Playing Catch Up: Amazon Enters AI Race with Custom Chips

Tech giant Amazon was one of the last big tech companies to join the generative AI gold rush, announcing its own Titan large language model in April, after Google announced Bard and Facebook launched LLaMA, following the massive success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT last year.

Jeff Bezos arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Major Tech Companies Agree to Follow Joe Biden’s Rules for AI

Major tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook (now known as Meta), Microsoft, and ChatGPT developer OpenAI have agreed to adhere to a set of AI safeguards brokered by the Biden administration. One expert commented, “History would indicate that many tech companies do not actually walk the walk on a voluntary pledge to act responsibly and support strong regulations.”


Stanford Study: ChatGPT Is Suddenly Much Worse at Math

A recent study conducted by Stanford University has unveiled significant performance fluctuations in OpenAI’s AI chatbot, ChatGPT, over a span of a few months. When the study examined OpenAI’s GPT-4 AI chatbot, it recognized a prime number 97.6 percent of the time in March, but just 2.4 percent of the time in June.

OpenAI logo seen on screen with ChatGPT website displayed on mobile seen in this illustration in Brussels, Belgium, on December 12, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan Raa/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Masters of the Universe: Google Says It Will Scrape Everything Posted Online to Train AI

Google has announced that it now reserves the right to scrape virtually all content posted online to enhance its AI tools. The internet giant’s privacy policy now doesn’t just describe how the Masters of the Universe will use all your personal data in its products to generate ad revenue, but also explains it considers the entire internet fair game for its relentless data collection systems.

Sundar Pichai, senior vice president of Chrome, speaks at Google's annual developer conference, Google I/O, in San Francisco on 28 June 2012

Careful What You Tell AI: Hackers Target Private Info of ChatGPT Users

The increasing popularity of OpenAI’s AI chatbot, ChatGPT, has led to a surge in cybersecurity threats, with over 101,000 compromised ChatGPT account login credentials found on dark web marketplaces in the past year. Compromised accounts put ChatGPT users’ privacy at risk because the system keeps a record of chats which may include sensitive information and personal data.

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Sweet Little AI Lies: New York Lawyer Faces Sanctions After Using ChatGPT to Write Brief Filled with Fake Citations

A New York-based attorney is facing potential sanctions after using OpenAI’s ChatGPT to write a legal brief he submitted to the court. The problem? The AI Chatbot filled the brief with citations to fictitious cases, a symptom of AI chatbots called “hallucinating.” In an affadavit, the lawyer claimed, “I was unaware of the possibility that [ChatGPT’s] content could be false.”

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AI Ethics Researcher Fired by Google Warns Against Unchecked Chatbot ‘Gold Rush’

In the midst of the booming AI industry, Timnit Gebru, a former lead researcher on Google’s ethical AI team who was fired by the Silicon Valley Masters of the Universe, is cautioning against potential dangers. She argues that the rapid growth in the field, akin to a “gold rush,” is sidelining important ethical safeguards, and calls for more external regulation.

Former Google AI Ethics Researcher Timnit Gebru

Apple Bans Employees from Using ChatGPT over Security Concerns

Apple has placed restrictions on its employees’ use of generative AI tools like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and GitHub’s Copilot, citing data security concerns. According to an internal communication, Apple believes that “Generative AIs, while powerful, can potentially collect and share confidential data, leading to a breach of our security protocols.”

Tim _Apple_ Cook testifying via TV (Pool/Getty)