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2/ Both proponents and skeptics of AI have used the same analogy for AI. So where do comparisons to the Manhattan Project hold up? Learn more at WIRED >
3/ [Funding] Anthropic made waves this week with its massive raise announcement to take on OpenAI. How will this impact the landscape? Potentially scary quote below. Learn more at TechCrunch >
4/ The first lawsuits against ChatGPT have taken hold. This one comes from an Australian Mayor wrongly accused of bribery. A foreshadowing of a litigated future? Learn more at the BBC >
5/ A few months back, The Future of Life Institute hosted an open contest to create future worlds we want to see. First prize went to Mako Yass, a New Zealander who wrote To Light – an exceptional sci-fi timeline of one possible positive future. Take the time. Learn more at Worldbuild >
6/ [Repo] Programmable agents feel like the next extension of ChatGPT that will blow our socks off. VC Yohei Nakajima has built his own, lovingly named BabyAGI. Want to try it for yourself? Learn more at Replit >
7/ Gordon Brander provides another insightful, level-headed take on LLMs and agency by taking a walk down cybernetic lane. How are thermostats, humans, and LLMs the same? Learn more at Subconscious >
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