The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Editorial | The fakeness of AI pornography intentionally fetishizes lack of consent

Editorial | The fakeness of AI pornography intentionally fetishizes lack of consent

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 30, 2024
We often justify using celebrities’ likenesses in AI-generated videos or voice dubs because no reasonable person would believe they’re real. But in the case of deepfake pornography, this means of justification becomes the reason its consumers love it so much.
Opinion | AI art does more harm than good

Opinion | AI art does more harm than good

By Danae Poteat, Staff Columnist November 9, 2023
Although I do find AI art amusing, sometimes I feel guilty whenever I find myself enjoying it too much. I know that, in reality, a hardworking artist could have easily made this.
Opinion | AI music is opening Pandora’s box

Opinion | AI music is opening Pandora’s box

By Patrick Swain, Contributing Editor November 8, 2023
Half a century after the band split, the remaining members of the Beatles reunited to release their final song “Now and Then” on Thursday. The song brought together the iconic former bandmates John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, with one catch — Lennon died in 1980.
Opinion | AI Writing is Not the Answer

Opinion | AI Writing is Not the Answer

By Jameson Keebler, Senior Staff Columnist September 21, 2023
I know that artificial intelligence will get better and I can’t judge it for the bad writing it produces right now. What is important is to appreciate the process that creates good writing.
The entrance of the newly renovated and redesigned Market at Towers featuring contactless payment technology.

Market at Towers to debut Amazon ‘Just Walk Out’ technology

By Adrienne Cahillane, Staff Writer September 5, 2023
Pitt introduces Amazon’s “Just Walk Out” technology to a campus convenience store.
A team of doctoral students is one of 10 finalists in the Amazon Alexa Taskbot Challenge.

Pitt team creates ‘inclusive,’ ‘collaborative’ AI for Amazon competition

By Madison Dean, Staff Writer March 2, 2023
Pitt is one of 10 university teams selected for the Alexa Prize Taskbot Challenge 2, a competition hosted by Amazon that began in January 2023. This challenge invites teams to build chat bots, or dialogue systems, that can assist users with DIY tasks around the home.
Opinion | ChatGPT feels human, but reminds us it’s not

Opinion | ChatGPT feels human, but reminds us it’s not

By Harsh Hiwase, Senior Staff Columnist January 29, 2023
It's exciting to see how far this technology can advance and how accessible it can be to the everyday user. Perhaps in a dystopian future, we’ll have bots making more of our decisions for us while we take a backseat and let everything run its automated course.
A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device near a public school in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 5.

Q&A: ChatGPT talks Kenny Pickett, the nature of evil and more

By The Pitt News Culture Desk January 26, 2023
Since OpenAI released ChatBot GPT in November, it has caused fascination, curiosity and controversy worldwide. The Pitt News Culture Desk conducted a Q&A with ChatGPT to further understand the machine’s capabilities and biases.
Satire | First artificially intelligent student accepted to Carnegie Mellon School of Arts

Satire | First artificially intelligent student accepted to Carnegie Mellon School of Arts

By Thomas Riley, Staff Columnist January 20, 2023
An AI student at CMU and the ways that AI has impacted the world of art.
A ChatGPT prompt is shown on a device near a public school in Brooklyn, New York, on Jan. 5.

Editorial | Artificial Intelligence should be a resource, not a crutch in school

By The Pitt News Editorial Board January 17, 2023
While students can use artificial intelligence to help with schoolwork, relying on it alone cheats you out of a proper education.
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