How to create, release, and share generative AI responsibly

“If we really want to address these issues, we’ve got to get serious,” says Farid. For example, he wants cloud service providers and app stores such as those operated by Amazon, Microsoft and Google, and Apple, which are all part of the PAI, to ban services that allow people to use deepfake technology with the […]

Four ways the Supreme Court could reshape the web

Scenario 1: One or both cases are dismissed or sent back.  Several justices voiced confusion about what exactly the Gonzalez case was arguing, and how the case got all the way up to the Supreme Court. The plaintiff’s lawyers received criticism for poor arguments, and there’s speculation that the case might be dismissed. This would […]

Welcome to Chula Vista, where police drones respond to 911 calls

Chula Vista was the first police department to be awarded such a waiver. Now roughly 225 departments have them, and a dozen of those, including Chula Vista’s, operate what are called drone-as-first-responder programs, where drones are dispatched by pilots, who are listening to live 911 calls, and often arrive first at the scenes of accidents, […]

Meta unveils a new large language model that can run on a single GPU

Benj Edwards / Ars Technica reader comments 37 with Share this story On Friday, Meta announced a new AI-powered large language model (LLM) called LLaMA-13B that it claims can outperform OpenAI’s GPT-3 model despite being “10x smaller.” Smaller-sized AI models could lead to running ChatGPT-style language assistants locally on devices such as PCs and smartphones. […]

The Download: blocking AI porn, and brain data privacy

The news: The popular AI image generator Midjourney bans a wide range of words about the human reproductive system from being used as prompts, MIT Technology Review has discovered.  What’s included? The list of banned words seem to skew predominantly female, including terms such as “placenta,” “fallopian tubes,” and “mammary glands.” The company says it’s […]

How your brain data could be used against you

A “memory prosthesis” implant seems to improve memory in people with brain damage, as I wrote in September. The device is designed to mimic the way our brains typically form memories in a seahorse-shaped structure called the hippocampus. And a noninvasive form of brain stimulation, which delivers gentle pulses of electricity via a swimming cap […]

Griffin on Tech: Becoming second-class social media citizens

Meta chose New Zealand and Australia to this week roll out its new verification system across Facebook and Instagram, following Twitter’s move to introduce paid-for verification. My initial reaction to Meta’s move was the same as when Elon musk announced verification as a premium add-on for Twitter: “You want to charge how much?” Meta Verified […]