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In an eyebrow-raising display of regulatory bravado, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now playing detective with OpenAI's chatbot, ChatGPT. Apparently, the FTC suspects this AI tool of engaging in deceptive practices, generating erroneous information that could harm consumers. This is a bit rich, considering OpenAI has been up front about potential flaws, even including a warning label about the possibility of false or misleading info. But hey, who reads those, right? Continue Reading →
Are politicians ready to share the limelight with AI? This question arose when Assembly Member Clyde Vanel enlisted the services of Auto-GPT (an autonomous AI agent) to conceive and draft a piece of legislation. Assembly Bill 6896, remarkably bearing an "AI disclosure," may be the first to credit an AI program for its groundwork. Continue Reading →
Sarah Silverman is suing OpenAI and Meta for copyright infringement. The lawsuits allege that the companies trained their AI models on her works without her consent. In other news, Google’s medical AI chatbot (Med-PaLM 2) is being tested in hospitals. The Mayo Clinic has reportedly been testing the system since April. These two stories are two sides of a coin. Continue Reading →
Data Center
Large Language Models (LLMs) are transforming the way we interact with technology. These models, developed by leading tech companies such as OpenAI, Replicate, Cohere, Hugging Face, and Anthropic, to name a few, are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in natural language processing. Here's a short overview of the most popular LLMs from these companies, exploring their unique capabilities and best use cases. Continue Reading →

My Threads Strategy

Since Threads launched, I've read dozens of articles and hundreds of posts from pundits, experts, thought leaders, social media influencers, and normal people espousing potential Threads strategies. I can only imagine how much thought has gone into how to dominate this new domain. Time will tell if any of these strategic approaches to world domination are correct. Continue Reading →
A new lawsuit may bring AI copyright law into clearer focus, continuing a common debate on the ethics of machine learning. Authors Paul Tremblay (“The Cabin at the End of the World") and Mona Awad (“Bunny” and “13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl") claim OpenAI used their books to train ChatGPT without their permission, thereby infringing copyright. Continue Reading →

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