YouTube’s deadly crafts, and DeepMind’s new chatbot

Ann Reardon is probably the last person you would expect to get banned from YouTube. A young Australian woman and mother of three, she has been teaching millions of loyal subscribers how to bake since 2011. But the takedown email was referring to a video that wasn’t Reardon’s typical sugarpaste fare. Since 2018, Reardon has … Read more

DeepMind’s new chatbot uses Google searches plus humans to give better answers

The difference between this approach and its predecessors is that DeepMind hopes to use “long-term dialogue for safety,” says Jeffrey Irving, a safety researcher at DeepMind. “That means we don’t expect the problems we have with these models – whether it’s misinformation or stereotypes or anything else – that are obvious at first glance, and … Read more