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AI regulation on the horizon
And it's being welcomed with mostly open arms. A welcome surprise.
We’re back with another edition of Machine Learnings, brought to you by the folks at Heyday.
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Now that Perplexity’s added a copilot and thread sharing, OpenAI had to make their own mobile move, and they’ve just added ChatGPT to iPhone. We’ve already seen one prominent AI boom – is there another to come?
We’ll be off next week to celebrate Memorial Day, but come June, expect something fresh.
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What we're reading.
1/ [Listen] Judging the intentions of an LLM is a skill humans are yet to develop, so…how do we go about doing so? Ajeya Cotra – senior research analyst at Open Philanthropy – walks through a fantastic thought experiment to help frame our current scene. Learn more at 80000 Hours >
2/ The City of Boston has embraced generative AI, and launched the “responsible experimentation approach” throughout the city. All public servants have access to Google Bard, and city officials are encouraged to test the tools and learn what they can do. Progress! Many details on the policy inside. Learn more at WIRED >
3/ Sam Altman’s tour of powerful environments continued with a Congressional dinner, and word is it went quite well. Regulation is surely forthcoming, so what does this signal? Learn more at CNBC >
4/ A deep dive into Year 1 of AI in college. The results are wildly different depending on which group you’re in. Can you guess what will happen in Year 2? Learn more at The Atlantic >
5/ Weird one of the week – using AI to talk to departed humans. How do we feel about this? Learn more at Futurism >
6/ A practical walkthrough of what we know (and don’t know) about differential privacy in ML models. Extremely useful if you’re dealing in these parts. Learn more at Google’s AI Blog >
7/ We like talking robotics, too, especially when we see amazing progress like this surgery shared across the globe. AR + robots FTW. Learn more at Science Times >
Research for this edition of Machine Learnings was enhanced by Heyday, the AI-powered memory assistant.