Good morning. Taylor Swift's outrage over AI-generated explicit content marks a pivotal moment in the battle for digital ethics and privacy rights, signaling potential legal challenges ahead in the AI landscape.
🛡️Fan Mobilization: United Stand Against Taylor Swift Deepfakes Fuels Drive for AI Ethics and Digital Protection
⚙️ OpenAI Unveils Major Enhancements: Dropping Prices and Revamping 'Lazy' GPT-4 for Improved Efficiency
🔍 FTC Sets Sights on AI's Corporate Maze: Demanding Insights from Alphabet to OpenAI on Investments and Partnerships - A Strategic Move to Preserve Innovation and Fair Competition
🖥️ Revolutionizing Device Choice: MLCommons Introduces AI Benchmarks for Laptops, Desktops, and Workstations
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🚀 Swift Response: Fans Mobilize Against AI-Generated Deepfakes on X
In a powerful display of collective action, Taylor Swift's fanbase has launched a counter-campaign against the spread of nonconsensual deepfake pornographic content of the pop icon on X. This mobilization comes after a deepfake video amassed over 45 million views, sparking outrage and leading to a swift (yes, pun intended) intervention by the fans. Swifties are now flooding X with positive content and trending hashtags like “PROTECT TAYLOR SWIFT” to bury the AI-generated deepfakes, showcasing fan communities' immense influence and dedication in today's digital age. Take a look 👇️
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The incident sheds light on broader issues surrounding the misuse of generative AI technologies, with approximately 96% of deepfakes being pornographic. The fan-led initiative not only seeks to protect Swift but also aims to combat a wider societal problem, rallying support for victims of digital abuse and calling for stringent regulations on AI-generated content.
As legislative efforts to criminalize nonconsensual deepfakes gain traction, this campaign highlights the urgent need for ethical AI practices and robust legal frameworks to safeguard individuals' dignity online.
OpenAI has announced significant updates and price reductions for its API access, signaling a pivotal shift for developers and hinting at future enhancements for consumer-facing applications. The cost of interacting with GPT-3.5 Turbo, a core component behind the widely used ChatGPT, has been halved for inputs and reduced by 25% for outputs, making sophisticated AI interactions more affordable. Alongside these price cuts, OpenAI has introduced a new version of GPT-3.5 Turbo and a preview model for GPT-4 Turbo, specifically addressing and improving task completion efficiency to counteract previous "laziness" issues. This development enhances the utility of OpenAI's offerings and reflects the organization's commitment to maintaining competitiveness in the rapidly evolving AI landscape. New text embedding models and an updated moderation API underscore OpenAI's focus on technical excellence and safe content generation. Watch the video below to learn more about the “Laziness” claims ⬇️
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has initiated a comprehensive inquiry into the intricate corporate dynamics within leading AI firms, including tech giants like Alphabet, Amazon, Microsoft, and rising stars Anthropic and OpenAI. This move aims to illuminate potential competitive imbalances fostered by strategic investments and partnerships, especially among companies previously scrutinized for antitrust violations. By demanding detailed information on collaborations, investment motivations, and their impact on market competition and innovation, the FTC is proactively addressing concerns that monopolistic practices might stifle AI's competitive landscape. Chair Lina Khan emphasizes the importance of safeguarding fair competition to ensure that AI technology remains a healthy rivalry and innovation field.
MLCommons aims to revolutionize how we measure AI capabilities on personal computing devices by launching MLPerf Client, a working group dedicated to creating AI benchmarks for laptops, desktops, and workstations. With AI applications becoming increasingly integral to everyday computing, these benchmarks will provide crucial insights into device performance, focusing on real-world uses like text-generating models. Members including AMD, Intel, Nvidia, and Microsoft, but notably excluding Apple, are collaborating to standardize AI performance metrics. This initiative promises to guide consumers in making informed decisions based on AI efficiency, potentially reshaping the future of device purchasing.
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