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#113. ⛔️ AI can't hold patents πŸŽ‰ Gemini 1.5 Fighting πŸ₯· AI election fraud

USPTO says AI models can't hold patents β€’ Google's Gemini 1.5 handles 1M tokens β€’ Tech companies fight AI election fraud

  • The US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has published guidance stating that only human beings can be named as inventors in patent applications, not AI systems.

  • This decision is supported by various statutes, court decisions, and policy considerations, including an Executive Order on AI by President Biden.

  • The guidance specifies that AI can assist in the invention process but cannot be credited as an inventor or joint inventor.

  • Significant human contribution is required for an invention to be patentable; mere oversight of an AI system does not qualify a person as an inventor.

  • The guidelines detail the application process for AI-assisted inventions, emphasizing the role of human inventors.

  • The USPTO is seeking public comment on these guidelines, highlighting ongoing discussions about AI's role in creative and inventive processes.

  • Google announces Gemini 1.5, an advanced AI model offering dramatic improvements in performance and long-context understanding.

  • Gemini 1.5 Pro, a mid-size multimodal model, achieves quality comparable to Gemini 1.0 Ultra but uses less compute.

  • The model features a standard 128,000 token context window, expandable to 1 million tokens for processing large amounts of information.

  • Gemini 1.5's architecture, based on a Mixture-of-Experts (MoE) approach, enhances efficiency in training and operation.

  • The model shows enhanced abilities in analyzing and summarizing vast content, understanding across modalities, and solving complex problems.

  • Extensive ethics and safety testing align with Google's AI Principles, ensuring responsible deployment of the model.

  • Gemini 1.5 Pro is available in a limited preview for developers and enterprise customers, with plans for wider release and tiered pricing based on token context windows.


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  • Major tech companies, including Adobe, Google, Meta, Microsoft, OpenAI, TikTok, and others, sign an accord to tackle AI-generated deepfakes in elections.

  • The agreement, announced at the Munich Security Conference, focuses on voluntary measures to prevent AI tools from disrupting democratic processes.

  • The accord is symbolic, outlining methods for detecting and labeling deceptive AI content rather than committing to banning or removing deepfakes.

  • Companies will share best practices, respond swiftly to spreading deceptive content, and focus on transparency and public education.

  • The agreement acknowledges the challenge of AI-generated misinformation in elections and aims to safeguard against its potential to mislead voters.

  • This collaborative effort among tech companies addresses the growing concern over AI's role in politics and its impact on democratic integrity.


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