally, OpenAI believes that this AI breakthrough in their search for artificial general intelligence (AGI) is another step in their progress with Q*. AGI has been one of the points scientists, researchers, and especially AI companies like OpenAI have been striving towards. AGI systems are smarter than humans... it's not just a chatbot anymore, but something different entirely.
Going with a little bit of fringe thinking here, but has this Q* been the one behind all of the absolutely insane, wow moments of AI drama? Because at this point, it would all start to make sense as one large "conspiracy" that is unfolding in front of our eyes.
First off, OpenAI ousted its co-founder and CEO, Sam Altman, out of nowhere... just days ago. He was followed by key OpenAI staff, and then Microsoft hired Altman to run a new advanced AI research division of the company... after that, 700+ of the 800 employees wrote to the OpenAI board demanding if Altman wasn't reinstated, they'd all leave to Microsoft with Altman.
And now... now the OpenAI board is reportedly talking to Altman about his return as a director on a transitional board of OpenAI.
OpenAI's vice president of global affairs, Anna Makanju, sent a memo to OpenAI staff informing them that the company had "intense discussions" with the board and that Altman and new CEO Emmett Shear would be working together inside of OpenAI. Of course, they need to promise this because they're about to lose all of their staff to Microsoft, where they'll join Altman, who the board is in talks with to return. It feels like I have the triple-check that last sentence, but it's exactly what's happened.
This year, we've seen some impressive performance improvements and driver releases for the Intel Arc lineup of discrete graphics cards from the engineers at Intel. From sizable performance gains in modern titles like Starfield to how the GPUs handle DirectX 11 with triple-digit performance improvements in older games like Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Yakuza 0, and Guild Wars 2.
The latest update and driver release for Intel Arc A-Series graphics cards introduces another massive performance increase in the region of 2.7X on the flagship Intel Arc A770 GPU. However, this one is all about AI, with the gains coming from Intel working closely with Microsoft to bring optimizations to DirectML for Intel Arc.
To demonstrate the buff, which uses Microsoft's open-source Olive tool for AI optimization, the Olive-optimized Stable Diffusion XL text-to-image generator from Stability AI sees up to a 2.7X increase in performance on the Intel Arc A770 after you factor in additional driver improvements.