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13 percent of AI chat bot users in the US just want to talk

“Two new Consumer Reports surveys explore the use of and attitudes toward text-based generative artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots by consumers in the United States. Artificial intelligence is being used every day across the country and is increasingly being integrated in the lives of Americans, from customer service to online medical advice. CR conducted two separate… Continue Reading

European Union Terrorism Situation and Trend Report 2023

Europol: The European Union (EU) Terrorism Situation and Trend Report (TE-SAT) 2023 is a situational overview, presenting figures, major developments and trends in the terrorism landscape in the EU in 2022. The report is based on qualitative and quantitative data provided by Member States on terrorist attacks, arrests and court decisions issued for terrorist offences.… Continue Reading

AI in Politics Is So Much Bigger Than Deepfakes

The Atlantic [read free]: “…Up to this point, much of the attention on AI and elections has focused on deepfakes, and not without reason. The threat—that even something seemingly captured on tape could be false—is immediately comprehensible, genuinely scary, and no longer hypothetical. With better execution, and in a closer race, perhaps something like the… Continue Reading

Good AI Legal Help, Bad AI Legal Help: Establishing quality standards for response to people’s legal problem stories

Hagan, Margaret, Good AI Legal Help, Bad AI Legal Help: Establishing quality standards for response to people’s legal problem stories (November 21, 2023). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4640596 “Much has been made of generative AI models’ ability to perform legal tasks or pass legal exams, but a more important question for public policy is whether AI… Continue Reading

Old books that are newly relevant

The Economist: “In an episode of our podcast “The Intelligence” recorded at the end of 2023, some of our journalists talked about books of the past that are strikingly relevant to the present. The themes that inspired our choices include artificial intelligence, climate change, war and threats to democracy. The prescient books include a science-fiction… Continue Reading

Research Suggests A Large Proportion Of Web Material In Languages Other Than English Is Machine Translations Of Poor Quality Texts

Tech Dirt: “The latest generative AI tools are certainly impressive, but they bring with them a wide range of complex problems, as numerous posts on Techdirt attest. A new academic paper, published on arXiv, raises more of them, but from a new angle. Entitled “A Shocking Amount of the Web is Machine Translated: Insights from… Continue Reading

Complaint filed against Alphabets plans to intercept 100s of billions of messages to train Bard

LinkedIn, Alexander Hanff: “Today I filed a complaint [included with lead link] with the Data Protection Commission Ireland as an open letter against Alphabets plans to introduce their Bard AI into Android Messages app and to intercept 100s of billions of confidential communications for the purpose of training their AI. This is a direct breach… Continue Reading

ChatGPT vs. Google Bard vs. Bing Chat vs. Claude: Which generative AI solution is best?

Search Engine Land – Eric Enge: Here’s a comparison of genAI tools ChatGPT, Bard, Bing Chat Balanced, Bing Chat Creative, and Claude based on four metrics.  In March, I published a study on generative AI platforms to see which was the best. Ten months have passed since then, and the landscape continues to evolve. OpenAI’s… Continue Reading

Meta Released a Prompt Engineering cookbook

LinkedIn – Steve Nouri: “It is an interactive guide covering prompt engineering and best practices for developers, researchers, and enthusiasts working with large language models. Some of the ideas: Role Prompting: Assigning roles to the model can yield more consistent and contextually appropriate responses. Chain-of-Thought Prompting: Encouraging a step-by-step thought process in prompts significantly improves… Continue Reading

AI & Law Best Practices

“AI & Law: Download the Suggested Best Practices Guide, Carolyn Elefant, January 19, 2024: “The legal field is undergoing a tech revolution, and AI is at the forefront. That’s why I created  “Frequently Asked Questions and Suggested Best Practices Related to Generative Artificial Intelligence in the Legal Profession”. This resource addresses critical AI topics like… Continue Reading