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I just watched a piece on the Today Show about the "existential threat" of AI. It made me furious! Then, I realized that the people doing the piece (including the show's tech reporter) know nothing about AI; they're just reporting on the information they are seeing from fear mongers and the AI industry itself. Continue Reading →
The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) is asking for your help. The Biden-Harris Administration is developing a National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy that will chart a path for the United States to harness the benefits and mitigate the risks of AI. To inform this strategy, OSTP requests public comments to help update U.S. national priorities and future actions on AI. Continue Reading →
Google has thrown open the doors, albeit cautiously, to its new experiment: Search Labs. This venture is a crucible for testing features that could redefine how we engage with search engines​​. Continue Reading →

Happy Towel Day

Happy Towel Day! Today is an annual tribute to the life and work of Douglas Adams generally celebrated by fans around the universe by carrying a towel in his honor. I, for one, will be carrying a towel with me all day today. Continue Reading →
I did a comparison of Google's Bard vs. ChatGPT Plus on Shelly Palmer LIVE last Wednesday. During the showdown, I demonstrated some of the most useful ChatGPT plugins. Over the weekend, I had the chance to try out about 25 of them – there is gold here! Continue Reading →
OpenAI has launched an official ChatGPT app for iOS. It's free to use, ad-free, and supports voice input. Initially available to U.S. users, the ChatGPT app allows users to ask questions, seek advice, and conduct research without a traditional web search. (Take that, Google!) The app syncs user history across devices and integrates with OpenAI's open-source speech recognition system, Whisper, for voice input. Continue Reading →
Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has signed a bill banning TikTok, marking the first state-level prohibition of the social media app. The law – SB419, set to take effect in January – cites data privacy concerns related to the Chinese Communist Party as the primary reason for the ban. Continue Reading →

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