Nuremberg Trials, Pinterest, GPT-4, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, March 15, 2023


PR Newswire: Stanford Libraries launches Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945-46 (PRESS RELEASE). “The Taube Archive of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, 1945-1946 (IMT) is now available as the result of a partnership between the Stanford Libraries and the Stanford Center for Human Rights and International Justice.”


NBC News: Senators seek answers from Pinterest following NBC News investigation. “Days after an NBC News investigation revealed how grown men on Pinterest openly create sex-themed image boards filled with pictures of little girls, the company says it has ‘dramatically’ increased its number of human content moderators. It also unveiled two new features enabling users to report content and accounts for a range of violations.”

Engadget: OpenAI’s new GPT-4 can understand both text and image inputs. “Hot on the heels of Google’s Workspace AI announcement Tuesday, and ahead of Thursday’s Microsoft Future of Work event, OpenAI has released the latest iteration of its generative pre-trained transformer system, GPT-4. Whereas the current generation GPT-3.5, which powers OpenAI’s wildly popular ChatGPT conversational bot, can only read and respond with text, the new and improved GPT-4 will be able to generate text on input images as well.”

How-To Geek: Google-Owned Waze Will Help You Find EV Chargers. “If you’re using Waze and you need to stop for a quick top-up, the app will now help you find charging stations within, or close to, your route.”


The Conversation: How to use free satellite data to monitor natural disasters and environmental changes . “I work with geospatial big data as a professor. Here’s a quick tour of where you can find satellite images, plus some free, fairly simple tools that anyone can use to create time-lapse animations from satellite images. For example, state and urban planners – or people considering a new home – can watch over time how rivers have moved, construction crept into wildland areas or a coastline eroded.”

Lifehacker: These Interactive Tools Reveal Your Home’s Future Flood, Heat, and Wind Risk. “The following three organizations use advanced technology and models to estimate the risk most homes have of flooding by taking climate change and sea-level rise into account. They’ve created free and user-friendly tools with the latest data to help you make informed decisions regarding your home’s risk, where to build or invest, how to prepare for future flooding, and how to adapt to the impacts of a changing climate.”


New York Times: 10 Ways GPT-4 Is Impressive but Still Flawed. “A new version of the technology that powers an A.I. chatbot that captivated the tech industry four months ago has improved on its predecessor. It is an expert on an array of subjects, even wowing doctors with its medical advice. It can describe images, and it’s close to telling jokes that are almost funny. But the long-rumored new artificial intelligence system, GPT-4, still has a few of the quirks and makes some of the same habitual mistakes that baffled researchers when that chatbot, ChatGPT, was introduced.”

Christianity Today: John Stott: ‘Evangelical Traditions Are Not Infallible’ . “The public will soon have access to a digital collection of hundreds of John Stott’s recorded sermons and transcripts spanning five decades.”

Ars Technica: Report: Microsoft cut a key AI ethics team. “An entire team responsible for making sure that Microsoft’s AI products are shipped with safeguards to mitigate social harms was cut during the company’s most recently layoff of 10,000 employees, Platformer reported.”


Tom’s Guide: Look out! These AI-generated YouTube tutorials are spreading dangerous malware. “According to a new report(opens in new tab) from the no-code platform CloudSEK, there has been a 200-300% month-to-month increase since November of last year of YouTube videos containing malicious links in their descriptions. These links take unsuspecting users to fake sites where their devices are infected with the Vidar, RedLine, Raccoon and other info-stealing malware.”


NiemanLab: The Prison Newspaper Directory finds that the number of prison-based papers is growing. “The local newspaper industry has seen better days (though not so much in my lifetime). One growth spot, however, is where you might not expect it: Behind bars. According to the newly launched Prison Newspaper Directory by the Prison Journalism Project, there are 24 prison-based newspapers in 12 states. At least four of the papers were launched in the last year.”

TechCrunch: The AI revolution has outgrown the Turing Test: Introducing a new framework. “As AI becomes a transformative part of our technology landscape, a common vocabulary about the capabilities of each new tool and technique is essential. Common vocabularies create shared intellectual spaces allowing all stakeholders to accelerate understanding, increase adoption, facilitate collaboration, benchmark progress and drive innovation. So far, the most widely known tool for benchmarking AI is the Turing Test.” Good morning, Internet…

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