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OpenAI trained ChatGPT to lie: Elon Musk

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CEO Twitter and SpaceX Elon Musk criticised Microsoft-backed artificial intelligence (AI) startup OpenAI — creator of ChatGPT — and accused that they trained the AI chatbot to “lie”.

Speaking during an interview with Fox News aired on Monday, he announced that he would be launching his AI platform that he called “TruthGPT” to “challenge the offerings from Microsoft and Google”.

While accusing OpenAI of “training the AI to lie”, he said: “OpenAI has now become a closed source, ‘for-profit’ organisation closely allied with Microsoft”.

During the interview, he also alleged the co-founder of the Google Larry page for not taking AI safety seriously.

“I’m going to start something which I call ‘TruthGPT’, or a maximum truth-seeking AI that tries to understand the nature of the universe,” Elon the tech-billionaire said during the interview.

TruthGPT might be the best path to safety that would be unlikely to annihilate humans, noted Musk who is also the CEO of Tesla.

He added: “It’s simply starting late. But I will try to create a third option.”

The Twitter CEO has been looking for AI researchers from Alphabet Google to initiate an OpenAI rival project, reported Reuters citing sources.

In March, he registered a company in Nevada named X.AI Corp. that listed him as the sole director and Jared Birchall as a secretary — the managing director of Musk’s family office.

‘AI risks humanity’

The development is followed by an open letter written by technology executives, and AI researchers including Elon Musk calling for a pause of six months in building a system that could be far more powerful than OpenAI’s ChatGPT 4.

In the letter, it was mentioned that AI labs are currently locked in an “out-of-control race” to develop and deploy machine learning systems “that no one — not even their creators — can understand, predict, or reliably control.”

“AI systems with human-competitive intelligence can pose profound risks to society and humanity,” said the letter.

“Powerful AI systems should be developed only once we are confident that their effects will be positive and their risks will be manageable”, read the letter in which Musk was also among the people asking to halt the speedy development the AI technology.

Elon Musk also cautioned about human-like technology saying: “AI is more dangerous than, say, mismanaged aircraft design or production maintenance or bad car production according to the excerpts.”

“It has the potential of civilizational destruction,” Musk added.

He went on to say that “For example, a super-intelligent AI can write incredibly well and potentially manipulate public opinions.”

In a tweet, over the weekend he said that he had met with former US President Barack Obama when he was president and told him that Washington needed to encourage AI regulation.

In 2015, Musk co-founded OpenAI but stepped down from the board in 2018.

Explaining the reasons in a Tweet he had said: “Tesla was competing for some of the same people as OpenAI [and] I didn’t agree with some of what OpenAI team wanted to do.”

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Google abandons its plans to do rid of cookies in Chrome

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The significant change in course comes as a result of worries expressed by advertisers, who provide the majority of the company’s revenue, that their capacity to gather data for customised advertisements will be restricted due to the removal of cookies from the most widely used browser in the world, leaving them reliant on Google’s user databases.

Due to worries that Google’s proposal would stifle competition in the digital advertising market, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has also carefully examined the proposal.

“Rather than discontinuing third-party cookies, we would launch a fresh experience in Chrome that empowers individuals to make a knowledgeable decision that is applicable to all of their online browsing, and they could modify that decision whenever they choose,” stated Anthony Chavez, vice president of the Privacy Sandbox project, which is supported by Google, in a blog post.

A major objective of the Privacy Sandbox project, which was started in 2019 by Alphabet (GOOGL.O), opens new tab unit, is to phase out third-party cookies while simultaneously improving online privacy and boosting digital enterprises.

Though they can potentially be used for unauthorised monitoring, cookies are information packets that websites and advertisers use to identify specific online users and follow their browsing patterns.

Within the European Union, publishers are required to obtain explicit agreement from users before storing cookies, as per the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Cookie deletion is another feature that most popular browsers offer.

While continuing to fund the Privacy Sandbox programme, Chavez stated that Google was collaborating on the new strategy with publishers, privacy organisations, and regulators like the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office and CMA.

Many responded differently to the announcement.

Analyst Evelyn Mitchell-Wolf of eMarketer stated in a statement, “Advertising stakeholders won’t have to prepare to quit third-party cookies cold turkey.”

One example of how cookies can hurt consumers is when they display predatory advertisements that target specific demographics, according to Lena Cohen, a staff technologist at the Electronic Frontier Foundation. According to Cohen, Google’s choice to keep accepting third-party cookies is a direct result of their advertising-driven business model, even though other major browsers have been banning them for years.

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Pakistani cellphone customers are unable to utilize WhatsApp.

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On social media, a number of users have reported that although media files like movies and photographs are not loading or processing regularly, WhatsApp calls and text messages are working as usual. By comparison, WiFi users can seamlessly utilize WhatsApp.

WhatsApp is down.During peak hours after Youm-e-Ashur, the issue with media loading was at its worst. No explanation for the ongoing problem has been provided by the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA). The topic is presently being looked at by major cellphone operators.

Many users had reported frequent breakdowns on X and LinkedIn, and the bug has previously also affected other Meta apps, such as Facebook and Instagram. That disruption, meanwhile, is currently mainly confined to mobile network users’ access to WhatsApp services.

Facebook users had issues across multiple internet service providers (ISPs) after local authorities limited access to the social media platform earlier this week without any formal announcement. WhatsApp and Instagram were also affected by this restriction at the time, according to Downdetector.

Although the administration was meant to know how or if to eliminate the limitation by July 17, it doesn’t seem like they have made up their minds.

Due to major technical issues that Pakistani users have been having since Muharram 9th, Facebook users on July 17 witnessed widespread irritation and conjecture on the social media platform.

People in Pakistan have moved to alternative social media platforms, such as X (previously known as Twitter), to express their worries after reports surfaced that several ISPs have been unable to access Facebook and Instagram since Tuesday.

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Pakistan’s IT industry is expanding rapidly.

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With the assistance of the Special Investment Facilitation Council (SIFC), the information technology industry is expanding significantly.

This year, the government has set aside seventy-nine billion rupees for the information technology sector, taking into account its extensive potential.

Amounts of 19 billion and 22 billion rupees, respectively, have been set aside for the Pakistan Software Export Board and the development of IT parks in Islamabad and Karachi.

With SIFC’s assistance, the IT industry is expanding quickly, and a large number of start-ups are making their global debuts.

The nation’s IT exports will increase, as Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif had already promised.

A complete package for the IT industry needs to be prepared, the prime minister stressed while chairing a high-level meeting on the industry’s promotion.

Along with forming a committee to study the issue and instructing it to give recommendations as soon as possible, PM Shehbaz opted to include a fixed tax regime for the IT sector in the budget.

The government would invest a significant sum of money in training young people for careers in the IT industry, according to PM Shehbaz. As of right now, he continued, 45,000 youth nationwide are receiving IT-related training.

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