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Behind The Biden Deepfakes
PLUS: Built AI web scraper using GPT-4 and Vision to autonomously extract data from websites.
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Ethics: Researchers suspect ElevenLabs tech used for Biden deepfake robocall
Labor: Current automation anxiety echoes historical fears about technology and jobs
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Researchers Say The Deepfake Biden Robocall Was Likely Made With Tools From AI Startup ElevenLabs
New Hampshire voters got a shock: a robocall impersonating Biden, urging them to skip voting. Audio experts are confident the voice was cloned using ElevenLabs' tech, a firm recently valued at $1.1 billion. Despite their policy advocating permission for voice cloning, political speech seems a gray area. ElevenLabs stresses misuse prevention, assisting authorities when necessary. But, the question lingers: how did their tool get used for political sabotage?
Pindrop's 99% certainty and Berkeley's agreement signals a wake-up call. With AI's rapid growth, tools like ElevenLabs' are not just for innovation but also ripe for exploitation. The robocall incident exposes gaps in readiness as the 2024 elections loom. Quick, reliable detection methods for AI-generated content are scant, a vulnerability in the fight against digital propaganda. wired
People Are Worried That AI Will Take Everyone’s Jobs. We’ve Been Here Before.
Automation anxiety isn't new. The Great Depression stirred fears that machines would usurp jobs, an echo of today's AI angst. Back then, MIT's Karl T. Compton dismissed the notion of technology-induced joblessness, emphasizing tech's role in birthing new industries and expanding markets. Yet, he didn't ignore the short-term pain for displaced workers. This duality holds true as modern AI reshapes labor demands.
Fast forward, the AI revolution has sparked similar debates. While some like Elon Musk predict a future where AI fulfills all needs, creating universal high income, the reality is complex. AI's integration into the workforce doesn't spell an outright job apocalypse. It's about balance: AI can either replace or augment human roles. The choice is ours, and with it, the power to shape the labor landscape responsibly. technologyreview
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Around The World
FTC Initiates Investigation into Major Technology Companies' Investment in Artificial Intelligence to Scrutinize Potential Antitrust Issues.
Elon Musk's artificial intelligence venture xAI is reportedly in discussions to secure a substantial $6 billion in funding, according to a recent report.
Tesla Invests $500 Million in Buffalo Factory to Advance Dojo Supercomputer Development for Enhanced AI Training and Autopilot Improvements.
guys.. its kind of working finally?!
The idea: the ultimate autonomous web scraper, that can scrape any information from any website using a combination of Playwright, GPT-4, and GPT-4 Vision.
Here's how it works
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— James Pog (@jamescodez)
Jan 28, 2024
Written by Isaac R. Ward, Casey Clifton, and Alex Brogan.
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