Artificial Intelligence

On today's episode, we discuss whether most of what AI writes is useless, if AI is coming for your job, the likelihood of human extinction, and AI rules that could help us avoid that scenario. "In Other News," we talk about what Nvidia is and why it just joined the hyper-exclusive trillion-dollar club and what happens now that Neuralink can test its brain implants on humans. Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

Google’s AI experiments show a profit-performance tension: Added features point to its newfound AI confidence. The focus should be on maintaining search dominance, user experience, and effective monetization.

OpenAI courts Israeli talent amid US tech sector’s layoff bloodbath: US techies lose leverage as OpenAI’s CEO travels the world looking for AI-skilled workers he can’t find at home.

Advertising employment peaks: AI advances may promise potential disruption.

On today's episode, we discuss whether we'll be able to tell if something is AI-generated, whether AI can be considered an "inventor," and whether now is the right time to adopt this technology. "In Other News," we talk about how smart ChatGPT really is and what ever happened to IBM's AI supercomputer Watson after it won at "Jeopardy!" Tune in to the discussion with our analysts Jacob Bourne and Gadjo Sevilla.

Meta’s reversal on remote work bound for fallout: The news comes at a bad time as record layoffs wrap up, metaverse doubts linger, and morale hangs by a thread.

AI cost nearly 4,000 tech workers their jobs in May: Jobs aren’t the only casualty of the AI workplace upheaval. Brace for a quality-control crisis.

Reddit’s API changes put it in conflict with its users—again: The platform’s perennial problem is a user base opposed to its investor-focused policies.

We round up how some large financial institutions are currently testing AI for front- and back-office functions.

On today's episode, we discuss what AI-generated ads will look like, TikTok testing a new AI chatbot called Tako, Formula One finding a new way to advertise on its cars, ESPN offering its channel as a standalone streaming service, what using VR in a car will look like, visualizing the US workforce as 100 people, and more. Tune in to the discussion with our forecasting writer Ethan Cramer-Flood, director of forecasting Oscar Orozco, and analyst Max Willens.

Google and Amazon play tug of war over startup Runway: AI is intensifying cloud wars as startups offer growth potential. Blinders to everything but AI could be an industry pitfall.

OpenAI takes on ChatGPT’s ‘hallucinations’: Broader issues of inappropriate AI use cases and bots’ failure to understand human complexity will continue to pose challenges for AI companies.

Privacy violations expose questions about data security in IoT devices and could lead to stricter regulations and potential impact on targeted advertising strategies.

Disney reaches its goal of 7,000 job cuts: The entertainment giant has entered a complicated period with slow streaming growth and battles in Florida.

Key stat: Among US adults who are very trusting of generative AI, 60% are men and 40% are women, according to Morning Consult. People who trust AI also tend to be millennials and have less than a college education.

The White House and Commerce Department support aggressive EU proposals, while others fear competitive disadvantage. Meanwhile, Beijing seems to have the upper hand.

Nvidia and WPPs groundbreaking AI partnership will mean fewer jobs: The impressive tech will give advertisers enormous flexibility but by their own admission will result in job cuts.

Amazon looks to reduce the number of damaged goods it sends: The retail giant is deploying artificial intelligence in several fulfillment centers to streamline its supply chain decision-making. (This article was written with the assistance of ChatGPT.)

Tech leaders racing to develop AI technology are acknowledging its dangers and comparing them to pandemics and nuclear war.

‘Giant’ AI models are coming soon: Nvidia’s new supercomputer will put generative AI innovation pace on steroids. Ethics, safety, and jobs displacement concerns will escalate faster than expected.