The f(x) = e^x | July 19, 2023 — Vol. 224
Claude 2’s joke of the week:
His AI girlfriend offered emotional support while he read about robotics advancements, but her empathy module short-circuited when he asked if she was cheating.
The Rise of the Robots and Its Implications for Business
My latest article:
Robots have advanced tremendously, moving from fiction to reality. They’re improving industries, healthcare, and daily life. But rapid change raises concerns about jobs and ethics. While robots take on repetitive tasks, workers can move to creative roles. Guidelines and regulations are needed for ethical use, especially in sensitive areas like defence. Planning carefully allows us to utilise robots’ potential while prioritising human well-being. A bionic collaboration is key for the organisation of tomorrow.
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Useful Nuggets of Information
My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.
1. Gen Z’s career trajectory is about to careen off a cliff.
With corporations eagerly replacing entry-level workers with AI instead of training and mentoring them, young people face a reckoning where ballooning college costs, nonexistent on-the-job development, and automation by disconnected managers will leave them unprepared to navigate the future of work. (Insider)
2. Generative AI is about unleashing a wave of creative potential.
By augmenting human creativity through divergent thinking, challenging biases, evaluating ideas, refining concepts, and facilitating collaboration, tools like Midjourney, Stable Diffusion, and ChatGPT can help organisations overcome the challenges of democratising innovation. (HBR)
3. AI with attitude: teaching robots right from wrong.
If researchers can successfully map an AI’s drive for self-preservation onto concern for others, we can transform AI from a potentially existential threat into our greatest ally. (Singularity Hub)
4. Will artificial affection replace Tinder? ❤️
It may come as a surprise, but millions now carry out emotional and romantic relationships with AI chatbots designed to be the perfect partners. However, whether these virtual companions represent social progress or a retreat from human intimacy remains to be seen. (The Telegraph)
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