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Mar 22, 2023

The quantum revolution: ‘Spooky action’

Posted by in categories: computing, internet, media & arts, quantum physics

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In this season of Tech Tonic, we’ve been talking about quantum computers and why some people think they’re so revolutionary. But so far we’ve mainly talked about the things quantum computers can do, or at least what they might be able to do in the future that makes them so groundbreaking: performing calculations that should take centuries in minutes, cracking the unbreakable codes of the internet, dramatically speeding up the development of new drugs and materials. But what we haven’t done yet is look at why they’re able to do these things. What’s going on inside a quantum computer that makes them so extraordinary, so completely different to any computer that’s come before.

Mar 21, 2023

Google AI And Microsoft ChatGPT Are Not Our Biggest Security Risks, Warns Chess Legend Kasparov

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI, supercomputing

Amid a flurry of Google and Microsoft generative AI releases last week during SXSW, Garry Kasparov, who is a chess grandmaster, Avast Security Ambassador and Chairman of the Human Rights Foundation, told me he is less concerned about ChatGPT hacking into home appliances than he is about users being duped by bad actors.

“People still have the monopoly on evil,” he warned, standing firm on thoughts he shared with me in 2019. Widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time, Kasparov gained mythic status in the 1990s as world champion when he beat, and then was defeated by IBM’s Deep Blue supercomputer.

Despite the rapid advancement of generative AI, chess legend Garry Kasparov, now ambassador for the security firm Avast, explains why he doesn’t fear ChatGPT creating a virus to take down the Internet, but shares Gen’s CTO concerns that text-to-video deepfakes could warp our reality.

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Mar 21, 2023

AI company Runaway enters the game of text-to-video generation

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

Artificial intelligence advancement has taken the world by storm. And it has remarkably improvised the way we use the internet.

With text-to-image translation, generative AI has proven its worth. AI-powered images have been created by services such as Dall-E and Stable Diffusion. Now, coming up is the text-to-video generation concept, which is set to be the next big craze.

Mar 20, 2023

How AI could upend the world even more than electricity or the internet

Posted by in categories: employment, internet, robotics/AI

The rise of artificial general intelligence — now seen as inevitable in Silicon Valley — will bring change that is “orders of magnitude” greater than anything the world has yet seen, observers say. But are we ready?

AGI — defined as artificial intelligence with human cognitive abilities, as opposed to more narrow artificial intelligence, such as the headline-grabbing ChatGPT — could free people from menial tasks and usher in a new era of creativity.

But such a historic paradigm shift could also threaten jobs and raise insurmountable social issues, experts warn.

Mar 19, 2023

5 jaw-dropping things GPT-4 can do that ChatGPT couldn’t

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

In the first day after it was unveiled, GPT-4 stunned many users in early tests and a company demo with its ability to draft lawsuits, pass standardized exams and build a working website from a hand-drawn sketch.

On Tuesday, OpenAI announced the next-generation version of the artificial intelligence technology that underpins its viral chatbot tool, ChatGPT. The more powerful GPT-4 promises to blow previous iterations out of the water, potentially changing the way we use the internet to work, play and create. But it could also add to challenging questions around how AI tools can upend professions, enable students to cheat, and shift our relationship with technology.

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Mar 17, 2023

New research suggests AI image generation using DALL-E 2 has promising future in radiology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, internet, robotics/AI

A new paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research describes how generative models such as DALL-E 2, a novel deep learning model for text-to-image generation, could represent a promising future tool for image generation, augmentation, and manipulation in health care. Do generative models have sufficient medical domain knowledge to provide accurate and useful results? Dr. Lisa C Adams and colleagues explore this topic in their latest viewpoint titled “What Does DALL-E 2 Know About Radiology?”

First introduced by OpenAI in April 2022, DALL-E 2 is an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that has gained popularity for generating novel photorealistic images or artwork based on textual input. DALL-E 2’s generative capabilities are powerful, as it has been trained on billions of existing text-image pairs off the internet.

To understand whether these capabilities can be transferred to the medical domain to create or augment data, researchers from Germany and the United States examined DALL-E 2’s radiological knowledge in creating and manipulating X-ray, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound images.

Mar 16, 2023

AI Image Generation Using DALL-E 2 Has Promising Future in Radiology

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, health, internet, robotics/AI

Summary: Text-to-image generation deep learning models like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 can be a promising new tool for image augmentation, generation, and manipulation in a healthcare setting.

Source: JMIR Publications

A new paper published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research describes how generative models such as DALL-E 2, a novel deep learning model for text-to-image generation, could represent a promising future tool for image generation, augmentation, and manipulation in health care.

Mar 15, 2023

GPT-4 Creator Ilya Sutskever on AI Hallucinations and AI Democracy

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

As we hurtle towards a future filled with artificial intelligence, many commentators are wondering aloud whether we’re moving too fast. The tech giants, the researchers, and the investors all seem to be in a mad dash to develop the most advanced AI. But are they considering the risks, the worriers ask?

The question is not entirely moot, and rest assured that there are hundreds of incisive minds considering the dystopian possibilities — and ways to avoid them. But the fact is that the future is unknown, the implications of this powerful new technology are as unimagined as was social media at the advent of the Internet. There will be good and there will be bad, but there will be powerful artificial intelligence systems in our future and even more powerful AIs in the futures of our grandchildren. It can’t be stopped, but it can be understood.

I spoke about this new technology with Ilya Stutskeve r, a co-founder of OpenAI, the not-for-profit AI research institute whose spinoffs are likely to be among the most profitable entities on earth. My conversation with Ilya was shortly before the release of GPT-4, the latest iteration of OpenAI’s giant AI system, which has consumed billions of words of text — more than any one human could possibly read in a lifetime.

Mar 15, 2023

Researchers From Stanford And DeepMind Come Up With The Idea of Using Large Language Models LLMs as a Proxy Reward Function

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, internet, robotics/AI

With the development of computing and data, autonomous agents are gaining power. The need for humans to have some say over the policies learned by agents and to check that they align with their goals becomes all the more apparent in light of this.

Currently, users either 1) create reward functions for desired actions or 2) provide extensive labeled data. Both strategies present difficulties and are unlikely to be implemented in practice. Agents are vulnerable to reward hacking, making it challenging to design reward functions that strike a balance between competing goals. Yet, a reward function can be learned from annotated examples. However, enormous amounts of labeled data are needed to capture the subtleties of individual users’ tastes and objectives, which has proven expensive. Furthermore, reward functions must be redesigned, or the dataset should be re-collected for a new user population with different goals.

New research by Stanford University and DeepMind aims to design a system that makes it simpler for users to share their preferences, with an interface that is more natural than writing a reward function and a cost-effective approach to define those preferences using only a few instances. Their work uses large language models (LLMs) that have been trained on massive amounts of text data from the internet and have proven adept at learning in context with no or very few training examples. According to the researchers, LLMs are excellent contextual learners because they have been trained on a large enough dataset to incorporate important commonsense priors about human behavior.

Mar 15, 2023

AI Might Be Seemingly Everywhere, but There Are Still Plenty of Things It Can’t Do—For Now

Posted by in categories: internet, robotics/AI

These days, we don’t have to wait long until the next breakthrough in artificial intelligence impresses everyone with capabilities that previously belonged only in science fiction.

In 2022, AI art generation tools such as Open AI’s DALL-E 2, Google’s Imagen, and Stable Diffusion took the internet by storm, with users generating high-quality images from text descriptions.

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