Day: February 8, 2024

This Guy Used ChatGPT to Talk to 5,000 Women on Tinder and Met His Wife

One man harnesses the power of technology to find his match. In a world where swiping left and right can lead to nowhere, Aleksandr Zhadan turned to OpenAI’s GPT-2 to be his digital Cupid. After dozens of dates led to dead ends, Zhadan programmed his AI assistant to navigate the tricky waters of online dating. […]

Microsoft brings new design-focused features to Copilot

As Microsoft’s Copilot AI family gears up for the big leagues with a dazzling Super Bowl LVIII ad campaign, the tech giant is unveiling some fancy upgrades. Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer, spilled the digital beans on the official blog, celebrating a year of AI-powered delights. Copilot’s popularity has skyrocketed, boasting a whopping 5 […]

Atlas raises $4.5M research grant for 3D GenAI and 3D asset creation

Atlas, a Vienna-based company specializing in 3D generative AI and asset creation tools, secured a $4.5 million grant from the Austrian Research Promotion Agency. This funding boosts Atlas’s pioneering work and research progress, further solidifying its status as an industry leader in reshaping virtual world creation and gaming experiences. Complementing previous investments and strategic partnerships […]

Apple made an AI image tool that lets you make edits by describing them

Apple researchers have unveiled a groundbreaking model that revolutionizes photo editing by enabling users to describe desired changes through text prompts without directly engaging with editing software. The MGIE model, developed in collaboration with the University of California, Santa Barbara, can perform a myriad of editing tasks such as cropping, resizing, flipping, and applying filters […]

Biden appoints AI Safety Institute leaders as NIST funding concerns linger

The Biden administration has appointed Elizabeth Kelly, a key figure behind the President’s AI Executive Order, as the director of the US AI Safety Institute at NIST, along with Elham Tabassi as the chief technology officer. NIST, responsible for releasing an AI risk management framework and tasked with evaluating AI technologies, has been given significant […]

How Google Lookout’s AI can describe images for the visually impaired

After pioneering AI assistance for the visually impaired with Google Lookout, the tech giant continues to make waves with its latest Image Q+A feature. This addition allows users to interact with images using their voice or text input, receiving detailed descriptions in return. Want to know the color of that banana in the picture or […]

Amazon’s Cloud Boss Likens Generative AI Hype to the Dotcom Bubble

Amazon Web Services CEO Adam Selipsky cautioned against the hype surrounding generative artificial intelligence (AI), drawing parallels to the dotcom bubble era where expectations often outstripped reality. Selipsky highlighted the potential pitfalls of rushing into AI projects without careful consideration, emphasizing the need for companies to discern between overhyped ventures and genuinely transformative technologies.   […]

Meta will add AI labels to Facebook, Instagram, and Threads

In a world where reality and AI blend seamlessly, Meta takes a stand against deceptive images. Generative AI’s prowess in crafting realistic visuals raises the stakes for authenticity. Meta’s move to introduce AI-generated image labels across its platforms sends a clear message: discerning the real from the artificial is crucial.   By collaborating with industry […]

FCC officially declares AI-voiced robocalls illegal

The FCC’s ongoing battle against annoying robocalls has just received a boost, with the regulatory body cracking down on the use of AI-generated voices in automated calling scams. While this new ruling won’t entirely eradicate the influx of fake Joe Bidens infiltrating our phones during election seasons, it’s certainly a step in the right direction. […]

Gemini Rising: Google Pitches an AI Model to Challenge ChatGPT Plus for $20 a Month

Google has thrown down the gauntlet in the world of AI with the rebranding of Bard to Gemini and the launch of its premium tier, Gemini Advanced. Sundar Pichai hailed this move as ‘the next step in the Gemini era,’ positioning Google to take on heavyweights like ChatGPT Plus. Despite keeping its core technology unchanged, […]

London Underground Is Testing Real-Time AI Surveillance Tools to Spot Crime

London’s Underground employs computer vision to detect crimes, fare dodgers, and even potential track tumbles. From Willesden Green station, an AI experiment unfolds, blending machine learning with live CCTV footage to keep tabs on passengers. Not just for crime, but for safety too, as the system aims to rescue those in need. Privacy concerns remain as […]

Waymo Driverless Car Crashes Into Human Cyclist in San Francisco

The autonomous vehicle saga continues as a Waymo self-driving car found itself in a squabble with a cyclist in San Francisco. According to Waymo’s version of events, their vehicle was innocently waiting at an intersection when the sneaky cyclist, hidden by an oncoming truck, decided to play a game of chicken. Despite heavy braking, the […]

Iran-backed hackers interrupt UAE TV streaming services with deepfake news

Iranian hackers disrupt TV streaming services in the UAE by airing deepfake news reports on the Gaza conflict. Microsoft links the cyberattack to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards and their AI-generated news channel “For Humanity.” The fake news anchor showed unverified footage of Palestinian casualties, alarming viewers in Dubai and beyond.   The interference extended to […]

Daedalus, which is building precision-manufacturing factories powered by AI, raises $21M

Daedalus, a dynamic startup spearheaded by one of OpenAI’s original engineering recruits, is on a mission to revolutionize manufacturing by utilizing AI to operate factories that craft personalized precision components. Based in Karlsruhe, Germany, Daedalus caters to diverse industries such as medical devices, aerospace, defense, and semiconductors, offering tailor-made parts like specialized metal casings for […]

Google DeepMind proposes ‘self-discover’ framework for LLMs, improves GPT-4 performance

Google DeepMind and the University of Southern California have unveiled an innovative ‘self-discover’ prompting framework to enhance reasoning capabilities. This morning’s publication on arXiV and Hugging Face introduces a revolutionary approach that surpasses existing techniques, significantly boosting the performance of esteemed models like OpenAI’s GPT-4 and Google’s PaLM 2.   Dubbed ‘self-discover,’ this cutting-edge framework […]

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