Fully automated system is working 24/7 to create new inorganic materials that could improve batteries, fuel cells, and superconductors
Five months after ChatGPT set off an investment frenzy over artificial intelligence, Beijing is moving to rein in China’s chatbots, a show of the government’s resolve to keep tight regulatory control over technology that could define an era.
Check and mate…
How are you preparing HYBE for the rise of generative artificial intelligence?
I have long doubted that the entities that create and produce music will remain human. I don’t know how long human artists can be the only ones to satisfy human needs and human tastes. And that’s becoming a key factor for my operation and a strategy for HYBE. We were able to acquire a company, Supertone, that can clone voice completely. Not just tone, but also intonation. So for example, we can record your voice and then put or apply Angelina Jolie’s intonation or her speech and make it into a completely different voice. And this technology can also replicate the character of a person, in any language. You can make the voice older or younger. Currently we’re running some small-scale projects with this company, and one of them is scheduled to be published and rolled out in May. Inside our company we call it Project L. It’s still in the pilot stage.
Are you worried that people could use that kind of technology to imitate the voices of BTS members for profit?
Of course, but that doesn’t keep us from pursuing it. I believe regulations and institutions must be put in place and social consensus [around AI] should be made as soon as possible. Recently, Hollywood’s Writers Guild of America drafted a document to handle AI writing scripts. Rather than keeping AI from writing scripts or not using AI, I believe it is a more appropriate to respond to such change in society.
Okay interesting fact time. Years before HYBE, at Big Hit Entertainment they were struggling to get cash before the debut of BTS. So how did they get out of debt? Yamaha and SBS were launching a korean language version of vocaloid. All the talent agencies in South Korea big and small rejected their offer to have one of their talents to make a voicebank for them except one company, Big Hit. So Bang took the offer and had one of the agency’s girls make a voicebank for them. Bang even produced a few of SeeU’s demos promoting the voicebank
For one of the televised performances with SeeU he even had like half of BTS perform as her backup dancers too
So I find it interesting that he would even consider going back into the voicebank business.
A few years later Dahee was tried and convicted for blackmailing film star Lee Byung-hung. After that her group disbanded.
Oh yeah I remembered the vocaloid community being absolutely glued to that story seeing how it was the first time a voice provider got themselves into deep trouble.
On a related note, Elon’s baby mama is working on releasing a bank herself
And Porter Robinson released his bank Po-Uta about an month ago
Pouta happens to mean something like “rainless” or “dry” day in Finnish.
So basically they taught a computer how to be hyperlexic? I’m saying that as someone who is hyperlexic. By that I mean it’s great at reading and scanning a lot of topics but it often times has issues of picking up on context on those topics. A 3 year old like me a long time ago being able to read the telephone book, yup. 3 year old me understanding what a taxidermist is based on reading that profession’s name is in said telephone book is, nope. I had trouble in school before from being able to read or scan a book but being stunned that I missed obvious things (I thought Matilda imagined that she had powers and not that she actually did which surprised me when i saw the movie in class even though I pretty much aced the questions about it on a quiz. It was quite discouraging lol).
Out of all of the inaccurate stuff that was in the movie Rain Man, the only really accurate thing in the movie was the depiction of hyperlexia. Hoffman’s character being super picky about which airlines to get on because he read something once about airline safety but not picking up on how incredibly safe airplane travel is in general so he fights tooth and nail with Cruise’s character because he thinks certain airlines will kill them as soon as they get on their plane(s).
Though Penelope would have been an amazingly brave choice, she was probably still pretty young back then.
Dammit I meant Tom, not Penelope. I’m a bit burned out this afternoon haha
Sorry, couldn’t resist
This is the part about AI “art” generation that pisses me off. There is already WAY MORE human-generated art (talk about a prefix I wish I didn’t have to use) than we can possibly consume and far more obscure artists who will never get attention and an opportunity to shine. We know exactly who whose insatiable hunger isn’t satisfied with the pace and scale of human output, and that’s producers and bosses who will immediately lose patience with having to pay humans for their time, talent and energy to produce it.
… “unreliable narration” being a pretty advanced literary concept for little kids I guess
It was that kind of thinking which also led to SeeU’s eventual failure to become south korea’s Hatsune Miku (along with not releasing a proper english voicebank). Big showy displays but a refusal to embrace user generated content which ultimately powered Miku’s rise more than anything else at that same scale. Embracing the tool by a select few instead of what art the tool can made by the masses. It could have empowered kpop the same way vocaloid empowered experimental jpop. Heck, kawaii metal was practically invented by vocaloid producers screwing around with the software with a few notable names here and there going on to produce music for bands like how Yuyoyuppe wrote a massive chunk of Babymetal’s catalog.
The hyper-parasocial kpop/hallyu mindset is what’s gonna hold back Bang’s AI ambitions. The korean entertainment industry already treats humans like robots asking them to live up to unsustainable standards which completely tears at performers’ mental health states (which has been seen in various high profile suicide stories the past few weeks over there). It’s a fatal flaw in his AI plans. Why go with a cgi kpop group when the real kpop group that cgi one is based on is kinda already there trained to military precision. Western hallyu fans know this is happening, which also makes them often times the biggest critics. Bang is likely going to fall on his face with this one too.
Is that why Tom was dating her?
One reason for this may be the lack of “perplexity” in language in the essays from China. This is a probabilistic measure of how varied the word choice is in a sample of writing that detection tools often use to decide whether something is computer-generated. “If perplexity is high, that’s more likely to be human according to these detection algorithms,” says Zou.
The findings might not be as straightforward as they appear, though, because ghostwriters often produce essays to order for international students, says Thomas Lancaster at Imperial College London. “We don’t have any clear evidence that the [Chinese] essays sampled were written by somebody who has English as their second language,” he says.
Lancaster also says that international students who feel less confident in their written English might use grammar-checking tools, which could result in more false positives in AI checkers. “This will naturally see their essays being shaped towards a more standardised approach,” he says.
What LLMs are currently capable of producing is industrially scaled, industrial-grade bullshit. That’s troublesome for many reasons, not least of which is that humans have enough trouble discerning the age-old artisanal variety. Every human is required to make a zillion tiny decisions every day about whether some notion they’re presented with should be believed, and rarely do they have the opportunity or desire to stop, gather all the relevant information, and reason those decisions from first principles. To do so would pretty much halt human interaction as we know it, and even trying would make you pretty annoying.