Microsoft chief says deep fakes are biggest AI concern

WASHINGTON: Microsoft President Brad Smith said Thursday that his biggest concern around artificial intelligence was deep fakes , realistic looking but false content. In a speech in Washington aimed at addressing the issue of how best to regulate AI, which went from wonky to widespread with the arrival of OpenAI's ChatGPT, Smith called for steps to ensure that people know when a photo or video is real and when it is generated by AI, potentially for nefarious purposes. "We're going have to address the issues around deep fakes. We're going to have to address in particular what we worry about most foreign cyber influence operations, the kinds of activities that are already taking place by the Russian government, the Chinese, the Iranians," he said. "We need to take steps to protect against the alteration of legitimate content with an intent to deceive or defraud people through the use of AI." Smith also called for licensing for the most critical fo

Telstra customers set to be slapped with up to $72 price hike on mobile plans

Telstra customers are facing a price increase on their mobile phone plans of up to $72 a year, with the telco the latest to introduce bill price hikes despite cost of living pressures. Increases on mobile post-paid plans and mobile broadband plans will come into effect on July 4, with Telstra notifying customers of the changes earlier this month. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Telstra increases postpaid mobile plans . Watch the latest News on Channel 7 or stream for free on 7plus >> Telstra says the changes are in line with the Consumer Price Index (CPI), the official measure of inflation, which currently sits at 7 per cent. For customers on Telstra’s cheapest mobile post-paid plan, this will mean an increase of $3 a month, or an extra $36 a year for 2GB of data. The telco’s “basic” plan will jump from $58 a month to $62 a month, while those on its “essential” plan will now pay $72 a month instead of $68. Increases to Telstra’s “premium” plan, its most expensive, will see customer

DraGAN - click and drag images to edit

DraGAN is taking the simplicity in photo editing to the next level, leaving behind Photoshop with its AI click -and-drag feature tool. Unlike most photo editing apps, the tools provided in DraGAN let you click on specific areas of the image to create points, and then drag them across to edit. Similar to dragging an element of the picture with your mouse, DraGAN will let you drag points to edit the image realistically without having to use complex photoshop tools. The Generative Adversarial Network (GAN) is currently in the form of a research paper but has garnered much attention with its concept that its demo site continuously crashed due to the sheer volume of visitors. Read: Microsoft beefs up ChatGPT and Bing in wide-ranging AI product launch While AI image editing and generating tools have been rapidly emerging since the popularity of ChatGPT took the world by storm, this first-gen-still-in research tool is simplifying image editing for users. Unlike MidJourney and Dall

Twitter bug randomly restores deleted tweets

Twitter users have been reporting the reappearance of some of their deleted tweets on the platform. A security expert told ZDnet that approximately, 34,000 deleted tweets were restored randomly . While the bug seems to be affecting everyone, it seems most likely to affect those using third-party services like Redact or TweetDelete. A former Twitter Site Reliability Engineer says, that it “sounds a lot like they moved a bunch of servers between data centers and didn’t properly adjust the topology before reinserting them into the network.” The site has been plagued with a number of technical issues in the past few months. This has undoubtedly led to a decline in users and a golden opportunity for com Pet itors to swoop in and get more users to their platforms. Source: Category: Technology Post b

Millions of people at risk of data breaches due to using common passwords, research finds

Millions of people around the world are continuing to use passwords such as “12345” and “password” despite the increasing risk of data breaches and cyberattacks. Research conducted by an investigative team from Cybernews has found that of more than 15 billion publicly leaked passwords it analysed, only 2 billion were considered unique. The password “123456” was the most commonly used password, with “123456789”, “qwerty”, “password” and “12345” all featuring in the top five. Watch the latest news and stream for free on 7plus >> Almost ten million people used the year 2010 in their password , followed by 1987 and 1991. “The spike in 2010 usage in passwords could indicate parents whose child was born in that specific year or other special occasions,” Cybernews said. It also said a steady increase in the usage of years from 1940 to 1990 could directly relate to when the password creators were born. Alex was found to be the most popular name, with over 7 million people featuring it

OpenAI CEO to testify in US Senate amid AI questions

WASHINGTON: OpenAI CEO Sam Altman will make his first appearance before a Senate panel next week as the US Congress grapples with how best to regulate artificial intelligence as the Technology becomes more powerful and widespread. Altman will testify before the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology & the Law on Tuesday on what laws might be needed to safeguard Americans as government and companies begin to use AI in everything from medicine to finance to surveilling workers. It will be Altman's first testimony before Congress, the panel said in announcing the hearing. Altman will also attend a dinner on Monday night for members of the House of Representatives, according to Representative Ted Lieu's office which is co-hosting the event. Altman was part of a White House meeting on AI last week that discussed how to ensure regulatory safeguards. In response to a question about whether companies agree on regulations, Altman told reporters: "We'

Kmart shopper’s ‘capsule wardrobe haul under $70’ sends TikTok wild

A savvy shopper has shared her bougie-on-a-budget haul at Kmart — and bargain hunters are going wild over her finds. Emma Hanson has more than 30,000 people following her account to watch her shopping hauls, including her latest one where she bought “nothing over $70”. WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Aussie TikToker finds Chanel dupe for under $70 For more Lifestyle related news and videos check out Lifestyle >> “You are not gonna believe what I have found for under $70,” she said in the TikTok video, which now has nearly 85,000 views. Emma Hanson’s budget shopping haul sent her followers wild on TikTok. Credit: TikTok “Come unpack my haul with me. “Some of these pieces are as low as $4. What!? My coffee doesn’t even cost $4.” Kmart finds The first clothing items she showed off were knitted tank tops from Kmart. “I love the cut of this,” she said. “$15 from Kmart. “I love it so much I got it in brown as well. “I’ve seen so many of these knit basics... but for like $80 or $90. Not $15.