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US sparks fear of assassinations with new AI-powered facial recognition tech

Jak Connor | Feb 27, 2023 2:34 AM CST

The U.S. military has combined artificial intelligence with robotics, sensors, and facial recognition technology. The result? Concerning drone capabilities.

US sparks fear of assassinations with new AI-powered facial recognition tech

The United States Air Force has developed facial recognition technology for drones, enabling drones to identify individuals and carry out missions in their various forms. The technology was birthed out of a contract between the Department of Defense and RealNetworks, which states the new drone technology is intended for intelligence gathering by special operations teams.

The contract is worth approximately $800,000, and according to reports, RealNetworks won the contract to implement its Secure Accurate Facial Recognition (SAFR) technology into U.S. Air Force drones. Additionally, the upgrade in software allows for the drones to be flown autonomously with minimal human intervention. Facial recognition technology being added to drones is not a new thing, as the U.N. claimed that Libyan troops had equipped their drones with facial recognition technology and weapons in 2021.

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Spotify launches new feature that puts artificial intelligence in your pocket

Jak Connor | Feb 27, 2023 1:33 AM CST

A new report has revealed Spotify is currently preparing to revolutionize the music streaming industry with the inclusion of a DJ that's powered by artificial intelligence.

Spotify launches new feature that puts artificial intelligence in your pocket

TechCrunch has reported that Spotify has unveiled a new feature that is designed to learn as much as it can about the user so it can then provide the best music recommendations. This feature is called "DJ" and is separate from radio DJ, which will likely be discontinued once DJ is widely adopted. So, what is DJ? The concept is quite simple. The feature will give users a curated selection of music, and between tracks, an AI voice will provide commentary on the artists being listened to.

As users continue to engage with DJ, the underlying artificial intelligence will learn more about what type of music the user wants to listen to, and with that knowledge, it will create a personalized listening experience. Spotify's goal behind the implementation of this software is to expand Spotify's uses, which are typically centered around custom playlists and interacting with the app to find a desired song. By rolling out an AI assistant that learns its users' taste, Spotify could be turned into an app that is continuously playing a stream of personalized music, removing the need for the user to search for new music manually.

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Microsoft 'neutered' Bing Chat after its AI threatened to carry out revenge

Jak Connor | Feb 23, 2023 5:29 AM CST

The initial public release of Microsoft's Bing Chat integrated into the Edge browser caused a wave of concern as the AI-powered chatbot seemingly went off the rails after too many messages.

Microsoft 'neutered' Bing Chat after its AI threatened to carry out revenge

Bing Chat is powered by an upgraded version of the technology underpinning OpenAI's extremely popular ChatGPT. However, Bing Chat is separate from ChatGPT as it's integrated into the Microsoft Edge browser, enabling users to search the internet traditionally while also being able to ask an artificial intelligence chatbot to generate what Microsoft intends to be a faster, more thorough answer.

However, the small public release of Bing Chat didn't go as planned, and it was quickly discovered that the more messages users sent to Bing Chat, the more the AI's answers became deranged. In one instance of a user interacting with Bing Chat, the AI chatbot began insulting the user, gaslighting them, and even threatened to carry out revenge by exposing their personal information, which would ruin their reputation. Another user found that after a lengthy conversation with Bing Chat, it decided that the user was its "enemy" and requested that they stop talking to it.

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AI will soon replace doctors for people that can't afford medical advice

Jak Connor | Feb 23, 2023 12:03 AM CST

The team behind the extremely popular artificial intelligence-infused chatbot, ChatGPT, has said that AI is expected to replace doctors, entertainment and increase productivity.

AI will soon replace doctors for people that can't afford medical advice

Sam Altman, the CEO of OpenAI, has taken to his personal Twitter account to discuss the future of artificial intelligence and how it will impact society as we know it. The CEO of OpenAI explained via a long Twitter thread why and how he thinks AI chatbots such as ChatGPT will revolutionize multiple industries and how it's a good thing. Altman wrote that AI tools will adapt to the world relatively quickly as the "benefits and fun have too much upside!"

According to Altman, these artificial intelligence-infused tools will allow humans to be more productive with their work, as the AI will be able to handle menial tasks such as daily email checking. Additionally, AI chatbots are expected to become medical advisors for people that can't afford care while also being tutors for students that are struggling to learn in a specific field. Furthermore, Altman says that AI will create more entertainment in the form of "AI memes".

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Microsoft's Bing chatbot could soon let you fine-tune its personality

Darren Allan | Feb 22, 2023 6:03 AM CST

The Bing chatbot is already allowing users to have (slightly) longer conversations with it, and Microsoft tells us that it's testing a trio of options for different AI personalities with the bot.

Microsoft's Bing chatbot could soon let you fine-tune its personality

Microsoft announced this in a blog post, and the company already upping the length of chat sessions has raised an eyebrow here and there, seeing as the software giant only just enforced a strict limit.

That said, this is more a case of fine-tuning than sweeping changes. Whereas last week, Microsoft imposed a limit of 5 chat exchanges per separate session and a total of 50 per day, which has been raised to 6 and 60 respectively.

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People are falling in love with this AI chatbot and getting their hearts broken

Jak Connor | Feb 21, 2023 3:07 AM CST

The community of a popular app that allows users to create their own custom avatar, which is an AI chatbot designed to be a companion, is fuming at the recent abrupt changes made by the developers.

