4 ways AI will reshape society
20 April 2023 | 10:12 am
The rise of systems like ChatGPT is dominating headlines. Experts worry that they could displace millions of workers, obscure the line between truth and lies, and deepen existing inequalities. Do they have a point?
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This new Artificial Intelligence technology, ChatGPT, can answer any sort of questions or write you an essay or news article. But there’s a dark side to it that involves 200 Africans.
We investigate AI-generated videos that call for support for the Burkinabe military junta and its leader Ibrahim Traore, just days after the junta ordered French troops to leave the country. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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The conversational service, introduced as Bard, comes after rival Microsoft announced it was investing in ChatGPT. Google said Bard would be integrated into its search engine.
Microsoft says it is revamping its Bing search engine and Edge web browser with artificial intelligence akin to ChatGPT, in the hopes of making inroads into Google's dominance of online searches.
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