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After ‘Sora’ launch, YouTuber MrBeast tells OpenAI CEO Sam Altman not to make him ‘Homeless’

Popular YouTuber MrBeast, famous for his amazingly successful videos, has engaged in a humorous and thought-provoking exchange with OpenAI CEO Sam Altman about the new AI tool called Sora, an advanced text-to-video generator launched by OpenAI just 2 days ago .The funny exchange between MrBeast, whose real name is James Stephen Donaldson, and Altman highlighted the potential negative impact of AI technology on content creators like MrBeast. The conversation happened on X (formerly Twitter), which caught the interest of…

Google Rolls Out Updated AI Model Capable of Handling Longer Text, Video – But It Still Hallucinates

 Alphabet Inc.'s Google is rolling out a new version of its powerful artificial intelligence model that it says can handle larger amounts of text and video than products made by competitors.The updated AI model, called Gemini 1.5 Pro, will be available on Thursday to cloud customers and developers so they can test its new features and eventually create new commercial applications. Google and its rivals have spent billions to ramp up their capabilities in generative AI and are keen to attract corporate clients to show…

Europe within reach of landmark AI rules after nod from EU countries

Europe on Friday moved a step closer to adopting rules governing the use of artificial intelligence and AI models such as Microsoft-backed ChatGPT after EU countries endorsed a political deal reached in December.The rules, proposed by the European Commission three years ago, aim to set a global standard for a technology used in a vast swathe of industries from banking and retail to the car and airline sectors. They also set parameters for the use of AI for military, crime and security purposes. EU industry chief Thierry…

Microsoft, Google Woo India Programmers to Win AI Leadership

Top executives from Microsoft Corp. and Alphabet Inc. are touring India over the next week to court the country's millions of programmers and support the adoption of artificial intelligence services in a key market. Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella will address developers and technologists on “discovering new opportunities with AI” during a visit next week in Bangalore, the country's technology epicenter. He'll also speak to industry leaders in Mumbai about the opportunities and challenges with …

AI companies will need to start reporting their safety tests to the US government

The Biden administration will start implementing a new requirement for the developers of major artificial intelligence systems to disclose their safety test results to the government.The White House AI Council is scheduled to meet Monday to review progress made on the executive order that President Joe Biden signed three months ago to manage the fast-evolving technology. Chief among the 90-day goals from the order was a mandate under the Defense Production Act that AI companies share vital information with the Commerce…

AI horror: Outrage over deepfake images of singer Taylor Swift

Fans of Taylor Swift and politicians expressed outrage on Friday at AI-generated fake images that went viral on X and were still available on other platforms. One image of the US megastar was seen 47 million times on X, the former Twitter, before it was removed Thursday. According to US media, the post was live on the platform for around 17 hours.Deepfake images of celebrities are not new but activists and regulators are worried that easy-to-use tools employing generative artificial intelligence (AI) will create an…

Aleph Alpha CEO Warns Big Tech May Use Dominance to Control AI

Major technology companies pouring money into artificial intelligence could come to dominate the emerging technology, Aleph Alpha GmbH Chief Executive Officer Jonas Andrulis said.  He criticized the European Union's AI Act, one of the first major pieces of legislation to regulate the technology, which Andrulis said risks diverting founders' energy away from innovation and into compliance.   “We need a somewhat fair environment,” he said in an interview on Bloomberg TV on Wednesday. “And this is difficult because the big…

Transforming X Interactions With An Advanced Cardano-Focused AI Chatbot

CardanoGPT, a trailblazing AI-focused startup in the Cardano ecosystem, has reached a significant milestone with the simultaneous launch of AskGirolamo, an intelligent X chat and reply bot, and the initiation of the beta testing phase for Girolamo, the innovative Discord chatbot. These groundbreaking developments aim to revolutionize the way users interact with and access information about Cardano. AskGirolamo, the New X Chatbot; AskGirolamo, named after the esteemed mathematician Girolamo Cardano, is…

WEF 2024: AI won’t replace human care for each other: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman

Amid concerns raised in various quarters about risks posed by AI, ChatGPT creator OpenAI's CEO Sam Altman on Thursday said artificial intelligence (AI) won't replace human care for each other, just like computers didn't kill the game of chess. Speaking at a session on 'Technology in a Turbulent World' at the World Economic Forum (WEF 2024) here, he said even with its very limited current capability and very deep flaws, people are finding ways to use this tool for great productivity gains or other gains and understand the…

Intel looks to bridge biggest gap in generative AI, spins out AI software firm – Articul8 AI

 Intel on Wednesday said it was forming a new independent company around its artificial intelligence software efforts with backing from digital-focused asset manager DigitalBridge Group and other investors. Intel executives would not comment on the value of the deal or whether it would retain a majority stake in the new venture, other than to say the firm would have an independent board of directors and the chipmaker would remain a shareholder. The new entity, which will not be publicly traded and will be called Articul8…