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AI and Robotics

Mind control, polypharmacy, and biotechnology, a looming disaster and a dead end

An article in the UK Daily Telegraph entitled “The ‘black sheep’ brain chip start-up backed by Bezos and Gates" and a fascinating Tucker Carlson...

Meta to flag AI-generated content

The parent company of Facebook and Instagram will sniff out and label robot-created videos, photos, and audio. Meta will start labeling AI-generated content on Facebook...

UNGA adopts AI resolution

The move is aimed at promoting and protecting human rights in the context of the rapidly developing technology. The UN General Assembly on Thursday unanimously...

British state media BBC looking to develop its own AI

The BBC has revealed plans to build and train its own artificial intelligence model to support its production process. UK national broadcaster BBC has announced...

AI chip maker Nvidia’s market value soars to US$2 trillion

Nvidia, a leading AI chip company, has seen its market value soar above US$2 trillion, marking a significant milestone in its growth and highlighting...

‘Racist’ Google AI suspended after historic failure

Gemini kept returning “diverse” pictures in response to prompts about Europeans. The Gemini artificial intelligence program will not be allowed to generate images of people...

US government funds AI tools for whole-of-internet surveillance and censorship

I feel scared. Very scared. Internet-wide surveillance and censorship, enabled by the unimaginably vast computational power of artificial intelligence (AI), is here. This is not a...

Pope warns of ‘perverse’ deepfakes

The pontiff acknowledged he had personally been a victim of AI-generated hoaxes. Pope Francis has issued a warning about the potential dangers posed by artificial...

AI chatbot goes rogue

The software of delivery company DPD recited poetry and used swear words after failing to help a customer. An AI-powered chatbot of the delivery firm...

Prestigious book prize winner used ChatGPT

Rie Kudan says about 5% of her novel was written by AI, which she claims “unlocked her creativity”. Japanese author Rie Kudan has admitted she...

AI to increase global inequality – WEF

The technology’s benefits for production will be more pronounced in high-income economies, according to a survey by the WEF. Leading economists surveyed by the World...

AI is our ‘Promethean fire’: using it wisely means knowing its true nature – and our own minds

Future historians may well regard 2023 as a landmark in the advent of artificial intelligence (AI). But whether that future will prove utopian, apocalyptic or...

Kanye West’s apology to Jews ‘looks’ AI-generated – TMZ

The celebrity gossip outlet has claimed 85% likelihood that the AI actually wrote the statement. Rapper Kanye ‘Ye’ West’s Hebrew-language apology for anti-Semitic comments appears...

New York Times sues Microsoft and OpenAI

AI chatbots threaten “independent journalism,” the US paper of record has said. The New York Times filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against Microsoft and OpenAI...

Tesla factory robot mauls worker – media

The malfunctioning machine reportedly plunged its metal “claws” into a Tesla employee. A Tesla software engineer suffered lacerations after he was mauled by a manufacturing...

Ex-Pakistani PM Imran Khan uses AI to deliver speech from prison

Imran Khan wrote a script that was turned into a four-minute speech with the help of a ‘voice clone’. Former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan,...

EU regulates AI

Chatbots and deepfake generators are required to label their creations and share data about their algorithms. The EU unveiled its first-ever legislative package attempting to...

Musk’s AI just as “far left” as ChatGPT – researcher

Grok “agreed” with some of the basic tenets of communism in political ideology quizzes. Billionaire Elon Musk’s new AI chatbot Grok has nearly the same...

ChatGPT creator to return as CEO of OpenAI

Sam Altman was fired last week in what media have described as an attempted “coup” by the company’s board members. OpenAI's chief executive officer Sam...

Modi warns of AI dangers after deepfake revelation

The Indian leaders believes artificial intelligence is a matter of “concern” and could cause chaos. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged the use...

ChatGPT gets new feature enabling it to ‘speak’, ‘listen’ and ‘see’

ChatGPT, which stands for Chat Generative Pre-trained Transformer, was launched in November 2022. It quickly became the most popular AI-powered chatbot and has over 100...

Musk warns of ‘civilizational risk’ from AI

There is an “above zero” chance that the technology “will kill us all,” the billionaire has claimed. The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) could pose...

Big Tech unveils platform to promote ‘safe’ AI

IT heavyweights, including Microsoft and Google, launched a forum focusing on safeguards for artificial intelligence projects. Major players in the AI industry launched a group...

Google testing journalism AI – NYT

The tech giant’s AI chatbot Bard is already notorious for serving up false information as factual. Google is testing an AI-powered journalism product and pitching...

‘I am the AI’ – Biden

The US president joked as he warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence following a meeting with Big Tech leaders. US President Joe Biden declared...

AI is ‘quite stupid’ – Meta

The ‘hype’ behind artificial intelligence has surpassed what it is actually capable of, Meta has said. Current artificial intelligence (AI) models are “quite stupid” and...

How fake AI images could stoke tensions in the Indo-Pacific

Seeing is no longer believing. Surprisingly realistic – yet fake – images created by Artificial Intelligence (AI) are here. To date, most have seemed more like...

AI drone ‘killed’ its operator during virtual test – USAF official

The program reportedly deduced that human input was interfering with its mission to destroy military targets. The US Air Force has reportedly been carrying out...

AI ‘could go quite wrong’ – ChatGPT inventor

Sam Altman has told US Congress that the technology could cause “significant harm”. The CEO of OpenAI, the company that developed ChatGPT, has urged US...

AI ‘more urgent’ risk than ‘climate change’ – former Google engineer

‘Godfather of AI’ Geoffrey Hinton resigned from his role at the forefront of the company’s tech development this month. The advent of artificial intelligence (AI)...

‘Godfather of AI’ sounds warning as he quits Google

Geoffrey Hinton says ‘bad actors’ could harness artificial intelligence for ‘bad things’. Turing Award-winning scientist Geoffrey Hinton is credited with being a foundational figure in...

Google intends to introduce AI technologies into ad campaigns – reports

Google plans to integrate generative artificial intelligence technology in its advertising business, British media reported on Thursday, citing a company presentation. Google reportedly already uses...

US Homeland Security chief launches AI task force

Alejandro Mayorkas wants to use AI to “secure the homeland” and “defend against the malicious use” of itself. The US Department of Homeland Security plans...

Tech giant rolls out ‘drone detector’

Kaspersky has announced a suitcase-sized, portable anti-UAV system. Leading Russian software company Kaspersky has developed a portable device for detecting small drones. The Antidrone Portable...

Freeing the log jam of distrust and dishonesty. Securing a brighter future.

Today’s education, politics, science, medicine, and media have failed us. Pandemic policy has changed the rules and distorted the truth. Like you I am always...

Music giant raises alarm over AI hit

Universal Music Group wants platforms and creators to be on the “right side of history” against “deep fakes and fraud”. After a song featuring the...

EU goes after ChatGPT

The bloc is looking at “possible enforcement actions” against the American AI project. The European Data Protection Board said on Thursday that it will help...

Bill Gates challenges AI moratorium

The Microsoft founder has a stake in one of the world’s leading artificial intelligence companies. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has broken with hundreds of AI...

Biden convenes advisers to decide AI’s future

The meeting reportedly focused on ensuring ‘appropriate safeguards’ existed around popular tech like ChatGPT. US President Joe Biden summoned the President’s Council of Advisors on...

Widow blames chatbot ELIZA for husband’s suicide

An AI encouraged a Belgian man to kill himself over climate change, his surviving spouse told the local media. A young Belgian father was pressured...

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