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DAI#38 – VR, careless whispers and unfixable ChatGPT lies

Welcome to this week's roundup of AI news, written by humans, for humans.

This week AI and VR have us tuning out and in.

OpenAI says it may possibly't stop ChatGPT from lying.

And AI bots are taking on the web.

Let's dive in.

Virtual reality, real isolation

Advanced communications technology has made humanity more connected than ever. Paradoxically, advances in AI and VR have left users isolating themselves in their very own hyper-personalized virtual realities.

With VR I can experience a “reality” where all the pieces is precisely how I would like it to be. Could this be something bad?

Sam took an in-depth have a look at how VR makes people more isolated and the way society can mitigate isolation in a virtually connected world.


ChatGPT Lie. Deal with it.

The data protection group Noyb (none of what you are promoting) has filed a lawsuit OpenAI Because ChatGPT Constantly making up false details about people. OpenAI says that maintaining the honesty of its models is a “work in progress” and that the issue can’t be fixed for now.

We know transcription tools aren't perfect. If a speaker says “black” and the tool describes it as “block,” we attribute it to an honest mistake.

If AI transcription tools like OpenAIWhen Whisper makes mistakes, things get weird. During long pauses in spoken tone, Whisper hallucinates to fill within the gaps, often adding disturbing content to otherwise innocuous conversations.

OpenAIThe company's approach to large-scale data scraping has made it the goal of criticism and lawsuits.

The company maintains its “fair use” stance, but has outlined plans for a “media manager” platform for creators to provide creators more control over how their content is used.

“Hey guys, I'm sorry we stole your content to coach our models.” We will proceed this until 2025. But we promise we’ll have something prepared then so you may determine how we use the stuff you create.”

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Poached AI

AppleThe AI ​​strategy seems like it was developed by James Bond screenwriters and never board members.

The company poached AI talent from corporations like Google and housed them in a secret AI lab in Zurich. What are they working on?

Microsoft conducted its own talent search earlier this yr, hiring most of Inflection's engineers in addition to its CEO Mustafa Suleyman. Suleyman is reportedly leading Microsoft's project to develop a 500B parameter LLM called MAI-1.

When released, MAI-1 will likely be the biggest AI model Microsoft has ever built.

AI on autopilot

AI automates quite a few processes that we previously needed to perform manually. And that's not all the time a great thing.

A Princeton-led team says AI poses risks to scientific integrity. Processing large amounts of knowledge through machine learning has accelerated the publication of scientific research. The problem is that ML-driven research often can’t be replicated, which is important for trust.

Have you ever heard of the “dead web” theory? The short version claims that the vast majority of web activity is AI-generated and that humans are increasingly taking a back seat.

How much web traffic do AI bots generate? A brand new report says it's roughly 50/50 and far of the bot activity is sketchy.

Is automating weapons of war using AI a great thing or not?

The debate continues as this reality unfolds. US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall flew in an AI-controlled F16 fighter jet.

It sounds impressive, but should we hand the keys to an F16 to the AI ​​while the hallucination problem stays unsolved?

Talking AI

We spoke to some very interesting people within the AI ​​and blockchain space. The symbiosis between these technologies is driving some exciting developments.

Eugene spoke with Cinderella Amar, a Web4, AI and Blockchain evangelist. Amar's VC fund Glass Ventures is involved in some very interesting Web4 projects and her passion for the technology is infectious.

Chad Sanderson is the CEO and founding father of data contracting platform Gable.ai. According to Anderson, data curation and management are critical as corporations use their data in AI applications. If you should understand how data contracts could make this possible, you’ll enjoy this interesting interview.

Sam had an exciting conversation with David Palmer, CPO of PairPoint by Vodafone and board member of the Web3 Asia Alliance about how blockchain, Web3 and AI will redefine our perception of time and human interaction.

AI events

The growing list of AI industry events is evidence of the widespread disruptive impact AI is having.

This week the eighth Middle East Banking AI & Analytics Summit 2024 took place in Saudi Arabia.

The second annual DataConnect Conference West (#DCCWest) was held in Portland, Oregon, where the vital contributions of ladies in AI and machine learning took center stage.

J On The Beach 2024 kicked off this week in Málaga, Spain. If you’re thinking that big data, AI and a beach party in Spain are a great combination, there's still time to enroll in tickets.

In other news…

Here are another clickable AI stories we liked this week:

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And that's a wrap.

Have you ever tried fully immersive VR? How do you realize you're not experiencing it? Just kidding.

This reality might be not a simulation and we must always probably put more effort into interacting with the opposite characters, I mean humans.

Do you employ AI transcription tools? Let us know if Whisper added any interesting hallucinated words to your speech. The examples we shared in our article were pretty grim.

If you enjoyed our interviews, we'd like to know. Send us the names of individuals you'd like us to interview next, together with links to interesting AI stories we can have missed.


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