OpenAI tool aims to uncover AI-generated text

OpenAI has launched a tool for detecting text generated using services like its own ChatGPT.

Generative AI models used for services like ChatGPT have raised many societal and ethical questions: Could they be used to generate misinformation on an unprecedented scale? What if students cheat using them? Should an AI be credited where excerpts are used for articles or papers?

A paper (PDF) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies’ Center on Terrorism,...

US and EU agree to collaborate on improving lives with AI

The US and EU have signed a landmark agreement to explore how AI can be used to improve lives.

The US Department of State and EU Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) simultaneously held a virtual signing ceremony of the agreement in Washington and Brussels.

Roberto Viola, Director General of DG CONNECT, signed the 'Administrative Arrangement on Artificial Intelligence for the Public Good' on behalf of the...

Shutterstock launches AI image generator with ethical focus

Stock image platform Shutterstock has launched an AI image generator with a focus on ethical practices.

Many text-to-image generators have serious allegations over their practices. Earlier this month, AI News reported that Getty Images has filed a lawsuit against Stable Diffusion creator Stability AI over alleged copyright infringement.

In an independent analysis of 12 million of the 2.3 billion images used to train Stable Diffusion, it was found to use a large number of...

Google to speed up AI releases in response to ChatGPT

Google is reportedly set to speed up its release of AI solutions in response to the launch of ChatGPT.

The New York Times claims ChatGPT set off alarm bells at Google. At the invite of Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the company’s founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – returned for a series of meetings to review Google’s AI product strategy.

Google is one of the biggest investors in AI and has some of the most talented minds in the industry. As a result, the company...

OpenAI CEO: People are ‘begging to be disappointed’ about GPT-4

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman believes there is too much hype around the next major version of GPT.

GPT-3 arrived in 2020. An improved version, GPT-3.5, powers the ChatGPT chatbot.

During a video interview with StrictlyVC, Altman responded to expectations that GPT-4 will come in the first half of the year by saying: “It’ll come out at some point, when we are confident we can do it safely and responsibly.”

OpenAI has never rushed the release of its models due to...

Adobe may train its algorithms with your work unless you opt-out

Unless you specifically opt-out, Adobe may assume that it’s ok to use your work to train its algorithms.

An eagle-eyed developer at the Krita Foundation noticed that Adobe had automatically opted them into a “content analysis” initiative. The program allows Adobe to “analyze your content using techniques such as machine learning (e.g. for pattern recognition) to develop and improve our products and services.”

The rule was implemented in August 2022 but managed...

AI & Big Data Expo: Exploring ethics in AI and the guardrails required 

The tipping point between acceptability and antipathy when it comes to ethical implications of artificial intelligence have long been thrashed out. Recently, the lines feel increasingly blurred; AI-generated art, or photography, not to mention the possibilities of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, reveals a greater sophistication of the technology. But at what cost? 

A recent panel session at the AI & Big Data Expo` in London explored these ethical grey areas, from beating inbuilt bias...

Cal Al-Dhubaib, Pandata: On developing ethical AI solutions

Businesses that fail to deploy AI ethically will face severe penalties as regulations catch up with the pace of innovations.

In the EU, the proposed AI Act features similar enforcement to GDPR but with even heftier fines of €30 million or six percent of annual turnover. Other countries are implementing variations, including China and a growing number of US states.

Pandata are experts in human-centred, explainable, and trustworthy AI. The Cleveland-based outfit...

UK eases data mining laws to support flourishing AI industry

The UK is set to ease data mining laws in a move designed to further boost its flourishing AI industry.

We all know that data is vital to AI development. Tech giants are in an advantageous position due to either having existing large datasets or the ability to fund/pay for the data required. Most startups rely on mining data to get started.

Europe has notoriously strict data laws. Advocates of regulations like GDPR believe they’re necessary to protect consumers, while...

Google places engineer on leave after claim LaMDA is ‘sentient’

Google has placed one of its engineers on leave after claiming the company’s LaMDA chatbot is “sentient”.

The engineer in question, Blake Lemoine, is part of Google’s Responsible AI division. In a Washington Post article posted over the weekend, Lemoine said that he believes LaMDA has achieved sentience.

Here’s an excerpt from one conversation between Lemoine and LaMDA:

Lemoine: So let's start with the basics. Do you...