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AI threat alert: Artificial intelligence risks need to be better understood and managed

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: President Droupadi Murmu on deepfakes, AI lasers, more

Even on a Saturday, the artificial intelligence space continues to be a hub of activity. On December 2, we witnessed multiple big announcements and callouts for safety in AI. In the first news, President Droupadi Murmu said that while the use of AI was making people's lives easier, its misuse to create deepfakes poses a threat to society. In other news, researchers have created an AI-powered laser camera capable of remotely detecting a person's heartbeat and identifying indicators of potential cardiovascular ailments.…

5 things about AI you may have missed today: CJI on AI, Comic-con protest against AI and more

Artificial intelligence has refused to fade away into the background for months and it does not look like it will do so in anytime soon, judging by the reactions it has elicited today too. Chief Justice of India (CJI) has warned against misuse of tech, social media, and AI for harmful purposes; Income Tax Department is using AI to combat tax fraud among salaried employees; Hollywood extras say they are at risk of AI technology createing their digital clones- this and more in our daily AI roundup. Let us take a look.1.…

5 things about AI you may have missed today: AI upskilling, free online AI course, fake AI reviews and more

It has been an extremely interesting day for AI globally! Hollywood actors have joined screenwriters in a historic strike over wages; young professionals are prioritizing AI upskilling for job market relevance; Elon Musk plans to train his xAI using public tweets and more.1. Launch of free online AI training program in Indian languagesUnion Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has launched AI for India 2.0, a free online Artificial Intelligence training program in Indian languages, on World Youth Skills Day. The program, a…

Digital superintelligence could take over China? Know what Elon Musk said

Billionaire Elon Musk recently expressed his belief that China stands alongside humanity when it comes to artificial intelligence (AI). He stated that China would be open to collaborating with the international community to establish common guidelines for this transformative technology, which he refers to as a "civilisational risk."Musk also underlined the threat that AI poses to China. The Tesla CEO says he told the Chinese leadership that if they create some kind of a Digital superintelligence, then it could very well…

ai threat: The true threat of artificial intelligence

Technology forged by private markets won't solve the world's problems. It will only amplify them.In May, more than 350 technology executives, researchers and academics signed a statement warning of the existential dangers of artificial intelligence. "Mitigating the risk of extinction from A.I. should be a global priority alongside other societal-scale risks such as pandemics and nuclear war," the signatories warned.This came on the heels of another high-profile letter, signed by the likes of Elon Musk and Steve Wozniak, a…

Humans could be replaced by AI: Study

Researchers found 'AI (particularly large language models, or LLMs) may alter the nature of their work.The study was published in Journal, 'Science.' Grossmann and colleagues observed that large language models trained on massive amounts of text data are becoming more capable of simulating human-like responses and behaviour. This opens up new avenues for testing theories and hypotheses about human behaviour at unprecedented scale and speed. "What we wanted to explore in this article is how social science research…

Alan Turing awardee Yann LeCun says fears of AI threatening humanity are “preposterously ridiculous”

The debate around the regulation of artificial intelligence (AI) is at an all-time high as the European Union passed the AI Regulation bill on Wednesday. For months, many prominent people like Elon Musk and Sam Altman as well as two of the three Godfathers of AI, Yoshua Bengio and Geoffrey Hinton, have been protesting the unprecedented rise of AI and have called for government regulation in space raising concerns of a superintelligent AI causing the extinction of humanity. However, the third Godfather of AI, Yann LeCun,…

Human extinction threat ‘overblown’ says AI sage Marcus

Ever since the poem churning ChatGPT burst on the scene six months ago, expert Gary Marcus has voiced caution against artificial intelligence's ultra-fast development and adoption.But against AI's apocalyptic doomsayers, the New York University emeritus professor told AFP in a recent interview that the technology's existential threats may currently be "overblown." "I'm not personally that concerned about extinction risk, at least for now, because the scenarios are not that concrete," said Marcus in San Francisco. "A more…