The Economist ‘Editor’s Picks’ Podcast (May 1, 2023) – A selection of three essential articles read aloud from the latest issue of The Economist. This week, Israel: the survivor nation at 75, is Sir Keir Starmer ready to govern Britain? (10:25) And why ChatGPT raises questions about how humans acquire language (19:05).
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Review: How AI Is Now Disrupting Societies (DW)
DW News (April 23, 2023) – AI systems such as OpenAI’s ChatGPT are dominating headlines. There are concerns that their rise may lead to the displacement of millions of workers, blur the distinction between truth and falsehood, and amplify existing inequalities. Are the worries justified?
Finance Preview: Barron’s Magazine – April 24, 2023
Barron’s Magazine – April 24, 2023:
The Battle for the Future of the Car Is On. Tech Is a Weapon.
Auto makers are pressing ahead with “software-defined vehicles.” Here are the suppliers helping to make it happen.
Fewer Money Managers Are Bullish on the Stock Market Now
Professional investors favor bonds over stocks for the next 12 months, according to the Big Money Poll. The biggest risk to the market: recession.
Inside Barry Diller’s Plan to Stop ChatGPT From Destroying the News Business
Diller, chairman of IAC, says artificial intelligence could be an existential threat to publishers. He’s rallying the industry to fight back.
Finance Preview: Barron’s Magazine – Feb 13, 2023
Barron’s Magazine – February 13, 2023 issue:
ChatGPT Sparked an AI Craze. How to Cut Through the Hype.
Artificial intelligence has sparked new competition in internet search—for the first time in decades. Here’s how to build an AI portfolio.
You Could Live to 100. The Trick Is Not Running Out of Money.
More people are living longer and healthier. Here’s how to make sure your retirement savings lasts, while still living life to the fullest.
Can Paramount Escape a Century of Dysfunction?
A new book digs into the communication giant’s troubled history as investors await a turnaround under CEO Robert Bakish and nonexecutive Chair Shari Redstone.
Expect to Live a Long Time? Plan for Rising Healthcare Costs.
Even if you’re fit, healthcare is a massive—and growing—expense that increases the longer you live. Here are ways to stretch your spending power.
World Economic Forum: Top Stories – Feb 3, 2023
World Economic Forum (February 3, 2023) – This week’s top stories include:
- 0:15 This AI robot is revolutionizing farming – The robot can identify weeds and crops at rate of 20 plants a second. The robot then delivers either weedkiller or fertilizer directly to individual plants to an accuracy of within 1mm. It can treat up to 500,000 plants per hour. The robot was invented by US firm Verdant Robotics.
- 1:24 This company cancelled all internal meetings – In January, e-commerce platform Shopify cancelled all regular meetings with 3 people or more and imposed a 2-week window before staff could schedule anything new. It also permanently banned meetings on Wednesdays and limited large meetings to a strict window on Thursdays. More organizations are trying a ‘meeting reset’, from Dropbox to Asana and Zapier. But why – and could your organization try it too?
- 3:00 How to build a thriving workplace – Businesses often ask staff why they resign. So why not ask why they’re joining or staying? “Why would you wait until people have already committed to walk out the door to say, ‘If only I had a time machine, I would go back to the past and convince you to stay’? What I would much rather see employers do are entry interviews and stay interviews. Entry interview is just asking the same questions you would normally pose at exit at the beginning of the employment relationship: Why are you here? What are you hoping to learn? Right. What are some of the best projects you’ve worked on? Tell me about the worst boss you’ve ever had so we can try to emulate the good and avoid the bad.”
- 5:22 ChatGPT is already being used for scientific research – ChatGPT launched to the public in November 2022. It gives in-depth, natural language answers to prompts, based on what it has learned from a huge database of books and articles. People have been using ChatGPT to perform an impressive range of tasks, from writing university-level essays to debugging code and filling in job applications. It has written fake scientific reports that have fooled scientists and has even been used to write a children’s book.
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Technology Preview: AI Magazine February 2023
AI Magazine – February 2023 Issue:
OpenAI helps spot AI text before it gets used for cheating
OpenAI’s AI Text Classifier aims to spot content generated by AI platforms before it can be used by bad actors, but the company admits it’s not perfect
ICYMI: Microsoft’s plans for quantum and Open AI investment
A week is a long time in artificial intelligence, so here’s a round-up of the AI Magazine articles that have been starting conversations around the world
Research Preview: Nature Magazine- January 26, 2023
nature Magazine – January 26, 2023 issue:
The water crisis is worsening. Researchers must tackle it together
It’s unacceptable that millions living in poverty still lack access to safe water and basic sanitation. Nature Water will help researchers to find a way forward.
Dainty eater: black hole consumes a star bit by bit
Repeating bursts of X-rays lead scientists to a black hole that eats in spurts.
ChatGPT listed as author on research papers: many scientists disapprove
At least four articles credit the AI tool as a co-author, as publishers scramble to regulate its use.
Technology: The Global Impact Of OpenAI ‘ChatGPT’
Chat GPT is the world’s most powerful AI chatbot. It offers a human-like alternative to search engines and can do everything from compile a menu to writing a TV script to explaining quantum physics. Could it also transform the jobs of hundreds of millions of people?