In a landmark decision, Japan has announced that copyright will not be enforced on data used in AI training, a move that could revolutionize the AI landscape. Despite the concern from creative industries – notably anime and graphic art creators – academic and business communities see an opportunity to elevate Japan to global AI prominence. Continue Reading →
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I just watched a piece on the Today Show about the "existential threat" of AI. It made me furious! Then, I realized that the people doing the piece (including the show's tech reporter) know nothing about AI; they're just reporting on the information they are seeing from fear mongers and the AI industry itself. Continue Reading →
Greetings from NYC. I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. Three things for you to know this morning. Continue Reading →
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is asking for your help. The Biden-Harris Administration is developing a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy that will chart a path for the United States to harness the benefits and mitigate the risks of AI. To inform this strategy, OSTP requests public comments to help update U.S. national priorities and future actions on AI. Continue Reading →
Google has thrown open the doors, albeit cautiously, to its new experiment: Search Labs. This venture is a crucible for testing features that could redefine how we engage with search engines. Continue Reading →
Happy Towel Day! Today is an annual tribute to the life and work of Douglas Adams generally celebrated by fans around the universe by carrying a towel in his honor. I, for one, will be carrying a towel with me all day today. Continue Reading →
Microsoft’s New Pledge: Watermarking AI-Generated Content – A Step Towards Transparency, or Not Enough?
As the lines between reality and AI-created content continue to blur, Microsoft is stepping up with a new initiative: watermarking AI-generated images and videos. Continue Reading →
OpenAI, the nice people who brought you ChatGPT, has proposed the creation of an international regulatory body for AI, similar to the International Atomic Energy Agency. This comes in response to the rapid pace of AI innovation and the potential risks associated with it. Continue Reading →
I did a comparison of Google's Bard vs. ChatGPT Plus on Shelly Palmer LIVE last Wednesday. During the showdown, I demonstrated some of the most useful ChatGPT plugins. Over the weekend, I had the chance to try out about 25 of them – there is gold here! Continue Reading →
OpenAI has launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS. It's free to use, ad-free, and supports voice input. Initially available to U.S. users, the ChatGPT app allows users to ask questions, seek advice, and conduct research without a traditional web search. (Take that, Google!) The app syncs user history across devices and integrates with OpenAI's open-source speech recognition system, Whisper, for voice input. Continue Reading →