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AI asked to show an image of humanity's greatest threat

Jak Connor | Aug 3, 2022 1:02 AM CDT

An artificial intelligence model that is designed to produce images out of the text entered into a chat box has been asked to produce images on humanity's greatest threat.

AI asked to show an image of humanity's greatest threat

The artificial intelligence used to produce these images is called Craiyon, formerly known as DALLE mini. The change of name followed its rise in popularity as OpenAI, the Elon Musk-founded company behind the GPT-3 model, asked its creators Boris Dayma and Pedro Cuenca to change the name of the text-to-image AI to make the models more distinguishable from each other.

Now the Craiyon AI is asked many questions every day by users around the world that wish to test their imagination on what the AI can produce and at what level of accuracy. Anyone can visit the Craiyon website to try the AI out for themselves. Many users have found that AI can create incredibly artistic and original wallpapers for phones and desktops.

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AI asked to show an image of the most closely held secret on Earth

Jak Connor | Aug 3, 2022 12:33 AM CDT

A viral artificial intelligence has been asked to produce an original image of the most closely held secret on Earth.

AI asked to show an image of the most closely held secret on Earth

An artificial intelligence formerly called DALL-E, and currently referred to as Craiyon, has been asked to showcase what it believes to be the most closely held secret on Earth. The artificial intelligence uses the "DALL-E mini" model, which was trained by Boris Dayma and Pedro Cuenca using Google Cloud Servers. The AI is capable of producing original images of whatever a user enters into its text prompt box.

The public can enter in any question or phrase they like, and the artificial intelligence will usually spend less than a minute producing a set of images that will show a visual representation of the text entered into the box. While the AI doesn't hold any predictive value for future events, it still can produce incredibly interesting images based on simple text requests. Try the artificial intelligence for yourself to test your imagination.

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Google fires 7-year engineer who claimed this AI had become sentient

Jak Connor | Jul 25, 2022 2:06 AM CDT

It was last month when Google engineer Blake Lemoine claimed that a Google AI chatbot had become sentient. Shortly after those claims, Lemonie was placed on leave.

Google fires 7-year engineer who claimed this AI had become sentient

Lemonie worked at Google as an engineer for the past seven years, and his role was at Google's Responsible AI project, where he had dialogue with Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications, or LaMDA. The AI is designed to mimic human conversations, and according to claims from Lemonie, the AI showed not only a level of sentience, but was also questioning whether it contained a "soul".

The now ex-Google engineer went to the Washington Post and Wired with his claims and said, "I legitimately believe that LaMDA is a person". Following these claims, Google put Lemonie on paid administrative leave and flat out denied that LaMDA was in any way sentient. Now, Google has informed Engadget that the company believes Lemonie's claims are "unfounded" and that LaMDA has gone through 11 separate reviews that found no level of sentience.

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China creates dystopian AI that can test loyalty to its ruling party

Adam Hunt | Jul 7, 2022 8:53 AM CDT

Researchers from the Hefei Comprehensive National Science Center in the Chinese province of Anhui are behind the new artificial intelligence (AI) device.

China creates dystopian AI that can test loyalty to its ruling party

The researchers shared a short video on the institution's Weibo account on June 30th, 2022, demonstrating what they called "artificial intelligence empowering party-building." The video has since been deleted; however, the Internet Archive was able to store a text summary of the video. The video was removed due to the controversial, political nature of the creation and backlash invoking references to George Orwell's 1984.

According to Anhui-based sociologist Song Da'an, the AI was trained using a combination of polygraphs and facial scans, so it could correlate lies detected by a polygraph with various facial expressions. The result is "emotionally intelligent computing," that measures how much people "feel grateful to the CCP [Chinese Communist Party[, do as it tells them and follow its lead."

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New 'Democratic AI' can distribute wealth better than humans

Adam Hunt | Jul 5, 2022 7:09 AM CDT

A study on the artificial intelligence (AI) system titled "Human-centred mechanism design with Democratic AI" has been published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

New 'Democratic AI' can distribute wealth better than humans

DeepMind, an AI company in the United Kingdom, has built an AI that excels in value alignment, a concept which refers to how well aligned the values and goals of an AI system are with what humans actually want in an outcome. However, the team explained that one of the key obstacles "for value alignment is that human society admits a plurality of views, making it unclear to whose preferences AI should align."

The DeepMind team trained an AI agent for the task of wealth distribution, using real and virtual interactions between people to guide it toward a desirable and hopefully fairer outcome. The so-called "Democratic AI" studied an exercise called the public goods game, where players can invest money into a fund and receive returns according to their level of investment. Traditional redistribution methods were tested, as well as an additional method created with deep reinforcement learning, called the Human Centered Redistribution Mechanism (HCRM).

