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December 9, 2023

Typical EU: Lots of restrictions on AI except Governments can use it

any way that they like. Are you listening PM Orban?

EU agrees ‘historic’ deal with world’s first laws to regulate AI

The political agreement between the European Parliament and EU member states on new laws to regulate AI was a hard-fought battle, with clashes over foundation models designed for general rather than specific purposes.

But there were also a protracted negotiations over AI-driven surveillance, which could be used by the police, employers or retailers to film members of the public in real time and recognise emotional stress.

The European Parliament secured a ban on use of real-time surveillance and biometric technologies including emotional recognition but with three exceptions, according to Breton.

It would mean police would be able to use the invasive technologies only in the event of an unexpected threat of a terrorist attack, the need to search for victims and in the prosecution of serious crime.


What passes for 'serious crime' in Victor Orban's Hungary?
December 8, 2023

The Enablers, Devangelicals, Media, and the 1% backing Trump

are making the biggest mistake of their lives. Those who would ride The Tiger end up in his belly. The first order of business for Dictators is purging independent sources of power.

As that radical left scandal sheet, Fortune Magazine has said, Trump is hinting about sending the tanks into New York City. "Next time I'm not waiting."

December 8, 2023

Vladimir Putin Announces 2024 Re-Election Bid

Source: The Moscow Times

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday announced that he will run for re-election in 2024, state media reported.

The announcement follows months of speculation over whether the 71-year-old, who has been in power since 2000, plans to seek six more years in office after constitutional amendments in 2020 reset his term count.

Putin told Lieutenant Colonel Artyom Zhoga, a Russian military officer, about his decision to participate in the upcoming vote following an awards ceremony for army personnel at the Kremlin, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.

“At the front everyone was worried, wondering whether Putin will run,” Zhoga was quoted as saying.

Read more: https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2023/12/08/vladimir-putin-announces-2024-re-election-bid-a83348

December 7, 2023

A reminder of what Trump can expect from Taylor Swift in 2024.

Taylor Swift
After stoking the fires of white supremacy and racism your entire presidency, you have the nerve to feign moral superiority before threatening violence? ‘When the looting starts the shooting starts’??? We will vote you out in November. @realdonaldtrump
1:33 PM · May 30, 2020
1.9M 💕 & 445K Rts!. Taylor's boyfriend, Travis Kielce, the Chief's tight end has taken a the knee during the National Anthem.

December 2, 2023

FL GOP Chair Ziegler: "My family is rock solid"

Christian Ziegler strikes defiant tone in email amid call to resign as Florida GOP chair

In the email obtained by USA TODAY NETWORK - Florida, Ziegler says that many people have reached out to support him.

Ziegler also wrote about his wife, Sarasota County School Board member and Moms for Liberty co-founder Bridget Ziegler.

The affidavit says there was a planned three-way sexual encounter between the Zieglers and the alleged victim on the day of the alleged assault. When Bridget Ziegler couldn't attend, Christian Ziegler showed up at the alleged victim's apartment alone anyway and that's when the alleged assault occurred.

"My family is rock solid," Christian Ziegler wrote in the email. "My wife is behind my 150%."


Rock Solid?

Christian Ziegler: "My wife is behind me 150%."
Bridget Ziegler: (grabs strap-on)
November 30, 2023

Remember this? Jesus He Knows Me (1991)

The classic 1991 Genesis music video. Perhaps, because Phil Collins is English, he did not get that RW charlatans were interested in far more than money. Today it's get me 18 million votes for Trump.

November 28, 2023

@theRickWilson has reposted a Trump Love Letter

MAGA'hole it's true, someone still loves you

Rick Wilson reposted
We’re coming after you, @realDonaldTrump
We’re going to break you, humiliate you, defeat you at the ballot box, shatter your movement. You’ll spend your sorry last years weeping in a lonely prison cell, your hideous legacy a warning to future generations, your shame eternal.

November 20, 2023

Microsoft announces hiring Sam Altman, creator of ChatGPT

Source: Actual News Magazine.

Sam Altman and Greg Brockman, both co-founders of OpenAI, “will join, with other colleagues, Microsoft to lead a new research team in AI”, wrote Satya Nadella on the X network. OpenAI is the start-up that launched the generative artificial intelligence (AI) platform ChatGPT. The release of the first version of this tool online, on November 30, 2022, kicked off a race in this area.

“The mission continues”, reacted Sam Altman, 38 years old, on. Microsoft has invested several billion dollars in OpenAI and has integrated the technology into its own products, such as the Bing search engine.

The OpenAI board of directors created a surprise on Friday by announcing the dismissal with immediate effect of the Silicon Valley star following “a deliberative review process by the board, which concluded that he had not always been candid in his communications with the board, hindering his ability to fulfill his responsibilities”. Several managers of the company founded at the end of 2015 have since announced their resignations, in particular the chairman of the board of directors, Greg Brockman.

Read more: https://actualnewsmagazine.com/english/microsoft-announces-hiring-sam-altman-creator-of-chatgpt/

Basically Altman and some top ChatGPT researchers are leaving the (nominally) nonprofit OpenAI to join Microsoft. Open AI's mission statement is : "Our mission is to ensure that artificial general intelligence—AI systems that are generally smarter than humans—benefits all of humanity." Microsoft and "benefits all of humanity" does not compute. Bad news.
November 20, 2023

'Go Slow' advocate Emmett Shear takes over as OpenAI CEO.

OpenAI is hiring former Twitch CEO Emmett Shear to run company two days after ousting Sam Altman

Shear has been critical of the pace of AI development

Sacked CEO Sam Altman appeared before Congress in March this year. He testified that 'government regulation of AI is crucial' .

No doubt the principal beneficiaries of OpenAI's slow or rapid demise, Elon Musk, Google, and Meta will be equally keen on Government regulation . It was reported today that Meta has disbanded its 'Responsible AI' (RAI) team.

Luckily Musk will not be pursuing 'Irresponsible AI'. Open AI's technological lead has kept the likes of Musk and Zuckerberg in check. With the imminent departure of OpenAI's top scientists that impediment will fade over time.

No doubt Congress will soon settle on appropriate regulation of AI
November 20, 2023

Meta has disbanded its AI guardrails team

Meta has reportedly broken up its Responsible AI (RAI) team as it puts more of its resources into generative artificial intelligence. The Information broke the news today, citing an internal post it had seen.

According to the report, most RAI members will move to the company’s generative AI product team, while others will work on Meta’s AI infrastructure. The company regularly says it wants to develop AI responsibly and even has a page devoted to the promise, where the company lists its “pillars of responsible AI,” including accountability, transparency, safety, privacy, and more.

The team already saw a restructuring earlier this year, which Business Insider wrote included layoffs that left RAI “a shell of a team.” That report went on to say the RAI team, which had existed since 2019, had little autonomy and that its initiatives had to go through lengthy stakeholder negotiations before they could be implemented.

RAI was created to identify problems with its AI training approaches, including whether the company’s models are trained with adequately diverse information, with an eye toward preventing things like moderation issues on its platforms. Automated systems on Meta’s social platforms have led to problems like a Facebook translation issue that caused a false arrest, WhatsApp AI sticker generation that results in biased images when given certain prompts, and Instagram’s algorithms helping people find child sexual abuse materials.


Racism, child abuse, and what could possibly do wrong?

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