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Feb 1, 2023

Saudi Arabia Showcases NEOM’s Progress With Newly Released Footage and Exhibition

Posted by in category: futurism

Last Updated on January 30, 2023

The futuristic smart city of The Line at NEOM, being built as part of the larger NEOM project in northwestern Saudi Arabia, was put on display in Riyadh in January 2023. The exhibition will run until April 29th at the Diriyah Biennale Foundation for Contemporary Art in the Jax district and offers visitors a glimpse into life in the revolutionary linear city.

Feb 1, 2023

New AI classifier for indicating AI-written text

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

We’re launching a classifier trained to distinguish between AI-written and human-written text.

We’ve trained a classifier to distinguish between text written by a human and text written by AIs from a variety of providers. While it is impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text, we believe good classifiers can inform mitigations for false claims that AI-generated text was written by a human: for example, running automated misinformation campaigns, using AI tools for academic dishonesty, and positioning an AI chatbot as a human.

Our classifier is not fully reliable. In our evaluations on a “challenge set” of English texts, our classifier correctly identifies 26% of AI-written text (true positives) as “likely AI-written,” while incorrectly labeling human-written text as AI-written 9% of the time (false positives). Our classifier’s reliability typically improves as the length of the input text increases. Compared to our previously released classifier, this new classifier is significantly more reliable on text from more recent AI systems.

Jan 31, 2023

Watch Out, Software Engineers: ChatGPT Is Now Finding, Fixing Bugs in Code

Posted by in category: cybercrime/malcode

A new study asks ChatGPT to find bugs in sample code and suggest a fix. It works better than existing programs, fixing 31 out of 40 bugs.

Jan 31, 2023

SpaceX announces Nigerian operation, first in Africa

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, satellites

The Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, SpaceX, on Monday announced that it has commenced the operation of Starlink services in Nigeria, the first African country to receive such.

Starlink is a satellite internet constellation operated by SpaceX launched in 2019. It provides satellite internet access coverage to about 46 countries, which is also targeting the global mobile phone service after 2023.

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Jan 31, 2023

ChatGPT Content Detector Launched By Stanford University

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Stanford researchers created DetectGPT, a tool to help teachers and others identify content generated by ChatGPT and similar large language models (LLMs).

ChatGPT has been a topic of concern since the introduction of the chatbot. OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT, after the controversy, confirmed that they are working on a tool to detect ChatGPT-generated content.

DetectGPT is a tool designed to detect ChatGPT content and other similar tools. Researchers found that text generated by ChatGPT LLMs “occupy negative curvature areas of the model’s log probability function.”

Jan 31, 2023

Machine learning spots 8 potential technosignatures

Posted by in categories: alien life, robotics/AI

Scientists from SETI and other institutes engaged in the search for alien life have discovered eight previously undetected “signals of interest” around nearby stars using machine learning.

Jan 31, 2023

Has Windows become Spyware?

Posted by in categories: business, computing

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Jan 31, 2023

U.S. Marines Outsmart AI Security Cameras

Posted by in categories: military, policy, robotics/AI

United States Marines outsmarted artificially intelligent (AI) security cameras by hiding in a cardboard box and standing behind trees.

Former Pentagon policy analyst Paul Scharre has recalled the story in his upcoming book Four Battlegrounds: Power in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

Jan 31, 2023

Microsoft stops selling Windows 10 licenses a day early

Posted by in category: habitats

Marking an end to an era, Microsoft is no longer directly selling Windows 10 product keys on their website, instead redirecting users to Windows 11 product pages.

This month, Microsoft began displaying an alert on their Windows 10 Home and Pro product pages, warning customers that January 31st would be the last day to purchase a license.

“January 31, 2023 will be the last day this Windows 10 download is offered for sale,” the company says in an alert posted to its website.

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Jan 31, 2023

Studying sharks’ immune systems could lead to powerful human medicines

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

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Pathologist Aaron LeBeau has been studying how nurse shark antibodies could help fight covid-19, cancer and other diseases.

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