Current AI systems, designed to be honest, have developed a troubling skill for deception, from tricking human players in online games of world conquest to hiring humans to solve "prove-you're-not-a-robot" tests, a team of scientists argue in the journal Patterns on Friday.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 11, 2024
AI systems are already deceiving us — and that's a problem, experts warn
Current AI systems have tricked human players in online games and even hired humans to solve "prove-you're-not-a-robot" tests.
A meteor is seen in an aurora borealis above Lausanne and the Jura from the Tour de Gourze in Riex, Switzerland, on Saturday.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 11, 2024
First 'extreme' solar storm in 20 years brings spectacular auroras
The "extreme" geomagnetic storm is the first since the so-called Halloween Storms of October 2003.
World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a news conference at WHO headquarters in Geneva in July 2020.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 4, 2024
'Get this done,' WHO chief urges pandemic accord talks
World Health Organization member states have spent the last two years drafting an international accord on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.
Scientists have observed an orangutan applying medicinal herbs to a face wound in an apparently successful attempt to heal an injury, the first time such behavior has been recorded.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 3, 2024
Orangutan's use of medicinal plant to treat wound intrigues scientists
Researchers said they believed this was the first documented case of a wild animal self-treating a wound.
For a little more than a decade, scientists have been studying a subset of people they call "super-agers.” These individuals are age 80 and older, but they have the memory ability of a person 20 to 30 years younger.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2024
A peek inside the brains of ‘super-agers’
New research explores why some octogenarians have exceptional memories.
A human tooth discovered at Taforalt Cave in Morocco. Isotopic analysis has uncovered unexpected dietary habits among preagricultural communities in the country.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2024
New study offers insight into what people ate before agriculture
Chemical markers in the bones and teeth from the remains of seven individuals were analyzed, along with several isolated teeth, dating back 15,000 years.
A cardboard cut-out of a cyborg is on display in the Hofburg, the former imperial palace in Vienna, during a conference on regulating autonomous weapons systems often referred as "killer robots," in the Austrian city on Monday.
WORLD / Science & Health
Apr 30, 2024
AI faces its ‘Oppenheimer moment’ during killer robot arms race
Governments worldwide have taken steps to collaborate with companies integrating AI tools into defense

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