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Meta is developing a custom chip for running AI models.

Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is developing a custom chip for running AI models. The Meta Training and Inference Accelerator (MTIA) chip is designed to be more efficient and powerful than traditional CPUs and GPUs. The MTIA is expected to help Meta train and run AI models faster and at a lower cost. This could give Meta a significant advantage over its competitors in the AI space.

AI models trained using common data-collection techniques judge rule violations more harshly than humans.

A recent study has found that AI models trained using common data-collection techniques judge rule violations more harshly than humans. The study, conducted by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, found that AI models were more likely to label rule violations as “bad” or “wrong” than humans. The researchers believe this is because AI models are trained on data often biased toward certain viewpoints.

Most Workers Have Yet to Utilize AI Skills Despite Excitement, Reveals Salesforce Report

According to a recent report from Salesforce, despite the buzz surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) technology, most workers still do not utilize AI skills in their day-to-day roles. The survey, which covered 11,000 workers across 11 markets, found that only 1 in 10 globally have AI skills integrated into their work. While companies like Google, Microsoft, and Salesforce are investing heavily in AI, there is a disconnect between the skills companies need and those possessed by the workforce. Skills leaders believe data security, ethical AI, automation, and programming skills will become increasingly important. The report also highlights the need for businesses to prioritize skills-based hiring and enable employees to develop the necessary hard and soft skills to utilize AI solutions effectively.

OpenAI Releases ChatGPT App for iPhone, Expanding Accessibility to Mobile Users.

OpenAI has launched the ChatGPT app for iPhone in the US, marking the official debut of the popular AI assistant on mobile devices. The app, available for free, incorporates voice input capabilities through OpenAI’s Whisper AI speech recognition model and enables synchronization of chat history with the web version of the AI assistant. ChatGPT, launched initially as an AI language model for conversational input, has evolved into a versatile assistant capable of tasks like idea generation, note summarization, personalized advice, and text processing. The app requires users to log in with an OpenAI account and relies on server processing, necessitating an internet connection. OpenAI plans to expand the app’s availability to other countries and has confirmed that an Android version is in the works.

Students Caught Using AI-Language Programs Prompt Deeper Reflection on Education and Artificial Intelligence

The author, a professor, shares their experience of catching students using AI-driven language programs to complete essays and discusses the limitations of such systems. Despite the concerns about students using these programs to avoid learning, the author highlights that current AI systems are easy to identify due to their errors and lack of human-like responses. The professor conversed with the students involved, discussing the importance of genuine effort and the value of education. They express excitement about the popularity of large-language models as it offers an opportunity to study and explore questions about language, communication, and the nature of AI. The author plans to adapt their teaching methods by incorporating real-time writing, group presentations, and critical assessment of AI-generated text to foster deeper understanding among students. Additionally, they address the need to address the present dangers of poorly designed AI systems while avoiding unfounded panic about exaggerated future scenarios.

Apple Cracks Down on Employee Use of External AI Tools over Data Leak Concerns

According to The Wall Street Journal, Apple Inc. has taken measures to restrict employee usage of ChatGPT and other external artificial intelligence (AI) tools, citing worries about confidential data leaks. The company, currently developing its own AI engine, has also limited the use of Copilot, a Microsoft-owned GitHub program that generates software code. This move aligns Apple with other major corporations like JPMorgan, Walmart, and Verizon, which have shown caution toward AI models. Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledged the potential of the technology but highlighted the need to address specific issues before further exploration. With this news, OpenAI, supported by Microsoft, released a ChatGPT app on the U.S. App Store.

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