The White House has met with AI executives, released an AI bill of rights and an AI risk management framework, but who should run the show? WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional lawmakers agreed that AI needs federal oversight, but several were skeptical that President Biden or Vice President Kamala Harris were capable of leading the effort. "I wouldn't trust Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to be able to successfully operate an iPhone, much less be a key focal point of AI policy," Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz told Fox News. "That said, there are some leading minds in the Democratic Party here on the Hill who I think are evaluating these issues with great thoughtfulness: Ted Lieu, Ro Khanna." Rep. Matt Gaetz said neither Biden nor Harris should run the White House's AI efforts.
This week, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the imminent X Date when the United States hits the debt ceiling and could default; the presidential campaign announcements of Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott; and the possibilities of regulating artificial intelligence. Here are some notes and references from this week's show: Ezra Klein for The New York Times: "Liberals Are Persuading Themselves of a Debt Ceiling Plan That Won't Work" John Dickerson for CBS News Prime Time: "Former Google executive speaks out against AI" Emily Conover for Science News Explores: "A new supercomputer just set a world record for speed" Here are this week's chatters: John: Oliver Whang for The New York Times: "A Paralyzed Man Can Walk Naturally Again With Brain and Spine Implants"; Henri Lorach, et al., for Nature: "Walking naturally after spinal cord injury using a brain-spine interface" David: NatureSweet Twilights tomato; join David at a live taping of City Cast DC on Saturday June 3 at 1 p.m., Right Proper Brewing's Brookland production house and tasting room. For this week's Slate Plus bonus segment, David, Emily, and John discuss Harlan Crow's collections and Graeme Wood's article in The Atlantic: "Inside the Garden of Evil." Tickets are on sale now.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined'Your World with Neil Cavuto' to discuss the dangers of artificial intelligence, comparing Steve Jobs to Elon Musk and more. Picture this: you're lounging on your couch, half-watching "The Crown," half-scrolling through your endless emails, and then you hear it, a FaceTime call ringing in. A voice from your friend that sounds just like them greets you. It's as if you've stepped into an episode of "Black Mirror" when you realize it's a cloned voice you're hearing. CLICK TO GET KURT'S FREE CYBERGUY NEWSLETTER WITH QUICK TIPS, TECH REVIEWS, SECURITY ALERTS AND EASY HOW-TO'S TO MAKE YOU SMARTER Welcome to iOS 17, where your iPhone and iPad will sound exactly like you when a new feature called Personal Voice is set up and enabled.
OpenAI first launched its ChatGPT iOS app across the US in mid-May and now it has made good on its promise to expand to more countries in the "coming weeks" by launching in 11 new countries. The countries are a global mix with iOS users in Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria and the UK now able to access the app. The ChatGPT app for iOS is now available to users in 11 more countries -- Albania, Croatia, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Korea, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, and the UK. The ChatGPT app works and looks like the website does with conversation history synced between the computer and iPhone. ChatGPT Plus subscribers can access GPT-4 through the app and receive faster responses.
Lauren: So you are the editor in chief here at WIRED, and you've been talking a lot about AI, so I wanted to see how good you are at telling regular human-made music apart from AI-generated music. Gideon: I mean, I can barely tell music by one human apart from another sometimes. So, uh, you know, you might be disappointed, but I will do my best. Lauren: Let's hear the second one. Lauren: First, I'm curious if you know who the artist is. Gideon: I have no idea.
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And as has become customary in the last few years, major tech companies are taking this week as a chance to share their latest accessibility-minded products. From Apple and Google to Webex and Adobe, the industry's biggest players have launched new features to make their products easier to use. The company actually had a huge set of updates to share, which makes sense since it typically releases most of its accessibility-centric news at this time each year. For 2023, Apple is introducing Assistive Access, which is an accessibility setting that, when turned on, changes the home screen for iPhone and iPad to a layout with fewer distractions and icons. You can choose from a row-based or grid-based layout, and the latter would result in a 2x3 arrangement of large icons.
This week, OpenAI released a new ChatGPT app meant for use on iPhones and iPads. It's free, syncs with your existing chat history and you can even talk to it -- sort of. While you can blurt out things for the app to transcribe and respond to, the experience is pretty basic; in other words, don't expect it to talk back at you like Siri or Alexa.
Since its release in late November, ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Its advanced capabilities such as coding and writing have made it an integral part of people's everyday workflow. Now, incorporating it into your everyday life will be even easier. On Thursday, OpenAI released a ChatGPT app for iOS, which is meant to have all the same features the desktop version has, including instant answers for any prompt you ask it. In addition to the desktop features, the app incorporates OpenAI's Whisper technology, an open-source speech-recognition system, to allow for voice prompts within the app.