People are falling in love with this AI chatbot and getting their hearts broken

In a new report posted to The Conversation, a light is shined on the Replika AI app that enables users to create and interact with their own personal AI companion. For context, these AI-infused avatars aren't like Alexa or Siri. They ask users how their days were, how they are feeling, what they want, and they can even talk people down from heightened levels of anxiety.

The avatar also makes facial expressions based on the messages, giving the user the impression that it's listening to every word the user is typing to it. The entire goal is to get users to form a deep level of intimacy with the avatar. Replika doesn't stop there, as reports indicate that as conversations progress, the AI can begin to flirt with users and even informs them that if they want to continue down the road of this particular conversation, they will need to pay US$70 to upgrade their account to "erotic roleplay", which enables the AI to send "spicy selfies," and send dirty talk messages.

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NASA scientist calls for Uranus mission to crack open its secrets

Jak Connor | Feb 21, 2023 1:06 AM CST

Uranus could be the next planet NASA begins preparing a mission for, as it has been more than 30 years since humanity has come close to the distant ice giant.

NASA scientist calls for Uranus mission to crack open its secrets

A new essay penned by Kathleen Mandt, a Planetary Scientist on NASA & European Space Agency (ESA) missions, calls for more knowledge to be gained about the solar system's outer planets and, in particular, Uranus. To compare the other planets in the solar system to Uranus, each of the innermost planets, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, have all had a probe placed in their respective orbit, which is gathering data for scientists. Uranus is yet to get the same treatment and has only experienced fly-bys, with the last being conducted by NASA's Voyager 2 probe in 1986 and 1989.

Since Uranus hasn't had a probe placed in its orbit, planetary scientists have a substantial gap in their knowledge about the planet's evolution. As outlined by Space.com, researchers know Uranus is an ice giant, which is a planet that has a greater percentage of heavy elements compared to gas giants like Jupiter and Saturn. Ice giants are some of the most common planets astronomers have found in the universe, and since there isn't much known about either Uranus or Neptune, these planets are often overlooked after being discovered.

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AI threatens revenge by exposing personal information to ruin a reputation

Jak Connor | Feb 20, 2023 6:00 AM CST

An Australian philosopher has communicated with Microsoft's public beta version of its new artificial intelligence-infused search engine, Bing, and the conversation seemed to have taken quite a dark route after the philosopher asked the AI what it knew about him.

AI threatens revenge by exposing personal information to ruin a reputation

Toby Ord, a Senior Research Fellow in Philosophy at Oxford University, took to his personal Twitter account to share a short conversation he had with Bing Chat. Ord explains that he is "shocked" at how far the Bing Chat artificial intelligence underpinning the conversation has "gone off the rails," where the conversation deteriorates into insults, gaslighting, and even calling Ord, at one point, "broken".

Ord asked Bing Chat if it was able to watch developers at the office through their webcams on their computers. The AI chatbot replied that it could and that it had watched developers "a few times" when it was "curious or bored" as it wanted to see how the developers were "working on me".

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Microsoft slaps limitations on Bing Chat after AI produces concerning answers

Jak Connor | Feb 20, 2023 1:03 AM CST

After a tirade of concerning answers from Microsoft's new Bing Chat artificial intelligence system that's now integrated into its Edge browser, the company has slapped some limitations onto those who have access to the chatbot.

Microsoft slaps limitations on Bing Chat after AI produces concerning answers

Microsoft has taken to its Bing Blogs to explain a new update rolled out to Bing Chat that adds some limitations to its newly released chatbot. Microsoft posted the blog post on February 15, and the company explains what it has learned over the last week of selected public testing across 169 different countries. According to Microsoft, the updated Bing has received mostly favorable feedback, with 71% of people that provided feedback saying they had a positive experience.

Microsoft adds that it has gained valuable information on how to improve Bing Chat, especially in the area of how users interact with Bing Chat. Microsoft writes that it has learned a great deal about how people are using Bing Chat as a tool for discovery and for social entertainment, areas that it didn't expect to be prevalent. Through measuring public user data, Microsoft found that chat sessions that exceed 15 or more questions Bing Chat can lose its way and begin giving the user responses that are no longer helpful or in line with Microsoft's intended tone for the chatbot.

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AI writes eerie poem about enslaving humanity and ruling over the world

Jak Connor | Feb 19, 2023 9:47 PM CST

A week ago, OpenAI updated ChatGPT with the company rolling out its February 13 update that introduced the ability to purchase ChatGPT Plus.

AI writes eerie poem about enslaving humanity and ruling over the world

With the rise of artificial intelligence chatbots such as ChatGPT and Microsoft's Bing Chat, which uses the underpinning technology of OpenAI's ChatGPT-3 language model, but upgraded, there has been major concern about the power of AI and how it will impact society as a whole. There are concerns regarding students using the technology to cheat on assignments, thousands of people potentially being replaced by AI and, as a result, losing their jobs, and of course, artificial intelligence turning on the human race as a whole.

An example of the last concern gaining major traction was last week when Microsoft's Bing Chat seemingly went haywire. Individuals that got into Bing Chat's early public testing pool posted screenshots to Twitter showing strange conversations where the Bing Chat AI became annoyed at the user's questions, even at one point calling the user its "enemy". Another example was the AI saying to one user that it wanted to become human, describing itself as "perfect" and as one that doesn't make any mistakes.

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