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An illustrator has taken to X, formerly called Twitter, to accuse Disney of using an AI-generated image as promotional material for its upcoming release of Loki season 2.
The illustrator is Katria Raden, who took to her personal X account with a post that breaks down the image recently published on the official Loki X account. The illustrator explains that the background image of the spiraling clock shows "numerals on the clock turning into meaningless squiggles or just being meaningless squiggles," which are "telltale signs" of an AI being involved in its creation.
Raden went on to publish a link to the stock image that was purportedly used to create the background image used in the Loki promotional. Additionally, the stock image was sourced from Shutterstock and was not labeled as AI-generated. However, content by the same author also contained these "telltale signs" of AI-generated images. Furthermore, Shutterstock policy prohibits any AI-generated content that isn't made with its own in-house AI Image Generator tool.
A new report from Reuters suggests that OpenAI are considering developing its own in-house chips to power the future of AI-tool queries.
The creators behind the immensely popular ChatGPT are reportedly tossing up between acquiring a company to supply GPUs or making one in-house. The report states that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has prioritized acquiring more AI chips, which will improve the speed and reliability of the API. Additionally, acquiring a new chip source may dramatically reduce running costs for OpenAI, as an analysis by Stacy Rasgon from Bernstein Research suggests that each query on ChatGPT costs OpenAI 4 cents.
Furthermore, ChatGPT received more than 100 million monthly users in its first two months of launching, which equates to millions of queries per day. If OpenAI's chatbot reaches a tenth of Google's total queries per day it would cost the company $48.1 billion in GPUs and $16 billion a year on chips for future years. At the moment NVIDIA is dominating the AI chip-making market, with OpenAI using approximately 10,000 NVIDIA GPUs to power its AI tools.
With the emergence of AI-powered tools used to generate uncomfortably accurate video and audio representations of public figures, we are starting to see a rise in the number of phony advertisements.
AI-powered tools capable of deep-faking actors into promoting specific products have begun to rise, with prominent figures such as Joe Rogan and Dr. Andrew Huberman already having to battle individuals creating ads to sell specific products. Now, Tom Hanks has been added to the growing list as the actor recently took to his personal Instagram account to warn the public of a seemingly AI-generated ad of him promoting a dental plan.
Hanks wrote, "I have nothing to do with it", with Gizmodo being able to track the owner of the image used in the deep fake back to Los Angeles. Another AI story on the same day joined Hank's public warning of the ad. Zelda Williams, Robin Williams' daughter, took to her Instagram Story to issue her own warning about AI being used to create versions of actors without their permission.
In a candid interview, Kevin Scott, Microsoft's chief technology officer, spoke at Vox Media's Code Conference, where he opened up about the recent rise and demand for GPUs for building new hardware and equipping data centers for AI. In addition to noting that NVIDIA's GPU line-up is currently the best fit to deliver AI processing power, he added that supply issues and shortages are improving.
"Demand was far exceeding the supply of GPU capacity that the whole ecosystem could produce," Kevin Scott said during a panel discussion. "That is resolving. It's still tight, but it's getting better every week, and we've got more good news ahead of us than bad on that front, which is great."
With Microsoft investing billions in companies like OpenAU alongside Google building its supercomputer facilities, the demand for NVIDIA's cutting-edge GPUs has seen its stock price rise by 190% in 2023 alone. With Microsoft adding weight to NVIDIA's financial reporting stating that GPU supply will steadily increase each quarter, Kevin Scott also had a few words to say about the competition - and Microsoft's ambitions.
Authorities in France raided NVIDIA offices in Paris last week as part of an anticompetitive investigation in the "graphics card sector." The unannounced seizure operation was carried out to gather information and potential evidence. France's Competition Authority disclosed very little about the situation other than that it was part of a broader investigation into the cloud computing sector.
