“Découvrez la magie des TPU Google Cloud, y compris une vue exceptionnelle des centres de données où se déroule toute l’action. Nos clients utilisent des Cloud TPU pour exécuter certaines des charges de travail d’IA les plus importantes au monde, et cette puissance ne se résume pas à une simple puce. Dans cette vidéo, découvrez les composants du système TPU : mise en réseau de centres de données, commutateurs de circuits optiques, systèmes de refroidissement à eau, vérification de la sécurité biométrique, etc.”
“As humans, we often pause during conversation to gather our thoughts, or emphasize a point, and identifying those cues is incredibly hard for an AI. This new CSR engine is capable of adjusting to those common natural pauses and hesitation—enabling more flowing, natural conversation. Finally, generative AI has enabled us to enhance our text-to-speech technology, using a large transformer model to make Alexa much more expressive and attuned to conversational cues. What this means is that Alexa will adapt to your cues and modulate its response and tone akin to human conversations. Ask Alexa if your team won, and it will respond in a joyful voice if so; if they lost, the response is more empathetic. Ask Alexa for an opinion, and the response will be more enthusiastic, as it would if a friend was sharing a point of view.”
“Modern text-to-image systems have a tendency to ignore words or descriptions, forcing users to learn prompt engineering. DALL·E 3 represents a leap forward in our ability to generate images that exactly adhere to the text you provide.”
Source : DALL·E 3
“Les modèles de langage «mettent en danger la capacité des auteurs de fiction à gagner leur vie, dans la mesure où ils permettent à n’importe qui de générer automatiquement et gratuitement (ou à très bas prix) des textes pour lesquels ils devraient autrement payer des auteurs», argumentent les avocats dans la plainte de mardi. Ils font aussi valoir que les outils d’IA générative peuvent servir à produire des contenus dérivés, qui imitent le style des écrivains. «De manière injuste et perverse, (…) la copie délibérée (du travail) des plaignants transforme donc leurs œuvres en moteurs de leur propre destruction», assène la plainte.”
“I want to stress again that EA is a very serious and intelligent movement promoted by very serious and intelligent people because, to the untrained eye, it can sometimes look like a cult of unhinged narcissists. That Nauru project, for example? That wasn’t the only weird idea the folk at FTX had dreamed up in the name of effective altruism. According to the court filings, the FTX Foundation, the non-profit arm of FTX, had authorised a $300,000 (£230,000) grant to an individual to “write a book about how to figure out what humans’ utility function is (are)”. The foundation also made a $400,000 grant “to an entity that posted animated videos on YouTube related to ‘rationalist and [effective altruism] material’, including videos on ‘grabby aliens’”.
So there you go. Some of the best minds of our generation (or so they’d have you believe) are busying themselves with strategies on grabby aliens and Pacific island bunkers. Is this effective? Is this altruism? I can’t tell you for sure what the future of effective altruism is, but the road to hell is paved with good intentions. ”
“As has been the case in similar lawsuits filed against Google, California alleges that Google designed its location tracking system to deceive users into allowing the collection of location data that could be sold to advertisers for Google’s benefit. Even when such collection was disabled, the California suit alleged, data was still collected through other sources; Google was also misleading about users’ ability to opt out of location-based ad targeting, California claims.
« Our investigation revealed that Google was telling its users one thing – that it would no longer track their location once they opted out – but doing the opposite and continuing to track its users’ movements for its own commercial gain. That’s unacceptable, and we’re holding Google accountable with today’s settlement, » said California AG Rob Bonta. ”
“Matthew Green, a cryptography professor at Johns Hopkins University in the US, just encountered the popup and expressed his dismay.
« I don’t want my browser keeping track of my browsing history to help serve me ads, and I definitely don’t want my browser sharing any function of my browsing history with every random website I visit, » he said via Twitter.
And VC Paul Graham has derided ad targeting tech as spyware. Google has offered repeated reassurances that its Topics API does not allow companies to identify those whose interests inform its ad API. But some developers claim Topics may be useful for browser fingerprinting and both Apple and Mozilla have said they won’t adopt Topics due to privacy concerns.”
“The balance between free speech and following the law is proving vastly more complicated in much of the rest of the world, where speech can be constrained by more restrictive laws. While Twitter, now known as X, has generally followed the law, in the past it touted its position on fighting back against overreaching government requests — particularly when it came to prosecuting speech online.”
“Engineers at the tech giants built tools years ago that could put a name to any face but, for once, Silicon Valley did not want to move fast and break things.”
“Right to Repair just won in Big Tech’s backyard: California’s Right to Repair Act, Senate Bill 244, has passed the state legislature. The bill—championed by state senator Susan Talamantes Eggman, and cosponsored by iFixit—won overwhelming approval, with a 65–0 vote in the Assembly, following a 38–0 vote in the Senate. The bill has to go back to the Senate for a minor procedural vote, and then it will await the governor’s signature.
This bill stands out from the laws that passed in Minnesota and New York by ensuring that repairs stay possible for longer. Manufacturers are mandated to keep repair materials, ranging from parts and tools to software and documentation, available for extended periods post-production: 3 years for products within the $50-$99.99 price bracket, and 7 years for those priced $100 or above. The bill applies to electronic and appliance products made and sold after July 1, 2021.”