My bookmark list keeps growing. For this blog series, I spare you the tech books and tutorial videos I’m spending most of my time with and focusing on the broader picture. Let me know in the comments (or by answering this post on the fediverse) how you like my selection.
- Meta plans AI chatbots in their networks. Not much longer and we won’t know if the person we’re chatting with online is human or virtual.
- Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University use machine learning to „see“ people by analyzing wifi signals. Yes, this technology can turn your home wifi router into a camera system. I find this fascinating and terrifying at the same time.
- Is AI coming for our jobs? Hollywood actors went on strike because Hollywood studios consider using AI replicas of them – for free. Ouch.
- It looks like chatGPT can recognize faces but if you ignore that, then mulöti-modal LLMs are real game changers for blind people.
- Bill Gates wrote a blog post about the risks of AI and says he is confident that they are manageable.
- btw, OpenAI assumes they’re en route to AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) and outlined principles on how to approach it.
- Too much doom? No worries, the world economic forum thinks AI will give us with long term job growth.
- … unless… Goldman Sachs is right. They predict 300m jobs loss.
- How smart are AI systems actually? It may be surprising, but this is hard to say because we lack a solid definition we can all agree on. So, let’s read up on the question of how we would know how smart they are.
- Students (and lawyers) everywhere wonder „Can anyone tell that I asked chatGPT to write my thing?“. The short answer is „probably„.
Podcast & Videos:
- Maybe the most inspiring use of AI I have heard so far: The Earth Species Project is a non-profit dedicated to using AI to decode non-human communication. Yes, that means using AI to talk with animals. Here’s a podcast explaining more.
- Writers are worried about the use of AI as well, specifically, the fact that their texts are being used to train AIs. The podcast „The Daily“ has more context.
- I don’t like the hyperbole of calling this video podcast an emergency episode. However, this conversation with Mo Gawdat about the direction AI is taking is still interesting and thought-provoking.
- Yuval Harari is probably one of the smartest thinkers we have and gave a keynote lecture called „AI and the future of humanity“ that is well worth your time.