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BuzzFeed Goes Big on Artificial Intelligence

Site will use chatbot to generate some content, and stock soars

(Newser) - The media company BuzzFeed says it plans to aggressively ramp up content generated by artificial intelligence instead of humans, and investors sound thrilled with this brave new world. The company's stock soared nearly 200% on Thursday to a seven-month high after the news broke, reports Forbes . For context, however,...

ChatGPT Takes Law Exams; Results Suggests a Future Use

Minnesota professors say chatbot got a C-plus, maybe decent enough to be a lawyers' tool

(Newser) - Will the lawyer of tomorrow be a chatbot? Maybe not, but an experiment at the University of Minnesota suggests artificial intelligence could at least become an important tool in the profession. Law professors at the school had the popular ChatGPT take exams alongside real students, reports Reuters . As it turns...

It's a 'Grotesque Mockery of What It Is to Be Human'

Nick Cave is NOT a fan of ChatGPT song written in his style

(Newser) - Safe to say you can count Nick Cave in the camp opposed to the popular ChatGPT artificial intelligence tool. A fan of the Australian singer sent Cave a song written by the chatbot in his distinctive style, reports the Guardian , and Cave described it as a "grotesque mockery of...

In a First, 'Robot Lawyer' Is Arguing in Court

Artificial intelligence bot will try to get someone out of a speeding ticket

(Newser) - In what is being billed as a world first, a "robot lawyer" will attempt to defend a client in court, reports New Scientist . Much of the details are being kept under wraps, but it will work like this: A defendant trying to get out of a speeding ticket will...

This Chatbot Wows Users, but There Are Concerns

1 million users have signed up with OpenAI's ChatGPT since Wednesday

(Newser) - Need to write a history essay? Or need instructions on how to remove a peanut butter sandwich from a VCR written in the style of the King James Bible? It's now made easy thanks to OpenAI's ChatGPT , an AI-powered chatbot that's taking the internet by storm. It'...

Astronomer's Meteor Video Was Way Too Sexy for Twitter

Mary McIntyre's account was locked for 3-plus months after automated tools flagged the clip

(Newser) - Astronomers think celestial bodies are sexy, so much so that they often post about them on social media. For one UK space scientist, however, her video of a Perseid fireball over the summer was deemed too sexy for Twitter, resulting in her getting locked out of her account for three-plus...

White House Unveils AI 'Bill of Rights' Plan

Progress 'must not come at the price of civil rights or democratic values'

(Newser) - The White House rolled out a proposal for an artificial intelligence Bill of Rights Tuesday, saying that while automated systems have "brought about extraordinary benefits," progress "must not come at the price of civil rights or democratic values." The blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights...

Look Familiar? Witness the Power of the Deepfake

Tom Cruise lookalike Miles Fisher delivers a somewhat cautionary tale about AI-powered deepfake technology

(Newser) - It can’t be all bad to be born with a face like Tom Cruise. Nor is it a disadvantage to be chosen by one’s peers to deliver the Harvard commencement oration for your class. But as Miles Fisher tells it for Hollywood Reporter, those two things clashed in...

Google Engineer Makes Alarming Claim About Chatbot
Google Engineer Makes
Alarming Claim About Chatbot
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Google Engineer Makes Alarming Claim About Chatbot

Blake Lemoine suspended over claims AI device is sentient, but many are skeptical he's correct

(Newser) - Have our computer overlords arrived? The Washington Post has an intriguing story about a Google engineer who argues that an artificially intelligent chatbot he was testing became sentient. If Blake Lemoine is correct, it might be step one of a sci-fi nightmare that critics of AI have long warned about....

AI Mayflower Reaches Right Continent, Wrong Country

Boat docks in Nova Scotia instead of Plymouth after hardware problems

(Newser) - A crewless robotic boat that had tried to retrace the 1620 sea voyage of the Mayflower has finally reached the shores of North America—this time in Canada instead of the Massachusetts coast where its namesake landed more than 400 years ago. The sleek autonomous trimaran docked in Halifax, Nova...

