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This Week in Generative AI – 2nd to 8th September

By September 8, 2023No Comments

Microsoft Says China May Have Used AI to Sway US Voters

  • Microsoft researchers have discovered a network of fake social media accounts controlled by China, which they believe were used to influence US voters using artificial intelligence. 
  • The Chinese embassy denies the accusations and claims that China advocates for the safe use of AI. 
  • The report highlights concerns about social media manipulation ahead of the 2024 presidential election.

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Google To Require Political Ads To Disclose AI Creations

  • Google will require political ads on its platforms to disclose when images and audio have been altered or created using artificial intelligence (AI). 
  • The change, set to take effect in November, addresses concerns about using generative AI to mislead voters. 
  • Google’s ad policies already prohibit digital media manipulation for political deception, and the company will now require election-related ads to prominently disclose if they contain synthetic content. 
  • Google continues to invest in technology to detect and remove such content.

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Tencent Releases AI Model For Businesses as Competition in China Heats Up

  • Chinese tech giant Tencent is launching its artificial intelligence model “Hunyuan” for business use. 
  • The company is integrating Hunyuan’s capabilities with its existing video conferencing and social media products. 
  • Tencent’s move comes after Baidu revealed AI-powered applications and chatbots following new supportive regulations.

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Governor Newsom Signs Executive Order To Prepare California For The Progress of AI

  • Governor Gavin Newsom has signed an executive order to prepare California for the advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI). 
  • The order aims to protect against potential harms and shape a future of ethical and trustworthy AI. 
  • Local leaders and experts from UCSB will discuss their thoughts on this order.

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Microsoft-Backed Startup, D-Matrix, To Compete With Nvidia In Bid For AI Dominance

  • Silicon Valley startup D-Matrix, backed by Microsoft and with $110 million in funding, aims to challenge Nvidia’s dominance in the AI chip market. 
  • D-Matrix’s unique “in-memory compute” technology optimises AI applications like ChatGPT, and the company has raised a total of $154 million in investments. 
  • Microsoft is actively considering using D-Matrix’s chip for its ventures.

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