UK’s plans for “first global summit” on AI safety draw criticism

reader comments 4 with On Wednesday, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced that the nation will host “the first major global summit on AI safety” this autumn. It hopes to bring together “key countries, leading tech companies, and researchers” to evaluate and monitor risks from artificial intelligence. Over the past year, the perceived high rate […]

Nvidia’s new monster CPU+GPU chip may power the next gen of AI chatbots

Enlarge / NVIDIA’s GH200 “Grace Hopper” AI superchip. reader comments 42 with Early last week at COMPUTEX, Nvidia announced that its new GH200 Grace Hopper “Superchip”—a combination CPU and GPU specifically created for large-scale AI applications—has entered full production. It’s a beast. It has 528 GPU tensor cores, supports up to 480GB of CPU RAM […]

Dozens of popular Minecraft mods found infected with Fracturiser malware

Getty Images reader comments 16 with A platform that provides plugin software for the wildly popular Minecraft game is advising users to immediately stop downloading or updating mods after discovering malware has been injected into dozens of offerings it makes available online. The mod-developer accounts were hosted by CurseForge, a platform that hosts accounts and […]

FBI warns of increasing use of AI-generated deepfakes in sextortion schemes

reader comments 18 with The FBI on Monday warned of the increasing use of artificial intelligence to generate phony videos for use in sextortion schemes that attempt to harass minors and non-consulting adults or coerce them into paying ransoms or complying with other demands. The scourge of sextortion has existed for decades. It involves an […]

Redditor creates working anime QR codes using Stable Diffusion

Enlarge / An AI-generated image of an anime-style woman that also functions as a working QR code. If you have trouble reading it, try positioning your camera farther away from the image. reader comments 7 with On Tuesday, a Reddit user named “nhciao” posted a series of artistic QR codes created using the Stable Diffusion […]

Mass exploitation of critical MOVEit flaw is ransacking orgs big and small

Getty Images reader comments 8 with Organizations big and small are falling prey to the mass exploitation of a critical vulnerability in a widely used file-transfer program. The exploitation started over the Memorial Day holiday—while the critical vulnerability was still a zeroday—and continues now, some nine days later. As of Monday evening, payroll service Zellis, […]

Apple avoids “AI” hype at WWDC keynote by baking ML into products

Enlarge / Someone scans their face using Apple’s “most advanced machine learning techniques” with the Apple Vision Pro during a WWDC 2023 keynote demo reel. reader comments 18 with Amid notable new products like the Apple Silicon Mac Pro and the Apple Vision Pro revealed at Monday’s WWDC 2023 keynote event, Apple presenters never once […]

They plugged GPT-4 into Minecraft—and unearthed new potential for AI

reader comments 0 with The technology that underpins ChatGPT has the potential to do much more than just talk. Linxi “Jim” Fan, an AI researcher at the chipmaker Nvidia, worked with some colleagues to devise a way to set the powerful language model GPT-4—the “brains” behind ChatGPT and a growing number of other apps and […]

Google’s Android and Chrome extensions are a very sad place. Here’s why

Photo Illustration by Miguel Candela/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images reader comments 33 with No wonder Google is having trouble keeping up with policing its app store. Since Monday, researchers have reported that hundreds of Android apps and Chrome extensions with millions of installs from the company’s official marketplaces have included functions for snooping on user […]

Air Force denies running simulation where AI drone “killed” its operator

Enlarge / An armed unmanned aerial vehicle on runway, but orange. Getty Images reader comments 71 with Over the past 24 hours, several news outlets reported a now-retracted story claiming that the US Air Force had run a simulation in which an AI-controlled drone “went rogue” and “killed the operator because that person was keeping […]