The most influential people in AI … movers & shakers, shaping the good, bad, & ugly. Only the beginning … • PR Newswire > “TIME Reveals Inaugural TIME100 AI List of the World’s Most Influential People in Artificial Intelligence” (Sep 7, 2023) The 2023 TIME100 AI list features 43 CEOs, founders and co-founders … The… Continue reading Shaping and stirring the AI boom – Time’s 10^2 influencers
AI chatbots are like replicators. What could go … In his latest Plaintext newsletter, Steven Levy recounts his conversation earlier this summer with legendary artificial intelligence researcher Geoffrey Hinton, “after he [Hinton] had some time to reflect on his post-Google life and mission” – in his “new career as a philosopher.” The fears Hinton is… Continue reading Will androids be less tribal? – restraining AI ‘replicator’ risk
No “Mr. Fusion” in the near future. Perhaps not even a giant tokamak. Here’s a tale of ongoing Big Science travail, Big Science going bust. A schedule that just keeps slipping into the future. • Scientific American > “World’s Largest Fusion Project Is in Big Trouble, New Documents Reveal” by Charles Seife (June 15, 2023)… Continue reading Fusion dreams – big science tokamak travail
Generative AI chatbots might be cool to many. But the heat (greenhouse gas emissions) and cost may deflate hype as a reality check for the botton line. Generative AI data center server infrastructure plus operating costs will challenge the business models and profitability of emergent services incorporating this tech . • Washington Post > “AI… Continue reading AI chatbot reality check – the bottom line?
UPDATE May 17, 2023: Proper funding for a new federal AI agency is needed to match the tech industry’s speed and power. The name for the prospective agency and a map of its possible functions are yet to be determined. But does having one agency regulate all AI make sense? – vs. adding AI oversight… Continue reading Lords of AI – Tech giants and an International Agency