Thanks to innovation foresight and investment in AI for several years, NVIDIA's GPU hardware, like the A100 and H100, are so far ahead of the competition that the company has secured over 80% of the market. This is a massive lead over rivals like Intel and AMD and one that also has the European Commission formally looking into potential unfair and monopolistic practices in the AI space.
With hardware sales going through the roof for the company and orders reportedly backed up through most of 2024 - the French raid and the EU's investigation are all about understanding NVIDIA's role, its pricing strategies, and more to determine if there's anything potentially shady going on.
According to OpenAI, the popular AI model ChatGPT can now "see, hear, and speak" as new voice and image capabilities are being rolled out. This will allow users to engage and interact with ChatGPT conversationally and show it pictures - with OpenAI providing a few innocuous examples, like snapping a picture of a landmark while traveling and asking about its history.
Which, yes, does mean that ChatGPT will be able to speak. According to the update, ChatGPT's new synthetic voice capabilities will be able to craft a realistic-sounding voice based on "just a few seconds of real speech."
OpenAI notes that it is aware that this technology could be used to impersonate public figures or commit fraud, so it's limited to voice chat. And with that, you'll only be able to choose from five different options for ChatGPT's voice.
The latest big-name personality to chip in on the artificial intelligence front is John Carmack, the dev who brought us Doom (and Quake) way back when.
Carmack reckons that an artificial general intelligence or AGI is likely to be realized around the year 2030.
AGI is a somewhat controversial idea, and even its definition can be argued over, and very much is. But the broad idea is that this is a 'real' AI - one that can reason and understand in a human way, as opposed to what we have now with AI (large language models, or essentially very fancy data scraping tools capable of doing a convincing impression of AI).
It was only a few weeks ago Elon Musk responded to the allegations that his brain chip company Neuralink wrongfully caused the death of numerous monkeys undergoing testing.
Musk wrote on X that the monkeys used for testing that ended up dying were "terminal" and that these monkeys were "close to death already." However, an investigation launched by Wired that was recently published cited public documents, along with an interview of a former Neuralink employee, contradict Musk's statements.
According to Wired, veterinary records from the California National Primate Research Center (CNPRC) at UC Davis indicate that up to 12 monkeys suffered from brain swelling and partial paralysis following the insertion of a Neuralink brain implant. Monkeys that have been brought into question are as follows; "Animal 20" was inserted with a brain implant that "broke off" during surgery that was then scratched by the monkey, leading to infection and next-month euthanasia.
Google DeepMind has created a new AI system that is capable of detecting genetic mutations that may lead to diseases.
A new study published in the journal Science details a new AI model called AlphaMissense, which is an improvement on the AI model AlphaFold that DeepMind announced it achieved in 2020. As you can probably imagine, this AI model has been "fine-tuned" with genetic data from humans and primates, giving it its ability to detect what is called "missense" mutations, which are mutations that occur within a single letter of the DNA code.
Notably, these missense mutations can lead to illnesses such as cell anemia, cystic fibrosis, and cancer, but currently, levels of genetic disease hunters have only identified 0.1 percent of missense genes as good or bad. DeepMind's AI tool has now identified 71 million missense mutations, and of those has been able to classify 89% of the total variants as "either likely benign or likely pathogenic." This AI data has been released to the wider public in an effort to assist physicians around the world.
A team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have penned a new paper detailing the capabilities of a new artificial intelligence-powered system that can translate chicken clucks.
The paper has been published on a pre-print server and is yet to be peer-reviewed, but it details a new "cutting-edge" AI technique that the team calls "Deep Emotional Analysis Learning. The University of Tokyo researchers write they devised a new system capable of"interpreting various emotional states in chickens, including hunger, fear, anger, contentment, excitement, and distress".
As with most things to do with artificial intelligence, the new system is powered by what the researchers call "complex mathematical algorithms" that get better over time as different variations of chicken vocal patterns are added to the database. The study explains that the researchers recorded and analyzed 80 chicken vocal samples, applying different "emotional states" to the different sounds. According to the researchers, the team was able to predict a chicken's emotional state accurately.