Google’s AI Wizards are Cooking up some GIFI Magic – Check it Out!

Exploring Google’s Latest AI-Powered Generative Image Feature – GIFI – and Its Potential Impact on the Future of Search


AI Is Coming Soon To Google Search With ‘Magi’ As Samsung Considers Bing Default

The New York Times reports that Google is launching a generative AI project called “Magi” for its search engine, offering users a more personalized experience. Magi will allow users to ask follow-up questions and will feature ads under generated results. It is currently being tested by employees with a public launch set for May, and a limited release to the United States, with up to one million users before increasing to 30 million by the end of the year. Additionally, Google is building a new AI-powered search engine, but it’s still in early stages. Samsung is considering switching to Microsoft’s Bing as its default search engine on its devices, but negotiations are ongoing, and Google is countering with its own pitch. The estimated $3 billion in annual revenue is at stake with the Samsung contract, while a similar $20 billion Apple contract will be up for renewal this year.


Google Working On ‘GIFI’ Image Generator, ‘Searchalong’ Chatbot In Chrome, More

Google is reportedly working on several generative AI features, including a chatbot called “Searchalong” for Google Chrome that allows users to ask questions while browsing the web. Additionally, the company is developing “GIFI” to generate AI images in Google Images search results, a browser chatbot that teaches users a new language called “Tivoli Tutor,” and is exploring letting users search for music through a chatbot. These product ideas are still in various stages of development. Google is also considering letting people use Google Earth’s mapping technology with AI’s help.


‘It Presumes To Replace Us’: Concerns Of Bias In AI Grow After Elon Musk Issues New Warning

Elon Musk, CEO of Twitter, raised concerns about bias in artificial intelligence (A.I.) on Fox News, warning that leftist programmers can use it to lie and comment selectively. He said that training A.I. to lie is dangerous, and that it has the potential to destroy civilization. Musk’s comments received support from Fox News contributor Guy Benson, who said that there could be dishonesty in A.I. programming, as humans lie. However, other contributors argued that the concerns about A.I. might be overhyped, and that A.I. and humans should work together, not against each other.


Microsoft Looks To ChatGPT AI To Transform Its Digital Ad Business

Microsoft is testing the use of artificial intelligence chat in its Bing search engine. The new feature, called ChatGPT, could transform the company’s digital advertising business. Users will see occasional ads, but it is not yet clear how many Bing users are affected. Microsoft has acquired a string of advertising companies and is also in the process of acquiring videogame giant Activision Blizzard Inc. for $75 billion. The acquisition will give Microsoft another property to sell ads. Meanwhile, the company is testing photo and video ads that will appear below a user’s conversation with a chatbot. The Wall Street Journal spoke to Kya Sainsbury-Carter, who was recently named as the first woman to lead Microsoft’s $18 billion ad business, about artificial intelligence and what it means for digital advertising. She stated that the new Bing and conversational chat are a “major transformational moment” for Microsoft.


Stolen ChatGPT Premium Accounts Up For Sale On The Dark Web

Check Point Research warns that stolen ChatGPT account credentials, particularly those of premium accounts, are being traded on the dark web, with cybercriminals using brute forcing tools, checkers tools and configuration files for SilverBullet to gain access to the open AI language model. ChatGPT has geofencing restrictions but these can be bypassed, allowing cybercriminals to use the premium accounts without restriction. Stolen accounts can also provide access to personal information, such as queries, which can include corporate data. OpenAI recently revealed that a data leak, caused by a bug, led to personal data being exposed.


Elon Musk Agrees AI Will Hit People ‘Like An Asteroid’ Says He Used Obama Meeting To Urge Regulation

Elon Musk believes that artificial intelligence (A.I.) will have a significant impact and will hit people “like an asteroid”. He used his only one-on-one meeting with former President Barack Obama to advocate for A.I. regulation, as he saw the impact of A.I. happening well before GPT-1. Musk is reportedly developing X.AI, an A.I. startup, to compete against Microsoft-backed OpenAI, and is also working on an A.I. project at Twitter. He has previously called for a pause in developing A.I. tools more advanced than GPT-4 due to fears of mass-scale misinformation and the mass automation of jobs. Musk has warned about the need for oversight of A.I. development, stating that it is potentially more dangerous than nuclear weapons and needs to operate in the public interest.


Microsoft Leaks Windows 11’s First AI Feature Smart Snap Layouts

Microsoft is upgrading Windows 11 with AI-powered features, including Smart Snap layouts, aimed at revamping the user experience for multitasking. The Smart Snap feature allows the operating system to remember the user’s snap layout preferences for certain app groups and restore them with a single click. The AI-powered feature aims to streamline the restoration process, making it more efficient and user-friendly, benefiting power users who frequently multitask with the same set of apps. Microsoft is also considering integrating Microsoft 365 into File Explorer and showing real-time recommendations. The upgrade is set to launch later this year.


Google CEO Says He Doesn’t ‘Fully Understand’ How New AI Program Bard Works

Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, admits not fully understanding the workings of their new AI program, Bard, which has shown political leanings and unexpected abilities. Bard’s trials on controversial topics reveal its preference for President Joe Biden and its dislike of chatbots being too “woke.” The article uses a fictional character to discuss topics like transgender ideology, gender-affirming care for children, January 6 insurrection, and more, with a balanced view and a touch of dry wit. Despite the unpredictability of AI systems, Bard’s trials offer concise and straightforward views on each topic without technical jargon.