Author: Pete Williams

I’m an investigative features writer at Business d'Or covering technology and innovation. I previously spent 2 years covering tech for RealClearPolitics.

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Adobe introduced a smart assistant powered by artificial intelligence in its Reader and Acrobat programs on Tuesday. This assistant can summarize and answer questions about PDFs and other types of documents. Right now, this AI assistant is in a test phase, known as beta, and it’s available in Acrobat. Adobe announced that this feature will be added to Reader gradually in the near future. Once the testing phase is over, according to a news release. Adobe will offer a paid subscription for this service. Adobe Unveils AI Assistant Adobe mentioned that the AI helper will make it easier for users…

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Google is adding smart technology to many of its products. It’s also using this technology to make its business work better. The company made a big computer program called Goose. Only employees can use it. Goose helps them create new stuff, like products. This information comes from papers inside Google to Insider. The papers say that Goose is like a child of Gemini, another large language model. Goose learned from all the engineering knowledge Google has collected over 25 years, according to one of the papers. “It can answer questions about Google’s own technologies, write code using our internal tools,…

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OpenAI just introduces a new video-making tool called Sora. The company says Sora can make realistic videos based on written instructions. With Sora, users can create realistic videos up to one minute long just by writing prompts. According to OpenAI’s first blog post about Sora, it can make complicated scenes with many characters, different movements, and detailed backgrounds. The company also says that Sora can understand how things are in the real world and create interesting characters with lively emotions. Advancements in Video Generation Technology The model can make a video from just a picture and add new frames to…

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Google announced a big change to Bard, its chatbot and assistant powered by artificial intelligence, on Thursday. This includes a new app and subscription choices. Bard, which competes with OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is now called Gemini, the same name as the AI models that make it work. Google also introduced new options for people to use the AI tool. Starting Thursday, Android users can get a special app just for Gemini, while iPhone users can access Gemini through the Google app on iOS. Advancing AI Assistance: Google’s Commitment and Actions Google’s rebranding and new app choices show the company’s dedication to…

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OpenAI’s image creator DALL-E 3 will start putting watermarks on image details as more companies adopt standards from the Coalition for Content Provenance and Authenticity (C2PA). The company states that watermarks from C2PA will show up in images made on the ChatGPT website and the DALL-E 3 model’s API. Mobile users will see these watermarks by February 12th. They will consist of both hidden metadata and a visible CR symbol positioned in the top left corner of each image. Improving Trust and Transparency in Online Content Individuals can verify the source – which AI tool was utilized to create the…

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According to initial tests conducted by OpenAI to comprehend and mitigate potential “catastrophic” risks associated with their advanced artificial intelligence software, GPT-4, the software presents, at most, a minimal risk of assisting individuals in generating biological threats. On Wednesday, OpenAI published a study examining the efficacy of GPT-4 in generating a bioweapon. According to the company’s findings, the AI presents, at most, a minimal risk of assisting someone in creating a biological threat. Despite concerns about AI hastening potential dangers, OpenAI emphasizes that there is likely no significant cause for worry. OpenAI’s Study on ChatGPT and Bioweapon Risks OpenAI stated…

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X’s business operations head, Joe Benarroch, told the media that they took a “temporary action” to prioritize safety. If you search for Taylor Swift on the website, a message pops up saying: “Something went wrong. Try reloading.” Earlier this week, fake pictures of the singer showed up on the site. Taylor Swift Image Scandal A few of these posts became widely popular and were seen by millions of people, causing concern among both US officials and the singer’s fans. Her supporters on the platform flagged the posts and accounts that shared the fake images. They flooded the platform with genuine…

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In a blog post, OpenAI mentioned that the improved GPT-4 Turbo can do things like generating code better than the earlier preview model. The goal is to decrease situations where the model doesn’t finish a task completely. However, the company didn’t provide details about what changes they made. A few ChatGPT users have recently expressed frustration because the chatbot often declines to finish given tasks. Some of them attributed this to the absence of updates for GPT-4. However, it’s important to note that the update mentioned is for GPT-4 Turbo, a version of the more commonly used GPT-4. GPT-4 Turbo…

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Could robots and smart machines replace our jobs? Some Silicon Valley leaders say yes, and they think it could happen soon. However, a recent study from MIT researchers suggests that the shift to automation might not happen as quickly as we expect. Scientists from MIT’s computer science and artificial intelligence lab didn’t just look at whether AI could do a job. They also investigated whether it made sense, from an economic standpoint, for companies to replace humans with AI in those tasks when considering the overall job market. Beyond Vision AI The researchers discovered that current computer vision AI can…

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Arizona State University (ASU) and OpenAI are working together to bring ChatGPT into ASU’s classrooms. ASU mentioned in a press release that they plan to use ChatGPT Enterprise in three main areas: improving student success, exploring new paths for innovative research, and making organizational processes more efficient. Kyle Bowen, the deputy chief information officer at ASU, informed that, “Our faculty and staff were already using ChatGPT. With the introduction of ChatGPT Enterprise, which addressed many of our security concerns, we thought it was a logical step to collaborate with OpenAI.” He also mentioned that ASU faculty members, including those with…

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