The f(x)=e^x | LLMs and human extinction due to AI

The f(x)=e^x | LLMs and human extinction due to AI
👋 Hi, I am Mark. I am a strategic futurist and innovation keynote speaker. I advise governments and enterprises on emerging technologies such as AI or the metaverse. My subscribers receive a free weekly newsletter on cutting-edge technology.

ChatGPT's joke of the week:

Why don't Large Language Models ever play hide and seek?

Because good luck hiding when you're constantly generating content!

Exploring AI: Impact and Ethics of Large Language Models & Persuasive Bots

My latest article:

As Large Language Models (LLMs) advance, their impact on various industries and online communication is profound. They present opportunities for personalising marketing, political campaigns, and customer service.

However, potential biases, misinformation, and privacy concerns necessitate careful consideration. Ethical guidelines, transparency, and accountability are crucial in navigating these challenges.

We must strive for a future where LLMs enhance our lives, uphold ethical standards, and preserve the essence of human connection.

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Useful Nuggets of Information

My weekly tips from around the web to get you thinking.

1. How curable are hallucinations? Some researchers say not.

AI chatbots' tendency to fabricate or "hallucinate" information remains a critical issue despite advancements in the field. Researchers propose a "society of minds" approach, where bots debate until a factual response emerges, aiming to increase accuracy and reliability, but whether it will succeed is unclear. (WSJ)

2. The metaverse and generative AI; a happy marriage or a disaster.

In February, I delivered a talk about how generative AI will unleash the metaverse; a few months later, the media pronounced the metaverse already dead. I think this is shortsighted as humans are made for a 3D immersive internet instead of a 2D internet. The rise of generative AI could actually catapult the metaverse into the mainstream faster than anything else. (VentureBeat)

3. Wall Street titans venture into crypto.

Amidst recent crypto crashes, Wall Street heavyweights like Standard Chartered, Nomura, and Charles Schwab are launching their own trading platforms. With trust and transparency at the core, they're daring to shake up a market dominated by the likes of Binance and Coinbase. Can their financial expertise and clean reputations lure wary fund managers? (FT)

4. It is official: AI experts warn of the risk of human extinction.

Prominent AI experts warn of existential threats from unchecked artificial intelligence, drawing parallels to risks like pandemics and nuclear war. They call for a global priority to mitigate these risks despite some deeming such fears exaggerated. I very much agree with this and covered it in my TEDx talk last week. (BBC)

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