September 16, 2023

For your weekend reading pleasure, I offer a synopsis of interesting articles about AI you may have missed this week. As always, your thoughts and comments are both welcome and encouraged.

Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer

This Week’s Most Interesting Stories

FTC Focuses on Generative AI and Antitrust Concerns

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is intensifying its focus on generative AI. Central to their antitrust concerns is the practice of exclusive dealing. While such arrangements can be competitive, they raise red flags when they enable a firm to control essential market segments.

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Shelly’s Blog: Reflecting on AI and Monoculturalism

Does generative AI pose a threat to the rich tapestry of human expression? Are we on an inevitable path toward digital monoculturalism? This essay was written in the fall of 2016. Considering how quickly generative AI content creation tools and copilots are being woven into the fabric of our lives, now would be a very good time to start thinking about what our human-created cultures truly mean to us.

Read More · Shelly Palmer Challenges ChatGPT’s Dominance in U.S. AI Market, an AI app enabling users to design AI personas, has seen a surge in U.S. mobile app usage, reaching 4.2 million monthly active users since its May 2023 launch. In comparison, ChatGPT reports nearly 6 million monthly U.S. actives.

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Everything You Need to Know About the iPhone 15 Series and the New Apple Watches

Apple’s September events have always been a spectacle, and this year was no exception. The tech giant unveiled a slew of products, with the iPhone 15 series and the new Apple Watches taking center stage. Let’s dive into the details.

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Ghostwriter Song Using A.I. Drake & The Weeknd Will Not Be Grammy Eligible

Seeming to walk back some apparently unpopular comments he made earlier this week to The New York Times, Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. took to social media last night to deny that “Heart On My Sleeve,” the hit viral, A.I.-assisted song by the mysterious music creator known only as Ghostwriter, will be eligible for Grammy consideration.

Read More · Deadline to invest $20M into AI-focused grants for think tanks and academic institutions

Google announced a new initiative aimed at supporting researchers and public policy solutions around AI with the debut of the Digital Futures Project.

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How can you take advantage of GPT-4 both personally and professionally? Generative AI for Executives is a great place to start.

VIDEO: Is Meta’s Code Llama an OpenAI Killer? | Shelly Palmer LIVE | September 6, 2023

Last week, Meta launched Code Llama: an open source, AI model specifically fine-tuned for coding tasks. It can generate code in multiple languages – including Python, Java, JavaScript, C#, and Bash – and it’s available for both research and commercial use. Is Code Llama a threat to OpenAI?

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The iPhone 15 Opts for Intuitive AI, Not Generative AI

Apple ignored the tech industry’s obsession with generative AI at the new iPhone launch, offering subtler AI features that make everyday tasks like photography and phone calls better.

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Microsoft open sources EvoDiff, a novel protein-generating AI

Microsoft has open sourced EvoDiff, an AI system and framework that can generate proteins without needing a protein sequence.

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