#105. 🇨🇳 Baidu, SenseTime first AI approval in China 😱 Gizmodo fires Spanish translation staff 🤖 AI assistants within 5 years
PLUS: ChatGPT learning checklists ✨ AI for rappers ✨ chat with research papers
📰 AI NEWS
China approves the first set of generative AI services for public use, including major companies like Baidu Inc. and SenseTime Group Inc.
This approval allows these companies to compete openly with global players like OpenAI and Microsoft.
The Cyberspace Administration of China is the regulatory body granting these approvals.
ByteDance Ltd. released its AI chatbot to the public, but has not commented on its regulatory status.
G/O Media fires staff of Gizmodo en Español, replacing them with AI-generated translations of English articles.
The switch has led to glitches, including articles that abruptly change languages midway.
Gizmodo previously published original content for Spanish-speaking audiences; this move is a significant loss in that space.
G/O Media's shift to AI is part of a broader trend to reduce labor costs, but it remains controversial in journalism.
Earlier, Gizmodo faced criticism for publishing AI-generated articles containing factual inaccuracies without involving editorial staff.
Experts warn that AI translations cannot fully replace human translators, citing issues like subtle errors and lack of cultural context.
Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder of Google's DeepMind, predicts personal AI assistants for everyone within five years.
These AI systems will be highly personalized, know your history, and assist in daily tasks and decision-making.
Suleyman envisions the AI acting as a "chief of staff," helping with tasks beyond just personal assistance.
Adoption of AI like OpenAI's ChatGPT is already helping people in various aspects of life, from planning vacations to work tasks.
Other tech leaders like Bill Gates and Tim Cook also see AI as a fundamental and transformative technology.
Suleyman views the future of AI as making intelligence a cheap and widely available commodity.
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Want to learn how to do something you’ve never done before? It takes a little while, but it’s remarkably easy, and absolutely fascinating.
I need to learn how to do [blank]. First, create a high-level checklist of steps. Format it simply so that I can easily copy/paste it into Notion [or whatever is your favorite note taking app]. [Review the above checklist] Ok great, now let's unpack everything as deeply as possible. I want you to drill down and make that checklist as granular as possible. Imagine you're creating a checklist for a pilot. Every possible step needs to be spelled out in detail. Make sure to include references to necessary forms, documents, calendar timelines, software, [etc, etc]. Include emoji for "warning" and "tip" and "calendar" where appropriate. [Review the above checklist] Let's unpack [whatever you think is still lacking detail.] [Review the above again] Ok is there anything you think could use more detail? We're going to keep going here until that checklist is as detailed and granular as can be, at which point I want you to let me know we can't go any further. [This will probably continue another few times, and then you're done!]
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