Tooploox CS and AI news 30

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Tooploox CS and AI news 30
Date: June 16, 2023 Author: Konrad Budek 3 min read

Can a machine be an unfair judge? Can it be forced to imitate human behavior better? These are only two questions that will find their answers in the latest issue of Tooploox CS and AI News. 

Also, unsurprisingly, the ChatGPT revolution continues and finds reflection in the topics covered in this edition.

Study finds machine judgment is far harsher

To speed up the training process and support overall efficiency, sometimes neural networks are trained to mimic the human facilitation process. The training is done using labeled data prepared by a human team. 

A good example is the image recognition model which judges if the food in the school canteen is healthy or not. The model is provided with a set of labeled images of food, be it french fries, tomato salad, marshmallows, or soups – you name it. 

Apparently, an AI-based system gives harsher judgments compared to human facilitators. According to an MIT-issued study, this may cause serious real-life consequences, for example in tightening access to credit and mortgages. 

The research shows that one of the reasons behind more strict AI morality is the fact that humans tend to approach the material they have to label descriptively and normatively differently. 

More information about the study can be found on the MIT website

Coping with AI struggling to imitate human behavior

Diffusion-based models have proven their ability to perform by delivering text-to-image results. Researchers from Microsoft have come up with the idea of testing these models against another class of challenges – the observation-to-action model. The goal is to imitate human behavior in a convincing and reliable way. 

The traditional approach of behavioral cloning appears to be limited by two factors – people are highly stochastic beings that follow their own goals and agendas, and yet there is always a clear and logical connection between actions. 

Microsoft has explored ways to apply diffusion models to mimic human behavior. The researchers propose a new architecture and new sampling strategies and have begun to investigate the role of guidance. 

More about the research can be found in the research paper.

Deloitte: Execs see risks in using AI without ethics

The recent Ethics & Trust in Technology Survey issued by Deloitte has shown that executives agree that a lack of ethics in AI applications can result in great damage, especially among employees. The agreement on the need for an ethical approach is shared, yet there is a lack of a unified approach toward responsibility for the results. 

More about the results and the survey can be found in the press release delivered by Deloitte

OpenAI rolls out plugins to enrich ChatGPT

Premium (ChatGPT Plus) users will get access to additional features provided by third-party developers and companies. These will be available via Plugins – these services will allow ChatGPT to access the internet and databases and the services provided there. 

Up to now, it has been the direct opposite – external apps could use the ChatGPT API to deliver services and enrich their workflows. Now, it is about enabling Chat GPT to access external services, browse their resources, and apply changes. 

Open AI has announced an official 11 plugins for March, which includes Zapier and Kayak, among others. Among the plugins being released, there are options for playing chess playing, finding recipes, and tracking live soccer information. 

More details can be found in the official announcement

AI-based solutions prevent… burnout

AI-based automation models built with ChatGPT and similar technologies are already influencing the job market. Yet not in the way one might expect based on intuition alone. 

The report issued by UIPath shows that these solutions are making jobs better and more pleasant. The data shows that 58% of respondents say that technology can address burnout and improve job satisfaction. Also, 44% of global employees say that they contribute to the creation of AI-based automation in their workplace. 

More information can be found in the report

ChatGPT in your pocket

As a surprise to nearly everyone, ChatGPT has entered the pockets of iPhone users with a dedicated app. The app will sync conversations and support voice input to further ease interaction with the model. 

OpenAI claims to be bringing all features of the desktop version to the mobile app. A corresponding Android App is planned “soon” – with no additional information. 
More info on the app can be found on the OpenAI website.

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