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📱 Midjourney’s first mobile app is here…sort of
💸 X will start charging new users in two countries
💬 AI Chatbots Can Guess Your Personal Information
🛠️ Tools, Tweets, Resources and Tutorials
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In partnership with Sizigi Studios, Midjourney launched the Niji Journey app targeted at the Japanese market, focusing on the anime art style, available on Android and iOS.
The founder, David Holz, hinted at an official Midjourney app in the future without specifying a timeline.
New Features and Upgrades for Midjourney:
Upcoming features include a native upscale for higher resolution images and a personalized style setting, akin to custom instructions in OpenAI’s ChatGPT.
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X, formerly known as Twitter, is introducing a $1 annual subscription under the "Not A Bot" program in New Zealand and the Philippines to curb spam and bot activity. This applies to new web users in these regions. The program doesn't cover mobile app registrations
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With the advent of generative AI like ChatGPT providing instant, specific coding help, Stack Overflow's significance has diminished, prompting its CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar to lay off 28% of staff amid a shift towards profitability and innovation.
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Research led by ETH Zurich demonstrated that advanced chatbots like ChatGPT can deduce sensitive user information such as race, location, and occupation through seemingly innocuous conversations.
This issue arises from the extensive web data used in training these models, making the mitigation of this problem challenging.
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🕵️♂️ How ‘A.I. Agents That Roam the Internet Could One Day Replace Workers
Nvidia researchers enhanced ChatGPT, initially designed for text generation, to play Minecraft. Inside Minecraft’s digital universe, it learned to swim, gather plants, hunt pigs, mine gold, and build houses.
This venture hints at a future where AI agents could handle mundane online chores, from scheduling meetings to booking flights, although they still have a long way to go before they can fully replace human work.
New York has unveiled a plan for adopting and regulating artificial intelligence on Monday, highlighting:
AI Chatbot: Launching a chatbot on MyCity Business to streamline business inquiries.
Algorithmic Tools: Utilizing over 30 tools in agencies for tasks like student placement and crime analysis.
Policy Blueprint: Drafting a plan to address AI risks like bias and misinformation.
Pilot Projects: Initiating pilots to test new AI tools and establish contract standards.
Smart Choices: Using AI to make decisions based on facts quickly.
Expert Team: Putting together a team of smart people to guide how AI is used.
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