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EU and Japan join forces on AI

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. The European Union is seeking closer cooperation with Japan on key technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and semiconductors as part of its strategy to reduce dependence on …

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In five years, there will be no programmers left, believes Stability AI CEO

Maximilian Schreiner Max is managing editor at THE DECODER. As a trained philosopher, he deals with consciousness, AI, and the question of whether machines can really think or just pretend to. “There will be no programmers in five years,” believes Emad Mostaque, founder and CEO of Stability AI. In an interview, Mostaque talked about the …

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OpenAI wants to improve ChatGPT’s performance in languages other than English

Following feedback from a 25-city global tour, OpenAI says it is increasing its focus on making AI products like ChatGPT and GPT-4 more useful, accessible, and impactful for users and developers worldwide. The tour was led by CEO Sam Altman, who was joined by his co-founders or employees, depending on the location. Specifically, the company …

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Inflection raises $1.3 billion from Microsoft, Nvidia, and others for generative AI

Newsletter Update June 29, 2023: Inflection AI announces a new investment round: Microsoft, Reid Hoffman, Bill Gates, Eric Schmid, and now Nvidia invest $1.3 billion. Available capital is now said to be around $1.5 billion, with a company valuation of $4 billion. Inflection AI says it specializes in the development of “personal AI”. Its first …

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Google profits from AI content spam generated by ChatGPT and LLMs

Summary Google can’t or won’t crack down on AI content in search, so content spammers take advantage. And Google makes money. According to a study by Newsguard, a technology company that evaluates the quality of news and information on the web, 141 brands are likely unknowingly placing programmatic ads on low-quality AI-generated content sites that …

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Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman support EU AI Act

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 CEO Mark Zuckerberg and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman have expressed support for the EU’s AI Act following discussions with European Commission Thierry Breton. Breton’s discussions with Zuckerberg …

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Court rules against lawyers in unprecedented ChatGPT malpractice case

Summary Update, June 23, 2023: The verdict is in: the attorneys involved in the ChatGPT failure, Peter LoDuca and Steven A. Schwartz, and their firm, Levidow, Levidow & Oberman PC, neglected their responsibilities by first filing the wrong cases and then defending them when asked, according to New York Judge Kevin Castel. Technological advances are …

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AI-generated child abuse images pose new problems for investigators

Summary Image-generating AI is leading to an increase in images depicting child abuse. This complicates the already difficult task of identifying victims and combating actual abuse. Image-generating AI has reportedly led to an alarming increase in lifelike images of child sexual abuse, the washington post reports, citing research by Thorn, a nonprofit child safety group. …

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Grammys can only go to humans, but AI music and content is fine

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. The Recording Academy has updated its Grammy Awards rules and guidelines for the 2024 Grammys, addressing the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on the music industry. Harvey Mason …

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