Day: February 6, 2024

Ikea’s AI assistant gives design inspiration — at least it tries to

Ikea is ushering in the era of AI assistants with its very own GPT Store companion. Imagine walking through the labyrinth of blue and yellow, only to be greeted by a digital brain eagerly waiting to decode your design dilemmas. Enter Ikea’s AI assistant, a virtual guide ready to shed light on product details and […]

Over half UK students using AI for assignments, finds study

The United Kingdom seems to be embracing a new study buddy: artificial intelligence (AI). According to a recent survey by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi), over half of undergraduate students are cozying up to AI to tackle their academic tasks. From polishing up assignments with Google Bard and ChatGPT to leaning on AI for […]

Cimba.AI emerges from stealth with $1.25M pre-seed to help enterprises build AI agents

OpenAI and Hugging Face made waves with their chatbot-building tools, but newcomer Cimba.AI is the new kid on the block, armed with $1.25 million in pre-seed funding and a dream to revolutionize AI assistance. Co-founded by former Airbnb and AWS experts, Cimba.AI aims to be your business’s personal _Jarvis_, offering customized AI agents for streamlined […]

OpenAI is adding new watermarks to DALL-E 3

OpenAI’s latest DALL-E 3 image generator is getting a snazzy new makeover with watermarks from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). These watermarks will be popping up on images churned out by the ChatGPT website and the DALL-E 3 model API, making reaching for the metadata as cool as finding extra fries at […]

Entrust is buying AI-based ID verification startup Onfido, sources say for more than $400M

In a high-stakes tale of acquisitions and tech triumph, the digital identity verification space is abuzz with news of Onfido’s impending acquisition by Entrust, a move that could shake the industry’s foundations. Sources whisper of a hefty sum north of $400 million changing hands, signaling an era-defining union. As regulatory hoops are maneuvered through, the […]

Nicki Minaj, Who’s Used AI, Decries Use of AI

Nicki Minaj, amidst her ongoing feud with Megan Thee Stallion, has surprisingly joined forces with a motley crew of artists to back the ‘No Artificial Intelligence Fake Replicas And Unauthorized Duplications Act.’ This bill, introduced in the House of Representatives, aims to regulate AI voice replicas and protect individuals from nonconsensual deepfakes. While advocating for […]

Embattled Sheriff Caught Posting AI-Generated Headlines About How She’s Awesome

Philadelphia’s Sheriff Rochelle Bilal, known for winning reelection last November, faced a shocking revelation as her campaign’s positive press turned out to be the work of AI. The _Philadelphia Inquirer_ uncovered that the numerous articles boosting Bilal’s image were actually crafted by OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Despite being elected in 2019 with promises to cleanse the sheriff’s […]

AI breakthrough enables scientists to read Roman scrolls once buried by Mount Vesuvius

The Vesuvius Challenge, a historic endeavor initiated by University of Kentucky researcher Brent Seales, former GitHub CEO Nat Friedman, and investor Daniel Gross, has unraveled fascinating insights from the ancient Herculaneum scrolls after a volcanic eruption and two thousand years. This international effort combined CT scans, machine learning, and tech expertise to decipher the scrolls […]



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