Chaos & Amazement #2320 Content Marketing like a PRO, Apple News, and Spider-Like Robotic Arms
Catch up on the latest AI developments, Apple's WWDC, thought-provoking articles, mind-blowing innovations, and more in another installment of Chaos and Amazement!
New Book: Content Marketing like a PRO
“Zoals Het Hoort” [in Dutch] is an inspirational session on business podcasts. This event will also serve as the exclusive launch event for my highly anticipated handbook, "Content Marketing like a PRO."
Mark your calendars for June 28th and join us from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM CEST. The event will be hosted at WebinarSolutions, located at 21 Zandvoortstraat, 2800 Mechelen.
Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to gain invaluable knowledge and be among the first to get your hands on "Content Marketing like a PRO."
Share this event with your friends and colleagues, and secure your ticket today! https://www.eventbrite.be/e/tickets-zoals-het-hoort-inspiratiesessie-over-zakelijke-podcasts-628561142297
Fighting the Law
This week, the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee hearing delves into the governance of AI. OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, IBM's Christina Montgomery, and NYU's Gary Marcus discussed risks, benefits, and regulation. Highlights include deepfake demonstration and calls for licensing and ethical considerations. https://mashable.com/article/open-ai-senate-hearing-sam-altman-testimony-takeaways
Montana lawmakers pass landmark bill banning TikTok! App stores can no longer offer TikTok for download, and the company is prohibited from operating in the state. Will this ban work? https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/may/18/montana-tiktok-ban-why-has-it-happened-will-it-work
X Will Take Our Jobs
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to impact highly skilled white-collar professions, including architects, astronomers, and judges. Find out how your job could be affected by AI in this thought-provoking article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/interactive/2023/ai-artificial-intelligence-jobs-impact-research/
“When Humans Play God" - an interesting read on the role of CEOs in the technology industry. While robots can handle tasks like writing and coding, the human touch is essential for creating higher purpose, meaning, and magic.
"Should we be polite to chatbots?" An intriguing question explored in this article on ethical.net. Dive into the discussion about the rise of chatbots, their impact on education, and the ethical considerations surrounding our interactions with these AI-powered entities. https://ethical.net/ethical/should-we-be-polite-to-chatbots/
Google’s AI Test Kitchen
With, for example, MusicLM, an experimental AI tool that creates music based on text descriptions. https://aitestkitchen.withgoogle.com
Introducing DarkBERT, a cutting-edge AI model trained on the distinctive language of the Dark Web. Unlike the regular internet, the Dark Web has its own unique language. Discover more about this fascinating research on the language of the Dark Side of the Internet. https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.08596
By the way: if you want to analyze papers in pdf form like the one on arxiv.org, I use https://www.chatpdf.com for that.
Go to settings and the AUDIO TRACK feature to view this music video in 6 different languages. Not just the captions. The song.
Apple's biggest event of the year! WWDC 2023, the Worldwide Developers Conference, is happening from June 5 to June 9. Join the excitement as Apple unveils its latest software and hardware innovations during the keynote presentation and platform State of the Union talks.
Apple's new mixed reality headset has a creepy feature - an outward-facing display revealing users' eye movements and facial expressions. Check out the article on Bloomberg to learn more about this device that's set to define the field, despite straying from Tim Cook's original vision. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2023-05-18/apple-s-mixed-reality-headset-may-define-tim-cook-s-legacy
Apple embraces AI apps in its developer ecosystem as OpenAI launches a ChatGPT app for iOS (currently U.S. only). The app offers the same functionality as the web version, including speech input support with OpenAI's Whisper. Exciting to see how on-device capabilities and cloud integration evolve within Apple's ecosystem! Read more on https://www.axios.com/2023/05/18/openai-iphone-version-chatgpt and https://www.techmeme.com/230518/
France investigates Apple over alleged 'planned obsolescence' for smartphones. Prosecutors and an association are examining claims of restricted repair, deceptive practices, and programmed obsolescence. Concerns include OS updates, battery controversies, and limited repairability. https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20230515-france-investigating-apple-over-alleged-planned-obsolescence-for-smartphones
AI’s Alternative Facts
"90 Miles" is a groundbreaking AI experiment by a photojournalist, exploring the historical events and realities that drive Cubans to cross the 90 miles of ocean between Havana and Florida. Controversially using AI, the project aims to illustrate "inaccessible" stories. Check out the thought-provoking work at
https://www.airlab.co and read more about the project's impact on https://petapixel.com/2023/05/15/photojournalist-controversially-turns-to-ai-to-illustrate-inaccessible-stories/
TikTok creators like @what.if_ai imagine “What if” scenarios such as the Mayan empire never falling, Somalia conquering Europe, and India ruling Great Britain. https://restofworld.org/2023/ai-tiktok-creators-rewrite-history/
Midjourney Generated Art
You know their names - Sorolla, Van Gogh, Velazquez, Rembrandt, Klimt, and many others - but can you describe their unique artistic styles? In this Twitter thread let's use Batman to learn what makes each renowned painter unique.
Disney Princesses (and non-princesses) reimagined as residents of different US states in a subeddit called r/midjourney. https://www.reddit.com/r/midjourney/comments/13ko8yc/disney_princesses_and_nonprincesses_reimagined_as/
My favorite: Snow White/Texas
Weird and Wonderful
Check out this incredible innovation from JIZAI ARMS, a Japanese robotics company! They have developed a system of spider-like robotic limbs that can be fully controlled by the user, blurring the line between humans and cyborgs. Watch the mind-blowing video demonstration on YouTube.
Meet Jams, your AI music companion. Simply ask Jams to create a playlist just for you. Use "/" for more options and check out "/deepcuts" for non-mainstream beats. https://www.chatjams.ai
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