Millions of Americans’ personal DMV data exposed in massive MOVEit hack

Getty Images reader comments 34 with As part of a massive ongoing cyberattack that exploits flaws in MOVEit file transfer software, the personal data of millions of US citizens, including those residing in Louisiana and Oregon, have been exposed to criminal organizations, according to CNN. In the wider attack, hackers targeted government agencies as well […]

EU votes to ban AI in biometric surveillance, require disclosure from AI systems

Enlarge / The EU flag in front of an AI-generated background. EU / Stable Diffusion reader comments 36 with On Wednesday, European Union officials voted to implement stricter proposed regulations concerning AI, according to Reuters. The updated draft of the “AI Act” law includes a ban on the use of AI in biometric surveillance and […]

Russia-backed hackers unleash new USB-based malware on Ukraine’s military

Getty Images reader comments 9 with Hackers working for Russia’s Federal Security Service have mounted multiple cyberattacks that used USB-based malware to steal large amounts of data from Ukrainian targets for use in its ongoing invasion of its smaller neighbor, researchers said. “The sectors and nature of the organizations and machines targeted may have given […]

OpenAI rolls out big chatbot API upgrades for developers

Enlarge / An AI-generated chatbot flying like a superhero. Stable Diffusion / OpenAI reader comments 14 with On Tuesday, OpenAI announced a sizable update to its large language model API offerings (including GPT-4 and gpt-3.5-turbo), including a new function calling capability, significant cost reductions, and a 16,000 token context window option for the gpt-3.5-turbo model. […]

Paul McCartney: AI has enabled a “final” Beatles song

Enlarge / A portrait of The Beatles in 1966, as imagined by AI image synthesis. Stable Diffusion reader comments 16 with On Tuesday, BBC Radio 4’s Today program aired an interview with Paul McCartney in which he announced that thanks to AI technology, a “final Beatles record” has been finished and will be released later […]

Hackers can steal cryptographic keys by video-recording power LEDs 60 feet away

Enlarge / Left: a smart card reader processing the encryption key of an inserted smart card. Right: a surveillance camera video records the reader’s power LED from 60 feet away. Nassi et al. reader comments 39 with Researchers have devised a novel attack that recovers the secret encryption keys stored in smart cards and smartphones […]

Nature bans AI-generated art from its 153-year-old science journal

Enlarge / This artist’s impression of an asteroid fireball hurtling toward earth is not AI-generated and, thus, not banned from Nature. Romolo Tavani / Getty Images reader comments 23 with On Wednesday, renowned scientific journal Nature announced in an editorial that it will not publish images or video created using generative AI tools. The ban […]

AI-powered church service in Germany draws a large crowd

Enlarge / Visitors and attendees during the AI-created worship service in Fürth, Germany. In St. Paul Church, a service created by ChatGPT. Daniel Vogl/picture alliance via Getty Images reader comments 42 with On Friday, over 300 people attended an experimental ChatGPT-powered church service at St. Paul’s church in the Bavarian town of Fürth, Germany, reports […]

Researchers discover that ChatGPT prefers repeating 25 jokes over and over

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of “a laughing robot.” Midjourney reader comments 67 with On Wednesday, two German researchers, Sophie Jentzsch and Kristian Kersting, released a paper that examines the ability of OpenAI’s ChatGPT-3.5 to understand and generate humor. In particular, they discovered that ChatGPT’s knowledge of jokes is fairly limited: During a test run, […]