AI round-up: Week of Sept. 18th

“I felt that privately a lot of corporate leaders I talked to wanted [a pause] but they were trapped in this race to the bottom against each other. So no company can pause alone.”

Max Tegmark on the ‘race to the bottom’. When Max talks, we should listen. (FYI – he was the guy who proposed the six-month pause letter.)

From the Shelly Palmer blog. Yep. This IS huge.


September 20 from Reuters: Broadcom falls on reports Google discussed dropping firm as AI chip supplier

September 20 from OpenAI: DALL-E 3 is here

September 19 from The Verge: Google’s Bard can now access Google Apps to find answers

September 18 from Android Police: Google’s ChatGPT Competitor (Gemini) is Around the Corner

September 16 from WSJ (need subscription): The Executive Trying to Make Microsoft Smarter About AI

September 14 from WSJ (need subscription): Is That a Model or AI?

→You won’t be able to tell. Did we just pass the Turing Test?

September 12 from Business Insider: ChatGPT diagnosed a four-year-old’s mysterious disease after 17 doctors failed

→I missed this one last week … but I’m sure you’ll forgive me when you read the story.

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

September 21 from CNN: Alexa … it’s alive!!! So long, robotic voice. Amazon’s voice assistant gets more human-like with generative AI

→Because “Alexa, let’s have a conversation” isn’t creepy.


September 21 from Arch Daily: Who will design the future? Architects vs. AI

September 20 from CNBC: Billionaire investor says AI will greatly disrupt our lives in the next year. And we should be excited about and scared of it.

September 21 from Wired: Confessions of a Viral AI Writer

“I’m not sure they are good for writers—or writing itself.”


September 17 from The Shelly Palmer Blog: Can you name the top 10 GenAI Apps?

→Well, here are the top 50

September 15 from SEJ: What we know about Google’s Gemini—so far.

You will want to bookmark these:

From CNET: AI glossary – basic terms you should know

From the U.S. Copyright Office: Copyright and AI resource center.

From Nieman Lab: AP and AI. Positioning and AP Stylebook updates.