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Finally, a realistic roadmap for getting AI companies in check

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Source: VOX

New AI systems are coming at us so fast and furious that it might seem like there’s nothing we can do to stop them long enough to make sure they’re safe.

But that’s not true. There are concrete things regulators can do right now to prevent tech companies from releasing risky systems.

In a new report, the AI Now Institute — a research center studying the social implications of artificial intelligence — offers a roadmap that specifies exactly which steps policymakers can take. It’s refreshingly pragmatic and actionable, thanks to the government experience of authors Amba Kak and Sarah Myers West. Both former advisers to Federal Trade Commission chair Lina Khan, they focus on what regulators can realistically do today.

Read more: https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2023/4/12/23677917/ai-artificial-intelligence-regulation-big-tech-microsoft-openai

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The best AI art generators in July 2023

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Source: BBC Science Focus

As the controversial role of artificial intelligence grows in society, so too is its application in the arts and mainstream media. In fact, the best AI generators of 2023 can create surprisingly detailed and accurate pieces that you can pass off as real (well, except the hands).

These artworks can often be created with surprising ease from the user’s side – many of the best AI art generators only require a simple ChatGPT-style worded prompt to spawn a painting, sketch, or apparently life-like photograph.

Read more: https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/best-ai-art-generators/

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The Art Angle Podcast: Why This A.I. Art Pioneer Thinks Text-to-Image Generators Are Killing Creativity

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Welcome to the Art Angle, a podcast from Artnet News that delves into the places where the art world meets the real world, bringing each week’s biggest story down to earth. Join us every week for an in-depth look at what matters most in museums, the art market, and much more, with input from our own writers and editors, as well as artists, curators, and other top experts in the field.

When artificial intelligence first arrived in the art world in 2017, it was received warmly and with open arms. A.I.-generated works by artists like Obvious and Mario Klingemann were fetching hundreds of thousands at auction, art fairs like Scope in Miami welcomed A.I. art, as did institutions, which eagerly staged exhibitions touting the new technology. Artists working with A.I. were embraced; there was no media outrage or backlash—A.I. art, by and large, was seen as a good thing. 

Read more: https://news.artnet.com/multimedia/the-art-angle-podcast-why-this-a-i-art-pioneer-thinks-text-to-image-generators-are-killing-creativity-2324641

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Artists are upset that ‘Secret Invasion’ used AI art for opening credits

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Marvel’s latest series, “Secret Invasion,” made its debut on Disney+ today, sparking tons of backlash after it was confirmed the intro sequence was AI-generated.

“Secret Invasion” director Ali Selim admitted to Polygon that the opening credits were designed by VFX company Method Studios using artificial intelligence.

Read more: https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/21/marvel-secret-invasion-ai-art-opening-credits/

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