Bard Fork + How to Talk So Chatbots Will Listen
“It’s different because it’s Google.” Bard, Google’s answer to ChatGPT, could prove to be more consequential than any large language model to date — but it isn’t there yet.
Then, we hear from listeners on how they are using A.I. to negotiate their rent, understand medical results and affirm their gender identity.
Plus: Why Spotify’s A.I. D.J. may be a tipping point for artificial intelligence taking control of our lives.
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- Google released a new chatbot, Bard. Here’s what it does well — and not so well.
- After a conversation with Google’s executives, Casey Newton answers six questions about the large language model.
- Interior AI is a design tool that makes interior design mock-ups using artificial intelligence.
- Spotify unveiled a new A.I.-powered D.J.
- In his book “Futureproof,” Kevin Roose outlines the concept of “machine drift” — the concept that people will gradually turn over more of their life to the decisions of algorithms.
I get that the hosts want to present a range of experiences & attitudes toward generative AI, but I found their reactions to how people were using it to be quite over-the-top & as if we don't live in a world where you can easily download an app for recipes or for affirmations or whatever else. Also, I've listened to most episodes and one glaring absence from the reporting here is about the energy usage of these systems. Is this going to be like crypto mining in that area?