Open Source insights with Scarf and questioning AI
A big dive into questioning artificial intelligence and an interview with Avi from Scarf
A big dive into questioning artificial intelligence and an interview with Avi from Scarf, who aims to help open source developers gain insights into their usage.
Podcast version and interview with Avi of Scarf
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Questioning artificial intelligence
It’s another AI-heavy issue, but this time I want to highlight some content that questions the technology and attitudes to it in some nuanced ways. I start with how AI creators and users are “hallucinating” its potential, wonder if it’s as smart as it looks, and look at the discussions around how to block AI using your content.
AI machines aren’t ‘hallucinating’. But their makers are →
Inside the many debates swirling around the rapid rollout of so-called artificial intelligence, there is a relatively obscure skirmish focused on the choice of the word “hallucinate”.
ChatGPT Is Powered by Human Contractors Getting Paid $15 Per Hour →
ChatGPT, the wildly popular AI chatbot, is powered by machine learning systems, but those systems are guided by human workers, many of whom aren’t paid particularly well. A new report from NBC News shows that OpenAI, the startup behind ChatGPT, has been paying droves of U.S.
A 23-year-old Snapchat influencer used OpenAI’s technology to create an A.I. version of herself that will be your girlfriend for $1 per minute →
These boyfriends are dating a virtual version of Marjorie, powered by the latest artificial intelligence technology and thousands of hours of recordings of the real Marjorie.
AI Tools Are Scraping Your Website. Is That a Good Thing? →
The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) has been disruptive. Things are changing rapidly. And it seems like this technology is posing new moral, ethical, and existential questions each day. There are plenty of stories and opinions to choose from. But one recent incident caught my eye.
Inside the Discord Where Thousands of Rogue Producers Are Making AI Music →
On Saturday, they released an entire album using an AI-generated copy of Travis Scott's voice, and labels are trying to kill it.
Before AI Takes Over, Make Plans to Give Everyone Money →
The U.S. needs policies now to support workers made redundant by artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence is coming for all our jobs.
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