Plus, Should All AIs Have a Soul?
AI has the potential to help solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as climate change and diseases. AI can be used to develop new drugs, design new experiments, and analyze large datasets. It can also be used to create more efficient energy systems and to develop new ways to grow food. However, AI must be used carefully, as it could also be used for malicious purposes.
New regulations in New York City restrict the use of AI hiring software. The regulations require companies to obtain consent from job applicants before using AI to screen their resumes. The regulations were passed in June in response to concerns that AI hiring software could discriminate against certain groups of people.
An AI-generated article about Star Wars was recently published on the website io9. The article contained some errors, but it was still impressive for an AI-generated piece of writing. The article was created by a program called GPT-3, which is a large language model developed by OpenAI.
OpenAI, a non-profit research company that develops artificial intelligence, has formed a new team to bring superintelligent AI under control. The team, called the Safety Team, will focus on developing safety measures to prevent AI from being used for malicious purposes.
Microsoft has launched a new program that offers free AI training to anyone who wants to learn about the technology. The program, called Microsoft Learn AI, provides access to online courses, tutorials, and resources. The program is designed to help people learn the skills they need to be successful in the AI-powered economy.
Stanford University will be adding new classes on generative AI ChatGPT to its curriculum in the fall of 2023. The classes will teach students how to use ChatGPT to create realistic and engaging chatbots. ChatGPT is a large language model developed by OpenAI that can be used to generate text, translate languages, and write different kinds of creative content.
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt argues that AI is poised to transform the way science is done. He cites examples of how AI is already being used to develop new drugs, design new experiments, and analyze large datasets. Schmidt believes that AI has the potential to accelerate scientific progress and solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.
The use of AI in medicine is rapidly expanding. AI-powered tools are being used to diagnose diseases, develop new treatments, and personalize care. However, there are also concerns about the potential for AI to be used to discriminate against patients or to create unintended consequences.
In a provocative article, Wired writer Kevin Kelly argues that we need to give every AI a “soul” in order to ensure that they are used for good. Kelly defines a soul as “a set of values that guide an AI’s behavior.” He believes that without a soul, AIs will be unable to make ethical decisions and will be more likely to be used for harmful purposes.
The summer blockbuster, ‘Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One’, features AI as an antagonistic character for the first time in the franchise’s history. In the movie, secret agent Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, is tasked with stopping an evolving AI known as “The Entity” from threatening global security. The film, directed by Christopher McQuarrie, is full of the usual action-packed sequences and adrenaline-pumping stunts that the franchise is known for. While having an AI as the main antagonist is a refreshing change, the movie does face some narrative challenges. However, it introduces complex female characters, such as Pom Klementieff’s French assassin Paris and Hayley Atwell’s enigmatic thief Grace. Despite some shortcomings, the movie delivers on its promise of thrilling entertainment with Cruise’s death-defying stunts.
A recent survey by Gartner found that most corporate strategists believe that AI and analytics are critical to their organizations’ success. The survey also found that AI is being used in a variety of ways, including to improve customer service, optimize operations, and make better decisions.