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AI KILLS GEN Z DREAMS

Plus Musk Sees Superhuman AI Next Year

AI Threatens Gen Z’s Influencer Dreams

Over half of Gen Z aims for influencer careers, drawn by high earnings and autonomy. However, achieving influencer status is becoming tougher due to market saturation and competition from AI influencers, which offer a more cost-effective option for brands. With only a small fraction of Instagram’s users achieving significant followings, success in the influencer industry demands diverse revenue streams and extends beyond social platforms. AI advancements threaten to further crowd the market, making the influencer dream even more elusive for Gen Z.

Elon Musk Foresees Superhuman AI by Next Year

In a live interview, Elon Musk predicted that superhuman AI, exceeding any individual human’s intelligence, could emerge by the end of next year. This advancement depends on overcoming technological constraints, including power demands and AI training chip shortages. Last year, Musk expressed concerns over the ethical implications of superintelligence, advocating for a cautious approach to avoid dystopian outcomes. Despite past ambitious forecasts on autonomous driving and space exploration that have yet to materialize, Musk’s company, xAI, aims to lead in developing superintelligence.

Google Launches AI-Powered Video Creation Tool, Google Vids

Google introduced Google Vids at the Google Cloud Next conference, a new addition to the Google Workspace suite, aiming to simplify video creation with AI assistance. The tool transforms existing assets into videos, supporting real-time collaboration within the browser. Initially in limited testing, Google Vids will be available for broader testing in June, exclusively for Gemini for Workspace subscribers.

Google Unveils AI “Grounding” Effort with Search Integration

Google introduced an initiative at its Google Cloud Next conference to integrate search engine results into its Vertex AI platform, aiming to enhance the accuracy of generative AI by providing recent information and source citations. This “grounding” effort seeks to mitigate AI’s tendency to fabricate information, addressing a major barrier to its broader business use. Google also announces new AI products, including Google Vids for video creation and updates to its AI and computing infrastructure.

Champions TCG Pays $90,000 to AI Artist for Card Art

Champions of Otherworldly Magic spent $90,000 on AI-generated card art, paying an AI artist $15,000 monthly for 10 hours of work. Producing hundreds of designs faster than any traditional team, the art has no errors and showcases diverse styles. With 15 years of experience, the anonymous artist contributed over 1,000 images in six months. Despite skepticism, the use of AI in game art reflects a shift toward embracing new technology without ethical concerns.

Israeli Hospitals Implement AI for Breast Cancer Detection

Israeli health centers are deploying the iCAD artificial intelligence program to enhance breast cancer diagnosis, particularly in dense tissue. The program, tested in a pilot at Rabin Medical Center, has reviewed over 15,000 mammograms. It not only aids in identifying tumors but also assesses a woman’s risk of developing malignant tumors in the next two years, aiming for early detection in women aged 40 and above.

Amazon’s Stock Climbs as AI Investments Pay Off

Amazon’s stock reached a 52-week high of $187.29, nearing its record close from July 2021. The surge is attributed to its significant investments in AI and strategic layoffs in its cloud division, Amazon Web Services. With a 23% increase this year and an 81% rise over the past 12 months, Amazon focuses on AI innovation and efficiency, recently investing $2.75 billion in AI startup Anthropic, totaling $4 billion in investments.

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