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It’s not just you: Reddit is taking over Google

Business Insider [no paywall]: If you think you’ve been seeing an awful lot more Reddit results lately when you search on Google, you’re not imagining things. The internet is in upheaval, and for website owners the rules of “winning” Google Search have never been murkier. Google’s generative AI search engine is coming from one direction. It’s creeping closer to mainstream deployment and bringing an existential crisis for SEOs and website makers everywhere. Coming from the other direction is an influx of posts from Reddit, Quora, and other internet forums that have climbed up through the traditional set of Google links. Data analysis from Semrush, which predicts traffic based on search ranking, shows that traffic to Reddit has climbed at an impressive clip since August. Semrush estimated that Reddit had over 132 million visitors in August 2023. At the time of publishing, it was projected to have over 346 million visitors in April 2024.”

OpenAI GPTs: Creating Your Own Custom AI Assistants

Open Culture: “Last fall, OpenAI started letting users create custom versions of ChatGPT–ones that would let people create AI assistants to complete tasks in their personal or professional lives. In the months that followed, some users created AI apps that could generate recipes and meals. Others developed GPTs to create logos for their businesses. You… Continue Reading

UK online safety regulator research to guide our online safety work

“Today we’re publishing our online safety research agenda, which sets out the areas of research that will help to inform and underpin our long-term work as the UK’s online safety regulator. As an evidence-based regulator, we use research and data to guide our activity across our various workstreams. This is no different for our online… Continue Reading

Free guide – Learn how to use ChatGPT

Ben’s Bites – Learn how to use ChatGPT. An introductory overview of ChatGPT, the AI assistant by OpenAI – Designed for absolute beginners, this short course explores in simple terms how AI assistant ChatGPT works and how to get started using it. Through a series of hands-on tutorials, you’ll learn: About this course How the… Continue Reading

Test of 4 Different AI Image Detectors: Here’s How Accurate They Were

MakeUseOf: I tested the capabilities of four AI image detectors—Illuminarty, AI or Not, Hive Moderation, and SDXL Detector—using two AI images generated by DALL-E and one photo taken by a human. The results varied among the detectors, with some accurately distinguishing AI-generated images from real ones, while others made some mistakes. Even the most accurate… Continue Reading

Artificial Intelligence Index Report 2024

Stanford University, Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence. Artificial Intelligence Index Report 2024. “Welcome to the seventh edition of the AI Index report. The 2024 Index is our most comprehensive to date and arrives at an important moment when AI’s influence on society has never been more pronounced. This year, we have broadened our scope to more extensively… Continue Reading

AI in Finance and Banking, April 15, 2024

Via LLRX – AI in Finance and Banking, April 15, 2024 – This semi-monthly column by Sabrina I. Pacifici highlights news, government reports, NGO/IGO papers, industry white papers, academic papers, conferences and speeches on the subject of AI’s fast paced impact on the banking and finance sectors. The chronological links provided are to the primary sources,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 13, 2024

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, April 13, 2024 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss highlights articles and information that focus on the increasingly complex… Continue Reading

Tracking AI-enabled Misinformation

“To date, NewsGuard’s team has identified 794 Unreliable AI-Generated News and information websites, labeled “UAINS,” spanning 16 languages: Arabic, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, and Turkish. These websites typically have generic names, such as iBusiness Day, Ireland Top News, and Daily Time Update, which to a… Continue Reading

AP Study – AI is already reshaping newsrooms

“A new study from AP – Generative AI in Journalism: The Evolution of Newswork and Ethics in a Generative Information Ecosystem reveals that generative artificial intelligence is already reshaping newsroom roles and workflow. Nearly 70% of newsroom staffers from a variety of backgrounds and organizations surveyed in December say they’re using the technology for crafting… Continue Reading