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HOLLYWOOD EMBRACES AI

Plus Google Confuses Everyone

Everyone in Hollywood Is Using AI, but “They Are Scared to Admit It”

AI is increasingly utilized in Hollywood, yet many hesitate to acknowledge its use due to backlash and job displacement fears. Productions like “Late Night With the Devil” and “Civil War” faced criticism for AI-generated graphics. Industry experts predict more widespread adoption of AI, impacting roles like writers, VFX artists, and voice actors, but also unlocking new creative opportunities

Google’s AI Event Left Everyone Confused

After Google’s two-hour I/O keynote on AI tools like Gemini and Astra, even tech experts felt overwhelmed. The jargon-heavy presentation made it hard to understand the new features. Google needs to simplify its messaging to help everyday users see how these AI tools can fit into their lives and be useful

Google and OpenAI Compete for AI Dominance

This week, Google and OpenAI unveiled new AI innovations. OpenAI introduced GPT-4o, which excels in real-time camera understanding and translation. Google, at its developer conference, emphasized generative AI’s role in search, aiming to simplify finding information. Both companies are shaping the future of AI, each with distinct visions for its use

New Sci-Fi Stories Could Shape a Better Future for AI

Experts say fiction can help envision positive AI futures. While past AI stories like “The Terminator” fueled fear, new narratives could inspire hope. Initiatives like the Future of Life Institute’s competitions and workshops aim to blend science and humanities to imagine AI serving human goals, not threatening them

AI’s Future Takes Shape as OpenAI Leader Departs

Ilya Sutskever, OpenAI’s co-founder, left the company, marking a shift in AI’s direction. OpenAI, originally founded to responsibly develop AI, now focuses on rapid AI deployment. This shift aligns with industry trends, sidelining AI “doomers” and ethicists who warn of risks. Accelerationists now lead, emphasizing AI’s benefits despite potential dangers

Can AI Give Good Relationship Advice?

David Robson tested AI chatbots to see if they could solve tricky relationship problems. Using prompts designed by psychologists, he found AI’s advice was surprisingly wise. The chatbots scored well on offering practical solutions and compromise but lacked intellectual humility. Despite this, AI could help people think deeper about their issues

IMF Chief Warns AI Will Impact Most Jobs

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said AI is hitting the global workforce “like a tsunami,” impacting 60% of jobs in advanced economies. Speaking in Zurich, she highlighted the need for urgent preparation to manage the productivity boost and mitigate potential misinformation and inequality caused by AI

AI Helps MIT Scientists Study Material Changes Better

Researchers from MIT and the University of Basel created a new AI technique to classify phase changes in materials more efficiently. This method doesn’t need large datasets and can help find new phases of matter, improving research in areas like quantum systems and thermodynamics

AI Makes Growing Cannabis Smarter and More Efficient

AI technology is transforming cannabis cultivation by using sensors and cameras to monitor plant health and optimize growing conditions. Companies like Neatleaf and Jushi Holdings are using AI to reduce labor costs, detect plant stress, and improve crop consistency. This helps growers maintain high-quality crops while cutting down on manual labor and energy expenses

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