New Concerns Over AI Chatbot Falsehoods

Well, that didn’t take long: the excitement over generative AI tools like ChatGPT has already been replaced by growing concerns over their dangers.  The Center for Countering Digital Hate found it could easily bypass the guardrails in Google Bard to generate unlabeled misinformation in 78 of 100 tested cases.  And, moving from hypothetical to actual, an Australian politician is threatening to sue OpenAI after ChatGPT falsely reported that he was a convicted criminal.

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India Requires Social Media Companies to Use Government-Run Fact Check

April 7, 2023

After years of inaction, governments are taking stronger measures to control online information – a cure that might be worse than the disease.  Increasingly-authoritarian India has prohibited social media from sharing false information and set up its own fact-checking unit as the arbiter of truth.   And increasingly-authoritarian Arkansas is joining Utah in passing a law that gives parents closer control over their kids’ online activities.

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Salesforce Connects AI-Based Marketing Apps with Data from CDP and Google

June 8, 2023

Salesforce kicked off its big Connections conference yesterday, and if you’re surprised the focus was on generative AI, you haven’t been paying attention.  Still, the focus this time was on marketing applications that draw on Salesforce CDP data, so it’s right up our alley.  They also announced direct access to Google BigQuery data, ticking the “zero-copy” box as well.

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