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  • Why are AI employees demanding a “right to warn” the public?

    Why are AI employees demanding a “right to warn” the public?

    This week, another warning flag was raised concerning the rapid progress of advanced artificial intelligence technology. This time, it took the form of an open letter authored by current and former employees at some of the world’s top AI labs — and cosigned by leading experts including two of the three “godfathers of AI.” This…

  • How financial interests took over OpenAI

    How financial interests took over OpenAI

    How did an idealistic nonprofit, hoping to ensure advanced AI “benefits humanity as a whole,” turn into a $82 billion mega-corporation cutting corners and rushing to scale commercial products? In 2015, OpenAI announced its existence to the world through a post on their blog. In it, they write: “OpenAI is a non-profit artificial intelligence research…

  • How AI Chatbots Work: What We Know, and What We Don’t

    How AI Chatbots Work: What We Know, and What We Don’t

    AI chatbots (such as Anthropic’s Claude and OpenAI’s ChatGPT) have already transformed our world. On the surface, they appear remarkably capable of friendly, natural conversations. But below the surface lies sophisticated artificial intelligence driving their abilities, and a great deal of uncertainty about exactly how they work and what they are capable of. In this…

  • Are AI companies using copyrighted data?

    Are AI companies using copyrighted data?

    The current era of training large AI models requires three fundamental requirements: advanced algorithms, advanced computer chips, and a lot of data. This last component has become a sticking point for AI companies in recent years, including OpenAI, Anthropic, Meta, and Google. These companies have essentially hovered up the entire internet in their fight to…

  • How can you distinguish human-made content from AI-generated content?

    How can you distinguish human-made content from AI-generated content?

    AI-generated content is everywhere on the web. Videos, images, art, writing, and recently even music created by AI have become increasingly prevalent. How will we continue to distinguish real from fake? The short answer is that it’s hard, and there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that certain common features or deficiencies…

  • Will AI take my job? How AI automation could impact employment

    Will AI take my job? How AI automation could impact employment

    Exploring the likely impacts of AI on human labor As artificial intelligence continues to make significant progress, many people are beginning to wonder about their own job security. We’ve considered this a fair amount, and our simplest answer is: virtually every job in today’s economy has a significant potential to be automated within the coming…

  • What are AI Companions and how could they cause harm? 

    What are AI Companions and how could they cause harm? 

    Here’s What you should know about Replika’s privacy policy. One of the main ways that everyday people use AI today is in the form of “chatbots.” These are AI systems that are fluent in written language and who communicate with the user through a traditional direct messaging interface — if you’ve used OpenAI’s ChatGPT or…