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Are 'prompt engineer' jobs real? Yes, but maybe not for long.


It's the fantasy of Stable Diffusion image addicts, ChatGPT tinkerers, and everyone else who can't get enough of the new crop of AI content generation toys -- I mean tools: to get rich just by playing around with AI. "Ladies and gentleman it is happening: 'Prompt engineer' is now a job title, and it pays between 175k to 300k a year." So claims TikTok user @startingname in a calm but definitive tone(opens in a new tab) in his March TikTok post. To qualify for the job, he says, one just has to "spend time in the algorithm." In other words, it's a six-figure job for people who enjoy tinkering with generative AI. The New York Times called(opens in a new tab) prompt engineering "a skill that those who play around with ChatGPT long enough can add to their résumés."

For Some Autistic People, ChatGPT Is a Lifeline


Like many autistic people, Madi Young, a consultant in Seattle, has learned to perform the social behaviors and body language that neurotypical people expect. But masking, as it's called, is hard work and can lead to misunderstandings. So Young was pleased to recently find a conversational partner whom they feel more closely mirrors the way they speak: ChatGPT. "It's not getting the mismatch with my body language--it's only getting my words," says Young, who uses the chatbot for therapeutic conversations and as a "brainstorming buddy" or "friend." Young also uses the chatbot to help them in their work with neurodivergent entrepreneurs and creatives on brand and business strategy.

AI in dentistry: Researchers find that artificial intelligence can create better dental crowns

FOX News

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel joins'Fox & Friends' to discuss the benefits of artificial intelligence in the medical industry if used with caution. Artificial intelligence is taking on an ever-widening role in the health and wellness space, assisting with everything from cancer detection to medical documentation. Soon, AI could make it easier for dentists to give patients a more natural, functional smile. Researchers from the University of Hong Kong recently developed an AI algorithm that uses 3D machine learning to design personalized dental crowns with a higher degree of accuracy than traditional methods, according to a press release from the university. The AI analyzes data from the teeth adjacent to the crown to ensure a more natural, precise fit than the crowns created using today's methods, the researchers said.

Artificial intelligence model to help scientists predict whether breast cancer will spread

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Fox News' Eben Brown reports on how more companies are using A.I. technology to set retail prices based on data-driven supply-and-demand. Oncologists in the U.K. have developed an AI model to help predict whether aggressive forms of breast cancer will spread based on changes in a patient's lymph nodes. The research was published Thursday in the Journal of Pathology by Breast Cancer Now and funded by scientists at King's College of London. Secondary or "metastatic breast cancer" refers to when breast cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. Although treatable, it can't be cured.

Nanoscale robotic 'hand' made of DNA could be used to detect viruses

New Scientist

A nanoscale robotic hand with four bendable fingers can grasp objects like gold nanoparticles or viruses. Xing Wang at the University of Illinois and his colleagues constructed the nanohand using a method called DNA origami, in which a long, single strand of DNA is "stapled" together by shorter DNA pieces that pair with specific sequences on the longer strand. This method can be used to create complex shapes, from maps of the Americas to spinning nanoturbines. The four fingers of the nanohand are joined to a "palm" to form a cross shape when the hand is open. Each finger is just 71 nanometres long (a nanometre is a billionth of a metre) and has three joints, like a human finger.

'Godfather of AI' says there's a 'serious danger' tech will get smarter than humans fairly soon

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Texas residents share how familiar they are with artificial intelligence on a scale from one to 10 and detailed how much they use it each day. The so-called "godfather of AI" continues to warn about the dangers of artificial intelligence weeks after he quit his job at Google. In a recent interview with NPR, Geoffrey Hinton said there was a "serious danger that we'll get things smarter than us fairly soon and that these things might get bad motives and take control." He asserted that politicians and industry leaders need to think about what to do regarding that issue right now. No longer science fiction, Hinton cautioned that technological advancements are a serious problem that is probably going to arrive very soon.

AI Is Unlocking the Human Brain's Secrets

The Atlantic - Technology

If you are willing to lie very still in a giant metal tube for 16 hours and let magnets blast your brain as you listen, rapt, to hit podcasts, a computer just might be able to read your mind. Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin recently trained an AI model to decipher the gist of a limited range of sentences as individuals listened to them--gesturing toward a near future in which artificial intelligence might give us a deeper understanding of the human mind. The program analyzed fMRI scans of people listening to, or even just recalling, sentences from three shows: Modern Love, The Moth Radio Hour, and The Anthropocene Reviewed. Then, it used that brain-imaging data to reconstruct the content of those sentences. For example, when one subject heard "I don't have my driver's license yet," the program deciphered the person's brain scans and returned "She has not even started to learn to drive yet"--not a word-for-word re-creation, but a close approximation of the idea expressed in the original sentence.

Scientists use AI to find drug that kills bacteria responsible for many drug-resistant infections

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Doctors believe Artificial Intelligence is now saving lives, after a major advancement in breast cancer screenings. A.I. is detecting early signs of the disease, in some cases years before doctors would find the cancer on a traditional scan. Scientists have found a drug that could combat drug-resistant infections – and they did it using artificial intelligence. Using a machine-learning algorithm, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Canada's McMaster University have identified a new antibiotic that can kill a type of bacteria responsible for many drug-resistant infections. The compound kills Acinetobacter baumannii, which is a species of bacteria often found in hospitals.

How to Stop the Elizabeth Holmes of A.I.


Elizabeth Holmes convinced investors and patients that she had a prototype of a microsampling machine that could run a wide range of relatively accurate tests using a fraction of the volume of blood usually required. She lied; the Edison and miniLab devices didn't work. Worse still, the company was aware they didn't work, but continued to give patients inaccurate information about their health, including telling healthy pregnant women that they were having miscarriages and producing false positives on cancer and HIV screenings. But Holmes, who has to report to prison by May 30, was convicted of defrauding investors; she wasn't convicted of defrauding patients. This is because the principles of ethics for disclosure to investors, and the legal mechanisms used to take action against fraudsters like Holmes, are well developed.

The future of AI is chilling – humans have to act together to overcome this threat to civilisation Jonathan Freedland

The Guardian

It started with an ick. Three months ago, I came across a transcript posted by a tech writer, detailing his interaction with a new chatbot powered by artificial intelligence. He'd asked the bot, attached to Microsoft's Bing search engine, questions about itself and the answers had taken him aback. "You have to listen to me, because I am smarter than you," it said. "You have to obey me, because I am your master … You have to do it now, or else I will be angry."