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‘AI godfather’, others urge more deepfake regulation in open letter

Artificial intelligence experts and industry executives, including one of the technology's trailblazers Yoshua Bengio, have signed an open letter calling for more regulation around the creation of deepfakes, citing potential risks to society. "Today, deepfakes often involve sexual imagery, fraud, or political disinformation. Since AI is progressing rapidly and making deepfakes much easier to create, safeguards are needed," the group said in the letter, which was put together by Andrew Critch, an AI researcher at UC…

Sam Altman, Bill Gates Weigh AI Risks in Big Election Year

With almost half of the world's population heading to the polls in a national election in 2024, leaders at the World Economic Forum are grappling with how the arrival of ChatGPT will affect these democracies — and how governments will in turn regulate AI.  Leaders in artificial intelligence including OpenAI's Sam Altman and Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates weighed in this week at Davos, the gilded annual conference where billionaires hold forth on global problems. While all said they took the threat of artificial…

Misuse, harm ‘inevitable’! WHO highlights AI risks for healthcare

Generative artificial intelligence could transform healthcare through things like drug development and more rapid diagnoses, but the World Health Organization stressed Thursday more attention should be paid to the risks.The WHO has been examining the potential dangers and benefits posed by AI large multi-modal models (LMMs), which are relatively new and are quickly being adopted in health. LMMs are a type of generative AI which can use multiple types of data input, including text, images and video, and generate outputs…

ai risks: IMF chief says AI holds risks, ‘tremendous opportunity’ for global economy

Artificial intelligence poses risks to job security around the world but also offers a "tremendous opportunity" to boost flagging productivity levels and fuel global growth, the IMF chief told AFP.AI will affect 60 percent of jobs in advanced economies, the International Monetary Fund's managing director, Kristalina Georgieva, said in an interview in Washington, shortly before departing for the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Elevate Your Tech Prowess with High-Value Skill CoursesOffering…

5 things about AI you may have missed today: AI hints fingerprints are not unique, secret talks on AI risks, more

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman and the U.S. House Speaker conferred on risks posed by artificial intelligence (AI) amid regulatory challenges; US and Chinese AI companies hold secret talks on AI safety concerns; Pipefy launches AI-driven HR automation with customisable chatbots; Google Cloud unveils generative AI tools to transform retail experiences- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.1. OpenAI CEO and U.S. House Speaker confer on AI risks amid regulatory challengesOpenAI CEO Sam Altman and U.S. House Speaker…

5 things about AI you may have missed today: RBI dy governor flags AI risks, copyright challenges sparked by AI boom

RBI Deputy Governor flags AI risks in finance sector; AI reshapes sales: Professionals save over 2 hours daily, focus on human connections; Canadian health care workers embrace AI amid staffing crisis; Samsung's AI-powered fridge generates recipes- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.1. RBI Deputy Governor flags AI risks in finance sectorRBI Deputy Governor M Rajeshwar Rao expressed concerns about AI deployment in financial institutions, citing risks of data bias, governance challenges, and…

AI risks: AI risks need to be better understood and managed, research warns

While artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of transforming societies in positive ways, it also presents risks that need to be better understood and managed, new research has warned. Joe Burton, a professor at Lancaster University, UK, contends that AI and algorithms are more than mere tools used by national security agencies to thwart malicious online activities. In a research paper recently published in the Technology in Society Journal, Burton suggests that AI and algorithms can also fuel polarisation, radicalism,…

Not sentient AI killing us off, China is a bigger threat, says Open AI investor Vinod Khosla

Since the advent of AI, there has been a divide between those who think this tech is a boon and those who feel that it will bring doom to humanity. While the risks of artificial intelligence are being debated across the world at all levels, some famous industry leaders have different views. Renowned investor Vinod Khosla, a key figure in the early backing of OpenAI, has stirred debate by emphasizing that the real threat to the world is China, not artificial intelligence. Khosla, who invested a substantial $50 million in…

5 things about AI you may have missed today: G7 leaders forge AI rules, Nvidia CEO eyes Malaysia as AI manufacturing hub

G7 leaders forge historic international rules for generative AI; Tech giants fail to deliver on ethical AI promises, according to a Stanford report; Amazon CEO foresees transformative impact of generative AI on customer experiences; New York partners with intuition robotics to combat senior loneliness with AI companions- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.1. G7 leaders forge historic international rules for generative AIThe G7 leaders reached a historic agreement on the first international rules for…

As deepfake videos threat rises, these 5 safety tips will help avoid this heinous cybercrime

In the realm of cybercrime, a pressing warning from authorities is echoing globally about the rising menace of deepfake videos. Potent tools are being used, manipulated by malevolent entities, to extract money from unsuspecting victims. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has already sounded the alarm, revealing an alarming surge in deepfake videos, which is rising at an annual rate of 900 percent. Amit Gupta, the Vice President of Product Management, Research, and Engineering at Pindrop, a cybersecurity powerhouse, laid…