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What using artificial intelligence to help monitor surgery can teach us

This story originally appeared in The Algorithm, our weekly newsletter on AI. To get stories like this in your inbox first, sign up here. Every year, some 22,000 Americans a year are killed as a result of serious medical errors in hospitals, many of them on operating tables. There have been cases where surgeons have… MIT Technology Review) 

Silicon Valley is in an uproar over California’s proposed AI safety bill
The bill would force companies to create a “kill switch” to turn off powerful AI models, guarantee they will not build systems with “hazardous capabilities such as creating bioweapons,” and report their safety testing. Tech companies argue that this would “hinder innovation” and kill open-source development in California. The tech sector loathes regulation, so expect this bill to face a lobbying storm. (FT

OpenAI offers a peek inside the guts of ChatGPT
The company released a new research paper identifying how the AI model that powers ChatGPT works and how it stores certain concepts. The paper was written by the company’s now-defunct superalignment team, which was disbanded after its leaders, including OpenAI cofounder Ilya Sutskever, left the company. OpenAI has faced criticism from former employees who argue that the company is rushing to build AI and ignoring the risks.  (Wired

The AI search engine Perplexity is directly ripping off content from news outlets
The buzzy startup, which has been touted as a challenger to Google Search, has republished parts of exclusive stories from multiple publications, including Forbes and Bloomberg, with inadequate attribution. It’s an ominous sign of what could be coming for news media. (Forbes

It looked like a reliable news site. It was an AI chop shop.
A wild story about how a site called BNN Breaking, which had amassed millions of readers, an international team of journalists, and a publishing deal with Microsoft, was actually just regurgitating AI-generated content riddled with errors. (NYT

Published: 2024-06-11T09:30:16

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