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GPT-2 text generator released at full strength

AI text generator GPT-2 is now fully available. The complete code and associated data was released by OpenAI, the California…

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An ethical checklist for robot journalism

by Tom Kent Feb 24, 2015 Updated October 2019   It’s routine now for news organizations to use artificial intelligence…

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Creativity and AI: The Next Step | SCIENTIFIC AMERICA

Efforts to combine the two foundations of AI may help systems express themselves. All AI systems work in one of…

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Hide-and-seek finds clues to human-like AI

Researchers at OpenAI in California found their algorithms started displaying complex behaviours after 25 million games. They stopped at 500…

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Thailand’s first AI journalist named ‘Suthichai AI’ unveiled | THAI PBS

‘Suthichai AI said that AI will revolutionize information by presenting news and analyzing it faster, with accuracy and in a…

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The global landscape of AI ethics guidelines | Jobin et al

Seventy-four sets of ethical guidelines for AI have been developed since 2016, making a total of 84 ethics documents currently…

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BBC develops its own voice AI

BBC will use its own voice assistant on BBC platforms, including its website and BBC iPlayer, and make it available…

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‘Wafer scale engine’ designed to power AI of the future

The world’s largest computer chip will enable AI models to process 4 billion parameters at once, opening the door to…

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Which Face Is Real? | Bergstrom & West

Practice your fake-spotting skills in this DIY drill. It’s from a university course named ‘Calling Bullshit’ at University of Washington….

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Artificial Intelligence and Journalism | Broussard et al

This article from JOURNALISM & MASS COMMUNICATIONS QUARTERLY is like opening remarks from a well produced panel. Six scholars present…

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Patent agencies challenged to accept AI inventor | FINANCIAL TIMES

“Whatever you think of the ideas on their own, that’s not really the point,” (Abbot) said. “What’s striking is that…

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AI tool that can spot text written by a machine could spell the end of fake news, false reviews and phoney social media accounts | DAILY MAIL

THE DAILY MAIL SAYS computer generated text has ‘tells’ that make it stand out from human writing. Researchers at Harvard…

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How the Canadian Press is Using Bots to Build The Future of Election Coverage | J-SOURCE

Canadian journalists covering the coming federal election will have background data on command with a new automated system by the…

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Microsoft teams up with OpenAI in new $1B artificial intelligence partnership | SILICON ANGLE

With its fortune made from creating instructions for desktop computers, Microsoft is betting $1 billion on machines figuring things out…

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Facebook’s new poker-playing AI could wreck the online poker industry—so it’s not being released | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

The world of bluffs and tells is the latest game to be dominated by an AI system. Algorithmic victories are…

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Making Artificial Intelligence Work for Investigative Journalism | Stray

‘AI has barely touched investigative journalism, let alone transformed it.’ Benefits of AI in investigative journalism should be weighed against…

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Russian AI anchor joins the Sogou line-up

A Chinese-made news anchor called Lisa is ready to go to work for Russia. The Russian-speaking AI-enabled character was developed…

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Turing Lecture: Geoffrey Hinton and Yann LeCun | ACM 2019

Runs 1:31:50 Two of the principal architects of deep learning give their first-person account of its evolution and future. Geoffrey…

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NBCUniversal Is Beta-Testing a New AI Ad Offering to Reach Consumers in the Proper Context | ADWEEK

Marketers are matching TV storylines with ads using machine learning, reports ADWEEK. For example, a driving scene could be followed…

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Top AI researchers race to detect ‘deepfake’ videos: ‘We are outgunned’ | THE WASHINGTON POST

The ability to create synthetic videos outweighs detection methods by ‘100 to 1’, according to a digital forensics professor at…

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Leading the way into the age of artificial intelligence | FINLAND 2019

THE GOVERNMENT OF FINLAND wants AI to be ‘human-centric’ and ‘trust-generating.’ The aspiration comes in a sweeping government paper on…

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Beijing AI Principles | BEIJING ACADEMY OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE 2019

A combination of universities, institutes, and companies have launched 15 principles to guide the evolution of artificial intelligence in China….

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Samsung uses AI to transform photos into talking head videos | ZDNET

Still images come to life in a AI model developed by Samsung at its Moscow research lab, ZDNET reports. With…

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A poetry-writing AI has just been unveiled. It’s … pretty good. | VOX

VOX tests the latest version of GPT-2, the controversial text-generating algorithm, and now you can too. A Toronto machine language…

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Drowning in Research Reading? AI Could Help | INSIDE HIGHER ED

A new algorithm for summarizing text is reported by INSIDE HIGHER ED. Their account is about making piles of academic…

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A new way to build tiny neural networks could create powerful AI on your phone | MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW

MIT Technology Review reports on a research discovery that suggests some AI capabilities can use simpler processing, ultimately meaning more…

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UAE gets first Arabic speaking AI news anchor | KLALEEJ TIMES

Abu Dhabi Media will debut an AI anchor, marking a first in the Arab world and becoming the first technology…

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AI model adds music to its repertoire

An AI technology that generates believable text now produces tunes, too. Both come from OpenAI, a California company dedicated to…

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Brain signals translated into speech using artificial intelligence | NATURE

You could call it ‘speaking your mind’ — your words detected from your brainwaves, then decoded with an AI system…

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First AI-generated textbook published by Springer

A 247-page publication about lithium-ion batteries is the first textbook authored by a computer, setting a new milestone in machine-generated…

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