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Enough Talk, ChatGPT--My New Chatbot Friend Can Get Things Done


I recently needed to contact the CEO of a startup called Lindy, a company developing personal assistants powered by artificial intelligence. Instead of looking for it myself, I turned to an AI helper of my own, an open source program called Auto-GPT, typing in "Find me the email address of the CEO of Lindy AI." Like a delightfully enthusiastic intern, Auto-GPT began furiously Googling and browsing the web for answers, providing a running commentary designed to explain its actions as it went. "A web search is a good starting point to gather information about the CEO and their email address," it told me. When given a task like finding a startup CEO's email address, the open source Auto-GPT suggests a plan for approval and can attempt to put it into action. "I found several sources mentioning Flo Crivello as the CEO of, but I haven't found their email address yet," Auto-GPT reported.

Google's AI system won't answer negative questions about Vladimir Putin asked in Russian - but gladly makes argument about Trump being racist

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Google's mission statement is to make the'world's information universally accessible' - but that hasn't stopped it from self-censoring to avoid offending Russia. A new study has shown the search giant's artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, mostly refuses to answer critical questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin. In fact, it won't answer 90 percent of queries regardless of how offensive or inoffensive they are. One of the two researchers in Switzerland who did the test believe Google is being'pushed' by the Kremlin to censor anything critical about the Russian regime. Google's artificial intelligence chatbot, Bard, mostly refuses to answer critical questions about Russian President Vladimir Putin Mykola Makhortykh, a post-doctoral lecturer at the University of Bern and one of the researchers, told 'My personal opinion is that Google might have been pushed by the Russian government to censor some of the results which were critical to the Kremlin similar to how it was done by Yandex.'

Pennsylvania state government operations to start using artificial intelligence

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Pennsylvania state government will prepare to use artificial intelligence in its operations, Democratic Gov. Josh Shapiro said Wednesday, as states are increasingly trying to gauge the impact of AI and how to regulate it. Shapiro, speaking at a news conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, said his administration is convening an AI governing board, publishing principles on the use of AI and developing training programs for state employees. Pennsylvanians will expect state government to understand AI, adapt to AI and ensure that it is being used safely in the private sector, Shapiro said.

OpenAI beefs up its image generating AI tool with DALL-E 3


OpenAI has unveiled the next generation of its image creation tool. Known as DALL-E 3, the new version is designed to better understand your text descriptions to create more precise and faithful images. On its new DALL-E 3 webpage, OpenAI didn't reveal much about the tool but did provide hints as to how it aims to surpass its predecessor DALL-E 2. DALL-E 3 is designed to better grasp the nuances and details in your descriptions, thereby creating more accurate images, OpenAI said. Current AI-powered image generators sometimes ignore words in your descriptions, resulting in images that miss the mark. Based on the images displayed on the DALL-E 3 page, the new version seems capable of creating more accurate, detailed, and imaginative images.

Game of Thrones creator and other authors sue ChatGPT-maker for 'theft'

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The proposed class-action lawsuit filed late on Tuesday by the Authors Guild joins several others from writers, source code owners and visual artists against generative AI providers. In addition to Microsoft-backed OpenAI, similar lawsuits are pending against Meta Platforms and Stability AI over the data used to train their AI systems. Other authors involved in the latest lawsuit include The Lincoln Lawyer writer Michael Connelly and lawyer-novelists David Baldacci and Scott Turow. An OpenAI spokesperson said on Wednesday that the company respects authors' rights and is "having productive conversations with many creators around the world, including the Authors Guild". The suit was organised by the Authors Guild and also includes David Baldacci, Sylvia Day, Jonathan Franzen and Elin Hilderbrand, among others.

Windows 11's next big update hits Sept. 26: AI Copilot, RAR support, more


Microsoft's next huge Windows 11 feature update, code-named Windows 11 23H2, has a big addition: AI. Microsoft is readying for the era of the AI PC with the addition of Windows Copilot, powered by Bing Chat. And it will debut on Sept. 26. It's the closest thing to a theme that we've seen within a Windows 11 update in some time. AI will power Windows Copilot, of course, but also recommended files in File Explorer and Start as well as a designated AI-specific section within the Microsoft Store app.

