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March 15, 2023

OpenAI announces latest chatbot, GPT-4

  • OpenAI has released the latest version of popular AI chatbot GPT-4.
  • The new model can respond to images and process up to 25,000 words.
  • Millions have used ChatGPT since it launched in November 2022.
  • Uses for the technology include writing songs and helping with homework, although teachers largely don’t condone the use of it.
  • OpenAI have warned that whilst it has been trained on human feedback it may still be prone to sharing disinformation.
  • GPT-4 will initially only be available to ChatGPT Plus subscribers.
  • For more on this, please visit the BBC News website.

PM became more aware of online risks ‘when daughter got her own phone’

  • Rishi Sunak has said that his daughter getting her own phone made him more aware of the risks to children when going online.
  • He has stated that the Online Safety Bill was a “necessary piece of legislation”.
  • Mr Sunak believes that the law would mean being able to “regulate what children are exposed to”.
  • The Prime Minister has said the Bill will give parents peace of mind and reassurance as to what their children are exposed to and proper age controls.
  • For more on this story, please visit the Yahoo News website.

Calls for action as violent incidents at schools double

  • New report from Fife Council has found that violence in Fife schools has doubled in the last two years.
  • This report follows a video on social media that showed a shocking attack on a schoolgirl.
  • 639 incidents have already been reported for 2023.
  • More than 10,400 violent incidents have been reported since 2017.
  • Of these, 8,350 were recorded as physical and 2,170 as verbal incidents.
  • Union representatives are calling for a zero-tolerance policy to violence in schools.
  • For more on this story, please visit the STV News website.