Will Google’s rush to join chatbot party with launch of Bard backfire?

Success of AI-powered rivals ChatGPT and Bing Chat has forced its hand, but release brings risks for tech giant

21 March 2023, theguardian.com

The AI tools that will write our emails, attend our meetings – and change our lives

From Gmail to Office 365, AI is about to become deeply integrated into the apps we use every day, as Google, Adobe and Microsoft add new layers to the tools and apps we already use to work and live

21 March 2023, theguardian.com

Adobe bets on generative AI with ‘Firefly’ tool to create images from text

Adobe announced a series of AI initiatives on Tuesday, including Firefly, a generative AI tool that generates images using text prompts.

21 March 2023, venturebeat.com

Opinion | A.I. Is About to Get Much Weirder. Here’s What to Watch For.

The Vox writer Kelsey Piper talks about the increasing pace of A.I. development, how it’s changing the world and what to do about it.

21 March 2023, nytimes.com

Google and Microsoft are bringing AI to Word, Excel, Gmail and more. It could boost productivity for us – and cybercriminals

The new tools are expected to free up space for workers by helping out with tedious and repetitive task. Here’s how it will work.

21 March 2023, theconversation.com

BONUS: Hard Fork Live! Big Tech’s Arch Nemesis + Bot or Not?

Live from the South by Southwest festival in Austin, a conversation with the assistant attorney general Jonathan Kanter.

20 March 2023, nytimes.com

AI algorithm puts the color back in black and white films

Countless historical photographs are stored in black and white in the world's archives. Today, these cultural assets and contemporary documents are conserved by means of digitization and (partially) improved through digital restoration.

20 March 2023, techxplore.com

Case study: Efficient audio-based convolutional neural networks via filter pruning

Dr. Arshdeep Singh, a machine learning researcher in sound with Professor Mark D. Plumbley as a part of "AI for sound" (AI4S) project within the Centre for Vision, Speech and Signal Processing (CVSSP), has been focusing on designing efficient and sustainable artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI-ML) models.

20 March 2023, techxplore.com

The AI arms race highlights the urgent need for responsible innovation

The recent frenzy over language processing tools such as ChatGPT has sent organizations scrambling to provide guidelines for responsible usage. The online publishing platform Medium, for example, has released a statement on AI-generated writing that promotes "transparency" and "disclosure.

20 March 2023, techxplore.com

Voice deepfakes are calling—here's what they are and how to avoid getting scammed

You have just returned home after a long day at work and are about to sit down for dinner when suddenly your phone starts buzzing. On the other end is a loved one, perhaps a parent, a child or a childhood friend, begging you to send them money immediately.

20 March 2023, techxplore.com

AI disentangles quantum patents

A new study in the International Journal of Intellectual Property Management demonstrates how so-called artificial intelligence (AI) techniques can be used instead of conventional text analysis to disentangle information from a large body of work. Proof of principle was undertaken using a patents database and focusing on research and technologies utilizing the field of quantum science.

20 March 2023, techxplore.com

With GPT-4, dangers of ‘Stochastic Parrots’ remain, say researchers. No wonder OpenAI CEO is a ‘bit scared’ | The AI Beat

Looking back at a seminal paper on AI ethics and realizing there are lessons from it that the AI community needs to keep in mind today.

20 March 2023, venturebeat.com

How AI fooled Centrelink, and could fool you

Data and interactives editor Nick Evershed on how an AI-generated voice was able to fool Centrelink to access his private information, and AI expert Toby Walsh explores how this technology could make it easier than ever to steal someone’s identity or

20 March 2023, theguardian.com

Crypto Wants Its Shine Back

After a miserable year, cryptocurrency companies are looking for ways to rebrand products that many consumers no longer trust.

20 March 2023, nytimes.com

Cybersecurity funds should go towards beefing up Centrelink voice authentication, Greens say

David Shoebridge says some of the $10bn allocated to Redspice program should counter misuse of AI

20 March 2023, theguardian.com

Mind-control robots a reality

Researchers have developed biosensor technology that will allow you to operate devices, such as robots and machines, solely through thought control.

20 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

A sowing, pruning, and harvesting robot for SynecocultureTM farming

Synecoculture, a new farming method, involves growing mixed plant species together in high density. However, it requires complex operation since varying species with different growing seasons and growing speeds are planted on the same land. To address this need, researchers have developed a robot that can sow, prune, and harvest plants in dense vegetation growth.

20 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

Head-worn device can control mobile manipulators

New research aims to increase autonomy for individuals with such motor impairments by introducing a head-worn device that will help them control a mobile manipulator. Teleoperated mobile manipulators can aid individuals in completing daily activities, but many existing technologies like hand-operated joysticks or web interfaces require a user to have substantial fine motor skills to effectively control them.

20 March 2023, sciencedaily.com

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