Futurism: New AI Generates Infinite Horrible Marketing Sites

Futurism: New AI Generates Infinite Horrible Marketing Sites. “A new website illustrates just how good artificial intelligence has gotten at churning out almost-coherent passages of text. ‘This Marketing Blog Doesn’t Exist’ recreates that particular species of bland PR website, complete with 900-word articles about things like ‘ROI scales’ and ‘synchronicity’ crapped out by AI tools that have learned to mimic online content.”

Computerworld: Seeing the signs (and locating them) with Google Street View and deep learning

Computerworld: Seeing the signs (and locating them) with Google Street View and deep learning. “Street signs are everywhere, but where they are precisely is not always known by the local government authorities that manage them. Councils and governments keep datasets of all signs in an area – a record of location data is mandatory – but as roads are redeveloped they are increasingly incomplete and due to errors by humans doing field surveys, often inaccurate.”

The Next Web: The unforeseen trouble AI is now causing

The Next Web: The unforeseen trouble AI is now causing. “AI has come a long way in recent years — but as many who work with this technology can attest, it is still prone to surprising errors that wouldn’t be made by a human observer. While these errors can sometimes be the result of the required learning curve for artificial intelligence, it is becoming apparent that a far more serious problem is posing an increasing risk: adversarial data.”

The Next Web: AIs should be legally liable for their mistakes soon

The Next Web: AIs should be legally liable for their mistakes soon. “Historically, insurers have had to consider only the human aspect of parties involved in any insurable matter. Today, things are a lot more complex. As AI development has increased in scope, we have been left with programs with the sophistication to be integrated into areas of infrastructure that have effectively given them direct input into life-or-death situations.”

CNET: Adobe AI can spot facial manipulations in Photoshop

CNET: Adobe AI can spot facial manipulations in Photoshop. “In a world filled with manipulated photos, deepfakes and even totally fake human faces, Adobe says it’s working on an artificial intelligence tool to spot fake images. Citing ‘the ethical implications’ of Photoshop, Adobe partnered with researchers from the University of California at Berkeley to work on the issue.”

TechCrunch: Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in

TechCrunch: Facebook is creating photorealistic homes for AIs to work and learn in. “If AI-powered robots are ever going to help us out around the house, they’re going to need a lot of experience navigating human environments. Simulators, virtual worlds that look and behave just like real life, are the best place for them to learn, and Facebook has created one of the most advanced such systems yet.”

University of Washington: Allen School and AI2 researchers unveil Grover, a new tool for fighting fake news in the age of AI

University of Washington: Allen School and AI2 researchers unveil Grover, a new tool for fighting fake news in the age of AI. “To fight the emerging threat of fake news authored by AI, a team of researchers at the Allen School and Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence (AI2) developed Grover, a new model for detecting neural fake news more reliably than existing technologies can.”