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🗼This week in AI: Ex-Pakistan PM Claims Election Win with AI

Protests, Legal Challenges, Election Claims, Semiconductor Funding, Vision Pro Apps, and Automation Software.

In recent developments across the AI landscape, OpenAI's innovative advancements and strategic movements are reshaping the digital and real-world environments. From addressing global chip shortages with ambitious fundraising to automating complex tasks with new software agents, these initiatives mark significant strides in AI-powered digital products. Meanwhile, controversies, legal challenges, and the burgeoning ecosystem of apps for devices like Apple's Vision Pro highlight the dynamic interplay between technology, society, and regulation.


Protesters gathered outside the OpenAI office, opposing military AI and AGI, as concerns rise over the ethical implications of artificial intelligence. 

Led by groups Pause AI and No AGI, the demonstration aimed to halt the development of AGI and OpenAI's military collaborations, following the company's policy change to allow military applications and its partnership with the Pentagon. The protest underscores the growing debate on AI's societal impact and the call for strict external regulation. (Link)

A federal judge has mandated Elon Musk to adhere to an SEC subpoena for further testimony regarding his acquisition of Twitter, now X.

Musk and the SEC are given a week to schedule his testimony, following his previous non-compliance with the SEC's investigation into delayed disclosure of his Twitter stake. This decision comes despite Musk's claims of harassment and irrelevance of the information sought by the SEC, which has since gathered new documents necessitating further questions. The judge confirmed the subpoena's validity, dismissing Musk's objections regarding the SEC's authority. (Link)

Imran Khan, the jailed former Prime Minister of Pakistan, used an AI-generated audio-visual message to claim victory in the 2024 general elections, challenging his political rival Nawaz Sharif's earlier victory claim.

In the video, which had noticeable lip-sync issues, Khan celebrated his party's win despite facing a crackdown and criticized Sharif for declaring victory prematurely. Independent candidates, largely supported by Khan's PTI party, secured the most seats, leading the tally against Sharif's PML(N) and Bhutto-Zardari's PPP. Sharif acknowledged his party's lead but recognized the need for coalition support to form a government, inviting allies to join him in addressing Pakistan's challenges. (Link)

OpenAI's Sam Altman is aiming to raise $7 trillion to tackle the global semiconductor chip shortage, driven by the demand for GenAI and AI chips like Nvidia's H100. 

By increasing the world's chip production capacity, Altman seeks to make AI chips more affordable. He has engaged with investors and government officials in the U.A.E., a leading AI investor in the Middle East, and met with industry giants like TSMC and SoftBank. This fundraising effort, unprecedented in scale, aims to enhance global infrastructure for chips, crucial for AI's future and dependent on advancements in clean energy. Altman's vision faces challenges, including geopolitical tensions and the need for energy-efficient AI hardware development. (Link)

Apple's Vision Pro headset is quickly gaining traction with over 1,000 apps now designed specifically for it, a significant increase from the 600 available at launch. 

Despite its high price of $3,500, developers are favorably inclined towards paid apps, indicating a potential for guaranteed income. The Vision Pro supports a wide range of apps, including major streaming services and productivity tools from companies like Microsoft and Zoom. Independent developers are also contributing, filling niches such as fitness and mindfulness. Despite some pushback against Apple's developer policies, the growing app ecosystem suggests strong interest in building for the Vision Pro, with Y Combinator seeking startups in "spatial computing," signaling anticipated market growth. (Link)

Microsoft-backed OpenAI is advancing its technology by creating agent software designed to automate intricate tasks on users' devices, including web-based activities like compiling company data and organizing travel itineraries. 

These "agents" are engineered to carry out personal and professional tasks on command, requiring minimal oversight. This development follows the release of OpenAI's ChatGPT, which gained popularity for its ability to generate text-based content such as sonnets and emails, signaling a significant step towards integrating AI more deeply into daily operations and decision-making processes. (Link)


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Nina Jankowicz

Vice President, Centre for Information Resilience

Nina Jankowicz, who was targeted by disinformation efforts following her appointment to a now-defunct government body, exemplifies a worrying usage of artificial intelligence to create deepfake pornography targeting against women. Facing personal attacks, she leads the Hypatia Project to combat online abuse and advocates for regulation of AI's gender prejudices. Her experiences highlight the critical need to protect women against AI-induced violence.

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The Turing test is an evaluation method that determines if a computer can think like a human. Developed by Alan Turing in 1950, the test involves a human evaluator who analyzes a conversation between a human and a machine. If the evaluator can’t differentiate between the computer and human, the machine passes the test.


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