General AI

  • Artificial intelligence is creating companions who can be our confidants, friends, therapists and even lovers. But are they an answer to loneliness or merely another way for big tech to make money?Could you fall in love with an artificial intelligence? When Spike Jonze’s film, Her, came out 10 years ago, the question still seemed hypothetical. […]
  • In an impressive collaboration, researchers at Harvard University have joined forces with Google DeepMind scientists to create an artificial brain for a virtual rat. Published in Nature, this innovative breakthrough opens new doors in studying how brains control complex movement using advanced AI simulation techniques. Building the Virtual Rat Brain To construct the virtual rat's brain, the […]
  • Less than half of Australian children and teens think they can tell real news stories from fake. So how well are we preparing them for a new media world order?Beneath an old Queenslander on the south side of the Brisbane River, beside a garage with a hand-painted sign that reads “recording” and above a computer […]
  • Nine out of 10 execs recommend adding Retrieval Augmented Generation to your daily regimen Hands on  If you've been following enterprise adoption of AI, you've no doubt heard the term “RAG” tossed around.…
  • A new essay on the rise of superintelligent machines pivots from being a warning to humanity to a rallying cry for an industrial complex to bolster American military defence Ten years ago, the Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom published Superintelligence, a book exploring how superintelligent machines could be created and what the implications of such technology […]
  • A technique can plan a trajectory for a robot using only language-based inputs. While it can't outperform vision-based approaches, it could be useful in settings that lack visual data to use for training.
  • Researchers have succeeded in developing a DNA-based molecular controller. Crucially, this controller enables the autonomous assembly and disassembly of molecular robots, as opposed to manually directing it.
  • Facebook parent calls step forward for privacy a 'step backwards' Meta has caved to European regulators, and agreed to pause its plans to train AI models on EU users' Facebook and Instagram users' posts — a move that the social media giant said will delay its plans to launch Meta AI in the economic zone.…
  • Pope Francis addressed the leaders of the G7 democracies at their annual summit in Puglia, Italy, on Friday. The 87-year-old pontiff, who arrived in a wheelchair, became an unlikely AI ethicist at the event. His message was a familiar one: AI, while promising great benefits to humanity, poses grave risks if not properly controlled. Francis […]
  • As global warming intensifies, communities worldwide are struggling with its devastating effects. The relentless rise in greenhouse gas emissions is fueling extreme weather events, devastating natural disasters, and an increase in climate-related diseases. Weather prediction systems are our first line of defense against these challenges, yet traditional methods, reliant on human experts, are struggling to […]
  • Owing to its robust performance and broad applicability when compared to other methods, LoRA or Low-Rank Adaption is one of the most popular PEFT or Parameter Efficient Fine-Tuning methods for fine-tuning a large language model. The LoRA framework employs two low-rank matrices to decompose, and approximate the updated weights in the FFT or Full Fine […]
  • Erik Schwartz is the Chief AI Officer (CAIO) Tricon Infotech. a leading consulting and software services company. Tricon Infotech delivers efficient, automated solutions and full digital transformations through custom products and enterprise implementations Erik Schwartz is a seasoned technology executive and entrepreneur with over two decades of experience in the tech sector, specializing at the […]
  • Illustration: Nick Barclay / The Verge Meta is putting plans for its AI assistant on hold in Europe after receiving objections from Ireland’s privacy regulator, the company announced on Friday. In a blog post, Meta said the Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) asked the company to delay training its large language models on content that […]
  • AI is coming to institutional investing. A JP Morgan survey shows that 61% of traders see artificial intelligence as the most influential technology in their industry in the coming years – far outdistancing other choices, such as blockchain-based trading or quantum computing. For many, though, AI is simply a buzzword – a term used to describe advanced technologies that […]
  • Pope Francis is leaning on thinking of Paolo Benanti, a friar adept at explaining how technology can change worldAfter a gruelling first day discussing how to finance a prolonged war against an authoritarian dictator, G7 leaders in Puglia next turned for advice from someone who insists he is infallible, and for good measure thinks Ukraine […]
  • As growing numbers of people turn to grieftech, some are disturbed by its possible consequencesWhen Christi Angel first talked to a chatbot impersonating her deceased partner, Cameroun, she found the encounter surreal and “very weird”.“Yes, I knew it was an AI system but, once I started chatting, my feeling was I was talking to Cameroun. […]
  • Pontiff says machines should never be able to decide whether human beings live or diePope Francis has made a historic address to G7 leaders urging them to recognise they have the power to decide if artificial intelligence becomes a terrifying or creative tool, and calling on them to ban the use of autonomous weapons in […]
  • Ex-president also mulled over the repercussions of world leaders being deepfaked to announce false nuclear attackDonald Trump has said he used a speech generated by artificial intelligence (AI) after being impressed by the content.The former US president, whose oratory is noted for its rambling, off-the-cuff style but also for its demagoguery, made the claim in […]
  • This week, WWDC delivered on subtle but elegant changes that could shift our future AI expectations, and Nvidia still dominates in AI chips.
  • Recording calls can be as easy as snapping this AI gadget to the back of your iPhone.