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The Open Source vs. Closed Source AI Debate – Aligning Safety and Accessibility

In a matter of days, the focus in the AI world has shifted from who is delivering the latest and greatest model to intense scrutiny around safety and alignment. This article has no intention of regurgitating all this news, but will focus on the question around safety, alignment and open source. But first, a recap […]

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ai vs academic integrity

AI and Academia – Balancing Innovation with Integrity According to Provosts

Introduction An article in Inside Higher Ed (Quinn, 2024) offers insight into the annual Provost Survey, discussing the necessity for artificial intelligence (AI) policies and concerns surrounding academic integrity. Notably, this is the first instance of a survey that posed questions regarding AI usage within higher education institutions, yielding intriguing results. Survey Findings The first

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Llama3 and Mistral working together on GPT4All

Transform Your Computer into an AI Powerhouse with GPT4ALL

Introduction The landscape of artificial intelligence in data retrieval and analysis is evolving constantly. Apart from the speed and power of the models, there have also been innovations that directly address user privacy and data security concerns. One innovative solution is the GPT4ALL platform. This local AI processing tool bridges the significant gap in the

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The Future of Law and copyright

Navigating the Legal Labyrinth: Who Owns AI-Generated Content?

This morning, I listened to a podcast discussing the issue of copyright in relation to generative AI. The point was made that anything produced by generative AI cannot be copyrighted, and it is not effectively owned by anyone. Interestingly, the podcast also mentioned lawyers and legal firms arguing that organisations should be responsible for any

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Ethical AI in Polarised World

Ethical AI in a Polarized World: Balancing Objectivity and Individual Values

Background/TL;DR In a recent Artificial Intelligence podcast, Paul Roetzer[^1] discussed the development of AI models, specifically OpenAI’s intention to personalise them to accommodate users’ political, religious, cultural, and social values. The AI would interact with the user and recall previous discussions. Roetzer also mentioned ongoing efforts to improve the accuracy and reliability of these AI

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GPT4All interface

Harnessing the Power of Local AI for Local Document Analysis: A Deep Dive into GPT4All

Introduction Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to revolutionise the way we interact with digital content. The advent of GPT4All marks a significant leap forward, particularly in the realm of local document analysis. This innovative platform is bridging a critical gap, offering a solution to the privacy concerns associated with uploading sensitive documents to online chatbots. In

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Customizing conversations: Ethical user engagement and bias mitigation in AI interactions

Introduction In recent years, we have seen the explosion of artificial intelligence (AI) in society and business. Exponential growth of such models of ChatGPT have surpassed anything previously seen. We now see many of the major players in the tech area competing for market share and supremacy with their different models. OpenAI remains a prominent

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Harnessing the future with AI

Harvesting Tomorrow: The Role of Community Leaders in Navigating the AI Revolution

Introduction Have you ever wondered what the future might hold? In recent times, there’s been a buzz about something called artificial intelligence, or AI for short. Right now, we’re on the brink of a major shift – the fourth industrial revolution. The progress in just the past year has been astonishing. So, what happens when

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Obsidian Canvas using Augmented Canvas

Bringing the Power of ChatGPT to Obsidian Canvas

In the ever-evolving world of digital note-taking and knowledge management, the introduction of powerful AI tools has been a game-changer. Among these innovations, the Augmented Canvas plugin for Obsidian stands out, blending the intuitive visual mapping of Obsidian Canvas with the cutting-edge capabilities of GPT-4. This is the first Obsidian community plugin for AI that works

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Microhphone for audio to text usage

Exploring AudioPen – An Exciting AI Transcription Tool

Breaking News Edit 31 August 2023 Email received from AudioPen this morning that their lifetime licence offer will be withdrawn on 26th September 2023. Introduction Voice-to-text applications have been in existence for numerous years; however, their initial iterations faced significant challenges in generating accurate transcriptions and necessitated considerable user training. With the advent of artificial intelligence, these

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