The last few days of chaos at OpenAI have illustrated some deeper chasms within the tech world about the future (and ethics) of artificial intelligence. That it seems to have ended with Sam Altman and his crew out of the company is only a resolution of OpenAI’s chaos, not those in the industry itself. Behind… Read More »
We have grown sick of social media. But what comes next? We have had nearly two decades of it now and it’s made a lot of us unhappier. What’s coming next could go either way. In some ways generative AI — the flavour of AI in ChatGPT and its competitors — offers us something even… Read More »
The success of ChatGPT (in winning attention, and $10 billion investment for its owners, OpenAI) has propelled us much further down the road of adoption — by companies, by users — and of acceptance.
I’m no Luddite, but I do feel it necessary to set off alarums. We are not about to be taken over by machines, but we are bypassing discussion about the dangers of what this AI might be used for. This is partly a problem of a lack of imagination, but also because the development of these tools cannot be in the hands of engineers alone.