ChatGPT is everywhere. Here’s where it came from

1980s–’90s: Recurrent Neural Networks ChatGPT is a version of GPT-3, a large language model also developed by OpenAI.  Language models are a type of neural network that has been trained on lots and lots of text. (Neural networks are software inspired by the way neurons in animal brains signal one another.) Because text is made […]

In Paris demo, Google scrambles to counter ChatGPT but ends up embarrassing itself

reader comments 77 with 0 posters participating Share this story On Wednesday, Google held a highly anticipated press conference from Paris that did not deliver the decisive move against ChatGPT and the Microsoft-OpenAI partnership that many pundits expected. Instead, Google ran through a collection of previously announced technologies in a low-key presentation that included losing […]

Hackers are selling a service that bypasses ChatGPT restrictions on malware

Getty Images | Carol Yepes reader comments 26 with 0 posters participating Share this story Hackers have devised a way to bypass ChatGPT’s restrictions and are using it to sell services that allow people to create malware and phishing emails, researchers said on Wednesday. ChatGPT is a chatbot that uses artificial intelligence to answer questions […]

Grim Reaper starts coming for fax machines, pagers, landlines

reader comments 60 with 0 posters participating Share this story The end is near for a bunch of old telecommunications tech in China. On Monday, the country’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) announced that as of March 1, it would no longer issue permits for fax machines, pagers, or integrated services digital network […]

Building the backbone for innovation, speed and thriving humanity

“Normally, we wouldn’t think of tablets as life-saving equipment, but when emergency hospitals needed to be built during the Covid-19 outbreak, these devices and innovative infrastructure played a critical role,” says Yuanqing. “In tough times, like the pandemic, it was new IT that kept us connected, productive, and engaged.“ He continues, “The public cloud became […]

Out with the old and in with the “new IT”

But the human baby does not learn to recognize a cat this way. The babies, they go out, see a cat or two, and then they know what a cat looks like. They don’t need a million training samples, they only need one or two. So that’s very different. So they don’t need big data […]

ChatGPT is a data privacy nightmare, and we ought to be concerned

reader comments 143 with 0 posters participating Share this story ChatGPT has taken the world by storm. Within two months of its release it reached 100 million active users, making it the fastest-growing consumer application ever launched. Users are attracted to the tool’s advanced capabilities—and concerned by its potential to cause disruption in various sectors. […]

Mysterious leak of reservation data is being used to scam customers

Getty Images reader comments 37 with 0 posters participating Share this story For almost five years, customers have been on the receiving end of a continuous series of scams that clearly demonstrate that criminals have obtained travel plans and other personal information customers provided to the travel site. One of the more recent shakedowns […]