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Bot Therapy and Informed Consent: Discord's Kokobot triggers an ethics controversy.

An experiment in using chatbots to dispense mental-health counseling raised questions about ethics.
Illustration of an elf workshop creating a red toy car from a description (channeling AI generated images)
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Synthetic Images Everywhere: 2022 was the year text-to-image AI went mainstream.

Pictures produced by AI went viral, stirred controversies, and drove investments. A new generation of text-to-image generators inspired a flood of experimentation, transforming text descriptions into mesmerizing artworks and photorealistic fantasies.
Sequence of cellphones showing a photograph turned into art on Lensa AI app
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Avatars Gone Wild: What's going on with Lensa, the AI-powered selfie app?

A blockbuster app produces sexualized avatar images, even when the original portraits were safe for work.
List of ChatGPT's examples, capabilities and limitations
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More Plausible Text, Familiar Failings: ChatGPT hasn’t overcome the weaknesses of other large language models

Members of the AI community tested the limits of the ChatGPT chatbot, unleashing an avalanche of tweets that made for sometimes-great, sometimes-troubling entertainment.
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Creatives Fight Back: Generative AI from DeviantArt Creates Controversy

Artists are rebelling against AI-driven imitation. DeviantArt, an online community where artists display and sell their work and marketplace for digital art, launched DreamUp, a text-to-image generator that aims to help artists thwart attempts to imitate their styles or works.
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When Safety Becomes Surveillance: Colleges Track Students Using AI Designed to Monitor Mental Health

United States colleges tracked activists using a natural language processing system intended to monitor their mental health.
Explanation of different models related to divisive issues in the US
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Pushing Voters' Buttons: How AI is Used to Create Persuasive Political Ads

As the United States (along with several other countries) gears up for general elections, AI is helping campaigns attract voters with increasing sophistication.
Different images generated by DALL·E
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Text-to-Image Goes Viral: Inside Craiyon, Formerly Known as DALL-E Mini

A homebrew re-creation of OpenAI’s DALL·E model is the latest internet sensation. Craiyon has been generating around 50,000 user-prompted images daily, thanks to its ability to produce visual mashups like Darth Vader ice fishing and photorealistic Pokemon characters.
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U.S. Acts Against Algorithmic Bias: Meta Removes Bias from its Ad Algorithms

Regulators are forcing Meta (formerly Facebook) to display certain advertisements more evenly across its membership. The United States government compelled Meta to revise its ad-placement system to deliver ads for housing to members regardless of their age, gender, or ethnicity.
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Meta Decentralizes AI Effort: Meta Restructures its AI Research Teams

The future of Big AI may lie with product-development teams. Meta reorganized its AI division. Henceforth, AI teams will report to departments that develop key products.
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Matt Zeiler: Advance AI for good.

There’s a reason why artificial intelligence is sometimes referred to as “software 2.0”: It represents the most significant technological advance in decades. Like any groundbreaking invention, it raises concerns about the future, and much of the media focus is on the threats it brings.
A living room made out of cups of coffee: the people, the seats, the chimney, the lamp, all gather around a cozy fire.
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One Architecture to Do Them All: Transformer: The AI architecture that can do it all.

The transformer architecture extended its reach to a variety of new domains.What happened: Originally developed for natural language processing, transformers are becoming the Swiss Army Knife of deep learning.
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Multimodal AI Takes Off: Multimodal Models, such as CLIP and DALL-E, are taking over AI.

While models like GPT-3 and EfficientNet, which work on text and images respectively, are responsible for some of deep learning’s highest-profile successes, approaches that find relationships between text and images made impressive
Demostration of Suspicious User Control tool in the Stream Chat section (Twitch)
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Troll Recognition: Twitch uses AI to flag trolls who try to avoid bans.

A prominent online streaming service is using a machine learning model to identify trolls who try to get around being banned.
An animation shows how to opt out of Facebook's face recognition services.
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Facebook Doesn't See Your Face: Facebook Disables Face Recognition Services

Facebook disabled face recognition for uploaded photos and videos as well as its retrospective Memories service and promised to delete over 1 billion individual face recognition templates.

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