Day: January 26, 2024

Fears Pentagon was ‘building killer robots’ sparks stricter AI rules

In response to fears about the development of killer robots, the Pentagon has tightened its AI rules, mandating approval for all autonomous systems before deployment.   The Department of Defense (DoD) is updating its directives to create a clear framework for the development and deployment of lethal autonomous systems, aiming to ease public concerns while […]

Study finds AI-driven eye exams increase screening rates for youth with diabetes

Johns Hopkins Children’s Center Study Finds AI Diabetic Eye Exams Improve Screening Completion Rates Among Youth with Diabetes   A study conducted by Johns Hopkins Children’s Center has discovered that autonomous artificial intelligence (AI) diabetic eye exams significantly improve completion rates for screenings designed to prevent potentially blinding diabetes eye diseases (DED) among children and […]

Another Hollywood strike? Musicians union ‘prepared to do whatever it needs’ for AI protections and streaming residuals

In a year marked by entertainment industry strikes, the American Federation of Musicians (AFM) prepares to negotiate a new contract with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).   The AFM aims to secure fair compensation and improved working conditions for musicians in light of the evolving landscape of streaming media. The union’s […]

Two-thirds of Americans say AI could do their job

The fear of artificial intelligence (AI) replacing human jobs is prevalent among American workers, as revealed by a recent survey conducted by Spokeo. Despite acknowledging the potential benefits of AI, over two-thirds of respondents admit that AI could perform their workplace tasks, and nearly three-quarters express concern about the technology’s impact on their industries. There […]

WHO releases AI ethics and governance guidance for large multi-modal models

The World Health Organization (WHO) is getting with the times, embracing the future of health care with its new guidance on the ethics and governance of large multi-modal models (LMMs). If you’re scratching your head at the term, fear not; LMMs are the AI marvels revolutionizing health care, thanks to their ability to process various […]

New York DFS Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris Proposes Artificial Intelligence Guidance to Combat Discrimination

Superintendent Adrienne A. Harris of the Department of Financial Services (DFS) has proposed new guidelines for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by licensed insurers in New York State. The guidelines aim to ensure that AI in insurance does not perpetuate discrimination or unfair practices against consumers. The circular letter outlines the expectations for insurers […]

Elon’s Tesla robot is sort of ‘ok’ at folding laundry in pre-scripted demo

  Elon Musk’s Optimus humanoid robot, showcased by Tesla, was seen performing a task of folding a t-shirt at a development facility. The robot’s performance, however, left much to be desired according to Musk, who remarked that he could fold shirts faster than the robot. The robot was not acting autonomously but rather following prescribed […]

Google adds AI-powered overviews for multisearch in Lens

Google has introduced a new AI-powered addition to its visual search capabilities in Google Lens, enabling users to get answers by pointing their camera or uploading a photo or screenshot, then asking a question about what they’re seeing.This feature is an update to the multisearch capabilities in Lens, allowing users to search using both text […]

Can large language models identify and correct their mistakes?

In the world of language models (LLMs), making mistakes is a human trait they’ve also learned. But, similar to humans, LLMs often fail at pinpointing and correcting their flaws. Enter the concept of self-correction: the alleged magic formula that promises to transform LLMs into infallible problem solvers.   Talking about mistakes, never before has the […]

AI Fraud Act Could Outlaw Parodies, Political Cartoons, and More

The No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas and Unauthorized Duplications (No AI FRAUD) Act is a bill aimed at protecting individuals’ likeness and voice from unauthorized use in AI-generated content. Sponsored by Reps. María Elvira Salazar and Madeleine Dean, the bill is intended to address concerns about AI-generated fakes and forgeries, such as false endorsements and […]

China forms Fusion Energy Inc national company to build ‘artificial sun’

China has established a new state-owned company, China Fusion Energy Inc, to centralize the country’s nuclear fusion research and development efforts and address key challenges in the field.   The company aims to leverage national resources and industry input to develop a high-quality energy industry and has formed a collaborative innovation consortium comprising 25 entities, […]

A new accelerator for AI-first startups in North America

In the tech world, Google for Startups Accelerator is making waves with its transformative 10-week program. CEO of [HalloAI]( Joon Beh raved about how the program increased their B2B client base by a staggering 900%. Meanwhile, [Harmonic Discovery]( CEO Rayees Rahman saw a 100X improvement in model training and inference times. The cherry on top? […]

A ‘Shocking’ Amount of the Web Is Already AI-Translated Trash, Scientists Determine

The internet is filled with machine-translated content, particularly in languages spoken in Africa and the Global South, raising concerns about the quality of large language models. Researchers found that over half of the sentences on the web have been translated into two or more languages, with varying degrees of quality, leading to serious concerns about […]

Microsoft makes its AI-powered reading tutor free

Microsoft has made its AI-powered tool, Reading Coach, available for free to anyone with a Microsoft account. The tool aims to provide personalized reading practice for learners, integrating with learning management systems in the near future.   Reading Coach helps learners identify and practice challenging words, offers tools such as text-to-speech and picture dictionaries for […]

AI-driven platform discovers PHD inhibitor for anemia treatment

In Silico Medicine’s Chemistry42 platform has led to the discovery of a novel PHD inhibitor for the treatment of anemia. The inhibitor has shown promising results in treating anemia induced by chronic kidney disease (CKD), with potential global implications. Utilizing structure-based drug discovery and AI-generated candidates, the lead compound 15 demonstrated favorable in vitro/in vivo […]

Elon Musk says to expect roughly 1 billion humanoid robots in 2040s

Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of Tesla, agrees with a tech leader’s prediction that there will be about 1 billion humanoid robots on Earth by the 2040s and a hundred billion robots throughout the solar system by the 2060s. This prediction is contingent on the stability of civilization’s foundations.   Musk revealed Tesla’s humanoid robot […]

States could already produce AI malware that evades detection

AI-generated malware that evades detection may already be accessible to nation states, posing a significant cybersecurity threat. This powerful software could be created by training an AI model on exploit data to generate new code that bypasses current security measures.   The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) believes that highly capable states may possess […]

Etsy launches ‘Gift Mode,’ a new AI-powered feature that generates 200+ gift guides

Etsy has launched a new AI-powered feature called “Gift Mode” to help users discover personalized gift ideas based on specific preferences. The feature is essentially an online quiz that inquires about the recipient and the occasion, generating personalized gift guides from over 100 million items listed on the platform. It offers a “gift teaser” option […]

Singapore SMBs offered handbook on training their workforce for GenAI

Singapore has released a handbook titled “Generative AI for the Tech Workforce” to help local businesses, especially small and midsize ones, integrate generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) into their operations. This resource guide, developed in collaboration with government agencies, outlines use cases for GenAI, employee profiles, and necessary skillsets. It also emphasizes the importance of skills […]



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