The Register - Software: AI + ML

25 Jan. 2023

Life in the fast lane, surely make you lose your mind

Tesla's Autopilot "self driving" technology has slipped to the middle of the active driver assist (ADA) software pack, says the nonprofit Consumer Reports, as companies like Ford and General Motors have overtaken the Musketeers in the automotive code lane.…

25 Jan. 2023

So is AI artwork copyrightable? Not quite as case remains up in the air

A glitch in the record-keeping software being piloted by the US Copyright Office (USCO) accidentally revoked the copyright registration of an AI-generated graphic novel.…

24 Jan. 2023

Successfully using serverless SaaS to reap the value of transactional data

Webinar  As Charles Darwin formed his theory of evolution, he noted that whether animal or human, 'those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively prevailed.' The partnership between Bud and Datastax could be a perfect illustration of that observation.…

24 Jan. 2023

This perhaps says more about the tests than the artificial intelligence on display

OpenAI's chat software ChatGPT, if let loose on the world, would score between a B and a B- on Wharton business school's Operations Management exam, and would approach or exceed the score needed to pass the US Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).…

23 Jan. 2023

Embrace, extend ... extinguish, but whom or what this time?

Microsoft announced its latest "multi-year, multi-billion dollar" investment into OpenAI on Monday, cementing its position as the startup's exclusive cloud provider.…

23 Jan. 2023

Teachers hopefully get their hands on the tool within months

Feature  Turnitin, best known for its anti-plagiarism software used by tens of thousands of universities and schools around the world, is building a tool to detect text generated by AI.…

23 Jan. 2023

You know where they eat, where they sleep, where they live... then figure out how to whack them

One of the applications science fiction has found for AI is pest control – sometimes cute, sometimes extremely violent – and the direction of travel suggests we are moving into the realms of science fact.…

23 Jan. 2023

Plus: Academics debate citing ChatGPT as research co-author; Getty Images sues Stability AI

In brief  Consumer tech publisher CNET will pause publishing stories written with the help of AI software, after it was criticized for failing to catch errors in copy generated by machines.…

20 Jan. 2023

Spare a thought for the workers who read the worst content scraped from the internet to keep you safe

OpenAI reportedly hired workers in Kenya – screening tens of thousands of text samples for sexist, racist, violent and pornographic content – to help make its ChatGPT model less toxic.…

20 Jan. 2023

No principles or virtues, people accepting everything it says – this bot is perfect for political life

OpenAI's conversational language model ChatGPT has a lot to say, but is likely to lead you astray if you ask it for moral guidance.…

19 Jan. 2023

Controversial policy change forces chief product officer to speak out

Adobe chief product officer Scott Belsky has responded to criticism of the company's content analysis policies by saying it has never used customers' creations to train generative AI models.…

19 Jan. 2023

Worse still, human editors appear not to have caught the mistakes

Consumer tech outlet CNET is reviewing all articles it published that were written with the help of AI, after it was found some contained incorrect information.…

18 Jan. 2023

Elon should stick to throwing rocks at his truck windows

Allegations that Tesla staged a 2016 video demonstrating full self driving have resurfaced, and this time it's not an anonymous source making the claims – it's testimony from Tesla's own director of Autopilot software, Ashok Elluswamy.…

18 Jan. 2023

There's still a place in the world for good old-fashioned human intelligence

Column  The rise of large language models (LLMs) built on huge stores of data and driven by artificial intelligence may seem frightening. Paradoxically, it may be the best thing in decades for the progress of human intelligence.…

18 Jan. 2023

And if so, what are we gonna do about it?

Foreign adversaries are expected to use AI algorithms to create increasingly realistic deepfakes and sow disinformation as part of military and intelligence operations as the technology improves.…

17 Jan. 2023

Wordtune Spices is more like an AI-powered Grammarly

Language model startup AI21 Labs launched Wordtune Spices on Tuesday – a generative AI tool that aims to enhance human writing rather than replace it with machine-churned text.…

17 Jan. 2023

Addition of the chatbot everyone's talking about, and to, comes as Azure OpenAI goes GA

Microsoft has promised it will "soon" offer the ChatGPT AI chatbot as a service from its Azure cloud.…

16 Jan. 2023

Lawyer known for GitHub Copilot case to argue artists' legal struggle

Updated  On Friday three artists filed a proposed a class action suit against major AI image generating companies – Stability AI, Deviant Art and Midjourney – alleging they infringed on copyright laws through the use of collage tool Stable Diffusion.…

16 Jan. 2023

Plus: How much would you pay for ChatGPT? And British AI drug biz gets snapped up for half a billion

In Brief  An AI language model is apparently going to be used during an upcoming legal hearing to defend someone in a real case. The goal is to demonstrate that AI can replace lawyers, according to the CEO of the consumer rights-focused startup DoNotPay.…

13 Jan. 2023

DragonFly designed to land and taxi when the pilot is incapacitated, or just busy

UpNext, Airbus's future technology-focused subsidiary, reported on Thursday that it has entered the final three months of testing tech it hopes will automate the process of getting a plane from the air to the gate.…

11 Jan. 2023

Study warns tool could be used to create fake research papers for paper mills

Academics can be fooled into believing bogus scientific abstracts generated by ChatGPT are from real medical papers published in top research journals, according to the latest research.…

11 Jan. 2023

Part of a settlement with US Department of Justice after ads discrimination case

Meta is rolling out a more open-minded AI-powered system that promises to reduce discrimination after it was sued by the Department of Justice for preventing Facebook users from seeing housing ads based on personal characteristics like their ethnicity, sex, and marital status.…

10 Jan. 2023

Could ChatGPT be Google's nemesis?

Microsoft is reportedly considering investing $10 billion into OpenAI as it looks towards integrating ChatGPT into its web search engine Bing and Office products.…

10 Jan. 2023

Synthetic media undermines national security, says internet regulator

China's new rules banning the creation of AI deepfakes used to spread fake news and impersonate people without consent will take effect on Tuesday.…

9 Jan. 2023

Plus: Apple using fake AI voices to help indie publishers release audiobooks

In brief  OpenAI is building software capable of detecting whether text was generated by its ChatGPT model after New York City education officials announced it was blocking students from accessing the tool in public schools.…

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