“In this short consensus paper, we outline risks from upcoming, advanced AI systems. We examine large-scale social harms and malicious uses, as well as an irreversible loss of human control over autonomous AI systems. In light of rapid and continuing AI progress, we propose urgent priorities for AI R&D and governance. ”
“It’s unusual for so many states to come together to sue a tech giant for consumer harms. The coordination shows states are prioritizing the issue of children and online safety and combining legal resources to fight Meta, just as states had previously done for cases against Big Tobacco and Big Pharma companies. “Just like Big Tobacco and vaping companies have done in years past, Meta chose to maximize its profits at the expense of public health, specifically harming the health of the youngest among us,” Phil Weiser, Colorado’s attorney general, said in a statement.
Lawmakers around the globe have been trying to rein in platforms like Instagram and TikTok on behalf of children. Over the past few years, Britain, followed by states like California and Utah, passed laws to require social media platforms to boost privacy and safety protections for minors online. The Utah law, among other things, would require social media apps to turn off notifications by default for minors overnight to reduce interruptions to children’s sleep.”
“Dr. Michael Rich, the director of the Digital Wellness Lab at Boston Children’s Hospital, said he discouraged the use of the word “addiction” because the internet, if used effectively and with limits, was not merely useful but also essential to everyday life. “I prefer the term ‘Problematic Internet Media Use,” he said, a term that has gained currency in recent years.
Dr. Greenfield agreed that there clearly are valuable uses for the internet and that the definition of how much is too much can vary. But he said there also were clearly cases where excessive use interferes with school, sleep and other vital aspects of a healthy life. Too many young consumers “can’t put it down,” he said. “The internet is a giant hypodermic, and the content, including social media like Meta, are the psychoactive drugs.””
“To the human eye, the Glazed image still looks like her work, but the computer-learning model would pick up on something very different. It’s similar to a tool the University of Chicago team previously created to protect photos from facial recognition systems.
When Ms. Ortiz posted her Glazed work online, an image generator trained on those images wouldn’t be able to mimic her work. A prompt with her name would instead lead to images in some hybridized style of her works and Pollock’s.
“We’re taking our consent back,” Ms. Ortiz said. A.I.-generating tools, many of which charge users a fee to generate images, “have data that doesn’t belong to them,” she said. “That data is my artwork, that’s my life. It feels like my identity.”
The team at the University of Chicago admitted that their tool does not guarantee protection and could lead to countermeasures by anyone committed to emulating a particular artist. “We’re pragmatists,” Professor Zhao said. “We recognize the likely long delay before law and regulations and policies catch up. This is to fill that void.””
“To support the safety of highly-capable AI systems, we are developing our approach to catastrophic risk preparedness, including building a Preparedness team and launching a challenge.
The team will help track, evaluate, forecast and protect against catastrophic risks spanning multiple categories including:
- Individualized persuasion
- Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats
- Autonomous replication and adaptation (ARA)”
Source : Frontier risk and preparedness
“L’entreprise de véhicules autonomes Cruise a subi un revers majeur mardi: les autorités californiennes ont suspendu son permis de faire rouler ses voitures sans chauffeur, après plusieurs accidents à San Francisco. L’agence chargée des véhicules à moteur en Californie (DMV) a notifié à la filiale de General Motors (GM) qu’elle «suspendait les permis de déploiement de véhicules autonomes et d’essais sans conducteur de Cruise, avec effet immédiat», d’après un communiqué. Le DMV évoque un «risque déraisonnable pour la sécurité publique», et précise qu’il n’y a «pas de délai fixe pour la suspension».”
“L’établissement a déposé plainte pour ces deux fausses alertes. Une réquisition judiciaire a été envoyée dès jeudi en urgence auprès de la plateforme d’où étaient issus les courriels malveillants. Les deux adresses employées ont été créées juste avant l’envoi des messages. L’auteur a utilisé un VPN pour s’anonymiser. Malgré cela, les enquêteurs ont pu retrouver la trace d’une adresse IP après analyse. Celle-ci les a menés à une adresse à Triel-sur-Seine (Yvelines). L’interpellation a eu lieu le jour même.”
“Technology has remarkably expanded the storage capabilities of this sustainable material. A small sheet of glass can now hold several terabytes of data, enough to store approximately 1.75 million songs or 13 years’ worth of music.”
Source : Sealed in glass – Microsoft Unlocked