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Is using tweets to train AI an inevitability, or an ethical dilemma? Let’s dig in…
🐦 X to tap user data for AI model training
👃 AI rivals humans at predicting smells
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⚡️ Generate unique ideas with ChatGPT
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X (FORMERLY TWITTER)
The change was spotted last week in section 2.1 of the policy by eagle-eyed researchers, with the data likely assisting in training models for Elon Musk’s new xAI startup.
The move comes alongside a new collection of biometric data from users, including employment and education histories.
Musk confirmed via a tweet that "just public data, no DMs or anything private" will be used for training.
Noteworthy: While it’s no surprise to see X tapping into X’s data goldmine for AI gains, leveraging user info is sure to cause some ethical unease — and could fuel even more anti-AI sentiment with added privacy concerns.
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AI IN SCIENCE
The Rundown: Researchers have created an AI model that can predict how a chemical will smell just from its molecular structure, matching human testers.
A neural network successfully inferred the scents of 400 mystery chemicals, also generating odor profiles for 500,000 hypothetical molecules.
Perceived smells reportedly vary greatly — but the model learned to link atomic features to smells from training data, and got closer to ‘human averages’ than any participant in the group.
The findings could speed searches for better-smelling consumer products — though the researchers note the next frontier needed for study is discerning ‘mixtures of molecules’ found in the real world.
Why it matters: In a wave of new tech advances, smell seems like one area flying under the radar — until now. From the looks of this study, AI could be sniffing its way to new innovations in the near future.
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Generating a list of topic ideas for your next project with ChatGPT is straightforward.
But these ideas are often standard and predictable.
To stand out: you can actually request ChatGPT to suggest innovative angles or perspectives on a well-known topic.
Copy and paste the following prompt:
"Generate unique angles or strategies for [your topic of choice]. Emphasize ideas that are fresh and innovative."
Microsoft patented an AI-powered smart backpack last week, which reportedly features a camera and microphone to identify objects, follow commands, and access info. Illustrations show the device could give directions, get prices, and add calendar events — while capabilities like visual scanning aim to provide a hands-free AI assistant.
UAE researchers introduced Jais last week, said to be the most advanced public Arabic language model yet. Despite training data limitations, Jais reportedly beats other open-source Arabic models and matches top English ones. The launch is part of the UAE’s continued efforts to establish the Gulf states as a leader in the AI space.
Gizmodo's owner, G/O Media has shuttered its Spanish-language site Gizmodo en Español, firing editors and pivoting to AI to auto-translate English articles into Spanish. But the transition hasn’t been without issues — with external problems like some translations reportedly switching languages mid-article and internal backlash from employees.
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