Godfather of AI warns about dangers of his technology
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Geoffrey Hinton, 75, announced his resignation from Google in a statement to the New York Times, saying he now regretted his work. He told the BBC some of the dangers of AI chatbots were "quite scary". "Right now, they're not more intelligent than us, as far as I can tell. But I think they soon may be."
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Robots responded to reporters' questions, sitting or standing next to their creators. They reaffirmed they had no intention to replace humans or rebel against them.
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A number of companies working with artificial intelligence technology have agreed to a voluntary measure to mark AI content. The system would include images as well as text, video and audio.
China has restated its goal to be the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI). When it comes to snooping on the public, the country has the edge but faces many other hurdles.
AI tools, from ChatGPT to Google Translate, are useless to billions of people in the Global South who don't work in western languages. Researchers and startups from Africa and other parts of the world are changing that.
Artificial intelligence is an exciting and fast-changing technology. But it has a big CO2 footprint and is being used to boost activities that make climate change worse.
History shows the economic impact of technological advances is generally uncertain, unequal and sometimes outright malign.
A new report by the UN's International Labor Organization found that AI can help with certain duties rather than take over entire jobs. However, clerical workers remain exposed to full automation.
The use of digital biometric identification — recognizing people by their unique features — is growing in the Middle East. There's concern it provides an opportunity for repression.
Several Chinese companies have now made AI chatbots publicly available, with Baidu first off the blocks with its ERNIE. But the bots will be subject to extreme censorship on certain topics.
A video of Kilian Mbappé seemingly being told off at school created an online storm, spreading far and wide when it was posted to X, formerly Twitter, at the end of August. But it is in fact AI-generated. Its creator tells us how and why he made the video, and how he lost control of it, once it started going viral.
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