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An AI-generated parody of 'Seinfeld' is streaming on an infinite loop

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But unlike the comedy show, which ended on May 14, 1988, this program "happens forever". It's "kinda like popular sitcoms of the past, except that it never stops". The channel promises that the stream will run "365 days of the year, and [deliver] new content every minute". At the time of writing, 1,396 viewers had tuned into the livestream, which has been playing non-stop since Dec. 14 last year. According to Vice(Opens in a new window), the creators intend for the show to be something of a parody to Seinfeld. Mismatch Media(Opens in a new window), the media lab behind it all, focuses on using generative technologies, like OpenAI and DALL-E, to create experimental forms of entertainment like television shows.


Fake Pictures of People of Color Won't Fix AI Bias

WIRED

Armed with a belief in technology's generative potential, a growing faction of researchers and companies aims to solve the problem of bias in AI by creating artificial images of people of color. Proponents argue that AI-powered generators can rectify the diversity gaps in existing image databases by supplementing them with synthetic images. Some researchers are using machine learning architectures to map existing photos of people onto new races in order to "balance the ethnic distribution" of datasets. Others, like Generated Media and Qoves Lab, are using similar technologies to create entirely new portraits for their image banks, "building … faces of every race and ethnicity," as Qoves Lab puts it, to ensure a "truly fair facial dataset." As they see it, these tools will resolve data biases by cheaply and efficiently producing diverse images on command.


Google steps up work on ChatGPT rivals

ZDNet

Google is reportedly testing a ChatGPT rival that uses its own LaMDA conversational chatbot technology and is called "Apprentice Bard". Internal documents seen by CNBC indicate Google is urgently working on an answer to Microsoft-backed OpenAI's ChatGPT. The Google chatbot "Apprentice Bard" offers similar prompt and response functionality to ChatGPT, but would one-up the OpenAI chatbot by offering responses about recent events. OpenAI acknowledges that ChatGPT "has limited knowledge of world and events after 2021" because of its training data and the fact that it is not connected to the internet. According to reports, the arrival of ChatGPT has worried Google greatly because of the potential of such tools to change how people find information online.


Exploring the Possibilities of Bayesian Deep Learning: A Primer for Beginners

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If you're looking for a way to make your home more energy-efficient, you should consider investing in solar panels. Solar panels have become increasingly popular over the past few years, and with good reason. Not only can they cut down on your energy bill, but they can also help reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment. Solar panels work by converting the sun's energy into electricity, which can then be used to power your appliances and lights. The panels can be installed on your roof or wherever else you choose, and they typically require minimal maintenance.


Assumption of linear regression. Linear regression is a widely used…

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Linearity: This assumption states that there is a linear relationship between the independent and dependent variables. The relationship should be expressed as a straight line on a scatter plot, and the residuals (the difference between the actual and predicted values) should be randomly dispersed around zero. If this assumption is violated, the regression results may be misleading and the model will not generalize well to new data. Independence: The observations in the data should be independent of each other, meaning that the value of one observation should not affect the value of another observation. If the observations are dependent, the standard errors of the regression coefficients will be biased and the results will not be valid.


ChatGPT, Yeah You Know Me. Or: how to turn your fear about the…

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I was about to take off for L.A. when I got a text from my CEO, Mike McCue. It was a haiku about curation. Then he let me know it was written by an AI. Like everyone lately, I've since become a lot more familiar with ChatGPT. It's impossible to tell what's been written by a human or a bot.


New OpenAI tool detects if text is written by ChatGPT or another AI

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In what sounds like a solution, OpenAI themselves have released a tool designed to detect if the text has been written by artificial intelligence. In a blog post on Tuesday, OpenAI elaborated on the tool that has been trained to figure out if the text is written by a human or generated by AI, including ChatGPT. "We recognize that identifying AI-written text has been an important point of discussion among educators, and equally important is recognizing the limits and impacts of AI-generated text classifiers in the classroom," the researchers wrote in a blog post. "We have developed a preliminary resource on the use of ChatGPT for educators, which outlines some of the uses and associated limitations and considerations." However, the research laboratory warns that the new classifier tool is not "fully reliable" yet.


Cathie Wood's 'Big Ideas 2023' sees Artificial Intelligence as the future

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Cathie Wood and Ark Invest are bullish on the future of artificial intelligence. The high-profile innovation-focused investor highlighted the importance AI and the convergence of technology platforms in a "Big Ideas 2023" investor report. Wood and her team outlined that market participants should be looking at five converging innovation platforms that have the ability to "define this technological era." At the center is artificial intelligence, with robotics, multiomic sequencing, public blockchains and energy storage orbiting nearby. ARK believes that these technologies can together provide exponential growth into the future of the global economy.


Fact-Checkers Are Scrambling to Fight Disinformation With AI

WIRED

Spain's regional elections are still nearly four months away, but Irene Larraz and her team at Newtral are already braced for impact. Each morning, half of Larraz's team at the Madrid-based media company sets a schedule of political speeches and debates, preparing to fact-check politicians' statements. The other half, which debunks disinformation, scans the web for viral falsehoods and works to infiltrate groups spreading lies. Once the May elections are out of the way, a national election has to be called before the end of the year, which will likely prompt a rush of online falsehoods. "It's going to be quite hard," Larraz says.


SpiroBot : Medicinal Plant Recognition

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A simple identification approach to obtain all the health benefits your body needs! Medicinal plants contain natural compounds that can have therapeutic effects on the human body. These compounds, such as alkaloids, flavonoids, and terpenes, have been used for centuries to treat various ailments and have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antimicrobial properties. The use of medicinal plants can be a natural alternative to conventional pharmaceuticals and can have fewer side effects. However, it's important to note that the use of medicinal plants should be done under the guidance of a healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness.