#960 - Is AI Taking Over the World?
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Seems we can't get away from all of the mentions of AI -- artificial intelligence -- in the trade press and news these days. From Dall-E and Midjourney generating images, to ChatGPT, Bing, and Bard all generating amazing text missives, it's hard to avoid.
Is this the begining of the end?
Well, it's the begining of something, that much is certain.
Is AI Taking Over the World? has my thoughts.
Also this week
- Checking for malware before you download.
- Downloaded document (1), (2), (3)
- Who's voice is that, really?
- Someone reading your email?
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This week I marvel at virtual machines: they're everywhere, and have some amazing properties. OF COURSE we talk about AI, and complain about the people complaining about AI. Gary fills me in on the tradgedy of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer remaster.
All that and a few cool things plus some self promotion.
Is AI Taking Over the World?
From all the news reports, it might seem a foregone conclusion.
AI isn't about to enslave humanity -- at least not any time soon -- but it's definitely here and changing the world in both positive and negative ways.
Read: Is AI Taking Over the World?
Also This Week on Ask Leo!
Can I Check for Malware before Downloading Something?
|Files cannot be checked for viruses before being downloaded, but there are precautions you can and should take.|
Read: Can I Check for Malware before Downloading Something?
What's the (Number) Added to Some of My Downloads?
|Your browser may add a number to your download's file name to avoid collisions if you download a file of the same name more than once.|
Read: What's the (Number) Added to Some of My Downloads?
Don't Trust Your Ears
|Deep faking someone's voice is now within anyone's grasp.|
Read: Don't Trust Your Ears
How Can I Tell if Someone's Reading My Email?
|It can be very difficult -- perhaps impossible -- to determine if your mail's being read before you get to it.|
Read: How Can I Tell if Someone's Reading My Email?
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How Can I Tell if Someone's Reading My Email??It can be very difficult, and perhaps impossible, to determine if soneone's reading your email before you get to it.
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Don't Trust Your EarsDeep faking someone's voice is now so easy you don't always want to trust your ears.
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What's the (number) Added to Some of My Downloads?Your browser may add a number to your downloaded file name to avoid collisions if you download the a file of the same name more than once.
Watch: What's the (number) Added to Some of My Downloads?
Is AI Taking Over the World?AI isn't taking over the world to enslave humanity, at least not any time soon, but it's definitely here and changing the world in interesting ways, both positive and negative.
Watch: Is AI Taking Over the World?
Can I Check for Malware before Downloading Something?Files cannot pragmatically be checked for malware before downloading but there are precautions you can and should take.
Watch: Can I Check for Malware before Downloading Something?
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