Machine learning & AI

AI trained to draw inspiration from images, not copy them

Powerful new artificial intelligence models sometimes, quite famously, get things wrong—whether hallucinating false information or memorizing others' work and offering it up as their own. To address the latter, researchers ...

Business

Brazil judge orders probe of Musk over censorship charge

A Supreme Court judge in Brazil ordered an investigation Sunday of Elon Musk after the mogul criticized the magistrate and accused him of censorship for blocking social media accounts suspected of spreading disinformation.

Machine learning & AI

High persuasiveness of propaganda written by AI

Research participants who read propaganda generated by the AI large language model GPT-3 davinci were nearly as persuaded as those who read real propaganda from Iran or Russia, according to a study published in the journal ...

Internet

Musk's X feeds monetization of wartime misinformation

Influencers on X are monetizing misinformation about conflicts in the Middle East, leveraging the platform's contentious policies that researchers say prioritize engagement over accuracy.

Security

Study: Customized GPT has security vulnerability

One month after OpenAI unveiled a program that allows users to easily create their own customized ChatGPT programs, a research team at Northwestern University is warning of a "significant security vulnerability" that could ...

Machine learning & AI

ChatGPT creates persuasive, phony medical report

A common truism among statisticians is that "the data don't lie." However, recent findings by Italian researchers may make those who study data think twice before making such assumptions.

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