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Jan 16, 2023

AI art tools Stable Diffusion and Midjourney targeted with copyright lawsuit

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The suit claims generative AI art tools violate copyright law by scraping artists’ work from the web without their consent.

A trio of artists have launched a lawsuit against Stability AI and Midjourney, creators of AI art generators Stable Diffusion and Midjourney, and artist portfolio platform DeviantArt, which recently created its own AI art generator, DreamUp.

The artists — Sarah Andersen, Kelly McKernan, and Karla Ortiz — allege that these organizations have infringed the rights of “millions of artists” by training their AI tools on five billion images scraped from the web “with­out the con­sent of the orig­i­nal artists.”

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Jan 16, 2023

The End of the Internet: An Interview with Geert Lovink

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Geert Lovink is a Dutch media theorist, internet critic, and author of Dark Fiber (2002), My First Recession (2003), Zero Comments (2007), Networks Without a Cause (2012), Social Media Abyss (2016), Sad by Design (2019), Stuck on the Platform (2022) and Extinction Internet (2022). In 2004 he founded the Institute of Network Cultures at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. From 2004–2012 he was associate professor in the new media program of Media Studies, University of Amsterdam. In 2005–2006 he was a fellow at the Institute of Advanced Study in Berlin. From 2007–2017 he was Professor of Media Theory at the European Graduate School. In December 2021 Geert Lovink was appointed Professor of Art and Network Cultures at the Art History Department, Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam.

In this interview, we talked with Geert Lovink about his latest essay Extinction Internet, Mark Fisher’s hauntology, the memory of Bernard Stiegler, the XR movement, and the phantoms of accelerationism.

Alessandro Sbordoni: Today, platform realism makes us feel like another internet is no longer possible. In your essay, Extinction Internet, you argue that the internet is ending and that it is time for theorists, artists, activists, designers, and developers to imagine what is after the end of the internet as we know it. What can we do as internet users?

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Jan 13, 2023

What The Internet Looked Like In The 1990s | Flashback | NBC News

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A “Nightly News” segment from 1993 captures the early stages of how people were using the Internet.
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Jan 11, 2023

Reactions as First Robot Lawyer Sets for Launching, To Appear in Court Next Month

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The AI company has earlier created something similar earlier, they have in the past used AI-generated form letters and chatbots to help secure and recovers people’s fund for onboarding wifi that failed to work.

Many people have reacted to this new innovation citing that it may be injurious to lawyers’ legal business, particularly lawyers who have no knowledge about artificial intelligence.

Jan 11, 2023

Neural network expert explains NEURALINK (in simple language)

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00:00 Trailer.
05:54 Tertiary brain layer.
19:49 Curing paralysis.
23:09 How Neuralink works.
33:34 Showing probes.
44:15 Neuralink will be wayyy better than prior devices.
1:01:20 Communication is lossy.
1:14:27 Hearing Bluetooth, WiFi, Starlink.
1:22:50 Animal testing & brain proxies.
1:29:57 Controlling muscle units w/ Neuralink.

I had the privilege of speaking with James Douma-a self-described deep learning dork. James’ experience and technical understanding are not easily found. I think you’ll find his words to be intriguing and insightful. This is one of several conversations James and I plan to have.

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Jan 11, 2023

5 Life-Changing Tech Innovations That Most People Don’t Understand Yet

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Tech innovations such as artificial intelligence (AI), quantum computing, the metaverse, web3, and 5G are surrounded by so much hype and spin-doctoring that it can be difficult to get to the crux of things. Here, we try to cut through the hype.

Jan 10, 2023

An Introduction to Hokusai’s Great Wave, One of the Most Recognizable Artworks in the World

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You need not be a student of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints to recognize artist Katsushika Hokusai’s Under the Wave Off Kanagawa – or the Great Wave, as it has come to be known.

Like Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa and Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus, it’s been reproduced on all manner of improbable items and subjected to liberal reimagining – something Sarah Urist Green, describes in the above episode of her series The Art Assignment as “numerous crimes against this image perpetrated across the internet.”

Such repurposing is the ultimate compliment.

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Jan 10, 2023

New research identifies a cognitive mechanism linked to reduced susceptibility to fake news

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Insightfulness might play a critical role in the ability to assess the accuracy of information, according to new research published in the journal Thinking & Reasoning. The study found that people with greater insight-based problem solving skills were less likely to fall for fake news.

With rise of the internet and social media, susceptibility to misinformation has become of increasing concern. The authors of the new research sought to better understand the cognitive mechanisms associated with believing in misinformation. They were particularly interested in the role of insight-based problem solving.

“I’m a neuroscientist and study the neural correlates of creativity and idea generation, specifically how we generate ideas accompanied by ‘Aha! moments’ i.e., insights,” said study author Carola Salvi, a professor at the John Cabot University of Rome and an associate faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. “In this study, we investigated the relationship between insightfulness and aspects of social reasoning, such as believing in fake news, overclaiming, and bullshit.”

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Jan 10, 2023

Apple is reportedly making an all-in-one cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth chip

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Apple will apparently start with a chip that replaces the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chip it already uses from Broadcom, but down the line, it might make a chip that includes cellular functionality, too.

Apple is working on a new in-house chip that would power cellular, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth functionality on its devices, according to a report from Bloomberg.

Bloomberg also shared some new information about Apple’s efforts to develop its own cellular modems to replace Qualcomm’s.

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Jan 9, 2023

New nanowire sensors are the next step in the Internet of Things

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A new miniscule nitrogen dioxide sensor could help protect the environment from vehicle pollutants that cause lung disease and acid rain.

Researchers from TMOS, the Australian Research Council Center of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems have developed a sensor made from an array of nanowires, in a square one fifth of a millimeter per side, which means it could be easily incorporated into a silicon chip.

In research published in the latest issue of Advanced Materials, Ph.D. scholar at the Center’s Australian National University team and lead author Shiyu Wei describes the sensor as requiring no , as it runs on its own solar powered generator.

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