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Threads now lets you control the amount of political content you see

Photo by Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto via Getty ImagesWith the 2024 US presidential election coming up, you can expect to see a lot more political posts on social networks, including Meta's Threads. Maybe you'd like to avoid those types of posts as much as possible or perhaps you want to dive head first into political discussions and debates. Either way, Threads now gives you more control over how much political content appears in your feed.A new setting now rolling out to the Threads app for iOS and Android lets you…

Medium says it will revoke Partner Program enrollment from writers who publish AI-generated stories, even with disclosure, and other…

Buster Benson / The Medium Blog: Medium says it will revoke Partner Program enrollment from writers who publish AI-generated stories, even with disclosure, and other low-quality content — Protecting Medium's mission and authentic writers means doing more to protect quality — We know you've seen it: spammy comments that say nothing of value. Buster Benson / The Medium Blog: Medium says it will revoke Partner Program enrollment from writers who publish AI-generated stories, even…

Teaching writers when and how to use generative AI to create helpful content

On Nov. 30, 2022, OpenAI launched ChatGPT, a groundbreaking AI chatbot that can understand and generate human-like text. Less than three weeks later, I started teaching writers how to use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to create helpful content. While this may seem hasty, given the uncertainties around this new technology, I have experience adapting to innovative technologies that transform the writing process. In the 1970s, I wrote using typewriters as a reporter and editor. Then in August 1981, I was…

‘There’s A Lot Of Explicit Content’: Megan Fox Talks Writing About MGK In Her Book, And How It Made Him Feel

Megan Fox has been expanding her professional horizons as of late, and the results have been interesting. While she’s still doing work in movies and TV, Fox is now a published author, thanks to her first book, Pretty Boys Are Poisonous. The literary work is a collection of poems, which detail her various relationships and certain aspects of her love life. Her current partner, Machine Gun Kelly, is one of the many men to be featured in the book. The actress recently got candid about writing down her experiences with MGK…

Here’s Proof You Can Train an AI Model Without Slurping Copyrighted Content

In 2023, OpenAI told the UK parliament that it was “impossible” to train leading AI models without using copyrighted materials. It’s a popular stance in the AI world, where OpenAI and other leading players have used materials slurped up online to train the models powering chatbots and image generators, triggering a wave of lawsuits alleging copyright infringement. Two announcements Wednesday offer evidence that large language models can in fact be trained without the permissionless use of copyrighted materials.A group of…

New rules for disclosing AI-generated content

Artificial intelligence isn’t quite on the verge of taking your job or replacing your favorite search engine yet, but it’s certainly capable of tricking the average internet user. As such, YouTube will now require creators on its platform to start disclosing the use of “altered or synthetic media” in their videos, including generative AI, to create realistic content.It’s an interesting distinction but an important one. Creators do not always have to let us know if their video contains AI-generated content. If…

Riven remake won’t feature any AI-assisted content, Cyan confirms

Cyan Worlds Cyan’s classic PC adventure game Riven: The Sequel to Myst is getting an Unreal Engine 5 remake later this year. Although Cyan’s last game experienced controversy surrounding the use of AI content, Cyan confirmed to Digital Trends that the Riven remake does not use any “AI-assisted content.” Riven: The Sequel to Myst was a 1997 follow-up to a point-and-click adventure game that was a trailblazer in both puzzle game and immersive 3D game design. It continued to refine the formula Cyan established in Myst…

TikTok will pay creators to make trending search content

TikTok will pay creators to make content about trending search terms on the app. Creators will receive a payout depending on how well their content aligns with what TikTok users search for. This is one of the four core metrics of the firm’s Creator Rewards Program, its new monetization program. TikTok wants people to use the app as a video search engine TikTok debuted as a short-form video platform but has quickly evolved into a video-centric social media app. It allows you to post short and long videos and chat and…

YouTube Announces Labels to Highlight AI-Generated Content; Tells Creators to Disclose Altered Videos

YouTube is cracking down on artificial intelligence (AI)-generated content posted on the platform, and as a first step, it has asked creators to disclose when a video has been altered using AI or generated using AI tools. The announcement comes after the video-streaming giant updated its content policy in November 2023 to create transparency when AI videos are uploaded. The Google-owned platform also revealed that it will add labels on its own when a creator posts a video on a sensitive subject but does not add the AI…