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PLUS: Dating an AI chatbot on Valentine's day?

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Greetings, fellow humans. 👋

This is Not A Bot - the newsletter about AI that was definitely not written by AI. I’m Haroon, founder of AI For Anyone, and I share the latest news, tools, and resources from the AI space.

🥁 We’ll get to the headlines shortly, but first, a big announcement 🥁

Okay, we let Google and Microsoft have the spotlight last week. This week, it’s our turn.

Introducing Igniter 🔥

We’re so excited to officially announce the launch of Igniter, a free new-age solution for finding the right AI tools and resources for success in an AI-driven world.

Starting today, you can use Igniter to:

  • Search for tools using a powerful AI tools search engine

  • Find AI glossary terms and resources

  • Discover AI-related jobs on Not A Bot's job board

This launch is the culmination of 5 years of dedicating my career to AI readiness, and I couldn’t be more proud to share it with you.

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Okay, now back to the regularly scheduled programming…

🧵 In today's edition:

  • 💘 Spending Valentine’s Day with an AI chatbot? Be careful…

  • 🛩️ AI flies military aircraft for 17 hours

Btw - We're giving away 10 Google AIY Kits (each valued at $100 USD)! Each kit gives you all the tools you need to build an AI-powered camera or speaker. More details are at the end of the email.

💘 Spending Valentine’s Day with an AI chatbot? Be careful…

This Valentine’s Day, some folks (👀) will be using AI to write a Valentine’s Day card.

And some folks won’t have to write a Valentine’s Day card because they’re dating an AI chatbot. (Don’t worry, I don’t judge.)

Due to the surging popularity of AI chatbots and experts are warning users to be aware of the increasing number of AI scams ahead of Valentine's Day.

Scammers are using AI chatbots to appear legitimate and trick people into trusting them. Given how good these AI chatbots are getting, scammers are getting trickier to dodge.

Some policymakers are acting quickly. The controversial “virtual companion” app, Replika, was recently banned in Europe after experts warned there is a strong potential for misuse, such as phishing messages.

Last year, of the 1,249 complaints of romance scams made to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre, victims reported a total of more than $50 million lost. The Better Business Bureau has seen a 13% increase in romance scams from the previous year, and the first two months of 2022 have seen more than double the reported cases from 2021.

Just remember: it’s important to be wary of scammers on these platforms and to never send money or personal information to someone you have never met.

Read more: Global News CA

🛩️ AI flies military aircraft for 17 hours

Just in case you haven’t been hearing enough aircraft / UFO-related news lately, here’s another headline for you. 🛸

In December, an AI agent flew a Lockheed Martin VISTA X-62A training aircraft for over 17 hours. This is the first time AI has been used to operate a tactical aircraft to this extent.

Lockheed's skunkworks division, with the help of Calspan, worked to build the aircraft for the US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base. The aircraft was upgraded with the latest technology from Lockheed, which utilized AI to help with advanced flight tests.

I wonder if an AI is flying all those “spy balloons” too? 🙃

Read more: Engadget

🗞️ Byte size: AI article summaries

Disclaimer: AI is (partially) used to summarize these articles.

AI experts, professors reveal how ChatGPT will radically alter the classroom: ‘Age of the creator’ [Fox News] - AI experts and professors have discussed the potential benefits and risks of using AI technology, such as ChatGPT, in classrooms. While ChatGPT and other forms of AI can help to accelerate innovation, there are potential risks to academic integrity. To avoid these risks, it is important to understand the technology and disclose when it is being used. Additionally, educators should ensure that students have a strong foundation of knowledge to understand how to use AI tools.

Is AI coming for your job? ChatGPT renews fears [ABC News] - AI has become more prominent during the pandemic, raising fears that it could lead to job displacement and inequality. However, so far job losses have not been significant and the job market is still very tight. AI experts believe that AI has the potential to improve productivity and increase compensation for some jobs, but those who lack the right skills may be left behind. Education and skills programs could help workers transition to new jobs, and society must decide how to best implement AI in order to ensure a positive outcome for the workforce.

David Guetta says the future of music is in AI [BBC News] - David Guetta has said that AI will be used as a tool to create new sounds in the future, and that every new music style emerges from a new technology. He recently used AI to create a vocal in the style of Eminem for a live show, but will not be releasing the track commercially. Fans have reacted positively and negatively to the experiment, with some impressed and others concerned about the proliferation of AI. AI-generated songs have become increasingly popular on TikTok, with fans using software to make existing songs sound like other artists. Nick Cave recently wrote a scathing review of an AI system that tried to write a song in his style.

🔥 Trending tools & resources (powered by Igniter.ai)

  • AI Commits (link) – a CLI tool that generates your commit message for you with AI.

  • Bifrost (link) - a tool that uses AI to turn anything from Figma into clean React code automatically.

  • Meru (link) - sync your documents from Google Drive, Dropbox, and more and have conversations with them.

Have cool tools to share? Tweet me at @haroonchoudery if you'd like me to include it in a future issue of Not A Bot.

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As always, thanks for reading. Have a great weekend, and see you next week! ✌️

— Haroon: (definitely) Not A Robot and @haroonchoudery on Twitter

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