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artificial general intelligence, or AGI

A concept that suggests a more advanced version of AI than we know today, one that can perform tasks much better than humans while also teaching and advancing its own capabilities.


What is an AI hallucination?

A generative AI model "hallucinates" when it delivers false or misleading information. This happens because of how the models are trained, on massive amounts of data, like articles, books, code and social media posts. In creating its response to a prompt, the AI makes inferences about what words should come next, but it lacks contextual information so it may generate wording that seems plausible but isn't true. Hallucinations can also result from improper training and/or biased or insufficient data, which leave the model unprepared to answer certain questions.

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What exactly is ChatGPT?

ChatGPT, from a company called OpenAI, is an online chatbot that responds to "prompts" -- text requests that you type. ChatGPT has countless uses: You can request relationship advice, a summarized history of punk rock or an explanation of the ocean's tides. It's particularly good at writing software, and it can also handle some other technical tasks, like creating 3D models. Beyond that, it can produce more overtly creative output like screenplays, poetry, jokes and student essays. ChatGPT is referred to as a generative AI because it generates these responses on its own.

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What happened to Google Bard?

Bard debuted in early 2023 as Google's response to OpenAI's ChatGPT and Microsoft's AI efforts with Bing. In February 2024, Google changed the name from Bard to Gemini, in part to reflect its upgraded foundation in the company's Gemini large language model. Along with the name change, Google introduced a premium, paid Gemini version called Ultra and new Gemini apps for Android and iOS. Google said Gemini might misidentify itself as Bard as it struggles with self-awareness during the transition period.

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What are the AI features in the Samsung Galaxy S24 lineup?

A key element of the S24 line, which debuted in January 2024, is Galaxy AI, an umbrella term for a collection of new features powered by generative AI. The biggest areas where you'll see it at work on the Galaxy S24 are in its photo-editing features, language translation capabilities and a new feature called Circle to Search, which lets you launch a Google search just by circling an object on screen.

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