April 2024

Meta is so desperate for data sources to train its AI it weighed risking copyright lawsuits: report

#big tech #generative ai #law

March 2024

AI hallucinates software packages and devs download them – even if potentially poisoned with malware

Simply look out for libraries imagined by ML and make them real, with actual malicious code. No wait, don't do that

#generative ai #programming #security

Have We Reached Peak AI?

#generative ai #media #ethics

To understand the future of generative AI, we need better language to describe it

#generative ai #games

The Curious Case of the Restaurant That Isn't

#generative ai #advertising

Fingers and Toes: Spotting Deepfakes

#generative ai #media

Exclusive: Public trust in AI is sinking across the board

#generative ai #society

February 2024

Wikipedia No Longer Considers CNET a "Generally Reliable" Source After AI Scandal

"It's infuriating that Red Ventures' decisions have undermined the quality work done by CNET's writers, editors and producers."

#generative ai #publishing

AI Videos: ******* Psychotic

Last week, OpenAI introduced Sora, a generative video engine that produces high-quality 60-second videos. The reactions echoed the amazement over DALL-E and Midjourney images, a bit over a year ago. Soon enough, these videos will be as omnipresent, look as obvious, feel as cheap, and still seem as eery as AI images.

#generative ai #media

Artificial investment

The frenzied hype around AI kept expectations high. The earnings calls disappointed. 2024 is going to be a year of reckoning.

#generative ai #finance

January 2024

Companies Once Focused On Mining Cryptocurrency Pivot To Generative AI

Is it clear yet that this is just the latest grift of increasingly desperate swindlers?

#generative ai #ethics

December 2023

Cory Doctorow: What Kind of Bubble is AI?

#generative ai #economics

May 2023

Modern software quality, or why I think using language models for programming is a bad idea

#generative ai #programming

April 2023

Losing the imitation game

AI cannot develop software for you, but that's not going to stop people from trying to make it happen anyway. And that is going to turn all of the easy software development problems into hard problems.

#generative ai #programming

February 2023

AI Art Only Looks Like Art If You Don’t Care

#generative ai #art

ChatGPT Is Just an Automated Mansplaining Machine

Look, we've all met this guy before.

#generative ai #gender

November 2022

Invasive Diffusion: How one unwilling illustrator found herself turned into an AI model

How does it feel to be turned into an AI image model? To find out, I opened a door to the multiverse and interviewed the creator and unwilling subject of a controversial DreamBooth model.

#generative ai #art #ethics

June 2022

Neural networks don’t work like the human brain because they ‘learn’ differently

A neuroscientist explains why it's not so simple to make machines think like us

#generative ai #science