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Dozens of Top Scientists Sign Effort to Prevent A.I. Bioweapons

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1. Dozens of Top Scientists Sign Effort to Prevent A.I. Bioweapons

Over 90 biologists and scientists from various fields have signed an agreement to ensure their AI-aided research will move forward without exposing the world to serious harm. The biologists, including Nobel laureate Frances Arnold, argue that the benefits of current AI technologies for protein design far outweigh the potential for harm.

The agreement does not seek to suppress the development or distribution of AI technologies but aims to regulate the use of equipment needed to manufacture new genetic material, which ultimately allows for the development of bioweapons.

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2. Reddit rolling out AI bouncer to halt harassment

Reddit has introduced an LLM-powered harassment filter for its volunteer moderators, discovered during an APK teardown by Android Authority. The filter, powered by a LLM, can be enabled in a community's mod tools and creates a new tag called "potential harassment."

The filter can be set to low or high, and can ignore certain keywords. Reddit is also planning its IPO and has partnered with Google to train models, earning $60 million. The impact on Reddit users is unclear, but the move is expected to boost investor support.

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3. NVIDIA’s Next-Gen DGX AI Systems To Feature Liquid Cooling, Reveals CEO Jensen Huang

NVIDIA plans to use liquid cooling for its Next-Gen DGX AI systems, aiming for significant gains in power and thermal efficiency. Liquid cooling has gained popularity in the data center and AI server segment, but its high initial cost and maintenance complexities have hindered its adoption.

NVIDIA's CEO, Patrick Moorhead, believes that liquid cooling is a good option for the industry, as it reduces electricity consumption and improves thermal dissipation.

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4. Covariant is building ChatGPT for robots

Covariant has launched RFM-1, a robot language model, based on data from its Brain AI platform. The platform aims to power billions of robots in various industries, including manufacturing, food processing, recycling, agriculture, service industry, and even homes.

Covariant's software is primarily deployed on industrial robotic arms, performing tasks like bin picking. The platform provides robots with a human-like ability to reason, a departure from traditional robotic systems that are programmed to perform one job repeatedly. However, the platform's real-world efficacy is still being evaluated.

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5. Nvidia sued over AI training data as copyright clashes continue

Book authors are suing Nvidia for using their AI platform NeMo to power chatbots, alleging that the dataset was used to illegally copy and distribute their books without their consent. Novelists Abdi Nazemian, Brian Keene, and Stewart O'Nan argue that Nvidia should pay damages and destroy all copies of the Books3 dataset used to power NeMo large language models.

The authors are demanding a jury trial, hoping the court will rule that Nvidia has no possible defense for both allegedly violating copyrights and intending to cause further infringement by distributing NeMo models.

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