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AI Index 2024 report shows industry dominance, rising costs, and US leadership in AI

[ad_1] Summary The AI Index, an independent report by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), provides a comprehensive overview of global AI trends in 2023. The 300+ page report examines the rise of multimodal foundational models, significant investments in generative AI, new performance benchmarks, evolving global perspectives, and emerging regulations. Industry outpaces academia …

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To avoid AI-driven “knowledge collapse”, humans must actively preserve specialized expertise

[ad_1] Summary Large language models can make information more accessible – but AI researcher Andrew J. Peterson warns of a negative long-term effect: a “knowledge collapse”. Foundation models like LLMs change how we access and produce information. However, a new theoretical study by Andrew J. Peterson from the University of Poitiers warns that overreliance on …

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Adobe trained its AI image generator on Midjourney images, but it’s complicated

[ad_1] Summary According to a Bloomberg report, Adobe has been training its Firefly image generator with images from rival generator Midjourney and presumably other image AIs. This is awkward because Adobe advertises that Firefly is legally and ethically sound. Adobe used AI-generated images from competitor Midjourney to train its Firefly image AI, Bloomberg reports, citing …

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CoreWeave co-founder warns of an impending data center crunch fueled by AI

[ad_1] Summary CoreWeave expects global demand for AI to drive strong growth in the data center market over the next five years. The demand for data centers that the AI boom will create over the next five years is massively underestimated, according to Brian Venturo, co-founder of cloud computing company CoreWeave. Speaking at the Bloomberg …

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Deepmind chief doesn’t see AI reaching its limits anytime soon

[ad_1] Summary AI is both overrated and underrated, says Deepmind founder Demis Hassabis. According to Hassabis, the massive hype and huge sums of money currently being invested in AI are obscuring scientific progress. The head of AI research at Google told the Financial Times that the billions being poured into AI start-ups and products “brings …

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AI is creating fake legal cases and making its way into real courtrooms, with disastrous results

[ad_1] Summary Artificial intelligence has revolutionised many fields, and now it’s making its mark on the legal system – but not always in a good way. AI-invented ‘fake law’ is being used in legal disputes, raising serious ethical and legal questions, our guest authors argue. We’ve seen deepfake, explicit images of celebrities, created by artificial …

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New York Times fights back against Microsoft’s weird VCR comparisons

[ad_1] Summary Update March 23, 2024: The New York Times has responded to Microsoft’s motion to dismiss its lawsuit against OpenAI over the development and use of ChatGPT. It argues that an LLM is not like a VCR because a language model is trained with copyrighted works and can then produce content that competes with …

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OpenAI seeks Hollywood partnerships ahead of Sora AI video generator release

[ad_1] Summary OpenAI is making waves with its AI video generator Sora. Ahead of its release, the AI company is seeking partnerships with Hollywood, reports Bloomberg, citing anonymous sources familiar with the meetings. According to the insiders, OpenAI is meeting with film studios, media executives and talent agencies in Los Angeles to forge partnerships in …

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EU scrutinizes Big Tech over generative AI for election manipulation

[ad_1] Summary The European Commission has sent requests to Bing, Google Search, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, TikTok, YouTube and X under the Digital Services Act (DSA). The requests ask the companies to provide information on their risk mitigation measures related to generative AI, such as “hallucinations” where AI provides false information, the viral spread of Deepfakes, …

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Trump's claim about AI manipulation shows the true risk of deepfakes

[ad_1] Trump blames AI manipulation for his mistakes. US Democrats have released nearly three dozen videos of bizarre statements and mistakes by Donald Trump as part of an investigation into the president’s alleged mishandling of classified information. The article Trump's claim about AI manipulation shows the true risk of deepfakes appeared first on THE DECODER. …

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