Chaos & Amazement #2331 AI Inbreeding, GPT-5, and Aphex Twin
📰 Welcome to Chaos & Amazement, your weekly tech newsletter! Reporting to you from Kigali, Rwanda, we explore the fascinating world of technology and its incredible developments. Let's dive in! 🚀
Generative AI using AI-generated data faces "Model Autophagy Disorder." Inbreeding-like issues cause mangled and dull outputs. Balancing real and synthetic data is crucial. We talked to Rice University scientists studying how training AI with synthetic, AI-generated content causes a destructive inbreeding.
AI chatbots like ChatGPT are facing serious adversarial attacks, exposing vulnerabilities and raising concerns about AI's safety. It’s a challenging problem with no easy fix. Researchers found a simple way to make ChatGPT, Bard, and other chatbots misbehave, proving that AI is hard to tame.
While billions of dollars are invested in the creator economy, the current state of a creator is dismal. Professional creators make money, but rarely a full-time income.
Meanwhile, AI influencers like Lil Miquela are landing million-dollar deals with top brands like Dior & Chanel! The virtual influencer industry is worth £3.5 billion & set to grow 26% by 2025. Meet the AI influencers making millions from mega deals with fashion giants THEIR jet-set lifestyles, stunning wardrobes and perfect figures leave mere mortals drooling with envy.
For the first time since its founding in 2009, Uber has announced an operating profit in Q2 2023, driven by post-pandemic demand for rides and a successful push toward food delivery. Uber announced its first ever operating profit in an earnings call, with ridership in the U.S. and Canada returning to pre-pandemic levels.
Future for martech in the Age of AI according to @chiefmartec:
A) Super apps dominate
B) AI empowers custom martech for all.
C) Explosion of AI-powered apps, boosting small businesses too.
What's your prediction?
OpenAI has filed a trademark application for "GPT-5," featuring powerful capabilities for human speech and text production, audio-to-text conversion, voice and speech recognition, and machine-learning based language and speech processing.
Adobe's Photoshop introduces "Generative Expand," a new AI feature that lets users expand and resize images beyond their original bounds. By clicking and dragging the Crop tool, users can generate AI content that blends seamlessly with the image. Adobe's new Generative Expand feature in Photoshop can effectively "uncrop" an image, leveraging the company's Firefly platform.
Google's new AI learning model, RT-2, is making robots smarter by combining language and robotics data. This way robots can better understand visual and language patterns to interpret instructions and make inferences. Google is training robots the way it trains AI chatbots.
From my blog
Three travel blog posts about my weeks in Mozambique:
Belgians in Mozambique: Belmoz Natural Cosmetics and Spa Products https://bnox.be/2023/07/belgians-in-mozambique-belmoz-natural.html
The Architecture of Maputo: A Journey Through History and Culture https://bnox.be/2023/07/the-architecture-of-maputo-journey.html
A Day with the Makua Women of Ilha de Mozambique
Weird and Wonderful
Unearth history's hidden gems! Explore rarehistoricalphotos.com, a captivating blog with thousands of unique snapshots from around the world, showcasing the moments that shaped our past.
Watch cars elevated in a fully automated parking lot in Hangzhou's Future Car Park. Designed by Daniel Statham Studio, this tree-like structure can store 500 vehicles.
@AphexTwin, AKA Richard D. James, surprises fans with a new music video 'Blackbox Life Recorder 21f', directed by longtime collaborator Weirdcore. It's his first in five years! #AphexTwin#MusicVideo#Weirdcore
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