AI and society

Gizmodo’s writers push back against AI-generated articles

Summary G/O Media recently introduced AI-generated articles to its publications, including Gizmodo and The AV Club, but immediately faced problems with factual errors and a lack of transparency around the editorial process. Year “AI bot” article that listed all of the Star Wars movies in chronological order failed to do so, fueling concerns among journalists …

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Douglas Hofstadter thinks GPT-4 may undermine the “nature of truth on which our society is based”

Summary Key points added from another Hofstadter essay Update, July 9, 2023: Hofstadter continues his musings in an article for The Atlanticcommenting in particular on large language models like GPT-4 that can generate superficial and incorrect information with great confidence. This tone would lead even highly intelligent people to believe that machines could validly replace …

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Mercdes-Benz tests ChatGPT for “intelligent vehicle production”

Mercedes-Benz is testing ChatGPT in its MO360 intelligent production system to improve production processes, real-time data analysis, and optimize quality management. The company is integrating ChatGPT through Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service, leveraging the enterprise capabilities of the cloud and AI platform. ChatGPT uses customer experience and quality data from production and development to quickly identify …

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German AI Association warns against rampant and imprecise AI regulation

Summary Ahead of the upcoming negotiations on the EU AI law, the AI ​​Association publishes five proposals to improve regulation. The AI ​​Association calls for the EU AI Act to keep an eye on the regulatory burden and compliance costs for the European AI ecosystem in order to avoid competitive disadvantages and loss of innovation. …

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OpenAI faces two class action lawsuits for web scraping and copyright infringement

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. OpenAI is facing laws over web scraping and copyright infringementwith one class-action lawsuit alleging the AI ​​company is misappropriating personal data on an unprecedented scale and another claiming …

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UK universities crack down on ChatGPT-assisted cheating

Summary Investigations reveal that hundreds of UK students may be using AI tools like ChatGPT to cheat on their exams. Recent figures obtained by The Tab indicate that over 40% of UK universities have investigated students for using artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots, such as ChatGPT, to cheat in their assessments. Responses to Freedom of Information …

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OpenAI disables ChatGPT browsing with clumsy justification

Summary OpenAI pulls browsing beta for ChatGPT to protect publishers with paywalls from financial damage. This rationale is clumsy. The browsing beta for ChatGPT has been available to ChatGPT Plus users since mid-May. When enabled, the language model can follow URLs and pull content from a website into the chat. Users soon discovered that ChatGPT …

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“Gödel, Escher, Bach” author Douglas Hofstadter fears AI

Summary A new niche has emerged in the AI ​​hype: The “AI doomer,” who predicts a bleak future for humanity based on current AI developments. This niche is gaining a prominent figure. Renowned cognitive scientist Douglas Hofstadter is on the side of the AI ​​doomers and sees major, less favorable changes coming for humanity. He …

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