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GPT-3 Creative Fiction


What if I told a story here, how would that story start?" Thus, the summarization prompt: "My second grader asked me what this passage means: …" When a given prompt isn't working and GPT-3 keeps pivoting into other modes of completion, that may mean that one hasn't constrained it enough by imitating a correct output, and one needs to go further; writing the first few words or sentence of the target output may be necessary.

The 2018 Survey: AI and the Future of Humans


"Please think forward to the year 2030. Analysts expect that people will become even more dependent on networked artificial intelligence (AI) in complex digital systems. Some say we will continue on the historic arc of augmenting our lives with mostly positive results as we widely implement these networked tools. Some say our increasing dependence on these AI and related systems is likely to lead to widespread difficulties. Our question: By 2030, do you think it is most likely that advancing AI and related technology systems will enhance human capacities and empower them? That is, most of the time, will most people be better off than they are today? Or is it most likely that advancing AI and related technology systems will lessen human autonomy and agency to such an extent that most people will not be better off than the way things are today? Please explain why you chose the answer you did and sketch out a vision of how the human-machine/AI collaboration will function in 2030.

Stamford Hackathon Congratulates Its Winners


We're proud to announce the winners of the second Stamford Hackathon as follows: The Grand Prize was awarded to Shishir Garg, Anuj Garg, and Pradeep Yenneti for their Smart Home Assistant, a project that combined AI and IoT. The AI track first prize went to Marc Ira, Jared Russell, Brian McHugh, Cody Hess, and Tom Harvey, for the "Aziz-bot" an AI-enabled Slackbot. SIC's own Matt Terenzio won the AI second prize for "Follow This" The IoT track featured some fantastic projects, and the first prize went to Emily Serven and Caleb Dre for a room occupancy/management project, called "Is anyone here?" Best Hacker went to a team called MAPE, which incidentally were invited to Harman to present to their internal team, and comprised Vitali Kobzeu, Dmitri Komin, Roman Presnakov, and Aliaksandr Tsoi.

CES 2019: The biggest 5G news


With 5G one of the biggest topics of the show, we round out the biggest news of CES 2019, from smartphone prototypes to promises on the value of 5G deployments across all industries. Samsung became the first out of the gate to produce a display 5G smartphone prototype, showing off a glass-encased device at CES. Samsung retained the form factor of its current smartphones, with volume keys and Bixby button appearing to be on the left side of the handset and the power/lock button on the right side of the device. The front-facing camera was also visible at the top of the device. Samsung CEO HS Kim on Monday confirmed that the Korean tech giant will be releasing a 5G smartphone to the market this year. Using the Samsung CES 2019 press conference to outline the tech giant's end-to-end solution across 5G, the Internet of Things (IoT), and artificial intelligence (AI), Kim said Samsung is continuing to invest in R&D.