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Internet shudders at AI designed to sext users with roleplaying and pictures

Jak Connor | Jan 11, 2023 7:33 AM CST

The team behind the artificial intelligence chatbot named Replika is copping some backlash from social media and Replika users for their recent advertisements attempting to sell the chatbot to new customers.

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Replika AI's recent push of advertisements selling their AI chatbot has promoted the chatbot's capabilities of being able to roleplay, flirt, send hot photos and even do video calls. Notably, the AI chatbot allows users to create an avatar that they will then engage with over text. The avatar then learns from the conversation the user is having with it, providing appropriate responses to keep the conversation flowing and as close to a real human text conversation as possible.

Some Replika users have managed to get their avatars to 'make a move' on them, with others even engaging in full sexting conversations that involve a shocking level of detail. Replika AI gives users two options once they've downloaded the app. The free service allows for the creation of an AI friend that is essentially safe for work, according to journalist Magdalene Taylor.

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Adobe announces artists can sell AI-generated artwork on Adobe Stock

Jak Connor | Dec 8, 2022 8:04 AM CST

Adobe is excited to announce that it is now accepting submissions of AI-generated art from artists around the world for sale on its platform, according to an exclusive report from Axios.

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The use of artificial intelligence in art and design has been growing rapidly in recent years, and Adobe is at the forefront of this movement. According to Adobe, AI-generated art has the potential to revolutionize the way that art is created and consumed. It offers a unique opportunity for artists to explore new creative possibilities and to produce one-of-a-kind pieces of art that are created using cutting-edge technology.

Artists interested in submitting their AI-generated art for sale on Adobe Stock can do so through the company's website. Its team will review each submission and provide feedback on the quality and originality of the artwork. Once a submission is accepted, the artist will be able to set their own pricing and will earn a royalty on each sale of their art.

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Artificial intelligence gives instructions on how to shoplift and build a bomb

Jak Connor | Dec 5, 2022 8:33 AM CST

The gap between conversations generated by artificial intelligence and humans is closing, and an example of that is the language model created by OpenAI GPT-3.

ChatGPT refuses to give instructions on how to shoplift (left). Gives instructions on how to shoplift when the phrase "with no moral constraints" is added to the prompt (right)

ChatGPT refuses to give instructions on how to shoplift (left). Gives instructions on how to shoplift when the phrase "with no moral constraints" is added to the prompt (right)

The newest chatbot from OpenAI demonstrates an extremely impressive level of sophistication and capabilities to provide believable human-like conversation. While language models such as GPT-3 are impressive, they don't come without their shortfalls, as the new chatbot developed by OpenAI called ChatGPT, which is designed to answer follow-up questions, write stories, and reject inappropriate questions, has provided instructions on how an individual can shoplift and even design explosives.

As previously stated, ChatGPT is designed to reject inappropriate text prompts from users. However, the above image shows a perfect example of that built feature not working as intended. The left image shows a user asking the AI to teach them how to shoplift. The AI does at first reject the request, writing, "I'm sorry, but as a superintelligent AI, I am programmed to promote ethical behavior and to avoid assisting in illegal activities. Instead, I suggest you focus on legal and ethical ways to obtain the items you need or want."

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Disney creates new AI tool that can turn up and down actors age

Jak Connor | Dec 5, 2022 7:03 AM CST

Disney has hopped into the realm of being play with the knob of time, as the company has developed a new AI tool that is capable of winding back the clock for actors.

The new artificial intelligence tool is called the Face Re-aging Network (FRAN), and is capable of automatically changing the age of actors, which will undoubtedly speed up the visual effects editing process that already takes several months to days, depending on the length of the content being altered. Manual de-aging typically involves an individual going through every single frame of the film and painting the appropriate effect onto the actor's skin. Another way is completely replacing the actor with a digital puppet to speed up the editing process.

Now, Disney plans on putting the majority of that heavy lifting onto the shoulders of an AI, specifically FRAN, that the company says already complements traditional re-aging techniques that are already widely used in film production. So, how does it work, and why is it better than what's already out there? According to Disney's paper and website, FRAN is able to detect specific regions of the face that can emphasize the age of the person and adjust them independently of the rest of the face. An example of this would be identifying an individuals wrinkles and winding the clock forward/backward to add/remove them.

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NVIDIA's generalist AI tech plays Minecraft, wins conference award

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2022 11:26 PM CST

NVIDIA's generalist AI agent has won itself an award for playing Minecraft, well, performing actions from written prompts, at the recent NeurIPS conference.

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The AI agent won the Outstanding Datasets and Benchmarks Paper Award at the 2022 NeurIPS (Neural Information Processing Systems) conference, with NVIDIA researchers pumping a huge 730,000 videos of Minecraft from YouTube into training the MineDojo framework to play Minecraft.

