Transforming Streets with AI: A Dutch WebApp’s Pedestrian and Bike-Friendly Vision


In the ever-evolving landscape of urban planning and technology, a Dutch web application has emerged as a trailblazer, utilizing artificial intelligence to reimagine the streets we navigate daily. This innovative tool takes Google Street View to a new level, envisioning any street as a more sustainable, bike- and pedestrian-friendly space. Urbanization has brought about both opportunities and...

The Next Frontier of A.I. Chatbots: From Talk to Action


In the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence, the recent history of A.I. chatbots can be neatly divided into two distinct phases. The first phase, initiated with the release of ChatGPT and its counterparts, showcased chatbots capable of discussing a wide array of topics. Whether it’s Greek mythology, vegan recipes, or Python scripts, these chatbots demonstrated an impressive...

Automattic Launches AI Assistant for WordPress: Enhancing Content Creation and Translation


Automattic, the company renowned for WordPress.com and its contributions to the open-source WordPress project, has unveiled an AI assistant designed specifically for content creators. This new tool integrates seamlessly with WordPress.com and Jetpack-powered sites, offering a wide array of features to enhance the writing process. With its ability to generate text, create structured lists and...

AI Mind Reading


In yet another fascinating piece of news about artificial intelligence: Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin have developed an A.I. that can “read minds” by analyzing fMRI brain scans and translating the information into words reflecting the private thoughts of the human subject. The A.I. was trained with measurements taken while the subjects listened to narrative...

The Potential Risks of AI


Geoffrey Hinton, known as the “Godfather of AI”, has resigned from Google in order to warn people of the potential risks of AI, including misinformation, automation of tasks and job loss. His decision was prompted by the rapid rise of chatbots, such as ChatGPT, powered by GPT-4, and the competition between Microsoft Bing, Google Bard and ChatGPT. Hinton is calling for more regulation...

Stephen Hawking Warning about AI


In the years leading up to his death, Stephen Hawking warned that the development of artificial intelligence could spell the end of the human race. To communicate due to his debilitating disease, Hawking used a very basic form of AI. Following his death, his book “Brief Answers to the Big Questions” was released which contained his warnings about AI. He argued that computers need to...

AI-based Health Coach


Apple is reportedly developing an AI-based health coach, nicknamed Quartz, which will draw on Apple Watch data to create personalized programs for exercise, diet and sleep, and require a subscription to access. In the near term, the Health app may become more useful with the iPadOS 17 release, and will be able to track mood by answering questions about the day and manage vision issues. This is an...

AutoGPT Could Autonomously Develop And Manage Tasks


AutoGPT is a revolutionary open-source application that uses LLMs like GPT-4 to autonomously develop and manage tasks, such as completing a code session or suggesting a business idea. It allows users to give an agent an identity, role/task, goals, and specifics about what to accomplish. However, while it sounds convenient, there are potential risks associated with allowing black boxes to behave...

Musk AI Project


Elon Musk, known for his vocal criticism of artificial intelligence, has founded an AI company called X.AI Corp. Musk is familiar with AI projects, having previously co-founded OpenAI. He is reportedly looking to create AI models that are “truth-seeking” and has hired two former DeepMind researchers and purchased 10,000 GPUs for development. He is also in talks with Tesla and SpaceX investors to...

AI Selfies With Famous Historical Figures


This brilliant example of artist use of artificial intelligence: Duncan Thomsen has used AI to create images of what famous historical figures such as Jesus, Cleopatra, Henry VIII, and Queen Elizabeth I would look like if they could take selfies. He believes he is the first to use AI for this purpose and says the results are “hilarious”. He uses software called Midjourney, through the...

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