“To build a more sustainable future, we need new materials. GNoME has discovered 380,000 stable crystals that hold the potential to develop greener technologies – from better batteries for electric cars, to superconductors for more efficient computing.Our research – and that of collaborators at the Berkeley Lab, Google Research, and teams around the world — shows the potential to use AI to guide materials discovery, experimentation, and synthesis. We hope that GNoME together with other AI tools can help revolutionize materials discovery today and shape the future of the field.”
« Artificial intelligence (AI) and related machine learning (ML) technologies are increasingly influential in the world around us, making it imperative that we consider the potential impacts on society and individuals in all aspects of the technology that we create. To these ends, the Context in AI Research (CAIR) team develops novel AI methods in the context of the entire AI pipeline: from data to end-user feedback. The pipeline for building an AI system typically starts with data collection, followed by designing a model to run on that data, deployment of the model in the real world, and lastly, compiling and incorporation of human feedback ».
“Our ability to adapt to massive change depends on what practitioners call “metacognition” and “meta-skills”. Metacognition means thinking about thinking. In a brilliant essay for the Journal of Academic Perspectives, Natasha Robson argues that while metacognition is implicit in current teaching – “show your working”, “justify your arguments” – it should be explicit and sustained. Schoolchildren should be taught to understand how thinking works, from neuroscience to cultural conditioning; how to observe and interrogate their thought processes; and how and why they might become vulnerable to disinformation and exploitation. Self-awareness could turn out to be the most important topic of all.
Meta-skills are the overarching aptitudes – such as self-development, social intelligence, openness, resilience and creativity – that help us acquire the new competencies that sudden change demands. Like metacognition, meta-skills can be taught.”
“Artificial intelligence image tools have a tendency to spin up disturbing clichés: Asian women are hypersexual. Africans are primitive. Europeans are worldly. Leaders are men. Prisoners are Black.
These stereotypes don’t reflect the real world; they stem from the data that trains the technology. Grabbed from the internet, these troves can be toxic — rife with pornography, misogyny, violence and bigotry.”
“Grok is designed to answer questions with a bit of wit and has a rebellious streak, so please don’t use it if you hate humor!A unique and fundamental advantage of Grok is that it has real-time knowledge of the world via the 𝕏 platform. It will also answer spicy questions that are rejected by most other AI systems.Grok is still a very early beta product – the best we could do with 2 months of training – so expect it to improve rapidly with each passing week with your help.”
“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. ”
“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:
Chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threats
“This Spotify-developed tool leverages the latest innovations—one of which is OpenAI’s newly released voice generation technology—to match the original speaker’s style, making for a more authentic listening experience that sounds more personal and natural than traditional dubbing. A podcast episode originally recorded in English can now be available in other languages while keeping the speaker’s distinctive speech characteristics. ”
“Notre indicateur de réussite, ce sont les incendies dont vous n’entendez jamais parler », ajoute ce professeur de géologie et de géophysique à l’université de San Diego.
Concrètement, chaque pompier de garde chargé de scruter des dizaines de caméras dans sa zone est désormais assisté par l’IA. Lorsque le logiciel croit détecter de la fumée, il affiche un petit rectangle rouge sur l’écran, avec un pourcentage indiquant son degré de certitude. A charge ensuite à l’opérateur de confirmer le sérieux de l’alerte.
Car pour l’instant, le robot semble assez paranoïaque: il peut confondre la poussière soulevée par les tracteurs, les insectes qui passent furtivement devant la caméra ou de simples brouillards avec un départ d’incendie.
« Lorsqu’un nuage passe, (…) cela peut projeter une ombre sur le sol et il peut parfois penser qu’il s’agit de fumée », s’amuse Suzann Leininger, spécialiste du renseignement chez Cal Fire.”
“The tech wunderkind explained to the assembled partygoers that he’s freaked by the concept of the world ending and wants to prepare to survive it. The two scenarios he gave as examples, and we promise we’re not making this up, were a « super contagious » lab-modified virus « being released » onto the world population and « AI that attacks us. » « I try not to think about it too much, » the OpenAI CEO told the reportedly uncomfortable startup founders surrounding him at that forgotten Silicon Valley gathering. « But I have guns, gold, potassium iodide, antibiotics, batteries, water, gas masks from the Israeli Defense Force, and a big patch of land in Big Sur I can fly to. » So yeah, that’s the guy who is in charge of the company that was initially founded with the philanthropic goal of promoting responsible AI, and which subsequently decided to go for-profit and is now making money hand over fist on its super-sophisticated neural networks that many fear will take their jobs. Do with that information what you will.”