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) …
Kurt "The Cyberguy" Knutsson explains how facial recognition technology can help you find your perfect match. When it comes to dating, there are going to be barriers you and your partner will have to overcome together. For those in long-distance relationships, the physical space that separates the couple can be a big hurdle to overcome. Going on dates is not as easy when you are hundreds or even thousands of miles apart, but that does not mean it is impossible. Long-distance dates require a little extra creativity but can still be manageable and loads of fun.
SAVE $200: As of Dec. 1, you can score a Dyson Purifier Hot Cool HP07 for $549.99 at Amazon. Tired of sneezing, sniffling, and struggling to breathe in your own home? Millions of people around the world suffer from poor air quality, often without even realizing it. But don't worry, there's a quality air purifier on sale today that will give you quick and effective relief. As of Dec. 1, the Dyson Hot Cool HP07 air purifier is on sale for $549.99. This innovative device isn't just an air purifier; it's a multi-functional powerhouse (a purifier, heater, and a fan) that can keep you comfortable year-round.
Researchers at the AI startup Hugging Face collaborated with Carnegie Mellon University and discovered that generating an image using artificial intelligence, whether it's to create stock images or realistic ID photos, has a carbon footprint equivalent to charging a smartphone. However, researchers discern that generating text, whether it be to create a conversation with a chatbot or clean up an essay, requires much less energy than generating photos. The researchers quantify that AI-generated text takes up as much energy as charging a smartphone to only 16 percent of a full charge. The study didn't just look into image and text generation by machine learning programs. The researchers examined a total of 13 tasks, ranging from summarization to text classification, and measured the amount of carbon dioxide produced per every 1000 grams.
Cyber Monday may have come and gone, but quite a few of the deals are still live. We're also seeing new discounts and bundles pop up that weren't previously listed. If you didn't get everything you need during the frenzy of Black Friday sales, you can still save on Amazon Echos, Dyson vacs, Google Nests and Sony headphones. Amazon has the most deals remaining at the moment, but other retailers, including Sonos, Wellbots, Target and Walmart, still have some worthy sale prices too. There's no telling how long these leftover savings will last, so you may not want to wait much longer to shop. Here are the best Cyber Monday tech deals you can still get today. The Echo Dot smart speaker is down to $23, which is 54 percent off and matches the low price it hit for previous sales at Amazon. The Echo Dot is Amazon's most popular smart speaker and for Cyber Monday, it's down to $23.
As of Dec. 1, Amazon has bundled the Blink Video Doorbell with two Blink Outdoor 4 security cameras for a ridiculously low price of $99.99. Just when we thought Amazon had shown us all its cards for Cyber Week, it throws us yet another killer deal. We saw some solid savings on Blink smart home products on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this one takes the cake: For the next two days, the Blink Video Doorbell and two Blink Outdoor 4 security cameras are on sale for just under $100. As a members-only deal for Prime subscribers, not everyone will be able to grab this deal, but those who can are in luck. That's 68% in savings and easily the lowest price we've seen on this bundle.
Figuring out what information you find online is real versus fake has always been challenging. But AI has turned this into an even trickier task. A recent survey conducted by cybersecurity provider Netskope found that many people were unable to distinguish between real news stories and those cooked up by AI. As a test, Netskope showed 1,000 people in the US and 500 in the UK a fake AI news story alongside a real one. Some 84% of those in the UK boasted that they were skilled at identifying a fake story, yet half of them chose the fake story as real.
Marketing professionals are bullish on the impact of generative AI but still investigating and learning about the effective use of the technology and safety, according to the latest research from Salesforce. Salesforce surveyed over 1,000 marketers representing companies of a variety of sizes and sectors in the U.S., U.K., and Australia, as part of its Generative AI Snapshot Series and found that 51% are currently using generative AI. Also: The impact of generative AI on software team productivity is... complicated Generative AI-related skills and trusted first-party data are important requirements for successful generative AI adoption and usage within marketing. The importance of human oversight in the execution of generative AI in its respective roles is also a requirement given the current state of output can be inaccurate and potentially biased. Generating new content using AI large language models is easy work.
This post contains a list of the AI-related seminars that are scheduled to take place between 1 December 2023 and 31 January 2024. All events detailed here are free and open for anyone to attend virtually. Unraveling Yorùbá's Tonal Tapestry: Advances and Challenges in Speech Recognition Through HuBERT's Lens Speaker: Opeyemi Osakuade Organised by: Lanfrica The Zoom link is here. Title to be confirmed Speaker: Dan Fu (Stanford University, Together) Organised by: Stanford MLSys Check the website for the livestream link. Outliers with Opposing Signals Have an Outsized Effect on Neural Network Optimization Speaker: Elan Rosenfeld (Carnegie Mellon University) Organised by: Carnegie Mellon University The Zoom link is here.
No human celebrating a first birthday is as verbose, knowledgeable, or prone to fabrication as ChatGPT, which is blowing out its first candle as I type these words. Of course, OpenAI's game-changing large language model was precocious at birth, tumbling into civilization's ongoing conversation like an uninvited guest busting into a dinner party and instantly commanding the room. The chatbot astonished everyone who prompted it with fully realized, if not always completely factual, responses to almost any possible query. Suddenly, the world had access to a Magic 8 Ball with a PhD in every discipline. In almost no time, 100 million people became regular users, delighted and terrified to realize that humans had suddenly lost their monopoly on discourse.
At first it looked unbelievable, but Henry Kissinger had died. At 100 years old, news outlets--and the world--had been preparing for the passing of President Nixon's secretary of state for a while. Still, when people were finding out via emoji-filled chain texts, it seemed unreal. Deepfakes, the metaverse, Elon Musk telling advertisers to fuck themselves at a time when X could probably use the money. Perhaps this is why there is a premium on genuineness these days.