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CNN's Fareed Zakaria has sat down with astrophysicist Michio Kaku for an interview where he threw a wet blanket on the erupting fire of artificial intelligence (AI).
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku has calmed the rampant fears that artificial intelligence-powered chatbots are going to take over the world, either through replacing jobs or reaching a point of complexity where they are conscious and put into a physical robotic.
Kaku described these AI-powered systems, such as OpenAI's ChatGPT, as "glorified tape recorders," saying that these systems simply take "snippets of what's on the web created by a human, splices them together and passes it off as if it created these things," he said. "And people are saying, 'Oh my God, it's a human, it's humanlike.'"
A team of researchers has found that artificial intelligence bots are much better at finishing Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart (CAPTCHAs) than humans, which are the website tests designed to verify users are human.
The team from the University of California, Irvine, led by Gene Tsudik, found that bots are not only much better at solving CAPTCHAs but also much faster as well. The paper, which is yet to be peer-reviewed, states that researchers asked 1,400 participants with various levels of technological knowledge to complete 14,000 CAPTCHAs. The results from that survey were compared to bots that completed the same number of CAPTCHAs.
Researchers immediately noticed that the bots consistently beat the human in accuracy, with humans scoring anywhere between 50 and 84% in accuracy, compared to the CAPTCHA-designed bots at 99.8% accuracy.
A new interview by The Washington Post with James Manyika, a former technological adviser to the Obama Administration and Google's new head of "tech and society," has warned of the dangers of AI if its development isn't carried out responsibly.
In the new article by The Washington Post, Google's head of tech and society explained that there is a real possibility of bad things happening due to artificial intelligence. However, this is entirely dependent on the approach that is taken when developing AI, and according to Google, its approach will be "bold and responsible".
It should be noted that Manyika was one of the many AI insiders that signed a one-letter sentence back in May that called for widespread mitigation efforts to be implemented into AI development in an effort to prevent extinction.
An author checked her Goodreads profile last Sunday and realized that multiple books had been unlawfully published under her name.
The author is Jane Friedman, who took to X a few days ago to announce that following checking her Goodreads profile, she realized there are a "cache of garbage" books that had been uploaded to Amazon, which she didn't write. Friedman took to her blog and explained that she believes that the books were AI generated and that they were created through an AI model that had been trained on her blogging, which has been constant since 2009.
Friedman writes that she read the first pages of the books and immediately noticed the text was similar to ChatGPT responses. The author posted an update on Tuesday this week saying that the books from a Goodreads profile and Amazon were removed but not before this story of hers went viral, insinuating that the removal only took place because of notoriety within the writing and publishing community.
At Computex 2023, we learned that NVIDIA's new GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip had entered full production, an AI powerhouse that combines an Arm-based NVIDIA Grace CPU and Hopper GPU architectures using NVIDIA NVLink-C2C interconnect technology.
Today as part of SIGGRAPH 2023, NVIDIA has announced that it's supercharging the GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip with the world's first deployment of HBM3e memory for both higher capacity and bandwidth.
"Built for the era of accelerated computing and generative AI," the new GH200 Grace Hopper Superchip with HBMe delivers up to 3.5 times more memory capacity and 3 times more bandwidth than the current offering. Spec-wise, you're looking at 144 Arm Neoverse cores, eight petaflops of AI performance, and 282GB of the latest HBM3e memory.
Elon Musk has teased that Tesla has figured out some aspects of artificial general intelligence, the crown jewel of artificial intelligence programming.
The Tesla CEO replied to Whole Mars Catalog, who posted a video to their X account recounting the time that Elon Musk said on stage that full self-driving would work even in San Francisco, which at the time seemed impossible considering the current state of Tesla's self-driving technology.
However, the doubts were quelled as the technology advanced, and now full self-driving Tesla vehicles are easily driving around San Francisco with just their "computer vision".
"A Practical Deep Learning-Based Acoustic Side Channel Attack on Keyboards" is a new research paper out of Cornell showing how AI can accurately predict keystrokes being pressed on a keyboard through sound alone. The AI model was trained on a specific keyboard using the conferencing app Zoom and achieved 93% accuracy in predicting keystrokes as they were being entered.
It's impressive and scary stuff, thanks in part to the brand-new world of generative AI being used for malicious purposes, but the good news (at least for now) is that the system deployed by researchers Joshua Harrison, Ehsan Toreini and Maryam Mehrnezhad, required the use of a specific keyboard. This is unlikely to change as different keyboards and keyboard styles feature different sound profiles.
Using sound, the AI model analyses waveforms to recognize the subtle differences between different keys on a keyboard, even when pressed multiple times. Being able to hit a 93% accuracy in predicting keystrokes over a Zoom conference call is an impressive achievement.
OpenAI has filed a new trademark for a technology that it describes as "GPT-5," the next iteration of the underlying software powering the famous AI tool ChatGPT.
OpenAI, the developers of ChatGPT have officially filed a new trademark for what can only be thought of as the company's next generation language model. The US trademark application submitted on July 18 doesn't reveal any specific details about the next-generation language model, but does drop some clues about its capabilities.
The filing states that GPT-5 is a "downloadable computer software for the artificial production of human speech and text." It's unclear if this means GPT-5 will have full artificial intelligence-powered human speech capabilities, similar to a Siri, Google Assistant, or Amazon's Alexa. The filing also states that GPT-5 will be used for "natural language processing, generation, understanding, and analysis."
Google Assistant already reins supreme when it comes to virtual assistant software, beating the likes of Apple's Siri and Samsung's Bixby, but what if Assistant was combined with AI?
This combination of pairing virtual assistants and AI is hardly a surprise, and really only seemed like a matter of time before companies behind these virtual assistants integrated a Large Language Model (LLM) into their software to supercharge products such as Assistant, Siri and Bixby.
Now we are starting to hear to the first murmurs of companies pivoting toward this exact future with an internal Google email obtained by Axios reveals Google is dedicating many employees to work on integrating an AI into Assistant, starting with the mobile version.
NVIDIA's stock price has already doubled this year, with the company making the short list of companies with a trillion-dollar evaluation, thanks in part to the boom in the AI market. Which, as of writing, is all but entirely dependent on NVIDIA's graphics and AI hardware sitting at the heart of all major AI advances.
And this level of growth doesn't look like it's about to slow down anytime soon; just the other day, we reported on a partnership with NVIDIA and OpenAI, where the companies are aiming to combine the power of a million NVIDIA GPUs with AI software linking them all together.
Today comes a new report over at Business Insider where Mizuho analyst Vijay Rakesh will surge another 20% due to the recent boom in AI with a new "conservative" target of USD 530 a share. The analyst also believes that NVIDIA and its hardware will dominate the AI space until at least 2027.