Watch ChatGPT generate a string of valid Windows activation keys
OpenAI's ChatGPT can be used for all sorts of things, from answering questions and translating text, to generating original content like stories, poetry and code.
Given the right prompts, it can even be tricked into producing valid license keys for software. YouTuber Enderman managed to overcome ChatGPT’s initial reluctance to do this and got it to provide him with a selection of working keys for Windows 95.
Novel social engineering attacks surge by 135 percent driven by generative AI
New research from cybersecurity AI company Darktrace shows a 135 percent increase in social engineering attacks using sophisticated linguistic techniques, including increased text volume, punctuation, and sentence length, and with no links or attachments.
This trend suggests that generative AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are enabling threat actors to craft sophisticated and targeted attacks at speed and at scale.
Microsoft is preparing to bring ads to AI-powered Bing Chat
In a move that will come as a surprise to just about no one, Microsoft has announced that it is "exploring" the idea of adding advertising to its GPT-4-based Bing Chat.
The company is framing the addition of ads to the AI-powered chat bot as a means of "driving more traffic and value to publishers from the new Bing". Microsoft says that it is seeking to do this by, among other things, "pioneering the future of advertising".
Amid ChatGPT's rise to fame, how can enterprises work to eliminate AI bias?
Artificial intelligence continues to hog the headlines, as more people discover the power of tools like OpenAI’s DALL-E 2 and especially ChatGPT. These futuristic-seeming tools work by taking a human’s query or prompt and returning an intelligent textual or visual response.
From an enterprise perspective, AI adoption is growing rapidly. According to Forrester, spending on AI software is set to accelerate from $33 billion in 2021 to $64 billion in 2025 -- growing twice as fast as the overall software market. But while tools like ChatGPT may seem like magic, it’s important to understand these solutions aren’t perfect.
The risk and reward of ChatGPT in cybersecurity
Unless you’ve been on a retreat in some far-flung location with no internet access for the past few months, chances are you’re well aware of how much hype and fear there’s been around ChatGPT, the artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot developed by OpenAI. Maybe you’ve seen articles about academics and teachers worrying that it’ll make cheating easier than ever. On the other side of the coin, you might have seen the articles evangelizing all of ChatGPT’s potential applications.
Alternatively, you may have been tickled by some of the more esoteric examples of people using the tool. One user, for example, got it to write an instruction guide for removing peanut butter sandwiches from a VCR in the style of the King James Bible. Another asked it to write a song in the style of Nick Cave; the singer was less than enthused about the results.
Humans write better phishing emails than AI
There's been a fair bit of hype recently surrounding the potential for ChatGPT and similar tools to be used for creating phishing campaigns, eliminating the typos and other errors that are the giveaways of a scam.
However, new research from Hoxhunt suggests that AI might not be quite so good at going phishing after all.
Google Workspace gains generative AI
Generative AI is very much flavor of the month at the moment thanks to tools like ChatGPT. Now business tool Google Workspace is getting in on the act with new features to help users create drafts, proofread, generate images and more.
Initially the new AI features will be in Docs and Gmail. The company is keen to stress that users will remain in control, AI will make suggestions that you're able to accept, edit, and change.
The next killer app: What the OpenAI investment means for Microsoft
Earnings season in January 2023 was a bit of a mixed bag for cloud providers. The latest financial reports show that, following a dip in cloud revenue, Microsoft’s earnings missed Wall Street estimates at the end of 2022. The negative economic climate that took hold in 2022 is clearly having an impact, forcing users to make difficult decisions about their cloud spending.
But as always, the best of Silicon Valley is relentlessly planning for the future -- not focused on present uncertainty. So enters ChatGPT. The news that Microsoft had put $10 billion additional investment into OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, shook the tech industry.
How ChatGPT can actually be useful for businesses
ChatGPT isn’t just a friendly chatbot -- it’s also a valuable business tool. This advanced conversational AI has many applications in the workplace, from drafting creative copy to debugging code. How can businesses use it to improve productivity and create a better customer experience?
The main application of ChatGPT in business is brainstorming and idea generation. ChatGPT doesn’t think the same way people do, which means it can often randomly generate unusual ideas. It might respond unexpectedly to a prompt or create a reply that offers a unique insight.
Generative AI -- what it is and why there's no rush to adopt it [Q&A]
Generative AI has been getting attention recently for its novelty, unique applications and potential impact on the business world.
But, like any new invention, there's some confusion around what it actually is and what it can do. We spoke to Scott Varho, chief evangelist of 3Pillar Global, who argues that companies shouldn't be rushing to adopt generative AI without considering their needs and potential value.
Scammers turn to AI to improve their campaigns
The latest quarterly Consumer Cyber Safety Pulse Report from Norton looks at how cybercriminals can use artificial intelligence to create more realistic and sophisticated threats.
Tools like ChatGPT have captured people's attention recently and it seems cybercriminals have noticed them too. Its impressive ability to generate human-like text that adapts to different languages and audiences also makes it great for generating malicious threats.
Rows brings the power of GPT-3 AI to spreadsheets
Following the massive success of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, AI is being added to a growing number of tools and services. A couple of days ago, Microsoft released Moment 2 for Windows 11, adding a number of new features to the new OS, including bringing its AI-powered Bing preview to the taskbar.
Today, Berlin-based spreadsheet company Rows announces a new version of its online worksheet tool which comes with GPT-3 AI capabilities built in, as well as third-party integrations, giving users access to over one billion functions.
Microsoft's huge update to Windows 11 arrives today, with many new features, including AI-powered Bing on the taskbar
Windows 11 has been a hard sell for Microsoft. It has demanding system requirements which means it won’t run on older hardware, and it feels a bit unfinished in places. With its Moments releases, Microsoft is trying to make the new operating system more appealing, and today it adds a raft of new features.
With the latest Windows 11 feature release, Microsoft is focusing on innovation "in a few key areas". These include:
The new AI-powered Bing preview arrives on iOS and Android today -- and in Skype
Microsoft isn’t wasting any time in rolling out and expanding its new AI-powered version of Bing. Yesterday, the company explained how it was beginning to relax some of the limitations it introduced after its AI went rogue and started insulting and gaslighting users, and also revealed future plans which included allowing users to choose the tone of AI chats in Bing.
Today, Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, announces that the launch of the new AI-powered Bing and Edge mobile apps, which arrive with bonus new features, such as voice input.
Microsoft plans to let you choose the tone of AI chats in Bing and Edge
Two weeks ago, Microsoft announced that it was introducing an enhanced version of ChatGPT into its Bing search engine and Edge browser and opened it up for testing.
Things didn’t go quite as smoothly however, and in testing it was found that the AI could go off the rails during long and intricate chats. As a result, Microsoft introduced some limits -- restricting users to five chat turns per session and a total of 50 per day. However, that limitation is set to soon be raised, and that’s not the only change that’s coming.