Machine learning can level the playing field against match fixing – helping regulators spot cheating


On the eve of the Rugby World Cup kicking off, there have already been whispers of teams spying on each other. Inevitable gamesmanship, perhaps, but there's no doubt cheating in sport is a problem authorities struggle to combat. Our new machine learning model could be a game changer when it comes to detecting questionable behaviour and unusual outcomes – especially the practice of match fixing. Currently, the act of altering match outcomes for personal or team gain is largely picked up through abnormalities in sports betting markets. When bookmakers notice unusual odds or changes in the betting line, they alert regulators.

Microsoft wants its Copilot AI to be your personal shopper


During its largely AI-focused annual Surface event on Thursday, Microsoft announced that its generative AI assistant, Copliot, will also be available to help with shopping on Bing and Edge. Broadly speaking, the company plans to make Copilot a part of all its flagship products, including Windows, Edge and more. When it comes to shopping specifically, Copilot can help you decide on a style, locate a specific item and, of course, eventually buy it. But the new launch may be more about playing catch-up with its competitors than actually innovating. Google Lens, for example, lets you find products to buy by just snapping a picture of them.

Windows' Copilot AI starts rolling out September 26


Despite it nominally being a Surface-centric event, Microsoft sure spent a lot of time talking about AI on Thursday. "We believe it has the potential to help you be more knowledgeable, more productive, more creative, more connected to the people and things around you," Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the assembled crowd of reporters. "We think there's also an opportunity beyond work and life to have one experience that works across your entire life." To that end, Microsoft announced that its CoPilot AI, which currently exists in various iterations in the Edge browser, Microsoft 365 platform and Windows, will be bundled into a single, unified and ubiquitous generative AI assistant across all of Microsoft's products -- from Powerpoint to Teams. We believe Copilot will fundamentally transform the relationship with technology and user in a new era of personal computing, the age of Copilots," Nadella said. He also noted that the new AI will also have the "power to harness all your work data and intelligence," inferring that the system will be tunable to a customer's personal data silo. One example of that provided during the event would be using Copilot on your laptop to pull data from your phone. You can ask Copilot to find your flight information, which it can pull from your phone's text messages or Bing Chat history (or wherever the data might be hiding), and then subsequently upsell you on stage plays happening during your trip and assist you with those ticket purchases. Remember, the point of all of this exists specifically to get you to buy more stuff. The updated AI will offer a number of features and functions that we've already seen in other rival systems such as being able to shop for clothing based on a picture of them with Microsoft Shopping with AI, a la Google Lens, or have it summarize the contents of complicated email chains, a la ChatGPT. "Now you can copy, paste and do," Carmen Zlateff, VP of Product Management, told the crowd. What's more, the existing Bing Image Creator is scheduled to be upgraded to the new DALL-E 3 model soon. A demonstration video played during the event also showed people using the AI to organize their desktop windows, generate Spotify playlists, and remove photo backgrounds on command, a la Google's Magic Eraser. One handy feature, especially for those of you with school-aged kids, is the new Windows Ink Anywhere. With the Surface's stylus in hand you'll be able to write in any textbox across the Windows OS. As Engadget Senior Reporter, Devindra Hardawar explained in the Engadget Liveblog Thursday morning, "With math, you can write complex equations into the field and get a solution.

'Everywhere' gameplay trailer shows off an ambitious sandbox with a Fortnite aesthetic


Build a Rocket Boy has unveiled a new trailer for Everywhere, an ambitious sandbox title that will enable players to build their own experiences and explore others. If that sounds a bit like Fortnite on the surface, just wait until you see the art style. It looks very much like Epic's game, right down to the stylized character models. The clip provides the first look at gameplay. It's clear Everywhere has much more to offer than shooting and driving around pretty landscapes -- the trailer shows a skeeball game and one character dodging obstacles in a gauntlet.