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AI presents 'risk of extinction' on par with nuclear war, industry leaders say


With the rise of ChatGPT, Bard and other large language models (LLMs), we've been hearing warnings from the people involved like Elon Musk about the risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI). Now, a group of high-profile industry leaders has issued a one-sentence statement effectively confirming those fears. Mitigating the risk of extinction from AI should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war. It was posted to the Center for AI Safety, an organization with the mission "to reduce societal-scale risks from artificial intelligence," according to its website. Signatories are a who's who of the AI industry, including OpenAI chief executive Sam Altman and Google DeepMind head Demis Hassabis.

The biggest problem in AI? Lying chatbots

Washington Post - Technology News

Companies are also spending time and money improving their models by testing them with real people. A technique called reinforcement learning with human feedback, where human testers manually improve a bot's answers and then feed them back into the system to improve it, is widely credited with making ChatGPT so much better than chatbots that came before it. A popular approach is to connect chatbots up to databases of factual or more trustworthy information, such as Wikipedia, Google search or bespoke collections of academic articles or business documents.

The Morning After: NASA's SLS rocket is already $6 billion over budget


According to the latest audit from NASA's inspector general, the Space Launch System (SLS) rocket designed to take astronauts to the Moon is substantially over budget and far behind schedule. NASA's spending on the Artemis Moon Program is expected to reach $93 billion by 2025, including the $23.8 billion already spent on the SLS system through 2022. That sum represents "$6 billion in cost increases and over six years in schedule delays above NASA's original projections," says the report. One of the issues has been integrating older NASA technology with newer systems. "These increases are caused by interrelated issues such as assumptions that the use of heritage technologies… were expected to result in significant cost and schedule savings compared to developing new systems for the SLS," the audit states.

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.

Multiple victims in Memorial Day beach shooting, graduation speech backlash and more top headlines

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Police respond to a shooting near the Hollywood Beach Broadwalk in Hollywood, Fla., Monday evening, May 29, 2023. HOLIDAY HORROR - Multiple people, including children, injured in Memorial Day shooting at beach boardwalk in Florida. 'VILE' - Groups call for public law school to face punishment after'evil, antisemitic' graduation speech. MUM'S THE WORD - Durham report reveals Biden and Obama knew truth of Trump collusion hoax but kept silent, Gregg Jarrett writes. FLORIDA FURY - Upcoming convention goes 18 in reaction to DeSantis law that prohibits exposing kids to'adult live entertainment.' Continue reading … BIG BROTHER - AI can spy on unsuspecting victims with'ease and precision,' experts warn.

Titanic remains reveal lost gold necklace made from the tooth of a megalodon

Daily Mail - Science & tech

A necklace'made from the tooth of a megalodon shark' is revealed in new images from the wreckage of RMS Titanic. The stunning artefact – which has not been worn since the ship's sinking in April 1912 – was identified in footage taken last summer by Guernsey-based firm Magellan Ltd. The footage was shot during efforts to capture the first digital scans of the shipwreck, which present the wreck almost as if it's been retrieved from the water. Other objects surrounding the necklace have not been identified, although it appears to be surrounded by small ring-shaped beads. Magellan Ltd, which is working with Atlantic Productions on a documentary about last year's expedition, is prohibited from taking them from the sea floor, however.

Russia's pre-dawn air raid on Kyiv kills at least 1 while Moscow claims city attacked by drones

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Russia launched a pre-dawn air raid on Ukraine's capital of Kyiv on Tuesday, killing at least one person, while officials in Moscow claim the Russian capital was attacked by drones. At least 20 Shahed explosive drones were struck down by air defense forces in Kyiv's airspace in Russia's third attack on the capital in the past 24 hours, according to the Kyiv Military Administration via The Associated Press. Ukraine shot down 29 of the 31 drones fired into the country, most of which were in the Kyiv area, the air force later said.

AIhub monthly digest: May 2023 – mitigating biases, ICLR invited talks, and Eurovision fun


Welcome to our May 2023 monthly digest, where you can catch up with any AIhub stories you may have missed, peruse the latest news, find out about recent events, and more. This month, we learn how to mitigate biases in machine learning, explore tradeoffs in school redistricting, and find out how machine learning algorithms fared in predicting the winner of this year's Eurovision Song Contest. In this blogpost, Max Springer examines the notion of fairness in hierarchical clustering. Max and colleagues demonstrate that it's possible to incorporate fairness constraints or demographic information into the optimization process to reduce biases in ML models without significantly sacrificing performance. Joar Skalse and Alessandro Abate won the AAAI 2023 outstanding paper award for their work, Misspecification in Inverse Reinforcement Learning, in which they study the question of how robust the inverse reinforcement learning problem is to misspecification of the underlying behavioural model.

Millions of fast food workers could lose their jobs within 5 years. Here's why

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AI could replace fast food servers and cooks over the next five to 10 years as the industry rapidly develops solutions to improve sales and efficiency, an AI CEO said. Artificial intelligence advances will allow computer kiosks and robots to replace most fast food jobs within five to 10 years, according to an AI entrepreneur. "This is definitely a watershed moment for artificial intelligence," Valyant AI founder Rob Carpenter told Fox News. "We are going to see AI jump from back-office processing and manufacturing facilities to consumer-facing, front-facing, traditionally human-only jobs." Wendy's announced that it's using Google AI technology at an Ohio location.

AI tool helps couples write wedding vows as marriage expert warns, 'Be cautious' with technology

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Becky Jefferies made it to the front of the aisle amid her marriage ceremony in Greece when she realized her wedding dress was incomplete. Artificial intelligence is the hot new topic of conversation as AI tools are increasingly threatening to replace the "human" component in a variety of everyday tasks -- or are already doing so. For some, artificial intelligence apps like ChatGPT are being used to write or draft academic papers, answer medical questions and receive advice on a wide array of topics. Some engaged couples are now using the platforms for help when writing their wedding vows. Fox News Digital tried using ChatGPT to write wedding vows -- typing "write my wedding vows" into the platform.