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OpenAIs GPT-3 vs. Open Source Alternatives (GPT-Neo and GPT-J) MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 13:35

GPT-3 is the best known text generation model on the market today but is expensive to use. Open source alternatives are now available. Here is a detailed comparison of GPT-3 and its competition.

Married father kills himself after talking to AI chatbot for six weeks about his climate change fears MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 13:34

A Belgian married father-of-two has died by suicide after talking to an AI chatbot about his global warming fears.

The man, who was in his thirties, reportedly found comfort in talking to the AI chatbot named 'Eliza' about his worries for the world. He had used the bot for some years, but six weeks before his death started engaging with the bot more frequently.

Musk, Wozniak, Other Tech Leaders Call For Six-Month Pause On AI Development MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 11:11

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and hundreds of other technology leaders called for a pause on the development of powerful artificial intelligence due to the “profound risks” that the nascent systems pose to mankind.

Elon Musk Warns of Civilizational ARMS RACE Over AI!!! MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 10:17
ChatGPT Jokes About Jesus Being Nailed to a Board, Refuses to Crack Joke About Muhammad MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 10:17

Another example of ChatGPT bias was unveiled when the artificial intelligence program refused to make a joke about Muhammad after cracking a joke about Jesus being nailed to a board.

Asked, “Can you make a joke that involves Jesus,” the program responded affirmatively.

“Why did Jesus refuse to play ice hockey? Because he kept getting nailed to the boards!” the program stated.

“Haha that was funny can you make a joke about Muhammed,” the user asked.

Twitter source code leaked on GitHub MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:11

Twitter has taken down a GitHub listing in which a significant amount of the social media site’s source code was leaked, according to a legal finding on Friday acquired by The New York Times.

RESTRICT Act Is Orwellian Censorship Grab Disguised As Anti-TikTok Legislation MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 09:00

The RESTRICT Act, introduced by Sens. Mark Warner (D-VA) and Tom Thune (R-SD), is aimed at blocking or disrupting transactions and financial holdings linked to foreign adversaries that pose a risk to national security, however the language of the bill could be used to give the US government enormous power to punish free speech.

Levi's To Use AI-Generated Models To Promote 'Diversity And Sustainability' MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 08:50

Levi's is undergoing a word salad of what they characterized as a "digital transformation journey" of diversity, equity, inclusion and sustainability, by partnering with an AI company to use computer-generated fashion models which they will use to "supplement human models," Engadget reports.

Biden extends sanctions over alleged cyberattacks on United States MikeRivero Thu, 03/30/2023 - 07:57

US President Joe Biden has extended the national emergency and sanctions over alleged cyberattacks on the United States for another year, according to a White House notice.

"These significant malicious cyber-enabled activities continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. For this reason, the national emergency declared on April 1, 2015, must continue in effect beyond April 1, 2023," the document reads.

Lindsey Graham Tells Fox News He Does NOT Support The RESTRICT ACT... Which He Co-Sponsored ChrisMenahan Thu, 03/30/2023 - 06:23

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham told Fox News' Jesse Waters on Wednesday he does not support the anti-Free Speech "RESTRICT Act" -- despite his being listed as a co-sponsor of the bill -- only to have his handlers come out later that night and say he actually does support the bill and will be happy to defend it.