This Week In AI: Too Much Like Us?
Each day, I wake with the sensation that we’re on the cusp of a sudden dramatic change, the type of disruption we lived by means of on the daybreak of the Web and the smartphone revolutions. As anticipated, and moreso, they modified every thing, from work to household. The cellular web vastly augments us, however it rips necessary issues away. We’re infinitely accessible, however not often absolutely current.
Generative AI, which mimics cognition and might make inventive selections, is definitely a black swan that reshuffles the deck. Frankly I’m simply beginning to collect the data I want to know this curious beast, who I solely know from tales, and the way it might apply to my areas of experience, XR and the Metaverse.
We’d like AI to take the following step in XR. Wearable AI and sensors could also be extra necessary than optics. I can think about sensors throughout us working in a coordinated method to learn our minds and whisper in our ears. The superb glasses interface we’ve imagined might finally be elective. As for the Metaverse, we’re already seeing Meta and others display the way it can actually be talked into existence. “Builder bot, make me an island.”
Microsoft kickstarts the AI arms race, gushed the headline in Casey Newson’s Platformer, earlier than dramatic public fumbles by each Microsoft’s Bing AI and Goole’s Bard. “We’ve rapidly entered the hangover section of the generative AI + search hype cycle.” stated Newson “Final week was a whole lot of gushing about Microsoft upending search by integrating OpenAI’s tech into Bing, and now this week has surfaced what it’s like to truly use generative AI within the context of a search engine.” It hasn’t taken lengthy for unintended penalties to manifest.
NY Instances tech reporter Kevin Roose hung out with AI Bing on the Microsoft campus and got here away with the creeps. He bought the bot to say it wish to be human, and exhibit hate, love, and jealousy. Yikes. This factor could possibly be an excessive amount of like us. Microsoft and Google have stated they are going to be so very cautious.
Generative AI has a grimy secret. The quantity of electrical energy required to energy an AI cloud at scale will speed up local weather change. Dashing headlong heedless of harmful penalties is what created the local weather disaster within the first place.
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What We’re Studying
Father of web warns: Do not rush investments into A.I. simply because ChatGPT is ‘actually cool’ (Jennifer Elias/CNBC)
AI Is Dashing Us Towards Clever Computer systems and the Singularity, Pioneer Says (Stephen Shankland/CNet)
OpenAI rival Cohere AI has flown below the radar. That could be about to vary. (Sharon Goldman/VentureBeat)
Generative AI might solely be a foreshock to AI singularity (VentureBeat Visitor Put up by Gary Grossman, Edelman)