'Outnumbered' hosts weigh in on the health of top Democrat leaders and discuss proposals for how to handle lawmakers who become unwell during service. The subjects of mental and physical competency in elected office has become a fierce debate in recent months. Back in February, Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley called for a mandatory cognitive test for politicians 75 and older, a not-so-subtle dig at 80-year-old President Biden and her 76-year-old GOP rival former President Trump. Poll after poll have shown voters, even among Democrats, increasingly concerned about Biden's age as he seeks reelection in 2024. And his presidency has not been short of gaffes, verbal stumbles and various memory lapses.
GOP Rep. Nancy Mace spoke exclusively with Fox News Digital about her thoughts on the rapidly advancing AI sector as Congress races to get ahead of the burgeoning technology. EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., is calling on the federal government to use artificial intelligence technology to better secure the southwestern border. During an interview with Fox News Digital, Mace suggested the rapidly advancing technology could be used to enhance border patrol agents' monitoring capabilities as border officials continue to see a record number of illegal aliens attempting to cross into the U.S. through Mexico. On one front, she said, AI could help better collect "biometrics of everyone that comes across the border, especially when we're talking about by land and illegally. Rep. Nancy Mace spoke with Fox News Digital about how AI technology can be used to improve border security. "And if you're using AI to find their biometrics in a database or multiple databases, I believe it can be done in a much swifter fashion," the congresswoman explained. "I think that that kind of technology could be used when you're driving through the border.
ACM A.M. Turing Award recipient Bob Metcalfe--engineer, entrepreneur, and Professor Emeritus at the University of Texas at Austin--is embarking on his sixth career, as a Computational Engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). He is always willing to tell the story of his first career, as a researcher at the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) where, in 1973, Metcalfe and then-graduate student David Boggs invented Ethernet, a standard for connecting computers over short distances. In the ensuing years, thanks in no small part to Metcalfe's entrepreneurship and advocacy, Ethernet has become the industry standard for local area networks. Leah Hoffmann spoke to Metcalfe about the development of Ethernet and what it has meant for the future of connectivity. You published your first paper about Ethernet in Communications in July 1976 (https://bit.ly/403Sxmm).
Over the past few weeks, there's been some very public hand-wringing about artificial intelligence--a lot of it coming from people who have made A.I. their life's work. Geoffrey Hinton, dubbed the "godfather of A.I.," recently left his job at Google to embark upon a sort of media tour warning about the dangers of the technology. There was a public letter from Elon Musk and others calling for a pause in A.I. development and an essay in Time from theorist Eliezer Yudkowsky saying generative A.I. can harm humanity--or even end it. On Friday's episode of What Next: TBD, I spoke with Meredith Whittaker, president of the Signal Foundation and co-founder of the AI Now Institute at NYU, to sort through the real threat of A.I. and what the doomerism discourse is missing. Our conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity. What do you make of the concerns raised by Geoffrey Hinton and others when it comes to A.I. safety?
Thank you for joining us on "The cloud hub: From cloud chaos to clarity." Watch Bonnie Holub, Infosys AI evangelist, speak with Caroline Coward, information science manager and library group supervisor at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, about infusing an ethical foundation in AI algorithm development.
The flying elephant image was generated using Midjourney prompt, "super-modern cyberpunk style, elephant with wings, flying in sky with soft clouds," which was then composited into the photo with Photoshop. We all know AIs such as ChatGPT make statements with what appears to be full confidence and authority, only to discover that the facts behind their statements are completely fabricated. In fact, OpenAI (the makers of ChatGPT) co-founder John Schulman says, "Our biggest concern was around factuality, because the model likes to fabricate things." Despite this problem of "hallucination", which is the term researchers use when the AIs invent their own facts, most AIs do their best to tell the truth. And by this, I mean that there are guardrails built into the AI's systems to keep them from intentionally fabricating falsehoods.
Eugenia Kuyda defended AI companion bots during an interview with Fox News Digital and argued that dating app Replika is just one of many possible solutions to loneliness. AI, or artificial intelligence, is a branch of computer science that is designed to understand and store human intelligence, mimic human capabilities including the completion of tasks, process human language and perform speech recognition. AI is the leading innovation in technology today and its primary goal is to eliminate tedious tasks and assist in immediately accessing extremely detailed and hyper-focused information and data. AI has the ability to consume and process massive datasets and develop patterns to make predictions for the completion of future tasks. While the interest in AI around the world is growing, the science poses an existential crisis for jobs, companies, whole industries and potentially human existence.
The race to roll out artificial intelligence is happening as quickly as the race to contain it – as two key moments this week demonstrate. On 10 May, Google announced plans to deploy new large language models, which use machine learning techniques to generate text, across its existing products. "We are reimagining all of our core products, including search," said Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google's parent company Alphabet, at a press conference. The move is widely seen as a response to Microsoft adding similar functionality to its search engine, Bing. A day later, politicians in the European Union agreed on new rules dictating how and when AI can be used.
'Gutfeld!' panelists react to Vice President Kamala Harris leading the White House's AI meetings with the CEOs of Alphabet, Anthropic, Microsoft and OpenAI. It's official, this is now the best late night show in America, because it's the only late night show in America. So today, senior intel officials testified on Capitol Hill on worldwide threats, among the topics, China, Russia, Iran, artificial intelligence, and also Geraldo removing his shirt in front of children. Yeah, AI is now in the same discussion as some of our biggest, most dangerous adversaries. So you think we'd put someone serious in charge of it, right?
Fox News correspondent Grady Trimble has the latest on fears the technology will spiral out of control on'Special Report.' With the growing presence of artificial intelligence in the everyday lives of people around the world, many tech leaders have spoken out about the controversial and revolutionary new technology. Some of the biggest names in tech have differing opinions on AI and how it will impact society as a whole. Even though forms of AI technology have been around for quite a while, AI has exploded in importance this year, and dominated conversation of late, in part because of how quickly the technology has advanced. What follows are thoughts from the tech industry's biggest players on AI: its potential, capabilities, economic impact, risks, and future.