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Stanford Fellow, Cambridge Artist Talk Art and Generative AI at Harvard Ethics Center Panel

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Source: the Harvard Crimson

Ziv Epstein, a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and Joshua Meyer, a Cambridge artist, discussed the relationship between generative artificial intelligence and art at a Monday panel.

Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, along with the Human Flourishing Program, hosted the event as part of the Safra Center’s Ethics Monday speaker series, which took a hiatus during the Covid-19 pandemic. Human Flourishing Program postdoctoral research fellow Xavier Symon moderated the event.

While Epstein creates art with generative AI, Meyer relies on a more traditional art form — oil painting.

Epstein completed his Ph.D. at the MIT Media Lab and has experience in leveraging AI in the creation of multi-media art. Epstein has authored papers in Science and Nature, and his art has been featured at The Vienna Museum of Art and Burning Man.

Read more: https://www.thecrimson.com/article/2023/10/24/generative-ai-art-panel/

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Better Siri is coming: what Apple’s research says about its AI plans

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Source: The Verge

It would be easy to think that Apple is late to the game on AI. Since late 2022, when ChatGPT took the world by storm, most of Apple’s competitors have fallen over themselves to catch up. While Apple has certainly talked about AI and even released some products with AI in mind, it seemed to be dipping a toe in rather than diving in headfirst.

But over the last few months, rumors and reports have suggested that Apple has, in fact, just been biding its time, waiting to make its move. There have been reports in recent weeks that Apple is talking to both OpenAI and Google about powering some of its AI features, and the company has also been working on its own model, called Ajax.

If you look through Apple’s published AI research, a picture starts to develop of how Apple’s approach to AI might come to life. Now, obviously, making product assumptions based on research papers is a deeply inexact science — the line from research to store shelves is windy and full of potholes. But you can at least get a sense of what the company is thinking about — and how its AI features might work when Apple starts to talk about them at its annual developer conference, WWDC, in June.

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Urgent Action Needed to Stop AI Developers From ‘Destroying’ Artists’ Careers, Say British Lawmakers

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Source: Billboard

A U.K. parliamentary committee is calling on the British government to introduce tough new laws that would make it illegal for artificial intelligence (AI) developers to use copyright-protected music for training purposes without consent – and protect creators and artists from the unauthorized use of their voice and image in AI-generated works.

A report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music published Wednesday (May 1) says that regulating artificial intelligence would help ensure creators and consumers in the United Kingdom, the world’s third-biggest music market, are protected from the “threats” AI poses to the music business, while still harvesting its benefits.

Read More: https://www.billboard.com/business/tech/uk-parliament-committee-ai-laws-protect-artists-artificial-intelligence-1235670687/amp/

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When Artificial Intelligence Steers the Ballot: The Dark Art of ChatGPT and Voter

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source: YTECH

In the digital amphitheater of modern democracy, a new actor takes the stage: ChatGPT. As the world barrels toward pivotal elections and democratic displays, technologies like OpenAI‘s ChatGPT throw a sharp light on the complexities of political engineering and influence. Contrasting the benign use of AI for enhancing customer support or improving productivity, when wielded within the political sphere, the narrative turns more contentious—spotlighting the invasive prowess of artificial intelligence to potentially subvert a sacred human right: free and fair elections.

Beyond functionality, ChatGPT’s application in politics broaches crucial ethical territories and begs the question: How far is too far when digital tongues sway the human condition? This new age of political communication, where AI-generated content mimics the personal touch of a local campaigner, offers a breeding ground for new levels of voter manipulation. Gone are the days of broadcast politics where one message had to fit all. Now, ChatGPT devises micro-targeted dialogues, oratory curated to the last detail, designed to resonate with individual ethos and fears, potentially shifting the many into a paradigm crafted by the few.

Read more: https://ytech.news/en/when-artificial-intelligence-steers-the-ballot-the-dark-art-of-chatgpt-and-voter-influence/

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