Chinese AI Chasing OpenAI

Chinese AI Chasing OpenAI
I've just finished reading (yet another) article about OpenAI's dominance in conversational AI and how Chinese companies are frantically trying to catch up. I'm not sure why reporters are making such a big deal about who is ahead today; this is an arms race and – on any given day – someone, somewhere will have a temporary advantage. Continue Reading →

When Will ChatGPT Be Over?

For the past two months, ChatGPT has been the most popular topic in my inbox. I am now sure that conversational AI is going to be as big as email — and maybe even bigger. Continue Reading →

Be Very, Very Scared

Those who read me regularly know that I do my best to offer pragmatic, well-reasoned opinions about the potential implications of emerging technology. It is in that spirit that I want you to read the following introductory paragraph from the U.S Department of State's Feb. 16, 2023 release entitled, "Political Declaration on Responsible Military Use of Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy." Continue Reading →
Generative AI tools like ChatGPT and Midjourney are changing the way that many people do their work. Are you at risk of losing your job? Shelly Palmer speaks with Dan Bowens on Fox 5's Good Day New York about the positions most at risk of losing their job to AI. Continue Reading →


As I think about the issues that artists and creators of every kind are having with the way their works are being used to train AI, I'm wondering if a version of "ASCAP for AI" or "ASCAP for the web" is something we should be thinking about. Continue Reading →
I was at a cocktail party last night and the conversations kept gravitating toward – wait for it – AI. One of the guests was a voice over artist who insisted that he was now being pressured to sign contracts that included digital rights (AI synthesis rights) to his voice. He said, in a deep voice over voice, "I absolutely refused to sign." Continue Reading →
Calling it "your copilot for the web," Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President & Consumer Chief Marketing Officer, announced the incorporation of a combination of OpenAI and Microsoft AI tools into its Bing search engine and Edge browser. Continue Reading →