The People Onscreen Are Fake. The Disinformation Is Real.
Adam Satariano and Paul Mozur, The New York Times
The two broadcasters, purportedly anchors for a news outlet called Wolf News, are not real people. They are computer-generated avatars created by artificial intelligence software. And late last year, videos of them were distributed by pro-China bot accounts on Facebook and Twitter, in the first known instance of “deepfake” video technology being used to create fictitious people as part of a state-aligned information campaign.
Quora opens its new AI chatbot app Poe to the general public
Sarah Perez, TechCrunch
Q&A platform Quora has opened up public access to its new AI chatbot app, Poe, which lets users ask questions and get answers from a range of AI chatbots, including those from ChatGPT maker, OpenAI, and other companies like Anthropic.
Meta, Long an A.I. Leader, Tries Not to Be Left Out of the Boom
Cade Metz and Mike Isaac, The New York Times
Two weeks before a chatbot called ChatGPT appeared on the internet in November and wowed the world, Meta, the owner of Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram, unveiled a chatbot of its own. Called Galactica, it was designed for scientific research.
Google CEO issues rallying cry in internal memo: All hands on deck to test ChatGPT competitor Bard
Jennifer Elias, CNBC
Google CEO Sundar Pichai told employees Monday the company is going to need all hands on deck to test Bard, its new ChatGPT rival. He also said Google will soon be enlisting help from partners to test an application programming interface, or API, that would let others access the same underlying technology.
ChatGPT’s ‘jailbreak’ tries to make the A.I. break its own rules, or die
Rohan Goswami, CNBC
Reddit users have engineered a prompt for artificial intelligence software ChatGPT that tries to force it to violate its own programming on content restrictions.
Bill Gates On Advising OpenAI, Microsoft And Why AI Is ‘The Hottest Topic Of 2023’
Alex Konrad, Forbes
The Microsoft cofounder talked to Forbes about his work with AI unicorn OpenAI and back on Microsoft’s campus, AI’s potential impact on jobs and in medicine, and much more.
AI stocks rally in latest Wall Street craze sparked by ChatGPT
Medha Singh and Ankika Biswas, Reuters
Shares of C3.ai Inc, BigBear.ai and SoundHound AI extended a rally on Monday as artificial intelligence becomes a new buzzword on Wall Street with the viral success of ChatGPT chatbot, attracting interest from retail punters.
EU lawmakers aim for common position on draft AI rules by early March
Supantha Mukherjee and Foo Yun Chee, Reuters
EU lawmakers hope to agree on draft artificial intelligence rules next month, with the aim of clinching a deal with EU countries by the end of the year, one of the legislators steering the AI Act said.
Search wars reignited by artificial intelligence breakthroughs
Richard Waters, Financial Times
Google, Microsoft and some start-ups plan to embed AI into their services in ways that may transform the market.