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The Marketing AI Show

2023 AI Year (So Far) in Review

Mon Jun 12 2023
Artificial IntelligenceEthicsAdvancementsGenerative AIIndustry ImpactKey FiguresAI CapabilitiesFundingSummaryQ&A Session

Description

The episode covers major happenings in artificial intelligence in the first half of the year, including disruptions in education, legal proceedings, foundational models, ethical considerations, advancements in AI technology, uneven distribution, limited access, new AI tools, generative AI advancements, concerns about advanced models, the future of AI, industry impact, key figures in AI, advancements in AI capabilities, funding, and a summary with a Q&A session.

Insights

AI agents taking action are the future

The ability for AI agents to take action will have a significant impact on knowledge work and personal life.

Concerns about advanced models

AI experts have raised concerns about advanced models like GPT-4 and emphasize focusing on near-term issues caused by AI.

Uneven distribution of AI value

The value gained from AI depends on understanding, access to, and acceptance of the technology, which will be unevenly distributed across industries and individuals.

Ethical considerations for AI

A responsible AI manifesto emphasizes human-centered AI and ethical guidelines for organizations.

Significant developments in AI

The first half of the year has seen remarkable advancements in AI technology, impacting various industries and society as a whole.

Chapters

  1. Artificial Intelligence in the First Half of the Year
  2. Ethical Considerations and Responsible AI
  3. Advancements in AI Technology and Uneven Distribution
  4. Limited Access and New AI Tools
  5. New Language Models and Generative AI Tools
  6. Advancements in Generative AI and Concerns
  7. The Future of AI and Industry Impact
  8. Key Figures and AI Developments
  9. Advancements in AI Capabilities and Funding
  10. Summary and Q&A Session
Summary
Transcript

Artificial Intelligence in the First Half of the Year

00:00 - 07:00

  • Artificial intelligence has the potential to impact and change jobs, but organizations can take a human-centered approach to mitigate this
  • The podcast has seen significant growth in downloads, indicating increasing interest in AI
  • Disruptions in education due to GPT technology and legal proceedings between Getty Images and Stability AI are major news items from January to mid-June
  • Foundational models like chat GPT and image generation models have raised questions about their legitimacy

Ethical Considerations and Responsible AI

06:39 - 13:27

  • Foundational models like chat GPT and image generation models may have been trained on copyrighted materials without permission
  • Legal proceedings and penalties are expected for companies that used copyrighted materials to train their models
  • A responsible AI manifesto for marketing and business was released, emphasizing human-centered AI and ethical considerations
  • UBS announced that chat GPT reached 100 million users in January, making it one of the fastest-growing consumer technologies in history
  • Google Bard, Google's version of chat GPT, was announced as an important step in their AI journey

Advancements in AI Technology and Uneven Distribution

13:02 - 20:14

  • Google Bard, their version of chat GPT, is announced and available for testing
  • Microsoft announces AI-powered Bing and Edge, integrating GPT-4
  • Meta publicly releases llama, a large language model, for research use cases
  • Meta's AI research lab and Apple's efforts in AI are significant but often overlooked
  • The Law of Uneven AI Distribution highlights the importance of understanding, access to, and acceptance of AI technology
  • The value gained from AI depends on these factors and will be unevenly distributed across industries and individuals

Limited Access and New AI Tools

19:50 - 27:06

  • Industries may not see disruption and impact as quickly due to limited access or resistance based on legal, privacy, or technological reasons
  • HubSpot announces ChatSpot, Content Assistance, and Private Data
  • Dharmesh Shah personally builds ChatSpot and uses Dolly 2's API for image generation
  • Salesforce announces Einstein GPT enclosed pilot for marketing, sales, and service within the platform
  • GPT-4 is announced by OpenAI with advanced capabilities beyond writing aid
  • Google announces Palm language model to be infused into Google Workspace

New Language Models and Generative AI Tools

26:43 - 33:50

  • Enthropic announces Claude, their language model
  • Enthropic was founded in 2021 by former senior members of OpenAI
  • US copyright office releases generative AI guidance stating that AI creations cannot be copyrighted
  • Microsoft introduces Microsoft 365 co-pilot, a generative AI tool for knowledge work
  • Runway announces Gen2 text to video, allowing users to create short videos from text prompts

Advancements in Generative AI and Concerns

33:24 - 40:33

  • Runway announces Gen 2 technology for creating four-second videos from text prompts
  • Runway's technology recommends ways to improve prompts before generating videos
  • Adobe announces Firefly, their generation of AI capabilities
  • Firefly is trained on licensed images, while Mid-Journey trained on unauthorized ones
  • AI experts release open letter to pause AI development due to concerns about advanced models like GBT4
  • Focus should be on near-term issues like disruption to economy, workforce, and education systems caused by AI
  • OpenAI announces chat GPT plugins for expanding capabilities of the platform
  • Slow build for chat GPT plugins as many are useless and lack product-market fit
  • Auto GPT agents introduced that can take actions on behalf of users

The Future of AI and Industry Impact

40:17 - 47:31

  • AI agents that take actions on your behalf are the future of AI
  • AutoGPTs are still in early stages, but AI agents taking action is a near-term component
  • The ability for AI agents to take action will have a significant impact on knowledge work and personal life
  • Italy initially banned Chatech EPT, but the ban has been removed
  • Google's generative AI tools are not accessible in the EU due to disagreements with the proposed AI Act
  • Amazon partnered with language model companies to become the 'everything store' for language models
  • There is a greater than 50% probability of losing millions of jobs in the next one to two years due to AI impact
  • Jeff Hinton, one of the pioneers of deep learning, quit his job at Google

Key Figures and AI Developments

47:03 - 54:05

  • Jeff Hinton, the godfather of modern AI, announces he has quit his job at Google
  • Hinton's team set off the deep learning movement that led to the current phase of generative AI
  • To learn more about Hinton and the history of deep learning, read the book 'Genius Makers' by Kate Metz
  • Google announces a generative search experience, signaling changes in search organic traffic and marketing strategies
  • Sam Altman testifies before Congress, but hearings like these are largely attempts to understand public sentiment and determine messaging for upcoming elections
  • The Center for AI Safety releases a statement on AI risk, emphasizing the need to prioritize mitigating risks alongside other societal-scale threats

Advancements in AI Capabilities and Funding

53:39 - 1:00:40

  • Apple announces VisionPro, a product that utilizes artificial intelligence and spatial technology
  • Apple's AI capabilities and distribution through the iPhone make it a potential leader in the field
  • DeepMind, Google's AI research lab, introduces AlphaDev, an AI system that discovers enhanced computer science algorithms
  • AlphaDev's breakthrough in sorting algorithms has the potential to impact various industries
  • Cohere secures $270 million in funding for its enterprise AI platform, focusing on large language models for organizations

Summary and Q&A Session

1:00:16 - 1:03:35

  • Companies are moving into the enterprise and custom building solutions to keep their data secure
  • Having your own secure model allows you to build on your data
  • The first half of the year has seen significant developments in AI
  • The impact of AI on businesses and society is remarkable
  • The podcast aims to help listeners make sense of AI
  • Episode 52 will feature a Q&A session with curated questions from a marketing class
  • Episode 53 will cover news items and major milestones missed during the break
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