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AI-generated Seinfeld parody suspended by Twitch for transphobic content

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On Sunday night, "Nothing, Forever" found itself in hot water after its AI-generated dialogue included a rant(Opens in a new tab) about trans people while streaming on Twitch. The show mimics the hit 90s sitcom, Seinfeld, and follows Larry Feinberg, a robotic 3-D animated stand-in for Jerry Seinfeld, and his three pals have all sorts of zany discussions about, well, nothing. Much of "Nothing, Forever" occurs in Larry's living room but, like Seinfeld, the show includes a stand-up set opener from our main character. "There's like 50 people here and no one is laughing," Larry said during the stream. Larry then dropped some transphobic lines that likely run afoul of Twitch's guidelines, resulting in a temporary two-week suspension. Since Dec. 14 of last year, a computer-generated, 3-D animated parody of Seinfeld has been airing around the clock on Twitch.


Microsoft expected to share more ChatGPT integrations on Tuesday

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Microsoft is holding an event at its Redmond, Wash. The most anticipated news revolves around how Microsoft may be using ChatGPT to enhance the Bing search engine. Last week, Bing users noticed that the regular search bar was replaced with a box and a prompt, "Ask me anything." The updated version of Bing, which was up only temporarily, reportedly delivered standard search results, as well as a tab to start a natural-language conversation. Microsoft is expected to share more details about this and other ChatGPT use cases, given the fast rise of the AI-powered chatbot and its potential to transform internet-based queries.


YOLO v5 model architecture [Explained]

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YOLO is a state of the art, real-time object detection algorithm created by Joseph Redmon, Santosh Divvala, Ross Girshick, and Ali Farhadi in 2015 and was pre-trained on the COCO dataset. It uses a single neural network to process an entire image. The image is divided into regions and the algorithm predicts probabilities and bounding boxes for each region. YOLO is well-known for its speed and accuracy and it has been used in many applications like: healthcare, security surveillance and self-driving cars. Since 2015 the Ultralytics team has been working on improving this model and many versions since then have been released.


The Importance of Middle Management in the Era of Artificial Intelligence

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As a technology entrepreneur and CEO of a company that's at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution, I know firsthand the importance of having a strong middle management team in this rapidly evolving industry. Middle management plays a critical role in any organization, but especially in the field of AI. They're responsible for communicating the goals and vision of the company's leadership to front-line employees, as well as ensuring that the AI solutions being developed are aligned with the overall business strategy. One of the key challenges in AI is the speed at which the technology is evolving. This requires middle managers to stay on top of the latest developments and advancements, so they can help guide their teams to create solutions that are relevant, effective, and future-proof. Middle managers also play a crucial role in ensuring that AI solutions are ethically sound and aligned with the company's values.


Evolution of Language Models. The evolution of language models have…

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The evolution of language models have revolutionized Natural Language Processing. From chatbots to language translation and voice-activated platforms, many of our lives have been changed. This article will walk you through the development of language models and discuss some most popular ones. A N-gram language model is a probabilistic model for predicting the next item in a sequence. It relies on the independence assumption that each word depends only on the previous n 1 words and it can be seen as a (n 1)–order Markov model.


FRIDA's robot arm attempts to bring DALL-E-style AI art to real-world canvases • TechCrunch

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One could make a very reasonable argument that FRIDA (Framework and Robotics Initiative for Developing Arts) is as much a thought experiment as it is a research project. Certainly it butts up against similar questions around art and creativity as AI projects like DALL-E and ChatGPT -- though the question is arguably even more in your face when it's a robot arm doing the painting on a real-world canvas. I recognize this is all extremely subjective, but at this point in the process, I'd go out on a limb and say the Carnegie Mellon University Robotics Institute's project has some catching up to do with software-based AI systems. Even so, it's fascinating to watch the project, which (obviously) gets its name from renowned Mexican portrait painter Frida Kahlo. "FRIDA is a project exploring the intersection of human and robotic creativity," says CMU professor Jim McCann.


Meet Bard, Google's Answer to ChatGPT

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Google isn't about to let Microsoft or anyone else make a swipe for its search crown without a fight. The company announced today that it will roll out a chatbot named Bard "in the coming weeks." The launch appears to be a response to ChatGPT, the sensationally popular artificial intelligence chatbot developed by startup OpenAI with funding from Microsoft. Sundar Pichai, Google's CEO, wrote in a blog post that Bard is already available to "trusted testers" and designed to put the "breadth of the world's knowledge" behind a conversational interface. It uses a smaller version of a powerful AI model called LaMDA, which Google first announced in May 2021 and is based on similar technology to ChatGPT.


The original 'Legend of Zelda' has been remade in Minecraft, without using mods

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A Minecraft mad scientist has recreated The Legend of Zelda inside the blocky sandbox game without any third-party mods or resource packs. Fan and YouTuber C1OUS3R, who has also made Sonic the Hedgehog and Super Mario Bros. inside Minecraft, took nearly a month to craft the Zelda tribute. The developer used command blocks, custom textures and other in-game features to recreate the 1986 NES classic. "I use Blockbench to create a flat version of Link from all sides so I can rotate it to make it look like he's facing every direction," C1OUS3R explained in a making-of video. "I would make a Voxel model like I did in the previous video games, however, it's pretty much unnoticeable and takes 30 times longer, and I don't really have the time for that. "I then overlaid this model over a carved pumpkin which is one of the items you can wear on your head in Minecraft.


ChatGPT has a new rival, Google Bard

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On Monday, Google introduced its experimental AI chat service, Bard, a direct rival to OpenAI's ChatGPT. Google's AI chatbot will be tested by a select number of users before rolling out to the general public in the next couple of weeks. Bard is powered by Google's Language Model for Dialogue Applications (LaMDA) and will draw on all the information from the web to provide responses. This in itself is a big differentiating factor from ChatGPT, which can only access information from up until 2021 and does not have access to the web. AI writing tools can help lighten your workload by writing emails and essays and even doing math.


AI-generated 'Seinfeld' parody show slammed with 2-week ban on Twitch allegedly for 'transphobic' bit

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Fox News correspondent Mark Meredith has the latest on ChatGPT on'Special Report.' "Nothing Forever," the popular AI-generated "Seinfeld" parody, was recently banned from streaming on Twitch according to the show's creators on Sunday. The show originally streamed 24/7 on Twitch since mid-December, following four characters named Larry, Fred, Yvonne and Kakler in reference to the characters Jerry, George, Elaine and Kramer from the popular 90s comedy "Seinfeld." On the show's Discord, one of the creators, Xander, reportedly explained the situation regarding its recent suspension. Here's the latest: we received a 14-day suspension due to what Larry Feinberg said tonight during a club bit," Xander reportedly said. "We've appealed the ban, and we'll let you know as we know more on what Twitch decides.