AI round-up: week of August 14th

“It’s not that anything is on fire. It’s that everyone in our organization is holding a flame thrower.”

-from ‘Generative AI-nxiety” (HBR)

Yeah, we’re going to go ahead and start with that article…because it’s one of the most important reads to date.

August 14, 2023 from HBR: Generative AI-nxiety


August 16, 2023 from Forbes: 96% of Entertainment Companies are Boosting Generative AI Spend

August 16, 2023, from Mashable: Snapchat’s My AI chatbot is freaking people out.

August 16, 2023 from Nieman Lab: AP and AI. Positioning and AP Stylebook updates.

→In this PR purist’s opinion…this is a big moment.

August 16, 2023, The New York Times: AI is Being Hacked, for Our Own Good.

→(And…it’s not the most secure?)

August 15, 2023, Tech Crunch: OpenAI Proposes a New Way to Use ChatGPT-4 for Content Moderation

August 15, 2023, Engadget: Google’s Latest AI Trick is Summarizing Long Web Pages

The ‘say what, now?’ story of the week:

August 11, 2023, The Gazette: AI is Helping Iowa Ban Books.

August 10, 2023, from Time: What Happens When You Use AI to Improve SEO?

→Unicorns consume ketamine. (No, I’m not making this up.)

August 10, 2023 from WSJ: AI is Generating Security Risks Faster Than AI Companies Can Keep Up


August 16, 2023, Have a Nice Future: 10 Years Until Chatbots Run the World

August 14, 2023, The Most Interesting Thing In Tech: The Backlash Against Generative AI