Artificial intelligence (AI)

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AI chatbots’ safeguards can be easily bypassed, say UK researchers
Five systems tested were found to be ‘highly vulnerable’ to attempts to elicit harmful responses

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

19, May, 2024 @11:01 PM

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Spam, junk … slop? The latest wave of AI behind the ‘zombie internet’
Tech experts hope new term for carelessly automated AI webpages and images can illuminate its damaging impact

Alex Hern and Dan Milmo

19, May, 2024 @1:00 PM

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Google remains focused on its long quest for your eyeballs
AI Overviews, announced this week, are the culmination of a long line of products dedicated to keeping you on Google.com

Nick Robins-Early

19, May, 2024 @12:00 PM

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OpenAI putting ‘shiny products’ above safety, says departing researcher
Jan Leike, a key safety researcher at firm behind ChatGPT, quit days after launch of its latest AI model, GPT-4o

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

18, May, 2024 @9:44 AM

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As the AI world gathers in Seoul, can an accelerating industry balance progress against safety?
Companies such as OpenAI and Meta push ahead, but it is clear that biggest changes are yet to come

Dan Milmo and Alex Hern

18, May, 2024 @9:00 AM

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How China is using AI news anchors to deliver its propaganda
News avatars are proliferating on social media and experts say they will spread as the technology becomes more accessible

Dan Milmo and Amy Hawkins

18, May, 2024 @7:00 AM

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AI may cause job losses and rise in carbon emissions, report finds
But economists say it could be offset by the creation of new roles and non-automated sectors

Dan Milmo Global technology editor

17, May, 2024 @4:37 PM

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‘I’m the new Oppenheimer!’: my soul-destroying day at Palantir’s first-ever AI warfare conference
America’s military-industrial complex took center stage at AI Expo for National Competitiveness, where a fire-breathing panel set the tone

Caroline Haskins

17, May, 2024 @2:00 PM

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Researchers build AI-driven sarcasm detector
Being able to detect lowest form of wit could help AI interact with people more naturally, say scientists

Ian Sample Science editor

16, May, 2024 @2:35 PM

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What’s up with ChatGPT’s new sexy persona? | Arwa Mahdawi
OpenAI’s updated chatbot GPT-4o is weirdly flirtatious, coquettish and sounds like Scarlett Johansson in Her. Why?

Arwa Mahdawi

16, May, 2024 @10:15 AM

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ACM will take no action against lawyer who hosted websites that used AI to alter legitimate news stories
Regional publisher Australian Community Media’s in-house counsel James Raptis says sites were ‘operated by another person without any involvement or oversight from me’

Amanda Meade

15, May, 2024 @12:52 AM

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Google rolls out AI-generated, summarized search results in US
Tech giant also reveals AI assistant in progress, currently called Project Astra, and AI video generator Veo at annual I/O conference

Dan Milmo Global technology editor and Nick Robins-Early

14, May, 2024 @6:35 PM

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