A.I. Bytes Bites: amazing developments in artificial intelligence (round-up: early May 2023).

Welcome to Stephen Hunt’s A.I. Bytes Bites, your go-to source for the latest and most amazing developments in artificial intelligence! In each edition, Stephen’ll bring you the top news, in-depth articles, engaging podcasts, and insightful reviews that cover groundbreaking research, innovative applications, and the ethical, social, and economic implications of A.I.

Stephen’s carefully curated content will keep you informed and inspired, as we explore the transformative power of AI across various domains such as healthcare, the environment, business, and more. Stay ahead of the curve with A.I. Bytes Bites and join us on this exciting journey into the future of technology!

In this CBS podcast, listeners are treated to a conversation with the renowned Geoffrey Hinton, often hailed as the “Godfather of Artificial Intelligence.” As the pioneering force behind the development of machine learning, Hinton has seen the field evolve from its nascent stages to its current widespread impact, exemplified by chatbots like ChatGPT. Join us as we delve into Hinton’s journey, exploring the past, present, and future of AI, and uncovering the true potential – and dangers – of this transformative technology.

In this episode of the Tom Bilyeu show, the rapid global adoption of artificial intelligence, such as ChatGPT and Jasper A.I., is discussed with AI expert Yoshua Bengio. With AI becoming more integrated into our daily lives, Bengio, who has spent over 30 years researching deep learning and artificial neural networks, calls for slowing down the development of powerful AI systems. He emphasizes the need for caution, guidance, and regulation to minimize potential harm. The conversation covers various aspects of AI, including conscious computers, AI trolls, and the evolution of machines and neural networks. Bengio highlights that misinformation and disinformation pose significant large-scale dangers, and stresses the importance of accelerating the process of regulating AI to protect the public and society.

In this podcast interview on The Jay Martin Show, Dylan Grice, co-founder of Calderwood Capital, shares his perspective on the potential threat of artificial intelligence and breaks down the sensationalist headlines surrounding the topic. He argues that while AI may pose certain risks, the danger is not as dire as some make it out to be. Grice also discusses the International Monetary Fund’s Central Bank Digital Currency known as the “Unicoin,” the future of Bitcoin, and other related topics.

Matt Wolfe recently conducted an experiment using various AI video tools to create a short film. While the results were not perfect, Wolfe notes that significant progress has been made in AI video technology. The use of AI tools allowed for quicker video creation, but getting consistent character movements and realistic arms and hands was still a challenge. Some of the tools used included ChatGPT, Runway, Midjourney, Leiapix.com, Genmo-AI, Kaiber-AI, Elevenlabs-io, and Mubert.com. Wolfe’s experiment highlights the potential of AI video tools while acknowledging that there is still room for improvement.

Andy delves further into the area of generative art and videos and believes that the racy video business will shortly go bust, and the writing is clearly on the wall for stock picture firms, too.

Join The Tom Wood Show as they welcome Steve Patterson for a fascinating discussion about ChatGPT and the world of artificial intelligence. Together, they’ll delve into the promises and perils that AI brings to the human experience, examining its potential impact on society, the economy, and our day-to-day lives. Don’t miss this captivating conversation as they explore the rapidly evolving landscape of AI, its ethical implications, and what it all means for the future of humanity.

In another Matt Wolfe Show episode, he brings you an updated, by-request tutorial on installing Auto-GPT. Recognizing the need for a refreshed guide due to the previous video being out of date, this episode covers not only the installation process but also provides valuable insights into various use-cases for Auto-GPT. Throughout the episode, you’ll find a step-by-step installation walkthrough, a discussion on additional arguments, tips on creating an AI research bot, exploration of Auto-GPT alternatives, and a dive into more use-cases for Auto-GPT.

Last summer, ex-Google engineer and AI ethicist Blake Lemoine went public with claims that Google’s LaMDA, a large language model (LLM), had achieved sentience, likening it to a young child with advanced knowledge. Although Google dismissed his concerns, the release of OpenAI’s ChatGPT later brought AI into mainstream discussions. As Google, Meta, and Microsoft experienced upheavals, and synthetic content risks rose, experts began questioning society’s preparedness for advanced AI. Now, months later, Lemoine reflects on the AI industry’s progress, potential secrets within Google, and the continuing debate over AI sentience.

Read the full interview over at https://futurism.com/blake-lemoine-google-interview

In the latest episode of the Lex Fridman Podcast, Lex sits down with Robert Playter, the CEO of Boston Dynamics, the robotics company that has captivated the world with its creations for 30 years. From the humanoid robot Atlas to everyone’s favorite mechanical canine, Spot, Boston Dynamics has been at the forefront of robotics, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. In this discussion, Lex and Robert delve into the early days of Boston Dynamics, the intricate balance between art and science in robotics, and the future of our robotic companions. With topics ranging from the Tesla Optimus robot to the fear of robots, this episode is a good’un for anyone curious about the fascinating world of humanoid and legged robotics.

In the latest episode of the Sentdex Podcast, dive into the world of Generative Pre-trained Transformer (GPT) language models, focusing on the advancements showcased in OpenAI’s GPT-4 Technical Report and Microsoft’s “Sparks of AGI” Paper. This in-depth analysis explores a wide range of topics, including multi-modal imagery input, performance on exams, rule-based reward models, spatial awareness, programming, and the ever-elusive theory of mind. As the discussion delves further into the capabilities and challenges of GPT models, listeners will gain insights into music, math, planning, hallucinations, risks, biases, and privacy concerns. Finally, the episode wraps up by examining the acceleration of generative models and the future of AGI.

In a recent Time article, AI researcher Eliezer Yudkowsky posited that AGI (Artificial General Intelligence) may lead to the extinction of humanity. But is this apocalyptic scenario plausible? While concerns about AI’s potential dangers are valid, it’s important to consider that we maintain control over its power supply, AI’s “thought” processes are limited to massive data processing for predictions, and ultimately, any negative consequences are more likely to stem from human misuse. As we explore the future of AI, it’s crucial to focus on its potential as a powerful tool for human advancement, rather than a harbinger of doom.

Thanks to science fiction & fantasy author Stephen Hunt for compiling and authoring this regular report. Best-known for creating the steampunk genre with his best-selling Jackelian series (HarperCollins/Macmillan/Tor), the first of Stephen’s Sliding Void space opera series adventures was simultaneously the #1 most downloaded novel on Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Amazon Australia, and Amazon Canada. Wearing his futurist hat, Mr. H. now makes time in between scribbling his literary endeavours to examine the fast-moving world of the A.I. revolution.

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