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Generative AI could also be used to exploit personal data in complete security: the trail of synthetic data

Generative AI could also be used to exploit personal data in complete security: the trail of synthetic data

How would you react if ChatGPT revealed your phone number and home address? Among the data on the web that the language model behind ChatGPT trains on, some information is personal and is not intended to be revealed. However, this risk is very real, as a team of researchers demonstrated by pushing ChatGPT to reveal a large […] … learn more→

Can embryos be generated without a father?

Can embryos be generated without a father?

One of the best-known facts in biology is that, in sexual species like ours, to generate a new living being, a female and a male gamete are necessary. That is, an egg and a sperm. The theory is simple: during fertilization, the sperm penetrates the egg or oocyte and activates it. The oocyte is the one that […] … learn more→

What is credential stuffing and how can I protect myself? A cybersecurity researcher explains

What is credential stuffing and how can I protect myself? A cybersecurity researcher explains

Cyber-skulduggery is becoming the bane of modern life. Australia’s prime minister has called it a “scourge”, and he is correct. In 2022–23, nearly 94,000 cyber crimes were reported in Australia, up 23% on the previous year. In the latest high-profile attack, around 15,000 customers of alcohol retailer Dan Murphy, Mexican restaurant chain Guzman y Gomez, Event Cinemas, and […] … learn more→

Reining in AI means figuring out which regulation options are feasible, both technically and economically

Reining in AI means figuring out which regulation options are feasible, both technically and economically

Concern about generative artificial intelligence technologies seems to be growing almost as fast as the spread of the technologies themselves. These worries are driven by unease about the possible spread of disinformation at a scale never seen before, and fears of loss of employment, loss of control over creative works and, more futuristically, AI becoming so powerful […] … learn more→

What social robots can teach America’s students

What social robots can teach America’s students

How would you feel if your child were being tutored by a robot? Social robots – robots that can talk and mimic and respond to human emotion – have been introduced into classrooms around the world. Researchers have used them to read stories to preschool students in Singapore, help 12-year-olds in Iran learn English, improve handwriting among young children in Switzerland and teach […] … learn more→

Your smartphone can be accessed without your knowledge... under what conditions is this  legal?

Your smartphone can be accessed without your knowledge… under what conditions is this legal?

It is quite common to hear about smartphone compromises today: these intrusions allow access to data stored on the phone, or the installation of spyware. Today, it is in fact the complexity of smartphones that makes them so vulnerable to intrusions (architecture, operation) and so difficult to completely secure from a technical point of view. The Pegasus […] … learn more→

AI can now attend a meeting and write code for you – here’s why you should be cautious

AI can now attend a meeting and write code for you – here’s why you should be cautious

Microsoft recently launched a new version of all of its software with the addition of an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that can do a variety of tasks for you. Copilot can summarise verbal conversations on Teams online meetings, present arguments for or against a particular point based on verbal discussions and answer a portion of your emails. It can even write […] … learn more→

Education 2023: teaching with science

Education 2023: teaching with science

Advances and research in the field of education do not usually have as much impact or be as immediately useful as those that occur in the fields of health, science, technology and engineering. Education is not an exact or experimental science, and although neuroscience has a lot to say about how our brain assimilates information , the truth […] … learn more→

ChatGPT doesn't do magic

ChatGPT doesn’t do magic

ChatGPT has become popular throughout the year 2023. Its ability to generate content, with a series of prior textual instructions, not necessarily very extensive, has caused both astonishment and despair in the educational environment. In the academic world (schools, institutes, vocational training centers and universities) there has been concern when thinking that a generative chatbot could replace […] … learn more→

2023 was the year of generative AI. What can we expect in 2024?

2023 was the year of generative AI. What can we expect in 2024?

In 2023, artificial intelligence (AI) truly entered our daily lives. The latest data shows four in five teenagers in the United Kingdom are using generative AI tools. About two-thirds of Australian employees report using generative AI for work. At first, many people used these tools because they were curious about generative AI or wanted to be entertained. Now, people […] … learn more→