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ChatGPT just went rogue and we don’t know why

ChatGPT just went rogue and we don’t know why

OpenAI’s generative language tool went completely haywire last night, and its responses have been freaking people out. Developers ambiguously refer to this phenomenon as a ‘hallucination’. Reassuring. Are our digital overlords readying their full-scale invasion already? Last night, ChatGPT users reported occurrences of the generative language tool going completely haywire. Simple user queries prompted strange ramblings, most of which were entirely unintelligible and way too long. Gathering to share examples on Reddit...

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OpenAI alleges the New York Times tricked ChatGPT into plagiarism

OpenAI alleges the New York Times tricked ChatGPT into plagiarism

In what is due to be a definitive case for the future of generative AI, the New York Times is suing OpenAI for training ChatGPT using its articles without permission. The defendant alleges that the media outlet tricked its AI model specifically to produce answers verbatim. The landscape of generative AI may not look so lawless in 2024, if the New York Times can win its landmark case against OpenAI’s...

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ChatGPT is Wikipedia’s most viewed subject of 2023

ChatGPT is Wikipedia’s most viewed subject of 2023

ChatGPT sits atop the most viewed subjects on Wikipedia for 2023. Given the meteoric rise of OpenAI and generative AI in general, it’s hardly surprising. The annual ranking of the most popular searches on Wikipedia is a solid indicator of what was big in the zeitgeist that year. Somewhat predictably, ChatGPT takes the cake for 2023. Curious folk have visited the public-edited encyclopaedia some 84 billion times over the last...

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Employee pressure sees Sam Altman reinstated as OpenAI chief

Employee pressure sees Sam Altman reinstated as OpenAI chief

Having been ousted by board members late last week, Sam Altman is already due to be reinstated as OpenAI CEO. The tech tycoon has his workforce to thank. Well, this is awkward. Cast your mind all the way back to last Friday (November 17th), when the surprising news broke that OpenAI CEO Sam Altman had been dismissed by the company board. Having led OpenAI’s first developer conference just a week prior, in...

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OpenAI’s custom ‘GPTs’ take generative AI to another level

OpenAI’s custom ‘GPTs’ take generative AI to another level

ChatGPT Plus subscribers can now utilise OpenAI’s flagship generative AI to create custom programs. Mere days into launch, the results are incredibly impressive. Having gone from strength to strength since its inception, ChatGPT has taken arguably its greatest step forward this week by leveraging the boundless creativity of its users. OpenAI’s first developer conference in San Francisco revealed that ChatGPT already boasts 100 million weekly users, while over 2 million...

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Study claims ChatGPT better than GPs at offering depression treatment

Study claims ChatGPT better than GPs at offering depression treatment

Researchers claim ChatGPT may be better than doctors at following recognised treatment standards for depression, eliminating discernible gender or social class biases which can come into play in physician-patient relationships. ChatGPT will see you now… come through. OpenAI’s flagship generative AI tool may be better than a doctor at offering advice for dealing with depression, reveals recent findings published in the Family Medicine and Community Health journal. Specifically, researchers point to...

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Could a NYT lawsuit threaten the future of generative AI?

Could a NYT lawsuit threaten the future of generative AI?

The New York Times recently updated its terms of service to prohibit AI companies from scraping its articles and images. OpenAI, meanwhile, has allegedly continued to exploit the newspaper’s content igniting reports of a potentially industry-altering lawsuit. The grossly unregulated world of AI could soon be shaken up drastically, if reports are to be believed. Just weeks after the New York Times made the bold decision to preclude AI companies...

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What Nvidia’s AI NPC demo could mean for game development

What Nvidia’s AI NPC demo could mean for game development

Nvidia demoed its capabilities for AI and unique character building during Computex 2023. The gaming giant showed how an innocuous NPC could provide generated, off-the-cuff responses to player’s unique prompts during an in-game interaction. Contemporary titles can have anywhere between a handful and hundreds of non-playable characters (NPCs). Primarily intended to carry the overarching narrative forward by delivering missions, these secondary characters carry the bulk-load for creating a sense of emotional...

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Coca-Cola launches AI art contest using ChatGPT-4 and DALL-E 2

Coca-Cola launches AI art contest using ChatGPT-4 and DALL-E 2

Coca-Cola is launching a competition prompting AI fans to create digital art using its iconic imagery. The best submissions will be showcased on billboards in Manhattan and London. The possibilities for generative AI are pretty much endless, and yet the assignment here is to create the coolest image possible… featuring a cat in a space suit. Okay, I’m being facetious. It’s more complicated than that. Coca-Cola is inviting digital artists, or just...

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AI ‘godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton warns of its risks and quits Google

AI ‘godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton warns of its risks and quits Google

For half a century, AI ‘godfather’ Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now, having left Google, he warns it could cause serious harm in the future.  Regarded by many as a ‘godfather’ of AI technology, Geoffrey Hinton’s pioneering research paved the way for sophisticated generative systems like ChatGPT.  The British-Canadian earned his chops over half a century in computer science and cognitive phycology. Now, at...

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