Tag Archives: Generative AI

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→

AI is now accessible to everyone: 3 things parents should teach their kids

AI is now accessible to everyone: 3 things parents should teach their kids

It is almost a year since ChatGPT burst onto the scene, fuelling great excitement as well as concern about what it might mean for education. The changes keep coming. Earlier in the year, MyAI was embedded into social media platform Snapchat. This is a chatbot powered by ChatGPT, which encourages teens to ask anything – from gift suggestions […] … learn more→

Will artificial intelligence kill or save the media?

Will artificial intelligence kill or save the media?

Information search, content production, translation, detection of hate speech… generative artificial intelligence (AI) promises significant productivity gains in the media world . The media accompany us on a daily basis and are a support for democracy: they have the freedom to show different points of view and ideas, to denounce corruption and discrimination, but also to show social and […] … learn more→

Generative AI is a minefield for copyright law

Generative AI is a minefield for copyright law

In 2022, an AI-generated work of art won the Colorado State Fair’s art competition. The artist, Jason Allen, had used Midjourney – a generative AI system trained on art scraped from the internet – to create the piece. The process was far from fully automated: Allen went through some 900 iterations over 80 hours to create and […] … learn more→

ChatGPT and other generative AI could foster science denial and misunderstanding – here’s how you can be on alert

ChatGPT and other generative AI could foster science denial and misunderstanding – here’s how you can be on alert

Until very recently, if you wanted to know more about a controversial scientific topic – stem cell research, the safety of nuclear energy, climate change – you probably did a Google search. Presented with multiple sources, you chose what to read, selecting which sites or authorities to trust. Now you have another option: You can […] … learn more→

Is generative AI bad for the environment? A computer scientist explains the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and its cousins

Is generative AI bad for the environment? A computer scientist explains the carbon footprint of ChatGPT and its cousins

Generative AI is the hot new technology behind chatbots and image generators. But how hot is it making the planet? As an AI researcher, I often worry about the energy costs of building artificial intelligence models. The more powerful the AI, the more energy it takes. What does the emergence of increasingly more powerful generative AI […] … learn more→

ChatGPT’s greatest achievement might just be its ability to trick us into thinking that it’s honest

ChatGPT’s greatest achievement might just be its ability to trick us into thinking that it’s honest

In American writer Mark Twain’s autobiography, he quotes — or perhaps misquotes — former British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli as saying: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” In a marvellous leap forward, artificial intelligence combines all three in a tidy little package. ChatGPT, and other generative AI chatbots like it, are trained on […] … learn more→

Watermarking ChatGPT, DALL-E and other generative AIs could help protect against fraud and misinformation

Watermarking ChatGPT, DALL-E and other generative AIs could help protect against fraud and misinformation

Shortly after rumors leaked of former President Donald Trump’s impending indictment, images purporting to show his arrest appeared online. These images looked like news photos, but they were fake. They were created by a generative artificial intelligence system. Generative AI, in the form of image generators like DALL-E, Midjourney and Stable Diffusion, and text generators like Bard, ChatGPT, Chinchilla and LLaMA, has exploded in the […] … learn more→

Google and Microsoft are bringing AI to Word, Excel, Gmail and more. It could boost productivity for us – and cybercriminals

Google and Microsoft are bringing AI to Word, Excel, Gmail and more. It could boost productivity for us – and cybercriminals

Google and Microsoft are on a mission to remove the drudgery from computing, by bringing next-generation AI tools as add-ons to existing services. On March 16, Microsoft announced an AI-powered system called Copilot will soon be introduced to its 365 suite apps including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Teams. The news came about two days after Google published a […] … learn more→

Generative AI like ChatGPT reveal deep-seated systemic issues beyond the tech industry

Generative AI like ChatGPT reveal deep-seated systemic issues beyond the tech industry

ChatGPT has cast long shadows over the media as the latest form of disruptive technology. For some, ChatGPT is a harbinger of the end of academic and scientific integrity, and a threat to white collar jobs and our democratic institutions. How concerned should we be about generative artificial intelligence (AI)? The developers of ChatGPT describe it as “a model… which interacts in a […] … learn more→