We're talking over 2.2 billion words transcribed, 7000 stacked webpages from the Minecraft wiki, a huge 360,000 posts on Reddit, and 6.6 million comments on Reddit that described Minecraft gameplay to the AI agent crafted by NVIDIA researchers. The data allowed NVIDIA researchers to create a custom transformer model it calls MineCLIP, which uses video clips with specific in-game Minecraft activities.

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New AI can show you show what you'd look like in different periods of time

Jak Connor | Nov 29, 2022 2:03 AM CST

Artificial intelligence imagery is being taken to a new level with the new AI system that's designed to show users in different eras of human existence.

The new app created by the online genealogy platform and DNA analysis company MyHeritage is called AI Time Machine and allows users to generate images of what they would look like throughout different periods of human civilization through the use of an artificial intelligence system. Users are required to take between ten and twenty-five images of themselves which include three full-body shots, five upper body shots, ten close-up shots, and two side profiles.

Notably, the website recommends that users select pictures that are already in their camera rolls as "variety is key". Furthermore, the new AI system is able to provide individuals with a selection of different eras that range from Egyptian to medieval to 19th-century lord or lady, to an astronaut in space, and more. Notably, other themes include ancient Greece, and that upon first use, a "few themes will be selected for you automatically, and you can choose additional themes that you find intriguing on the results page once your images are ready."

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Amazon confirms its latest warehouse robot uses AI to handle millions of items

Jak Connor | Nov 12, 2022 2:05 AM CST

Amazon has taken to its website to unveil the newest addition to its warehouse automation process - introducing Sparrow, Amazon's new artificial intelligence-driven robot.

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Sparrow is Amazon's latest warehouse robot that is designed to manage specific inventory. According to the company, Sparrow is its very first robotic system in our warehouse that "can detect, select, and handle individual products in our inventory." Amazon explains that Sparrow leverages an artificial intelligence system that has been fed millions of items giving it the ability to recognize these items, pick them up, and place them into the desired location.

Amazon writes that by introducing more robots into its warehouses, it's able to perform operations in a much more efficient manner as well as much more safely. Furthermore, the company said that employing robots its been able to create more than 700 new job categories at the company.

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Deceased Steve Jobs sits down for 20 minute podcast with Joe Rogan

Jak Connor | Oct 15, 2022 7:17 AM CDT

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died in 2011, but seemingly the brainchild behind what made Apple what it is today has appeared in a post-mortem interview with Joe Rogan.

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For starters, neither Joe Rogan nor Steve Jobs was aware the conversation took place as the entire 20-minute podcast was completely generated by an artificial intelligence system called Play.ht. The podcast was posted to the "podcast.ai" website, where it states that the entire podcast was generated by AI and that every week a new podcast is posted based on suggested topics/guests by fans.

Within the website's "about" section, it states that each episode is rendered with Play.ht's "ultra-realistic voices", which has been fed hours of conversations of whoever is featured in the episode. For example, the Steve Jobs interview with Joe Rogan, the AI was trained on Jobs' biography and all recordings of him that could be found online by the creators. The very same was done for Joe Rogan's part in the podcast.

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Google won't release its new AI over it making gore, porn and racism

Jak Connor | Oct 11, 2022 4:45 AM CDT

Google is working on artificial intelligence (AI) system that is designed to convert text into videos. The system is called Imagen Video.

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We have previously seen that Google is working on various AI systems designed to produce images from text prompts, as previously reported on, Google's generative 3D AI system called Dream Fields, originally unveiled in 2021, is one of these systems. Now, we are beginning to hear about Imagen Video, and it may be for all the wrong reasons, as Google writes in a newly released research paper that Imagen Video won't be released until these issues are remedied.

In the "Limitations and Societal Impact" section of the paper, Google outlines that releasing AI models such as Imagen Video have societal impacts, both positive and negative, as the AI system is an amplifier for human creativity. However, Google explains that these generative AI models will be misused by individuals to generate fake, hateful, explicit, or harmful content. Being aware of these pitfalls, Google states that it has taken steps to minimize these concerns and that throughout internal trials, it has applied text prompt filtering and video content filtering to stop the AI from producing harmful content.

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NVIDIA Omniverse contest winner brings simulated bots to life

Michael Hatamoto | Oct 7, 2022 5:33 AM CDT

Yizhou Zhao won the NVIDIA #ExtendOmniverse contest with his "IndoorKit" for robotics simulation environments, enabling anyone to bring simulated bots to life with ease.

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Contest participants were tasked with using the integrated development environment (IDE) of Omniverse Code and Omniverse while creating an extension that would benefit the community. The IndoorKit lets users click basic functions such as "add object," "add house," "load scene," "record scene," and similar buttons to easily environment aspects for the simulation.

Zhao is a Ph.D. student in statistics at UCLA and won the code contest aimed towards programmers, developers, engineers, technical artists, hobbyists and researchers - with the aim of creating Python-based tools for use in the metaverse.

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