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5 Recent Developments in AI: AI-generated Art, AI in Education, and More

Let’s take a look at today’s AI roundup, where we have some interesting news. Firstly, a US Federal Judge has declared that art created by artificial intelligence cannot be copyrighted. Moving on to the UK, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has allocated 100 million euros to support the development of AI chips in the global computing race. Additionally, a recent study has revealed that 40% of workers will require reskilling within the next three years due to the impact of AI. Lastly, IIT Madras has set a goal to secure 25 gold medals in the next decade by utilizing AI training solutions.

1. US federal judge rules that art produced by artificial intelligence cannot be “copyrighted”

US Federal Judge Beryl A. Howell has declared that art produced by artificial intelligence cannot be protected by copyright. This decision came in response to a lawsuit filed against the US Copyright Office by Stephen Thaler, who claimed copyright for an AI-generated image, the Verge reported. Judge Howell stated that copyright requires human writing and that AI lacks the necessary human touch. However, he recognized that the role of artificial intelligence in the creation of art raises complex questions for future copyright law.

2. Rishi Sunak allocates 100 million euros for AI chips

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is investing £100 million of taxpayers’ money to buy thousands of advanced artificial intelligence chips in a bid to boost Britain’s position in the global race for computing power, the Telegraph reports. In partnership with tech giants Nvidia, AMD and Intel, the government is setting up an “AI research resource”. An order for approximately 5,000 Nvidia graphics processing units (GPUs) is in progress. While this is a step towards the UK’s AI goals, officials are calling for more significant funding to meet international competition in AI technology.

3. Research reveals that 40% of workers will need retraining within 3 years due to AI

According to a recent study, around 40% of the world’s workforce, equivalent to 1.4 billion people, will need retraining in the next three years due to the impact of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation. According to an IBM study, 87 percent of managers expect artificial intelligence to augment work tasks rather than replace them. Entry-level positions are already having an impact, impacting over 75% of managers, while only 22% see it in senior management roles. However, CEOs lag behind, with only 28 percent assessing the potential impact of generative AI, according to an IANS report.

4. IIT Madras aims to increase India’s medal tally in sports

IIT Madras is designing smart training solutions to boost India’s medal tally from the 2024 Paris Olympics onwards. According to a PTI report, innovations such as the ‘SmartBoxer’ and wearable sweat monitor aim to improve athletes’ preparation and reduce dependence on foreign aid. Indian athletes often face a technological gap due to the reluctance of foreign countries to share technological advancements. The goal is to secure 25 gold medals in a decade, which promotes self-sufficiency through artificial intelligence and IoT-based training solutions.

5. Iowa faculty faces a new era of artificial intelligence as classes begin

As classes resume at Iowa State University, faculty grapple with the age of artificial intelligence. Concerned about false information (hallucinations) produced by artificial intelligence, Professor Michael Bugeja addresses the use of artificial intelligence in his curriculum, the Gazette reports. He urges students not to replace critical thinking with artificial intelligence in debate responses. Plagiarism, misdirection and shortcuts are also a concern for teachers, even as AI helps improve efficiency, creativity and skills. Bugeja told the Gazette: “If you’re using ChatGPT to write a forum response, you’re cheating yourself of the critical thinking that’s the hallmark of this class. Chatbots can inspire you. That’s great. But you should be writing the content.”

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