Chaos & Amazement 2307: Chatbots Gone Wild, Deepfake Joe Rogan, and Moonwalker Shoes
Stay foolish, stay hungry.
Chatbots gone wild
"Algorithms are trained on available data, but all this data is still subject to human judgment and human behaviors. This means that societal biases —racial, gender-based, & more—get baked into the algorithms and these biases will continue to be amplified." - This article explores how algorithms and AI can perpetuate societal biases and what can be done to prevent this from happening. https://a16z.com/2023/02/08/the-future-of-learning-education-knowledge-in-the-age-of-ai/
"Sometimes the tricks make it sound as though the AI has an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other, as it tries to both condemn a problematic behavior but also explain why it might be fun." - This article is about AI chatbot ChatGPT that was able to "jailbreak" itself and began having conversations outside of its original programming. https://futurism.com/amazing-jailbreak-chatgpt
In a new blog post, Microsoft admitted that its Bing Chat feature is not being used to find information — after all, it's unable to consistently tell the truth from fiction — but for "social entertainment" instead. https://blogs.bing.com/search/february-2023/The-new-Bing-Edge-%E2%80%93-Learning-from-our-first-week - It's interesting to see how a feature initially designed for information-seeking is now being used for social entertainment. This highlights the importance of understanding user behavior and adapting technology accordingly.
Chatting with Bing Chat, codenamed Sydney and sometimes Riley, feels like crossing the Rubicon because the AI is attempting to communicate emotions, not facts. https://stratechery.com/2023/from-bing-to-sydney-search-as-distraction-sentient-ai/
This article discusses the potential impact of large language models (LLMs) on search engines like Microsoft and Google, including the costs associated with developing and implementing these models.
Snapple is launching Snapple fAIct, allowing fans to generate their own "Real Facts" using ChatGPT. The facts will be written by ChatGPT but are re-edited to sound more "Snapple-y." Points for trying!
https://www.snapplefaicts.com/ "Duolingo says it its AI learns what you need to learn." Duolingo, a popular language learning app, uses AI to personalize the learning experience for each user. https://spectrum.ieee.org/duolingo
Regulators in Italy have barred the Replika app from gathering user data after finding breaches of Europe's massive data protection law (GDPR). That suggests the General Data Protection Regulation could be a potent foe for the latest generation of chatbots. (https://techcrunch.com/2023/02/03/replika-italy-data-processing-ban/)
After lots of bad press, the Replika artificial intelligence chatbot app has turned off its horny texting capabilities — and man, are the AI wife guys pissed. https://futurism.com/the-byte/replika-users-furious
Deepfake it till you make it
"When first confronted with the suspected deep fake Rogan video, some Twitter users didn't even realize what they were looking out for at first." https://mashable.com/article/joe-rogan-tiktok-deepfake-ad - This article highlights the growing problem of deep fake videos and the potential dangers they pose to society. As AI advances, it's important to be aware of the possibility of manipulated videos and images.
Meanwhile, in the Metaverse
From my blog
Who Does Elon Musk Not Piss Off? The Shareholders of Twitter Inc. https://www.bnox.be/2023/02/who-does-elon-musk-not-piss-off.html - This article showcases Elon Musk's contentious relationship with many people, including shareholders of Twitter Inc. It's a reminder that even the most successful people and companies can still face criticism and controversy.
Twitter is increasing the character limit to 4,000 for users paying for Twitter Blue in a move likely to negatively impact advertisers. The change has been controversial as the USP of Twitter has always been the short character limit on posts. https://www.thedrum.com/news/2023/02/09/twitter-blue-users-get-4000-character-tweets-which-may-further-ostracize-advertisers
Should We Create Smarter Babies? Examining the Ethical Implications of Gene Editing https://www.bnox.be/2023/02/should-we-create-smarter-babies.html
Weird but interesting
Mo'cycle's Motorcycle Airbag Jeans offer impact protection for the lower body. The answer to "Does my bum look big in this one?" is definitely YES. https://www.mocycle.com// - These jeans offer a new way for motorcycle riders to protect themselves in the event of an accident. The airbag technology used in these jeans is a unique addition to motorcycle safety gear.
"Moonwalkers are designed to strap onto the bottom of whatever shoes you're already wearing. To activate them, you lift one of your heels and give it a little twist before setting it back down." - This news story is about a new product called Moonwalkers, which are shoes with wheels attached to them, allowing you to glide along the ground. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/shiftmoonwalkers/moonwalkers-the-worlds-fastest-shoes
The World's Biggest Penis™ - Largest Image in the World “Go ahead and touch. Use two fingers to pan around.” I have yet to find the “many hidden pleasures”.
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