5 things about AI you may have missed today: Gen AI breakthrough, Cybercriminals create ransomware via ChatGPT, more | Tech News

5 things about AI you may have missed today: Gen AI breakthrough, Cybercriminals create ransomware via ChatGPT, more

OpenAI employee debunks prompt engineering as future's key skill; Chinese cybercriminals have just used ChatGPT for criminal purposes, and much more today.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Dec 29 2023, 23:37 IST
Apple to launch new iOS features in 2024: Know what’s coming to your iPhone in future updates
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1/5 Stolen Device Protection: Apple, with iOS 17.3 update, is planning to bring a new feature that will add an extra layer of security to your iPhone in case it gets lost or stolen. The thief cannot access your device details without Face ID or Touch ID and the feature will not allow them to turn off the FindMy device feature.  (AP)
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2/5 Apple Music collaborative playlist: Apple may bring a new collaborative feature to Apple Music through which various users can add songs to the playlist. Additionally, members of the playlist will also be able to add emoji reactions in front of the music. The Apple Music collaborative playlist is expected to come with iOS 17.3 update, according to a MacRumors report.  (Apple)
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3/5 Advance CarPlay: The new CarPlay is expected to feature multiple displays in the dashboard, a dedicated FM radio app, widgets, and more. The interface will be customized based on the “specific vehicle model and automaker's brand identity,” MacRumors reported. The CarPlay is expected to feature in Acura, Audi, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, and more. (Bloomberg)
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4/5 New Siri features: Apple with iOS 18 is planning to bring generative AI features to Siri and the messages app. Including the LLM model in Siri will make it smarter and it will be able to manage complex tasks. Mark Gurman also said that Siri will be able to “auto-complete sentences.” (Unsplash)
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5/5 Roadside Assistance via Satellite: Now, with the help of a Satellite connection, iPhone users will be able to get Roadside Assistance such as when they get stuck in situations such as flat tires, empty fuel, stuck vehicle or even when they get locked out somewhere mistakenly.  (HT Tech)
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OpenAI employee debunks prompt engineering as future's key skill; Chinese cybercriminals arrested for creating ransomware with ChatGPT assistance; Seoul boosts crime prevention with AI-powered surveillance expansion; Generative AI breakthrough enhances focused ultrasound for neurological treatment- this and more in our daily roundup. Let us take a look.

1. OpenAI employee debunks prompt engineering as future's key skill

OpenAI's Logan Kilpatrick challenges the notion that prompt engineering is the future's key skill. He asserted that effective communication with AI, akin to human interaction, is paramount. While prompt engineering gains traction, Kilpatrick emphasises reading, writing, and speaking as crucial skills for human competitiveness in the era of advancing AI. Learning to communicate with AI, some users note, can enhance overall interpersonal communication skills, Business Insider reported.

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2. Chinese cybercriminals arrested for creating ransomware with ChatGPT assistance

In China, four individuals were arrested for developing ransomware with ChatGPT, marking the country's first case involving the chatbot not officially available locally. The cybercriminals, arrested in Beijing and Inner Mongolia, utilised ChatGPT to optimise the ransomware program, conduct vulnerability scans, infiltrate systems, implant ransomware, and extort victims. The legal status of ChatGPT in China remains unclear, as the government restricts access to foreign generative AI products. OpenAI has blocked its services in China, but users employ VPNs to circumvent restrictions, according to a South China Morning Post report.

3. Seoul boosts crime prevention with AI-powered surveillance expansion

Seoul city officials announce plans to enhance crime prevention with additional AI-backed surveillance cameras in public parks and along hiking trails. Equipped with AI technology, these cameras detect movements and transmit images to control rooms, enhancing emergency monitoring. The initiative aims to eliminate crime blind spots, with 10,657 AI cameras to be installed by 2026. The city also plans to replace outdated cameras, investing 126.5 billion won ($98.1 million) over three years, Asia News Network reported

4. Generative AI breakthrough enhances focused ultrasound for neurological treatment

Researchers at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed a generative AI-based real-time acoustic simulation technology to address the challenges of applying focused ultrasound therapy for neurological issues. Overcoming limitations in reflecting ultrasound wave distortions caused by diverse skull shapes, the technology predicts and corrects distortions during therapy. This innovation enhances the clinical viability of non-invasive focused ultrasound therapy for conditions like depression and Alzheimer's disease, ANI reported.

5. Maharashtra deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis explores AI collaboration with Google India Headquarters

Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis discussed the application of AI in governance with Google India's Country Head and VP, Sanjay Gupta. The meeting explored potential collaborations with the Maharashtra Government. Fadnavis shared details on social media, highlighting the fruitful conversation on the application of AI and future possibilities, ANI reported.

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First Published Date: 29 Dec, 23:37 IST
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