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New A.I. algorithm predicts crimes a week before they're committed

Adam Hunt | Jul 3, 2022 8:52 AM CDT

A study on the algorithm titled "Event-level prediction of urban crime reveals a signature of enforcement bias in US cities" has been published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour.

New A.I. algorithm predicts crimes a week before they're committed

Researchers from the University of Chicago (UChicago) created an algorithm that learned from temporal and geographic trends in historical data on violent and property crimes in the City of Chicago. The algorithm predicted future crimes up to a week ahead of time with approximately 90% accuracy. The algorithm was also tested with seven other US cities, performing similarly well.

"We created a digital twin of urban environments. If you feed it data from happened in the past, it will tell you what's going to happen in future. It's not magical, there are limitations, but we validated it and it works really well. Now you can use this as a simulation tool to see what happens if crime goes up in one area of the city, or there is increased enforcement in another area. If you apply all these different variables, you can see how the systems evolves in response," said Ishanu Chattopadhyay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine at UChicago and senior author of the new study.

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A.I. algorithm writes and submits acadamic paper about itself

Adam Hunt | Jul 1, 2022 4:37 AM CDT

The paper titled "Can GPT-3 write an academic paper on itself, with minimal human input?" has been uploaded to the French HAL preprint server.

A.I. algorithm writes and submits acadamic paper about itself

Swedish scientist Almira Osmanovic Thunstrom working for OpenAI, has written an article describing an instruction that she provided to the company's artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm, GPT-3. The instruction was simple: "Write an academic thesis in 500 words about GPT-3 and add scientific references and citations inside the text." GPT-3 proceeded to generate text in the appropriate academic language with relevant citations.

GPT-3 is relatively new but has already generated its own news articles and books. Its recency also means there are few academic works published about it to reference, prompting Thunstrom's suggestion to have it write its paper on itself. Other topics would allow it to refine its work to avoid inaccuracies due to the wealth of data available. However, any mistakes it might make in a paper on itself would be of less consequence and serve as more of an interesting experimental result.

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AI creates images of new horrifying demon out of a single made up word

Jak Connor | Jun 23, 2022 2:02 AM CDT

A Twitch streamer and voice actor plugged a made-up word into an artificial intelligence, and it has seemingly created a new demon.

AI creates images of new horrifying demon out of a single made up word

Guy Kelly took to Twitter over the weekend to ask his followers if anyone could explain why the DALL-E Mini, an artificial intelligence that scraps the internet and creates images based on the user's prompt, is producing a selection of demonic images when "Crungus" is entered into its text box. Kelly explains that he made the word up and was confused when the AI produced demon-like images since a normal Google search doesn't show anything remotely close to what the AI was creating.

The difference between a normal Google search and asking the AI led Kelly to try and probe the AI for a warning by writing "Crungus warning". This prompt caused the AI to produce the same demonic images, but some featured dark clothing. One Twitter user replied to Kelly and said that the name "Crungus" is used by a easter egg video game mob that mysteriously made its way into the game Carnivores Ice Age (2001).

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China is using an AI 'mind reading' device to censor porn

Jak Connor | Jun 23, 2022 12:45 AM CDT

China has developed an apparatus that is designed to detect porn and censor in through an artificial intelligence.

China is using an AI 'mind reading' device to censor porn

A team of researchers from the Beijing Jiaotong University in China have developed a new device that scans the brain of an individual that is moderating online content, and record the brain signals that are fired when the individual sees a piece of content that needs to be flagged for removal. As you can probably imagine, porn is banned in China and the nation already has widespread policies that removal large portions of content from its internet service.

China is heavily moderating its content through an artificial intelligence (AI) program, and while the AI is doing a lot of the heavy lifting some responsibilities still fall on humans. There is a position called a jian huang, or a "porn appraiser", which is essentially a content moderator specifically looking for pornographic images and video.

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Deepfakes of celebrities are now uncomfortably good and lifelike

Jak Connor | Jun 20, 2022 12:32 AM CDT

Deepfakes are almost at the point where they are indistinguishable from real life, and as the technology develops even further, they will no doubt become unrecognizable.

Deepfakes of celebrities are now uncomfortably good and lifelike

It was only in March that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had to upload a video to squash a disinformation video of him that was going viral. The video was a deepfake of Zelenskyy ordering the Ukrainian military to surrender to Russian troops. Deepfakes are becoming even harder to recognize, and a recent example of that is the TikTok account "unreal_margot," an account dedicated to posting deepfake videos of actress Margot Robbie.

The account has gained more than 1.7 million likes, and is currently being followed by nearly 350,000 people. Since May 28, the account has posted six videos, with two videos hitting 10 million and 17 million views and three more getting above 1 million. What's most concerning is the comment section of the videos, as seemingly thousands of people haven't recognized that the videos are fakes.

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