Begun, the AI Wars Have.

Microsoft is going to incorporate OpenAI tools into everything they make, leaving Google no choice but to respond. Calling AI "the most profound technology we're working with today," Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, introduced Bard, which seeks to combine the breadth of the world’s knowledge with the power, intelligence, and creativity of Google's large language models. Bard is Google's answer to ChatGPT. As Yoda would say, "Begun, the AI wars have." Continue Reading →

AI in the Court

A judge in Colombia used ChatGPT in a medical rights case to determine if a child was exempt from medical costs. The judge asked the generative AI application a series of questions to verify information in the case, saying that – according to Colombian law 2213 of 2022 – a judge can sometimes use artificial intelligence software to assist with a ruling. Continue Reading →
Remember Kodak? For those of you who don't, Kodak dominated the photography industry (film and paper) for most of the 20th century. At its peak, it had more than 80% market share in the U.S. and 50% globally. By 2006, the company was destroyed by digital photography. Continue Reading →

Is AI Going to Take My Job?

Is artificial intelligence here to help me... or take my job? Shelly Palmer speaks with Vanessa Yurkevich on CNN about whether you should be worried, where artificial intelligence is already being used in the workforce, and lessons we can learn from I, Robot. Continue Reading →
OpenAI introduced ChatGPT Plus for $20 per month, offering general access to ChatGPT (even during peak times), faster response times, and priority access to new features and improvements. Continue Reading →

AI Detectors Unreliable

OpenAI, the creators of popular generative AI platforms ChatGPT and DALL-E 2, says the tool it developed to detect content written by AI only works 26% of the time: "While it is impossible to reliably detect all AI-written text, we believe good classifiers can inform mitigations for false claims that AI-generated text was written by a human." I would not classify a classifier that fails three-quarters of the time as a "good classifier." Just sayin'. Continue Reading →
We know that OpenAI (the company behind ChatGPT) is working on a pricing plan, and some users are reporting that they’ve been granted access to a pro tier that costs $42 a month. Fans of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" know this number well. In the book, the answer to the "Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything" is 42, which makes me wonder if the final pricing will be announced on May 25. More importantly, I have been wondering if ChatGPT is, in fact, a pseudonym for Deep Thought. (Apologies to non-Douglas Adams fans.) Continue Reading →

How AI Might End the World

What possible safeguards could be (or have been) put in place to prevent a bunch of mischievous teenagers (and I'm being careful to choose my words here) from crafting some very nasty code? Continue Reading →

GPT-4 is Still a Rumor

People should listen closely to Sam Altman when he speaks about AI. We are all amazed by the productivity increases enabled by GPT 3.5 and ChatGPT, but speculating about the capabilities of GPT4 is just dumb. We'll know when we know. Continue Reading →
At the 2023 World Economic Forum, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella told the WSJ that the company will incorporate AI (such as ChatGPT) into all of its products. This raises a question: Do you wait to learn to use the version of ChatGPT that's built into Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.), or will you start learning how to use native ChatGPT right now? Continue Reading →