AI round-up: Week of Oct. 2, 2023

"Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. What if they are a little coarse, and you may get your coat soiled or torn? What if you do fail, and get fairly rolled in the dirt once or twice. Up again, you shall never be so afraid of a tumble."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson, courtesy of James Clear

So, in the spirit of that, I bring you my first experiment with Vision, the visual enhancement to ChatGPT4 that allows you to capture an image, text, etc., and ask for an output.

My fellow Wolf of Wall Street fans will recognize this little test. You’ve heard of the Turing Test…we’ll call this the Brad test.

wolf of wallstreet - sell me this pen scene

The task? Sell me this pen.

ChatGPT Pen Pitch


A far cry from ‘Hey, do me a favor. Why don’t you write your name down there.’

So, are you experimenting? Because there’s an awful lot to experiment with.

The latest:

Must read/watch of the week: I don’t care if you only watch 90 seconds of this (because that’s all it will take) but you have check out Lex Fridman interviewing Mark Zuckerberg in the Metaverse, please.

From TechCrunch on October 3: LinkedIn is going in big on new AI tools for learning, recruitment, marketing and sales

“There’s no hope” from WIRED on October 3: Researchers tested watermarks on AI – and broke all of them.

From yahoo!finance on October 4: Why tech companies want the government to regulate AI

From The Verge on October 4: AI bias tests gloss over a crucial aspect of skin color

From Forbes on October 4: Protecting kids in the Metaverse.
Good luck.

From TechCrunch on October 4: Meta debuts generative AI features for advertisers

Finally…I’ll leave you with this: