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Musk: AI Will “Shorten” Societal Cycles

Elon Musk believes AI will influence the Strauss-Howe generational theory’s cycle of societal change, shortening its 20-year phases. His view aligns with other tech leaders’ focus on AI’s rapid advancements and societal impacts.

When Grief and AI Collide: Communicating with the Dead

AI is being used to mimic deceased loved ones, offering comfort or raising ethical concerns. Generative AI tools allow people to interact with digital versions of the dead, challenging traditional grieving processes and sparking debates on authenticity and privacy.

AI Reimagines Alan Turing as ‘Chief AI Officer’ for Singapore Firm

Genius Group, a Singapore-based firm specializing in AI-driven business education, has created an AI chatbot inspired by Alan Turing. The chatbot has been named “chief AI officer,” stirring debate over ethical concerns.

Gen Z’s AI-generated Cover Letters Raise Concerns Among Employers

Gen Z’s reliance on AI for cover letters and job applications has led to identical submissions, according to career expert Shoshana Davis. Employers notice, and some dislike AI-generated resumes, cautioning that AI should be a tool, not a replacement.

Can I Take Your Order – And Your Data? Retailers are Replacing Staff with AI Bots

Retailers are embracing AI bots to replace human staff, primarily for data collection. These bots harvest and use data for improved customer interactions, reshaping the industry.

AI Challenges Us to Be More Human

Artificial Intelligence is reshaping tasks, pushing humans toward creativity, empathy, and complex problem-solving. As AI handles routine work, it challenges us to innovate, care, and inspire, emphasizing that our most human traits are our greatest strengths.

AI’s Energy Hunger Raises Climate Concerns

The power-hungry nature of artificial intelligence is boosting demand for energy, benefiting utilities and raising concerns for the climate. Tech companies, like Microsoft and Amazon, are powering their data centers with substantial energy, pushing up U.S. electricity demand. Analysts warn this trend could increase energy consumption by 20% by 2030, threatening companies’ climate pledges.

AI Isn’t the Problem, Its Owners Are

AI isn’t inherently dangerous, but the motives of its owners can be. AI, controlled by private interests, can invade privacy and erode democracy. While AI could benefit humanity, it’s often used for surveillance and manipulation. The true threat is not AI itself, but how it’s wielded, requiring ethical oversight to align AI with everyone’s best interest.

AI-Powered Exploration for Geothermal Energy

Startup Zanskar, using AI models, aims to reduce geothermal power plant costs by identifying optimal drilling locations. The company raised $30 million to further its exploration and build its first plants, aiming to make geothermal competitive with other renewable energy sources

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