If you are looking for an answer to the question What is Artificial Intelligence? and you only have a minute, then here's the definition the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence offers on its home page: "the scientific understanding of the mechanisms underlying thought and intelligent behavior and their embodiment in machines."
However, if you are fortunate enough to have more than a minute, then please get ready to embark upon an exciting journey exploring AI (but beware, it could last a lifetime) …
At its event on Tuesday, Microsoft announced a new version of Bing(Opens in a new tab) that's "more powerful than ChatGPT." The proprietary new search technology, called "the Prometheus model" is described as "your co-pilot for the web" and is powered by ChatGPT creator OpenAI. New features include more relevant search ranking, generating content, and a chat feature to learn more about search results. In a demo during the event, Tom's Guide,(Opens in a new tab) which attended the event in person, described a video of "someone asking Bing to write an email outlining a family trip to Mexico (just planned with Bing), then translate that letter to Spanish." TechRadar(Opens in a new tab) described another demo where Bing founds egg substitutes in a recipe and suggested the exact ingredient in all-natural language.
Microsoft invited media to this event last week before making the details public just minutes after Google announced its own ChatGPT rival. That should tell you how important this event is for Microsoft and what's on the agenda. While Microsoft is keeping details thin, the invite says Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella will "share some progress on a few exciting projects," so expect a number of important announcements.
Check out all the on-demand sessions from the Intelligent Security Summit here. Today, ChatGPT is two months old. Yes, believe it or not, it was less than nine weeks ago that OpenAI launched what it simply described as an "early demo" a part of the GPT-3.5 series -- an interactive, conversational model whose dialogue format "makes it possible for ChatGPT to answer followup questions, admit its mistakes, challenge incorrect premises, and reject inappropriate requests." ChatGPT quickly caught the imagination -- and feverish excitement -- of both the AI community and the general public. Since then, the tool's possibilities as well as limitations and hidden dangers have been well established, and any hints of slowing down its development were quickly dashed when Microsoft announced its plans to invest billions more into OpenAI.
OpenAI's popular chatbot, ChatGPT, has been used to perform multiple tasks since its launch last November. This includes writing, helping students copy, and making children's books. Powerful chatbots with the fastest-growing user base are expected to displace many jobs. According to Business Insider, once a chatbot is interviewed by a company, Google can hire it at an entry-level level of code. Amazon employees who tested ChatGPT also spoke highly of the chatbot.
OpenAI's ChatGPT is a language model AI that can generate human-like text responses to a wide range of questions and prompts. The AI is still in development, so some responses may not be up to your standards. However, it is a powerful tool that can be used for many purposes, including writing CVs and resumes. Here's a selection of useful and fun things you might want to try out with OpenAI's groundbreaking ChatGPT.
The field of machine learning (ML) security--and corresponding adversarial ML--is rapidly advancing as researchers develop sophisticated techniques to perturb, disrupt, or steal the ML model or data. It's a heady time; because we know so little about the security of these systems, there are many opportunities for new researchers to publish in this field. In many ways, this circumstance reminds me of the cryptanalysis field in the 1990. And there is a lesson in that similarity: the complex mathematical attacks make for good academic papers, but we mustn't lose sight of the fact that insecure software will be the likely attack vector for most ML systems. We are amazed by real-world demonstrations of adversarial attacks on ML systems, such as a 3D-printed object that looks like a turtle but is recognized (from any orientation) by the ML system as a gun.
The explosion in deep learning a decade ago was catapulted in part by the convergence of new algorithms and architectures, a marked increase in data, and access to greater compute. In the last 10 years, AI and ML models have become bigger and more sophisticated -- they're deeper, more complex, with more parameters, and trained on much more data, resulting in some of the most transformative outcomes in the history of machine learning. As these models increasingly find themselves deployed in production and business applications, the efficiency and costs of these models has gone from a minor consideration to a primary constraint. In response, Google has continued to invest heavily in ML efficiency, taking on the biggest challenges in (a) efficient architectures, (b) training efficiency, (c) data efficiency, and (d) inference efficiency. Beyond efficiency, there are a number of other challenges around factuality, security, privacy and freshness in these models.
The AI system is able to interpret a user's question and generate human-like responses -- language capabilities it developed by ingesting vast amounts of text scraped from the internet and finding patterns between words. The system's developers, the San Francisco-based research lab OpenAI, built the chatbot by fine-tuning one of its older models, called GPT-3.5. Using feedback from human contractors, OpenAI finessed ChatGPT so that responses were more accurate, less offensive, and sounded more natural. Still, users found that ChatGPT sometimes confidently delivers inaccurate answers, spouts nonsense, repeats harmful racial bias, and can be manipulated to violate its own safety rules.
Microsoft's use of AI on the web will extend beyond smarter Bing searches. The company is updating its Edge browser with an "AI-powered copilot" that assists with everyday tasks. Integration with the new Bing can help you get the key takeaways from a document, compare content and even draft posts (such as on LinkedIn) with a specific format, length or tone. The revised interface revolves around a new sidebar. You can use a chat feature in this space to ask questions like you would with Bing, while a compose option helps you write new content using prompts.
Microsoft Corp. is integrating the technology behind the viral chatbot ChatGPT into its Bing search engine, hoping the artificial intelligence upgrade can help it chip away at Google's dominance of the search market. The breakout success of the bot from the Microsoft-backed OpenAI has put the software giant at the forefront of what some see as the next wave of technological innovation: generative artificial intelligence.