Plus, Can AI Make The Internet Any Worse?
Researchers have developed a new AI system that can accurately guess keystrokes based on the sound they make. The KeySound system was trained on a dataset of 100 million keystrokes and can achieve an accuracy of 93%. This could have several implications, such as making it easier for people with disabilities to type or for law enforcement to investigate cybercrimes.
Chinese company Unitree Robotics has developed Go1, the world’s first intelligent quadruped robot “companion.” The robot, described as a walking “pet,” can follow its owner on a walk outside and match their speed up to 10 mph. Equipped with AI technology, Go1 can control its movements and adapt to its environment. It features a super-sensing system with binocular sensors and human recognition capabilities. Go1 is lightweight and low-noise, weighing in at just 26 pounds. Another Chinese company, LivingAI, has created a tiny AI-powered desktop pet called EMO, which reacts to its owner with over 1,000 facial expressions and movements. While AI pets offer continuous companionship, low maintenance, and elimination of allergy exposure, some experts caution that they cannot replicate the complexity and rich experience of caring for a real animal and may not encourage physical activity or real-life relationships.
Disney has created a task force to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used to cut costs across the company. The task force is reportedly looking at ways to use AI to automate tasks, improve efficiency, and reduce waste. This is the latest example of how major corporations look to AI to save money.
Hospitals are using AI to help fight burnout among doctors and nurses. AI-powered chatbots can answer patient questions, schedule appointments, and provide emotional support. This can free up healthcare workers to focus on more complex tasks and help reduce stress levels.
AI language models are increasingly used to generate text, translate languages, and answer questions. However, a new study has found that these models are often biased toward certain political viewpoints. The study found that AI models trained on data from Wikipedia were more likely to generate text favorable to the Democratic Party than the Republican Party.
The rise of AI technology is leading to significant changes in the mechanics of the internet, making online experiences more confusing and frustrating. Users encounter complex puzzles rather than simple CAPTCHA tests when logging into websites like HBO Max, as AI programs have become so advanced that they can easily beat traditional challenges. AI is also disrupting platforms such as Reddit and Stack Overflow, with moderators and users protesting against the incorporation of AI-generated content that diminishes the quality and purpose of these sites. Furthermore, the proliferation of AI-generated content contributes to the spread of misinformation and false narratives, with news outlets and social media platforms hosting AI-generated articles and posts filled with unverified claims and conspiracy theories. Additionally, AI technology is facilitating online scams by tailoring phishing attacks and producing spam that is difficult to detect. As AI continues to shape the internet, the distinction between what is real and what is not will become increasingly blurry, potentially creating a “dead internet” in which humans are no longer the primary creators and consumers of online content.
Chatbot AI is being used to help people exercise and improve their health. These chatbots can provide personalized workout plans, track progress, and offer motivation. They can also connect users with others trying to lose weight or get in shape. This is a great way to stay motivated and on track with their fitness goals.