I write about technology, media, marketing and data science. Subscribe to my newsletter to make sure you don't miss anything.
Seven AI tech giants – OpenAI, Microsoft, Google, Meta, Amazon, Anthropic, and Inflection – have committed to watermarking AI-generated content. The goal is to label the provenance of AI-generated text, video, audio, and images, thereby reducing the risk of misleading users about the content's origins. As Google's blog aptly puts it, "None of us can get AI right on our own." Continue Reading →
Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has open-sourced LLAMA 2, its advanced AI model. Zuck might be onto something here. Let's explore what LLAMA 2 brings to the table, its potential applications, and the implications of this open-source move for the AI community at large. Continue Reading →
OpenAI just launched a way to improve your ChatGPT Plus prompts. You can now save a bunch of keystrokes (tokens) using a new beta feature called "Custom Instructions." Unlike our forgetful ChatGPT of yesterweeks, the improved interface can "remember" your persona, your preferences, your style, etc., to save you from having to constantly tell it who you are, who it is acting as, and what constraints it should respect. Continue Reading →
There are very few demonstrations of AI that leave me speechless. This one not only left me speechless, but it left me writerless, producerless, singerless, musicianless, directorless, showrunnerless, audio engineerless, video ops-less, actorless, animatorless, graphic artistless, just to name a few. Continue Reading →
Let's focus on a subject that's near and dear to my neck: a condition aptly named "Online Spine" or "Computer-Generated Back Pain." There's a well-written article in the NYT about this, but it's behind a paywall. Here's the gist. Continue Reading →
Chinese AI Motherboard by Midjourney
China has laid out a blueprint for regulating generative AI – technology that powers chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard. Overseen by the Cyberspace Administration of China, the new regulations set parameters on the public use of AI. The law instructs Chinese AI systems to adhere to "core socialist values," which raises some interesting questions. Continue Reading →

Get Briefed Every Day!

Subscribe to my daily newsletter featuring current events and the top stories in technology, media, and marketing.