Unholy Alliance: American Intelligence Community Believes UAE AI Giant G42 Is Working Closely with China

The relationship between G42, an influential AI firm based in the United Arab Emirates, and various Chinese companies has raised significant concerns among U.S. intelligence agencies. The most worrying aspect of the company’s relationship with the communist country is the potential for it to hand over U.S. technology that partners are forbidden from selling to China directly.

China's Xi and UAE's Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

OpenAI’s Chief Scientist Voted to Give CEO Sam Altman the Boot, then Immediately Regretted It

OpenAI co-founder and chief scientist Ilya Sutskever reportedly played a pivotal role in the recent dismissal of CEO Sam Altman, marking a significant shift in the organization’s leadership dynamics that may have major long-term negative consequences for the AI powerhouse. Immediately after the decisions and the weekend of chaos it caused, Sutskever claimed to regret the decision on social medial.

OpenAI Chief Scientist Ilya Sutskever

AI Platform Civitai Allows ‘Bounties’ for Creating Deepfakes of Normal People

Civitai, an online marketplace for AI models, has recently introduced a controversial feature allowing users to post “bounties” for creating deepfake images of real people, including normal people without significant public presence. Creators earn money for completing the bounties, which may be used for deepfake porn or other nefarious purposes.

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Humans Strike Back: Artists Use Tools to ‘Poison’ AI Copycats

A new data “poisoning” tool is reportedly giving artists the ability to fight back against generative AI, causing artificial intelligence training data to become  scrambled when tech giants scrape their original work. As one artist explains, “It is going to make [AI companies] think twice, because they have the possibility of destroying their entire model by taking our work without our consent.” 

bottle of poison

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Boasts About Using AI to Clone His Voice

Democrat Mayor Eric Adams of New York City is embracing AI to campaign, using voice cloning tech to make robocalls directly to communities in their native languages. Boasting of his AI robocalling tool, Adams claims, “People stop me on the street all the time and they say ‘I didn’t know you speak Mandarin.'” 

New York Mayor Eric Adams and Police Robot

AI Theft Prevention Is Coming to Your Local Grocery Store

Supermarket giant Kroger is spearheading a novel approach to fighting theft and errors at self-checkout lanes by deploying AI and camera technology, sparking a debate on customer experience, ethics, and privacy even as prominent chains dealing with massive shoplifting problems carefully watch how technology contributes to solving the problem.

CCTV camera security in shopping mall with supermarket blur background.