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Dec 1, 2023

AI researchers introduce GAIA: A benchmark testing tool for general AI assistants

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A team of researchers affiliated with AI startups Gen AI, Meta, AutoGPT, HuggingFace and Fair Meta, has developed a benchmark tool for use by makers of AI assistants, particularly those that make Large Language Model based products, to test their applications as potential Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) applications. They have written a paper describing their tool, which they have named GAIA, and how it can be used. The article is posted on the arXiv preprint server.

Over the past year, researchers in the AI field have been debating the ability of AI systems, both in private and on . Some have suggested that AI systems are coming very close to having AGI while others have suggested the opposite is much closer to the truth. Such systems, all agree, will match and even surpass at some point. The only question is when.

In this new effort, the research team notes that in order for a consensus to be reached, if true AGI systems emerge, a ratings system must be in place to measure their intelligence level both against each other and against humans. Such a system, they further note, would have to begin with a benchmark, and that is what they are proposing in their paper.

Dec 1, 2023

Afterlife hope with project launched to combine AI and DNA to revive loved ones

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Ray Kurzweil and a host of other ambitious scientists are trying to take major next steps with AI — the revival of the dead. Within three decades, he hopes to create a ‘dad bot’ in the flesh.

Dec 1, 2023

Brazilian city enacts an ordinance that was secretly written by ChatGPT

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — City lawmakers in Brazil have enacted what appears to be the nation’s first legislation written entirely by artificial intelligence — even if they didn’t know it at the time.

The experimental ordinance was passed in October in the southern city of Porto Alegre and city councilman Ramiro Rosário revealed this week that it was written by a chatbot, sparking objections and raising questions about the role of artificial intelligence in public policy.

Rosário told The Associated Press that he asked OpenAI’s chatbot ChatGPT to craft a proposal to prevent the city from charging taxpayers to replace water consumption meters if they are stolen. He then presented it to his 35 peers on the council without making a single change or even letting them know about its unprecedented origin.

Dec 1, 2023

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang has a bold claim about the exponential progress of AI

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The CEO of semiconductor giant Nvidia spoke during the New York Times’ annual DealBook Summit Wednesday.

Dec 1, 2023

Materials-predicting AI from DeepMind could revolutionize electronics, batteries, and solar cells

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Company releases database with hundreds of thousands of potential new materials.

Dec 1, 2023

When AI Hallucinates

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This fall, Sam Altman, OpenAI’s once-(and possibly future-) CEO made a surprising statement about artificial intelligence. AI systems, including that company’s ChatGPT, are known to “hallucinate”: perceive patterns and generate outputs that are nonsensical. That wasn’t a flaw in AI systems, Altman said, it was part of their “magic.” The fact “that these AI systems can come up with new ideas and be creative, that’s a lot of the power.” That raised eyebrows: We humans are rather good at creativity without getting our facts all wrong. How could such an appeal to creativity make a decent counter to the many concerns about accuracy?

To begin, what do people mean when they say an AI system “hallucinates”? Take this example of what happens when GPT4 tries its hand at academic citations:

Dec 1, 2023

Making an image with generative AI uses as much energy as charging your phone

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This is the first time the carbon emissions caused by using an AI model for different tasks have been calculated.

Each time you use AI to generate an image, write an email, or ask a chatbot a question, it comes at a cost to the planet.

Dec 1, 2023

Contrarian Views: Is AI Increasing Productivity Or Not?

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Earlier this year, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak at the Global SIBOS Conference held this year in Toronto.

This article discusses contrarian views on AI increasing value or reducing productivity like most new technologies have as productivity is done since the 1980s.

Dec 1, 2023

Billionaire Palmer Luckey Unveils A New Jet-Powered Drone — And It Looks Bonkers

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Anduril Industries says it wants to become the Lockheed Martin of the 21st century.

The fast autonomous drone, called Roadrunner, is designed by Luckey’s Anduril Industries to intercept and blow up enemy aircraft.

Dec 1, 2023

US regulator compels Aramco to divest Altman-backed AI chip startup

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Prosperity7, the venture capital fund of Aramco Ventures, invested in Rain Neuromorphics in February 2022.

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Moving aggressively in the AI arms race, Washington has compelled Saudi Aramco to sell its shares in Rain Neuromorphics Inc, an AI chip startup backed by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, reported Bloomberg.

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