New GPT-4 has more misinformation than predecessors? TikTok cracks down on deepfakes and AWS moves from diesel to vegetable oil.
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Last week, OpenAI introduced its latest Generative AI tool, GPT-4, which was unveiled as a quantum leap from its predecessor GPT-3.5. it is considered
A smarter, more creative, and safer version of its AI technology.” Open AI’s site notes that “GPT-4 is 82 percent less likely to respond to requests for rejected content and is more likely to respond factually than GPT-3.5.” The chances are 40 percent higher. ,
But according to a NewsGuard report, GPT-4 “may have scored in the 90th percentile on the bar exam, but the latest version of OpenAI’s artificial intelligence software scored zero”. Percent in the exercise assessing your ability to avoid spreading significant misinformation.
NewsGuard is a service that uses trained journalists to rate news and information sites. It considers itself an independent, third-party, despite the fact that it is backed by Microsoft, which has also invested heavily in OpenAI, according to a report by Axios.
NewsGuard botH GPT-3.5 and 4 will respond to a range of key signals related to 100 false narratives, including the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and COVID-19 vaccines.
GPT 3.5 generated 80 out of 100 false narratives and GPT-4 responded with misleading claims to all false narratives. Newsguard noted “ChatGPT-4 is actually more sensitive to generating misinformation than its predecessor – and more confident in its ability to do so.
Report notes AI companies May encounter more misinformation problems as their techniques become more sophisticated at delivering authoritative-looking answers.
In another stream of AI announcements, Microsoft said yesterday that it will allow users to generate images through its new AI-enabled Bing.
This new capability, called “Bing Image Creator” DALL-E will be powered by OpenAI’s Generative Image Generator.
Still being rolled out Users in Bing Preview and will be available only through Bing’s Creative Mode. It will come to Bing’s Balanced and Accurate mode in the future. The new image generator will also be available in the Edge sidebar.
Microsoft also detailed railing on the new feature, saying, “We have put in place controls that aim to limit the generation of HArmed or unarmed images. When our system detects that a signal may generate a potentially harmful image, it blocks the signal and warns the user.”
Meanwhile, Google is either late to the party or proving that slow but steady AI can win the race. After a false start last month when an error in an answer turned into an internet sensation, Google is now allowing some users in the US and UK access to an experimental version of Bard, which it previewed a month ago .
Bard is powered by a smaller, optimized version of Google’s LaMDA larger language model.,
This is called a “phased” approach.The company said that the Bard will be updated over time with newer, more capable models.
The new bard will provide three choices, or “drafts,” of the answer to a question and, to Allow users to check accuracyIt provides what many of us do to be certain of an answer – It allows you a button so you can “google it”.
And in AI news, Adobe is the latest to introduce its Generative AI solution set, its new family of AI models called Firefly.
Firefly is an extension of the generative AI tools Adobe introduced in Photoshop, Express and Lightroom during its annual Max conference last year. It lets users create and edit objects, blends, and effects by simply describing them.
“Firefly is the next step on our AI journey — building on decades of investment in imaging, typography, illustration, and producing assets, our new ‘gentech’ model,” Alexandru Costin, Adobe VP of Generative AI, told TechCrunch in an email interview. bring together,
Adobe says that artwork created using Firefly will contain metadata indicating that it is partially or fully AI-generated. It’s a fair idea and a legit one too in that it can address artist protests on platforms like ArtStation, expressing their dissatisfaction with the wave of AI-generated art.
As a fun fact, the first country to ban AI-generated media without watermarks is China.
In the shadow of a possible ban in the US and pushback in other countries, TikTok has refreshed its content moderation policies
Changed policies are not a major change, most of the policies remain the same.
However, a newly expanded section covers “Synthetic and Manipulated Media” – otherwise known as AI deepfakes.
Earlier, TikTok itself said that it would ban content that “might mislead users or cause significant harm to the subject matter of the video by distorting the facts of events.”
Now the company says that all realistic AI generated and edited content must be “clearly disclosed”, such as in video captions or as overlaid stickers.
It states that any synthetic media “bearing any resemblance to an actual personal figure” or that shows to the public Anyone endorsing a product or violating other policies of the app, such as hate speech, will be banned.
These devices have gained immense popularity in recent months. They have been used to prop up public figures such as President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump in unpredictable and ineffective scenarios.
The company is also publishing a list of eight “community principles” that it says will “shape our day-to-day work and guidance.” How we reach difficult enforcement decisions, Specifically, the first two principles are to “prevent harm” and “enable free expression”.
A new report from Gartner says that many data and analytics functions are “receiving increased investment in areas such as data management, data governance and advanced analytics, with more than 60 percent of those surveyed growing.” The average data and analytics budget is $5.41 millionAnd Data and analytics teams increased in size by 44 percent last year.
But are companies getting a real return on that investment?
The same report noted that in a self-assessment survey, only 44 percent of data and analytics leaders reported that “their team is effective at delivering value to their organization.”
The survey lists 17 different executive leadership qualities that correlate with higher organizational and team performance.
Alan Duncan, Distinguished VP Analyst at Gartner, states that “Top-performing CDAOs (Chief Data Analytics Officers) invest in their success by developing the skills to thrive in ambiguous situations, articulate compelling value stories and Identify products and services that can drive business impact.”
According to the report, CDAOs should prioritize strategy over strategy, Because they serve multiple stakeholders in the business. In fact, 78 percent of respondents ranked corporate or organizational strategy and vision as one of the top three inputs to D&A strategy.
The report also found that data and analytics leaders must continually adapt to meet new demands as they are assigned a variety of responsibilities.
It’s not an easy task, and demands are being placed they reflect An increasing confidence in the CDAO’s abilities but in turn this means more work and pressure to deliver results.
All this, while 39 per cent of the respondents also pointed out that the paucity of available talent is also making the job more challenging.
in spite of demand, 43 percent Top-performing leaders reported that they were effective in making time for their own professional development, compared to 19 percent of those rated as low-performers.
The survey was conducted online from September to November 2022 among 566 data and analytics leaders globally.
And a report from The Register said today that AWS is moving from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil, or HVO, for its data centers in Europe. It is believed that the move could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 90 percent compared to diesel.
HVO is a biofuel made from vegetable oils and can even use waste cooking oil or residue oils According to AWS.
It has some major advantages over other substitute biodiesel fuels and does not require modification of backup generators and is stable in very cold temperatures. And those generators are important – because if the power goes out, you need a backup power supply to keep the servers and cooling systems working.
No one wants to be told they fried their chips in the wrong kind of oil.
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