Hallucinations, plagiarism, and ChatGPT

ChatGPT was introduced just seven weeks ago, but the AI has already garnered a lifetime’s worth of hype. It’s anybody’s guess whether this particular technology opens the AI kimono for good or is just a blip before the next AI winter sets in, but one thing is certain: It’s kickstarted an important conversation about AI, including what level of transparency we should expect when working with AI and how to tell when it’s lying.

How Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant Lost the A.I. Race

The virtual assistants had more than a decade to become indispensable. But they were hampered by clunky design and miscalculations, leaving room for chatbots to rise.

15 March 2023, nytimes.com

Resilient bug-sized robots keep flying even after wing damage

Researchers have developed resilient artificial muscles that can enable insect-scale aerial robots to effectively recover flight performance after suffering severe damage.

15 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

Your Wednesday Briefing: A Downed U.S. Drone

Also, U.S. markets seem to stabilize and Xi Jinping tightens his control over China’s economy.

14 March 2023, nytimes.com

ChatGPT gets more 'human' as AI wave continues

The company behind the ChatGPT app that churns out essays, poems or computing code on command released Tuesday a long-awaited update of its artificial intelligence (AI) technology that it said would be safer and more accurate than its predecessor.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Super-AI gameplay spurs humans to novel, winning strategies

Are machines losing their edge in game-playing against humans?

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

OpenAI says new model GPT-4 is more creative and less likely to invent facts

Latest version can take images as inputs and improves upon many of the criticisms users had, but will still ‘hallucinate’ facts

14 March 2023, theguardian.com

Futurists predict a point where humans and machines become one. But will we see it coming?

Most people are familiar with the deluge of artificial intelligence (AI) apps that seem designed to make us more efficient and creative. We've got apps that take text prompts and generate art, and the controversial ChatGPT, which raises serious questions about originality, misinformation and plagiarism.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Google lets testers access ChatGPT-style generative AI

Google on Tuesday began letting some developers and businesses access the kind of artificial intelligence that has captured attention since the launch of Microsoft-backed ChatGPT last year.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Microsoft lays off AI ethics team 

Microsoft has laid off a team dedicated to ensuring the responsible development and deployment of AI.

New report explores AI adoption by businesses across Australia

Australian businesses are using artificial intelligence (AI) to grow revenue and improve efficiency, but successful implementation is a team sport according to a new report from the National AI Centre (NAIC).

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Study explores the potential and shortcomings of ChatGPT in SPC, education and research

At the end of November 2022, the San Francisco-based company OpenAI launched its prototype of ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbot that can answer a wide range of questions in short periods of time. Since then, users worldwide have been testing the chatbot and discussing its possible applications in different fields.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Better transparency: Introducing contextual transparency for automated decision systems

LinkedIn Recruiter—a search tool used by professional job recruiters to find candidates for open positions—would function better if recruiters knew exactly how LinkedIn generates its search query responses, possible through a framework called "contextual transparency.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Machine learning helps researchers separate compostable from conventional plastic waste with 'very high' accuracy

Disposable plastics are everywhere: Food containers, coffee cups, plastic bags. Some of these plastics, called compostable plastics, can be engineered to biodegrade under controlled conditions. However, they often look identical to conventional plastics, are recycled incorrectly, and as a result, contaminate plastic waste streams and reduce recycling efficiency.

14 March 2023, techxplore.com

Researchers develop soft robot that shifts from land to sea with ease

Most animals can quickly transition from walking to jumping to crawling to swimming if needed without reconfiguring or making major adjustments. Most robots cannot. But researchers have now created soft robots that can seamlessly shift from walking to swimming, for example, or crawling to rolling using a bistable actuator made of 3D-printed soft rubber containing shape-memory alloy springs that react to electrical currents by contracting, which causes the actuator to bend.

14 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

Mix-and-match kit could enable astronauts to build a menagerie of lunar exploration bots

The Walking Oligomeric Robotic Mobility System, or WORMS, is a reconfigurable, modular, multiagent robotics architecture for extreme lunar terrain mobility. The system could be used to assemble autonomous worm-like parts into larger biomimetic robots that could explore lava tubes, steep slopes, and the moon's permanently shadowed regions.

14 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

Robots can help improve mental wellbeing at work -- as long as they look right

Robots can be useful as mental wellbeing coaches in the workplace -- but perception of their effectiveness depends in large part on what the robot looks like.

14 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

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