A.I. Has Changed Poker, and Maybe Killed Its 'Soul'

'New York Times Magazine' explores the advance of algorithms in the game

(Newser) - Some of the top poker players today make moves that would have been seen as foolish even 15 years ago. Back then, they would been seen as "fish," or weak players, and invited to games every night. Today, those unorthodox moves are a good sign that the player...

White House: We Need an AI Bill of Rights

Biden administration seeks plan to protect from faulty, harmful uses

(Newser) - Top science advisers to President Biden are calling for a new “bill of rights" to guard against powerful new artificial intelligence technology. The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy on Friday launched a fact-finding mission to look at facial recognition and other biometric tools used to...

Video of Black Men Labeled 'Primates' on Facebook

Social media giant blamed its AI algorithm

(Newser) - Facebook users watching a video of Black men got a prompt asking if they would like to “keep seeing videos about Primates,” the New York Times reported. Facebook called the error “unacceptable.” The prompt was tweeted to Facebook by a former employee, Darci Groves, who called...

Elon Musk's Humanoid Bots Are Headed Our Way

Prototype for the 'Tesla Bot' is due out 'sometime next year,' says CEO

(Newser) - Will Elon Musk soon have his own Westworld-style theme park ? Things probably won't get that far, but you can't blame the thought from arising after an announcement this week from the Tesla CEO. That reveal, made at Thursday's AI Day in California, per CNBC : The company...

Bourdain's Widow: No, I Didn't Approve a Fake AI Voice

Documentary causes a stir by using artificial intelligence for some Bourdain narration

(Newser) - The new Anthony Bourdain documentary is out, and critics say Roadrunner is well worth watching . But one aspect in particular is proving to be controversial. Filmmaker Morgan Neville used artificial intelligence to recreate the voice of Bourdain at certain points in the documentary, and that is raising an ethical debate...

AI Finds What Humans Can't on Longest Dead Sea Scroll

Subtle character differences suggest it was written by 2 scribes, not one

(Newser) - Looking at the 24-foot-long Great Isaiah Scroll, the longest of 950 discovered Dead Sea scrolls, you'd assume it made someone's hand very, very tired. But the "near uniform" Hebrew script on the 2,000-year-old scroll discovered in 1946, which looks to the naked eye to have been...

Creator of Tom Cruise Deepfakes Wants to Help, Not 'Upset'

Chris Ume wants to make sure manipulated imagery isn't weaponized as misinformation

(Newser) - If you've seen those TikTok videos of Tom Cruise doing magic tricks, playing golf, and telling anecdotes about Mikhail Gorbachev, you likely know they're not real. If you don't, you've been fooled by a deepfake, which is understandable, considering how well done the creations by Belgian...

Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
Google CEO's Apology
Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'
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Google CEO's Apology Doesn't Cut It: 'Gaslighting'

Dr. Timnit Gebru says she was forced from AI research position after email criticizing company

(Newser) - One of Google's most prominent Black female employees is no longer with Google, and a firestorm has erupted over her departure. Google CEO Sundar Pichai has issued an apology of sorts, insinuating Dr. Timnit Gebru, the former co-leader of Google's AI team, resigned. But Gebru is pushing back,...

Grimes Reveals New Name, Unusual Bonding With Her Baby

She goes by a single letter now

(Newser) - Forget about Baby Einstein—when Grimes chills with her infant son, they watch Apocalypse Now. "He's into radical art," the Canadian musician tells the New York Times . "Like, he just actually is, and I don't think it's problematic to engage with them on that...

A Powerful New Antibiotic Is Found in a Novel Way
A Powerful New Antibiotic
Is Found in a Novel Way
new study

A Powerful New Antibiotic Is Found in a Novel Way

MIT researchers use artificial intelligence and report a breakthrough

(Newser) - The rise of superbugs means the world needs powerful new antibiotics. A team at MIT says it has just made a major breakthrough using artificial intelligence for the first time. They discovered a compound that looks able to conquer some of the most dangerous bacteria in existence, including some that...

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