Chinese ‘spy’ balloon used American technology

Chinese ‘spy’ balloon used American technology

HONG KONG — The suspected Chinese spy balloon that flew over the United States early this year used commercially available, off-the-shelf technology that was American-made, according to three US officials familiar with preliminary findings by the FBI. The officials said the Biden administration first suspected the balloon could be carrying US-made equipment or parts within the first hours after it was detected and that it had sent aircraft to check it out and take photos. They said those suspicions had been confirmed by analysis of debris that was recovered after the balloon was shot down by the US military Feb.…

Apple Vision Pro: Can it really buck the trend of augmented reality flops?

Apple Vision Pro: Can it really buck the trend of augmented reality flops?

With its high price – which is nearly five times as much, when adjusted for inflation, as the first iPhone went on sale for in 2007 – Apple may still struggle to convince many users to try it. Some technology commentators suggest that Apple should target the first version of the Vision Pro at specialist users, such as architects, who could use the augmented reality to imagine what a building might look like in situ. Future generations of the device, when the price comes down thanks to technological advances, could be targeted more at mainstream users. Aiming for a niche…

GPT-4 is old news: ChatGPT Code Interpreter plugin is redefining AI tech

GPT-4 is old news: ChatGPT Code Interpreter plugin is redefining AI tech

OpenAI’s sensational AI-powered chatbot, ChatGPT, has been creating waves on the internet ever since its launch in November 2022. Its super abilities have set off an AI race among the biggest tech companies in the world. Even as tech giants scramble to create the most innovative AI technology, developers around the world are exploring new ways to use ChatGPT, which is currently powered by OpenAI’s highly potent large language model, GPT-4. In March, Sam Altman’s company announced that it was ending ChatGPT with the ability to browse the internet with the help of plugins. Plugins seem to have opened a…

ChatGPT boss tells US legislators regulation ‘critical’ for AI |  TechnologyNews

ChatGPT boss tells US legislators regulation ‘critical’ for AI | TechnologyNews

Sam Altman, the chief executive of ChatGPT’s OpenAI, has told legislators in the United States that government regulation of artificial intelligence is “critical” because of the potential risks it poses to humanity. Altman used his appearance on Tuesday in front of a US Senate judicial subcommittee to urge Congress to impose new rules on big tech, despite deep political divisions that for years have blocked legislation aimed at regulating the internet. “If this technology goes wrong, it can go quite wrong,” Altman, who has become the global face of AI, told the hearing. “OpenAI was founded on the belief that…

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill sparks outcry from tech giants |  TechnologyNews

Brazil’s ‘fake news’ bill sparks outcry from tech giants | TechnologyNews

Brazil’s Congress is weighing a regulatory bill that would shift the burden onto internet companies to report illegal content on their sites, a controversial initiative that has pitted the administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva against major tech companies such as Google. On Tuesday, Google was forced to remove a link on its home page in Brazil that advocated against Bill 2630, also known as the Fake News Law. The link alleged that the bill would stir public confusion and called on users to contact their congressional representatives to speak out against the legislation. The Brazilian proposal, which…

Artificial intelligence pioneer leaves Google and warns about technology’s future

Artificial intelligence pioneer leaves Google and warns about technology’s future

The “godfather of AI” is issuing a warning about the technology he helped create. Geoffrey Hinton, a trailblazer in artificial intelligence, has joined the growing list of experts sharing their concerns about the rapid advancement of artificial intelligence. The renowned computer scientist recently left his job at Google to speak openly about his worries about the technology and where he sees it going. “It is hard to see how you can prevent bad actors from using it for bad things,” Hinton said in an interview with The New York Times. Hinton is worried that future versions of the technology pose…

AI ‘could be’ danger to society, US President Biden says |  TechnologyNews

AI ‘could be’ danger to society, US President Biden says | TechnologyNews

Joe Biden says AI developers have a responsibility to ensure products are safe before releasing them to the public. United States President Joe Biden has said artificial intelligence (AI) “could be” dangerous but it remains to be seen how the technology will affect society. Speaking at the start of a meeting with science and technology advisers on Tuesday, Biden said technology companies had a responsibility to ensure their products are safe before their release. “Tech companies have a responsibility, in my view, to make sure their products are safe before making them public,” Biden said at the opening of a…

AI-generated news presenter appears in Kuwait |  Science and Technology News

AI-generated news presenter appears in Kuwait | Science and Technology News

‘Fedha’ appeared on the Twitter account of the Kuwait News, with plans for it to read online bulletins. A Kuwaiti media outlet has unveiled a virtual news presenter generated using artificial intelligence, with plans for it to read online bulletins. “Fedha” appeared on the Twitter account of the Kuwait News website as an image of a woman, her light-colored hair uncovered, wearing a black jacket and white T-shirt. “I’m Fedha, the first presenter in Kuwait who works with artificial intelligence at Kuwait News. What kind of news do you prefer? Let’s hear your opinions,” she heard saying in classical Arabic.…