AI and society

Meta’s image generator has the same problems as Google Gemini

Matthias Bastian Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers. Meta’s AI image generator Imagine creates ahistorical images similar to Google’s Gemini, according to a test by Axios. Based on the Emu image synthesis model, Imagine generates images …

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Kara Swisher battles AI-generated doppelgänger books on Amazon

Summary Over the past few weeks, several biographical books about well-known US technology journalist Kara Swisher have appeared on Amazon that were generated entirely or at least in part by AI. The books, published primarily through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing service, bear the names of unknown authors and feature cover images that resemble strange AI-generated …

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Elon Musk thinks GPT-4 is AGI, sues OpenAI and wants to force it back into open development

Summary Instead of developing open AI models for humanity as promised, OpenAI is an extension of Microsoft in the eyes of co-founder Elon Musk – and GPT-4 is already an early AGI. Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is suing ChatGPT developer OpenAI for what he says is a breach of the agreement he made with CEO …

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Meta braces for AI manipulation during next EU elections

Summary Meta has detailed how the social giant is preparing for the expected election manipulation by generative AI during this year’s EU elections. But even with the best efforts, gaps in content moderation are likely to remain and fake content will go viral on Facebook, Instagram, Threads, and WhatsApp. In the detailed blog post, Meta …

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Klarna says OpenAI’s AI agent does the work of 700 support agents

Summary Swedish payment provider Klarna has announced that its AI assistant, powered by OpenAI, handled two-thirds of all customer service chats in just one month. According to Klarna, the AI handled 2.3 million conversations in that time, which is reportedly equivalent to the work of 700 full-time employees. Customer satisfaction is on par with human …

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Meta gears up for election season with new labels for AI-generated content

Meta has announced measures to address the risks associated with the misuse of generative AI technologies, particularly during the 2024 election. Independent fact-checking partners will review and rate AI-generated content, with an “altered” rating for manipulated content, which will be labeled and downgraded. Meta will also label photorealistic images generated by its own image AI …

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Users can’t tell the difference between AI-generated and human fake news, study finds

Summary A study has investigated how users react to fake news generated by humans and AI, and identified socio-economic factors that influence who falls for AI-generated fake news. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Lausanne and the Munich Center for Machine Learning at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München investigated how users react to fake …

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Tyler Perry sees OpenAI’s video AI Sora and puts $800 million studio on hold

Summary US actor Tyler Perry halted a planned $800 million expansion of his Atlanta studio after seeing OpenAI’s video model Sora. In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Perry explained that he was in the middle of preparations for the planned studio expansion. When he saw the Sora demonstration, he stopped all work. “I had …

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AI fake news site claims the US is sending bioweapon camels to China

Summary NewsGuard has identified 713 AI-generated news sites that operate with minimal human oversight and frequently spread false claims. These sites, which NewsGuard calls “Unreliable AI-Generated News and Information Websites” (UAINS), operate in 15 languages and typically pose as established news platforms. The number of UAINS detected has more than tripled from 217 in June …

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EU AI law gains momentum as new European AI office gets up and running

Summary The European AI Office, an institution of the European Commission, will serve as a spearhead for AI expertise in the EU. The European AI Office aims to promote the development and application of trustworthy artificial intelligence, while protecting against the risks of this technology. The decision to establish the AI Office entered into force …

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