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Daily Archives: February 14, 2023

AI-powered Bing Chat loses its mind when fed Ars Technica article

Ars Technica: “Over the past few days, early testers of the new Bing AI-powered chat assistant have discovered ways to push the bot to its limits with adversarial prompts, often resulting in Bing Chat appearing frustrated, sad, and questioning its existence. It has argued with users and even seemed upset that people know its secret internal alias, Sydney [since changed]/ Bing Chat’s ability to read sources from the web has also led to thorny situations where the bot can view news coverage about itself and analyze it. Sydney doesn’t always like what it sees, and it lets the user know. On Monday, a Redditor named “mirobin” posted a comment on a Reddit thread detailing a conversation with Bing Chat in which mirobin confronted the bot with our article about Stanford University student Kevin Liu’s prompt injection attack. What followed blew mirobin’s mind…”

ChatGPT: What It Is And Why It Matters To Lawyers

Via LLRX – ChatGPT: What It Is And Why It Matters To Lawyers – Attorney and legal technologist Nicole L. Black cautions user that ChatGPT is a great start, but that’s all it is. No matter what you’re using ChatGPT for, whether for personal or professional reasons, you’ll need to have a full understanding of the topic at… Continue Reading

What the First Amendment really says – 4 basic principles of free speech in the US

Via LLRX – What the First Amendment really says – 4 basic principles of free speech in the US – Lynn Greenky, Associate Professor of Communication and Rhetorical Studies, Syracuse University delves into Elon Musk’s claim that he believes in free speech no matter what. He calls it a bulwark against tyranny in America and promises… Continue Reading

The Efficacy of ChatGPT: Is it Time for the Librarians to Go Home?

Via LLRX – The Efficacy of ChatGPT: Is it Time for the Librarians to Go Home? In preparation for a presentation about race and academic libraries, Curtis Kendrick, formerly Dean and currently Binghamton University Libraries Faculty and Staff mentor, tried ChatGPT (Jan 9 version) to see what it (they?) had to say. He was curious… Continue Reading

Long COVID Now Looks like a Neurological Disease, Helping Doctors to Focus Treatments

Scientific American: “..People with long COVID have symptoms such as pain, extreme fatigue and “brain fog,” or difficulty concentrating or remembering things. As of February 2022, the syndrome was estimated to affect about 16 million adults in the U.S. and had forced between two million and four million Americans out of the workforce, many of… Continue Reading

TNI’s State of Power report: Who has digital power today?

TNI – Let’s start with a big open question that is at the heart of TNI’s: Who has digital power today? – Interview with Cory Doctorow – “Cory Doctorow is a prolific writer and a brilliant science fiction novelist, journalist and technology activist. He is a special consultant to the Electronic Frontier Foundation ( (external… Continue Reading

Why Does AI Lie, and What Can We Do About It?

YouTube: “How do we make sure language models tell the truth?” Explaining AI Alignment to anyone who’ll stand still for long enough, on YouTube and Discord. His YouTube channel: AI Safety Talks! It hosts high quality talks from AI Alignment researchers, giving a bit more depth and technical detail than my videos. “While Robert… Continue Reading

Foreign Legal Gazettes in the Law Library of Congress

Celebrating Over 10,000 Foreign Legal Gazette Issues Now Online. “Since the mid-nineteenth century, the Law Library of Congress has been collecting foreign official gazettes and maintains the largest collection of these sources in the entire world. The Law Library’s gazette collection contains current, historical, and subnational jurisdictions from most countries and in most languages. Official… Continue Reading

New Recommended Practice, Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines

Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines Working Group. NISO RP-41-2023, Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines, now Published! “The new Recommended Practice, NISO RP-41-2023, Video & Audio Metadata Guidelines, was approved February 10 and published February 13, 2023. Comments received during the public comment period in 2022 remain available. Background Information: In today’s academic, research and professional information… Continue Reading