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Hacker Breach Exposes OpenAI’s Internal Messaging Systems, Design Details Stolen

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Ridgewood NJ, last year, a hacker successfully breached the internal messaging systems of OpenAI, the renowned AI research company behind ChatGPT, and stole confidential details about the design of their artificial intelligence technologies, according to a report by The New York Times.

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Unveiling GPT-4o: OpenAI Redefines AI with Advanced Multimodal Model

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Ridgewood NJ, in a groundbreaking announcement, OpenAI has introduced GPT-4o, a revolutionary multimodal model that integrates text, vision, and audio processing, setting unprecedented benchmarks for performance and introducing a plethora of new features.

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The Last Great American Short Story: A Publisher’s Narration of the First A.I. Casualty

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Ridgewood NJ, F (Jeffrey Francis) Krizan (RHS 1969) is the preeminent author of historical fiction addressing behavioral consequences and spiritual divisions.  His original poetry often appears in his novels as part of the storyline or as a literary summation. Krizan’s writing has common themes of hopefulness, angst from making personal choices, the importance of maintaining balance between family, work and friends, unconditional love, and finally, the downside of delaying a faith commitment. The author’s books are available on Amazon.

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Altman Cements Control of OpenAI

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Ridgewood NJ, Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, has officially returned to the company’s board of directors after a four-month hiatus. His temporary removal from the company, which occurred during a tumultuous five-day period, stunned Silicon Valley. However, a third-party investigation concluded on Friday that there was no wrongdoing on Altman’s part that warranted his removal.

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Elon Musk Sues Microsoft-backed OpenAI and its CEO, Sam Altman for Violation of Its Original Mission

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Ridgewood NJ, much like the movie  “2001: A Space Odyssey”  a science fiction film directed by Stanley Kubrick, released in 1968. The film follows a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer HAL after the discovery of a mysterious monolith on the Moon. It explores themes of evolution, artificial intelligence, and the potential consequences of human advancement.

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The New York Times filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI

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The New York Times filed a lawsuit against Microsoft and OpenAI, seeking damages estimated to be in the billions, marking the first major legal action of its kind against these entities. The lawsuit alleges that Microsoft and OpenAI utilized the newspaper’s articles to train artificial intelligence chatbots without obtaining proper permission.

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Sam Altman, Co-founder of OpenAI Outed as CEO

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Ridgewood NJ, on Friday, Silicon Valley experienced a significant upheaval as Sam Altman, co-founder of OpenAI and a prominent advocate for artificial intelligence, was ousted by the board of directors. Altman’s dismissal stemmed from an escalating dispute with fellow co-founder Ilya Sutskever over the speed and safety of product rollouts, disagreements regarding Altman’s fundraising efforts for a separate AI chip company, and a project involving AI-related hardware with former Apple designer Jony Ive. The board may have been uncomfortable with Altman using OpenAI’s name for fundraising and the proposed companies not adhering to OpenAI’s capped-profit governance model. Former OpenAI President Greg Brockman, who resigned alongside Altman, expressed shock and sadness, hinting at the possibility of launching a competing company. Altman’s exit could have far-reaching implications for the AI industry and the futuristic technology he championed. While founder dismissals are not uncommon in Silicon Valley, Altman’s departure may leave a significant impact on the industry.

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AI Companies Commit to Safeguards at the White House’s Request

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Ridgewood NJ, file this under what could possibly go wrong with this , several companies, including Microsoft, Google, and OpenAI, have committed to certain safeguards for their technology until Congress passes legislation to regulate AI. Officials want to make sure that the technology is developed responsibly and in a way that benefits society without negatively impacting the safety, rights, and democratic values of the public. The tech firms have agreed to eight measures, including letting independent experts test models for bad behavior, investing in cybersecurity, flagging societal risks, and watermarking AI-generated audio and visual content.

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Hollywood Comedian Claims AI is No Joke

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Ridgewood NJ, last week  began with news of a lawsuit from comedian Sarah Silverman and other authors against OpenAI and Meta Platforms Inc. They claim the companies trained their artificial intelligence software using the authors’ copyrighted work without permission.

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Two Authors Sue OpenAI

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Ridgewood NJ, two U.S. authors sued OpenAI in San Francisco federal court on Wednesday, claiming in a proposed class action that the company misused their works to “train” its popular generative artificial-intelligence system ChatGPT.

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ChatGPT officially comes to iPhone with new app

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Ridgewood NJ, OpenAI has released a free ChatGPT app for iPhones in the US. The app supports voice input and it synchronizes chat history with the web version of the AI assistant. ChatGPT Plus subscribers have access to similar features as the web version. The app will roll out to more countries in the coming weeks.

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Elon Musk New Project ‘TruthGPT’, a ‘maximum truth-seeking AI’

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Ridgewood NJ, HAL 9000 is a fictional sentient computer from the novel “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Arthur C. Clarke and the film adaptation directed by Stanley Kubrick. HAL is depicted as an artificial intelligence system with a human-like voice and personality, capable of conversing with and controlling the spaceship’s systems.

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Microsoft and Google Battle for Control of the Mainstream Artificial Intelligence Space

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Ridgewood NJ, Google CEO Sundar Pichai has announced an experimental conversational AI service called Bard. The ChatGPT competitor can answer users’ queries and take part in conversations. It is now available to a group of trusted testers and will be released more widely in the coming weeks. Bard will draw on information from the web to provide high-quality responses.

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Microsoft Announces New Multibillion-dollar Investment in Artificial intelligence

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Ridgewood NJ, Microsoft announced yesterday it is expanding its partnership with OpenAI, the start-up behind the viral ChatGPT chatbot (see overview), with a multiyear, multibillion-dollar investment. Specific financial terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, but reports say Microsoft is expected to invest $10B, in addition to the $3B it has already invested since 2019.

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