OpenAI is Building an AI Image Detector With ‘99%’ Accuracy


OpenAI has said that it is building a tool that can detect images generated by artificial intelligence (AI) with 99% accuracy.

While attending the Wall Street Journal’s Tech Live conference on Tuesday, OpenAI’s Chief Technology Officer, Mira Murati, said the tool is being internally tested ahead of a planned public released and is “99% reliable.”

Murati, who was speaking alongside OpenAI Chief Executive Officer Sam Altman, adds that she wants the tool to be designed in a way that OpenAI’s users “don’t feel monitored.”

There are already AI image detection tools out there. But as PetaPixel reported yesterday, some of these tools are not accurate with an image from the Israel Hamas war being declared fake by Optic’s “AI or Not” tool which was contradicted by an AI image detection expert who states the photo is genuine.

Given OpenAI’s place in the generative AI world — it operates the immensely popular ChatGPT programs and AI image generator DALL-E — it is well-placed to be an authority on AI image detection.

As yet, there is no date for when the AI image detection tool will be released.

Seismic Changes

OpenAI CEO Sam Altman spoke of “seismic changes” in the workforce because of AI.

Speaking at the WSJ’s event, he says the groundbreaking technology will eliminate many professions and require a societal rethink.

“We are really going to have to do something about this transition,” says Altman. “People need to have agency, the ability to influence. We need to jointly be architects of the future.”

A venture capitalist and one of OpenAI’s earliest backers, Vinod Khosla, said that within 10 years AI will be able to “do 80 percent of 80 percent of all jobs that we know of today.”

Specifically, Khosla pinpointed physicians and accountants as examples of professions that AI could replace and likened the changes to the disappearance of agricultural jobs in the U.S. in the 20th century.

“I believe the need to work in society will disappear in 25 years for those countries that adopt these technologies,” adds Khosla.

“I do think there’s room for universal basic income assuring a minimum standard and people will be able to work on the things they want to work on.”

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