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Robot preachers get less respect, fewer donations
While participants said they believed human preachers were more credible, it was still a close contest with the robots.
Workplace AI revolution isn't happening yet
The UK, and other nations, risk a growing divide between organizations who have invested in new, AI-enabled digital technologies and those who haven’t.
AI could replace humans in social science research
"It won’t make sense for humans unassisted by AIs to venture probabilistic judgments in serious policy debates. Of course, how humans react to all of that is another matter.”
Loneliness, insomnia linked to work with AI systems
“Humans are social animals, and isolating work with AI systems may have damaging spillover effects into employees’ personal lives.”
Doctors and public health experts join calls for halt to AI R&D until it's regulated
They warn of an "existential threat to humanity”.
ChatGPT outperforms physicians in providing high-quality, empathetic advice to patient questions
Healthcare professional evaluators preferred ChatGPT responses to physician responses 79% of the time.
Can you spot the bots? New research says not
"From political manipulation, to misinformation, to cyberbullying and cybercrime, the proliferation of deep learning-generated social media profiles has significant implications for society and democracy as a whole."
Online 'personal brands' key to job success for Gen Z
Gen Z favour a more dynamic, interactive, work-in-progress style of authentic personal brands, which may not necessarily show them as “perfect”, but instead willing to share imperfections and weaknesses.
Real or fake text? We can learn to spot the difference
New tools such as ChatGPT raise society-wide concerns about AI's role in reinforcing social biases, committing fraud and identity theft, generating fake news and spreading misinformation.
Deepfake challenges "will only grow"
“Anyone with a reasonable background in machine learning can — with some systematic work and the right hardware — generate deepfake videos at scale."
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