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Hello AI Citizens,

This week in The AI Citizen:

  • Music Titan Targets AI.

  • Neuralink's First Human Brain Implant Shows Promising Potential Despite Setback.

  • Google Promised a Better Search Experience—Now It’s Telling Us to Put Glue on Our Pizza.

  • ChatGPT, Explained.

  • OpenAI Should Have Gone Way Beyond Scarlett Johansson.

  • Elon Musk Plans xAI Supercomputer for Next AI Chatbot.

  • Sam Altman Proposes 'Universal Basic Compute' Using GPT-7.

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Let's dive in!

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Music Titan Targets AI

Sony Music Group, the world’s second-largest music publisher, accused AI developers of using its intellectual property without permission. The company sent letters to over 700 developers and streaming services, demanding disclosure of the works used for AI training. This highlights industry concerns about AI-generated music and the need for updated copyright laws. Source: Sony Music

The first patient for Elon Musk's Neuralink, Noland Arbaugh, demonstrates on #CUOMO how the brain chip implant works: "No words to describe how amazing this tech is."

Neuralink's groundbreaking brain implant, designed to help paralyzed patients control technology with their minds, encountered a minor setback when part of the device malfunctioned. Implanted in January into 29-year-old Noland Arbaugh, the BCI system saw some electrode threads retract, slightly reducing its effectiveness. However, Arbaugh continues to use the device extensively, calling it a "luxury overload" that has helped him reconnect with the world. Neuralink has swiftly addressed the issue by enhancing its algorithms and user interface, ensuring continued progress. This pioneering technology, while still undergoing rigorous testing, holds immense promise for the future of neural interfaces. Source: CNBC

Google Promised a Better Search Experience—Now It’s Telling Us to Put Glue on Our Pizza

Google’s new AI search feature, despite its "experimental" label, has produced some bizarre inaccuracies, like claiming Batman is a cop and that a dog has played in major sports leagues. These errors indicate that the technology is not yet reliable for accurate information dissemination. Source: The Verge

Illustration: The Verge

ChatGPT, Explained

The launch of ChatGPT on November 30, 2022, has been heralded by some as a historic moment akin to the Enlightenment. Whether it’s a revolution or just another tech fad remains to be seen. This explainer aims to clarify what ChatGPT is and cut through the hype surrounding it. Source: The Verge

Scarlett Johansson. Credit: Marvel Studios

OpenAI Should Have Gone Way Beyond Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett Johansson's complaint about OpenAI's GTP-4o using a voice similar to hers underscores ethical concerns in AI. Despite declining to sample her voice, the AI used a voice named Sky that resembled her character from "Her." This sparked privacy debates, especially with references made by OpenAI’s Sam Altman. The multi-modal GTP-4o offers advanced, empathetic AI interactions but raises significant concerns about privacy, deepfakes, and persuasive AI. This incident highlights the need for urgent ethical guidelines in AI development. Source: Yahoo News

Elon Musk at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference. By Apu Gomes, Getty Images.

Elon Musk Plans xAI Supercomputer for Next AI Chatbot

Elon Musk's AI startup, xAI, plans to build a supercomputer to power the next version of its AI chatbot, Grok. Announced at the Milken Institute’s Global Conference, Musk aims to have the supercomputer operational by fall 2025, potentially partnering with Oracle for development. The proposed system, using Nvidia’s flagship H100 GPUs, would be four times larger than the biggest existing GPU clusters. Musk, who co-founded xAI to rival OpenAI and Google, noted that training the next Grok models will require up to 100,000 Nvidia H100 chips. Source: CNBC

Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.

Sam Altman Proposes 'Universal Basic Compute' Using GPT-7

Sam Altman proposes 'Universal Basic Compute,' where everyone would access a portion of GPT-7’s computing resources instead of Universal Basic Income. In a podcast, he suggested these shares could be used, sold, or donated, expressing skepticism about government policies and favoring direct resource allocation to empower individuals. This raises questions about preferences for enhanced productivity over financial support and its alignment with Altman's other projects like Worldcoin. The focus on GPT-7 hints at a timeline for this shift, sparking debate on integrating OpenAI's models into government strategies. Source: Analytics India Mag

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Chief AI Officer (CAIO) Program Launch by World AI University (WAIU)

World AI University is introducing the Chief AI Officer (CAIO) program, a focused 2-week (20 hours) executive training program running from June 10-21, 2021. This program is crafted to equip executives, CXOs, and leaders from both government and private sectors with critical AI leadership skills necessary for today's dynamic technological landscape.

Program Highlights:

  • AI Leadership Skills: Develop the ability to evaluate and enhance your organization’s AI capabilities.

  • Strategic Initiative Leadership: Learn to spearhead and manage AI-driven projects and initiatives.

  • Mastering Generative AI Tools: Gain hands-on experience with cutting-edge generative AI technologies.

  • AI Integration: Explore effective strategies to incorporate AI tools into your organization’s operations.

  • Successful AI Adoption: Ensure smooth and impactful AI implementation within your organization.

  • Capstone Project: Apply your skills to a real-world project, demonstrating practical AI integration.

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