GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke addressed the EU Open Source Policy Summit in Brussels and gave his views on the bloc’s upcoming AI Act. “The AI Act will define how the world regulates AI and we need to get it right, for developers and the open-source community,” said Dohmke. Dohmke was born and grew up in... Read more »
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Google is holding an AI event next week to make some announcements ahead of rivals. The web giant says the event will provide an update on how Google is “using the power of AI to reimagine how people search for, explore, and interact with information, making it more natural and intuitive than ever before to... Read more »
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OpenAI has launched a tool for detecting text generated using services like its own ChatGPT. Generative AI models used for services like ChatGPT have raised many societal and ethical questions: Could they be used to generate misinformation on an unprecedented scale? What if students cheat using them? Should an AI be credited where excerpts are... Read more »
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The US and EU have signed a landmark agreement to explore how AI can be used to improve lives. The US Department of State and EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) simultaneously held a virtual signing ceremony of the agreement in Washington and Brussels. Roberto Viola, Director General of DG... Read more »
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Chinese web giant Baidu is preparing to launch a powerful ChatGPT rival in March. Baidu is often called the “Google of China” because it offers similar services, including search, maps, email, ads, cloud storage, and more. Baidu, like Google, also invests heavily in AI and machine learning. Earlier this month, AI News reported that Google... Read more »
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Zoom is getting into the conversational AI arena with the launch of Zoom Virtual Agent. The chatbot solution aims to improve how businesses assist their customers and employees by delivering fast and highly-personalised responses. “Every leader I speak to is seeking dual outcomes from their CX technology: superior omnichannel resolutions for their customers and an... Read more »
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Stock image platform Shutterstock has launched an AI image generator with a focus on ethical practices. Many text-to-image generators have serious allegations over their practices. Earlier this month, AI News reported that Getty Images has filed a lawsuit against Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI over alleged copyright infringement. In an independent analysis of 12 million... Read more »
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FBI Director Christopher Wray has warned about the national security threat posed by Beijing’s AI program. During a panel at the World Economic Forum, Wray explained that Beijing’s AI program “is not constrained by the rule of law”. Wray says Beijing has “a bigger hacking program than any other nation” and will use machine learning... Read more »
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Art showcase platform ArtStation has provoked further backlash following its response to a protest over AI-generated images. Recent advancements in AI-powered image generators like DALL-E, Stable Diffusion, and Midjourney have raised many societal, legal, and ethical questions. The ability to rapidly create art with just a text prompt is a clear threat to artists that... Read more »
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A project called ‘As If Nothing Happened’ uses AI to imagine what celebrities who met their untimely demise would look like today. Artists are increasingly using AI-powered tools for their creative projects. Alper Yesiltas, an Istanbul-based artist, has posted numerous images of celebrities that have been aged convincingly using AI. One of his collections is... Read more »
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