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What is Sora? A new generative AI tool could transform video production and amplify disinformation risks

What is Sora? A new generative AI tool could transform video production and amplify disinformation risks

Late last week, OpenAI announced a new generative AI system named Sora, which produces short videos from text prompts. While Sora is not yet available to the public, the high quality of the sample outputs published so far has provoked both excited and concerned reactions. The sample videos published by OpenAI, which the company says were created directly by Sora without modification, […] … learn more→

AI is everywhere – including countless applications you’ve likely never heard of

AI is everywhere – including countless applications you’ve likely never heard of

Artificial intelligence (AI) is seemingly everywhere. Right now, generative AI in particular – tools like Midjourney, ChatGPT, Gemini (previously Bard) and others – is at the peak of hype. But as an academic discipline, AI has been around for much longer than just the last couple of years. When it comes to real-world applications, many have […] … learn more→

Does AI influence student creativity?

Does AI influence student creativity?

Teachers around the world are wondering whether they should view artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT as friend or foe in their classroom. My research shows that the answer to this question is not clear-cut and can be taken from either point of view. To what extent can students be taught to stimulate their creative thinking […] … learn more→

Why are so many robots white?

Why are so many robots white?

Problems of racial and gender bias in artificial intelligence algorithms and the data used to train large language models like ChatGPT have drawn the attention of researchers and generated headlines. But these problems also arise in social robots, which have physical bodies modeled on nonthreatening versions of humans or animals and are designed to interact with people. The […] … learn more→

Deepfakes: How to empower youth to fight the threat of misinformation and disinformation

Deepfakes: How to empower youth to fight the threat of misinformation and disinformation

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2024 has issued a stark warning: misinformation and disinformation, primarily driven by deepfakes, are ranked as the most severe global short-term risks the world faces in the next two years. In October 2023, the Innovation council of Québec shared the same realization after months of consultations with experts and the public. This digital deception, which leverages […] … learn more→