Artificial intelligence is rapidly advancing in health care and all facets of business and life. Here are the latest developments:
Hate groups harness AI power to fuel anger
AI isn’t just for the good guys. Reports show that hate groups are using the power of AI to do things like flame antisemitic sentiments and boost support for terrorist groups. Because there isn’t enough hate in the world, now we have to add some generated by AI…
AI is an approaching hurricane – and we’re doing nothing to prepare
The dangers of AI are either very real or very overblown, depending on who you ask. But one expert likens it to a hurricane that is headed directly for us. Will we take action before it’s too late?
Kids outsmart AI
In a simple problem-solving task, children aged 3-7 trounced their AI opponents in an experiment. No word on whether AI threw a tantrum and refused to go to bed.
Who needs humans for inaccurate weather forecasts?
Not to be outdone by humans, AI is showing that it can more accurately predict the weather than its flesh-and-blood counterparts. Now that bad forecast can be blamed on a computer instead of some guy who acts like the world is ending each time a thunderstorm rolls through the area.
Microsoft creates AI tool for photorealistic copying of voices and faces
In the category of “this is just going to create a lot of problems,” Microsoft has created an AI-powered tool that allows for the photorealistic copying of voices and faces. It claims the tool can be used to create chatbots, virtual assistants, and conversational agents. When criticism arose about how it will be used for deepfake videos, the company said not to worry, it would require registration of the product. See? Problem solved.