WebProblem, AI Can Now See & Hear, & Social Financial Verification

October 6, 2023 by
WebProblem, AI Can Now See & Hear, & Social Financial Verification
Matthew Almendinger

The Lighthouse IT Podcast - October 6th, 2023

This week, Matt & Griff discuss the big WebP vulnerability, the big new improvement to ChatGPT being able to see images, people looking to use ChatGPT and similar Large Language Model AI as voiced virtual assistants, websites trying to keep GPTbot out, and the cost of business verification on social media platforms. Also, Happy National Cybersecurity Awareness Month!

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Chrome Zero-Day actually caused by WebP vulnerability

Turns out there was a major vulnerability in the code library "libwebp," which is used by most popular web browsers and apps built on the Electron framework. Make sure you are keeping all your software updated to keep them as safe as possible.

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Are voice assistants making a resurgence?

Large Language Model type AI (like ChatGPT) are incredibly popular these days, and there are numerous softwares that grant a voice to those AI. (like OpenAI) Not to mention companies like Amazon and Apple are working on making better conversational AI.

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But even bigger, ChatGPT can now be prompted with pictures as well

You do need to have a paid subscription at the moment, but this is still pretty wild.

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But not everyone is interested in having ChatGPT scrape their site

Currently ChatGPT doesn't cite its sources, which has lead many websites to choose to block ChatGPT from using their content as a source at all.

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Meta Verified for business will cost $965 less per month than X's business verification

The fact you have to pay for verification still stinks though.

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