TikTok Banned in NYC

New York City has banned TikTok from all city-owned devices, citing security concerns. With many U.S. states -- and even Congress -- sharing similar sentiments about the Chinese-owned platform, Shelly Palmer, Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University's Newhouse School, speaks with Tashanea Whitlow on Fox 5's Good Day New York about the controversy. Original Airdate: August 22, 2023 Continue Reading →
OpenAI and Microsoft are defendants in a $3 billion class-action lawsuit, accused of unlawfully scraping 300 billion words from the internet to train ChatGPT. The suit, filed by sixteen anonymous plaintiffs, alleges the companies did not obtain consent or register as data brokers. Continue Reading →
Generative AI has presented the music industry with new challenges. You've probably heard about the AI-generated song featuring cloned vocals of Drake and The Weeknd. It went viral, but was taken down because Universal Music Group (UMG) claimed copyright violations. (I'm not sure if copyright laws actually apply here.) Continue Reading →
Be honest – how often do you read the Terms & Conditions for the online services you use? If you're like most people, the answer is "almost never." That's fine for some things, but today, I want you to read Section 3, Paragraph (c) of OpenAI's Terms of Use. It is the most important thing you are going to read this morning. Continue Reading →

How AI Might End the World

What possible safeguards could be (or have been) put in place to prevent a bunch of mischievous teenagers (and I'm being careful to choose my words here) from crafting some very nasty code? Continue Reading →