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Historical analogies for large language models | DYNOMIGHT

What if large language models (LLMs) turned out like other things we know? That’s the question asked and answered 13 times in this blog post from the Dynomite Internet Website. Chess AIs far exceed humans, yet human chess is more…

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman: AI for the next Era | GREYLOCK PARTNERS

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman foresees AI models to come and the value they will create. He’s interviewed by Reid Hoffman, a long-time Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor and currently a general partner at the venture capital company Greylock Partners. Silicon…

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Oxford Internet Institute + Google explain AI

‘J’ is for journalism in an A-Z explainer about AI published online by the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) in collaboration with Google. The outcome is 26 short takes on a range of entry-level topics. Items also can be arranged by…

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Yoshua Bengio: From System 1 Deep Learning to System 2 Deep Learning | NeurIPS 2019

Runs 55:02 Turing Award recipient Yoshua Bengio connects deep learning to concepts of cognition described in ‘Thinking fast and Slow,’ the book by Daniel Kahneman. Bengio says ‘System 1’ thinking is like deep learning’s current state: He suggests future deep…

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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 to write news. Robots are regularly transforming data into stories, and stories into multimedia presentations. As more organizations start deploying AI,…

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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 for third-party manufacturers. Its working name is Beeb, the nickname often used affectionately for the company. ‘Beeb‘ may also become…

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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 on their own. They are investing in OpenAI, a young company that’s among a few in the world pursuing AGI,…

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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 its limitations, says Jonathan Stray in the academic journal DIGITAL JOURNALISM. Stray explores how AI systems have have been used…

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Artificial sincerity, too?

The AI anchors of Xinhua TV by Andrew Cochran May 4, 2019 last updated October, 2019 The idea of an AI presenter was once parodied on television. A 1980’s UK production known as Max Headroom featured a computer-generated figure known for…

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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 developing artificial general intelligence. Their newest model is called MuseNet. OpenAI says MuseNet can generate an original composition up to…

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How is artificial intelligence used in journalism?

by Andrew Cochran January 1, 2019 updated October 2019 AI systems in newsrooms are doing tasks not jobs. Examples are outputting templated stories from structured data or clustering social media posts to flag breaking stories. Three themes have emerged: 1…

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