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Corporate Responsibility in the Age of AI

Since its release in November 2022, almost everyone involved with technology has experimented with ChatGPT: students, faculty, and professionals in almost every discipline. Almost every company has undertaken AI projects, including companies that, at least on the face of it, have “no AI” policies. Last August, OpenAI stated that 80% of Fortune 500 companies...

Tue Feb 20, 2024 21:13
The OpenAI Endgame

Since The New York Times sued OpenAI for infringing its copyrights by using Times content for training, everyone involved with AI has been wondering about the consequences. How will this lawsuit play out? And, more importantly, how will the outcome affect the way we train and use large language models? There are two components to this suit....

Tue Feb 13, 2024 13:56
Radar Trends to Watch: February 2024

2024 started with yet more AI: a small language model from Microsoft, a new (but unnamed) model from Meta that competes with GPT-4, and a text-to-video model from Google that claims to be more realistic than anything yet. Research into security issues has also progressed—unfortunately, discovering more problems than solutions. A common thread in several...

Tue Feb 6, 2024 13:57
Generative AI in the Real World: Chip Huyen on Finding Business Use Cases for Generative AI

O’Reilly’s Generative AI in the Enterprise survey reported that people have trouble coming up with appropriate enterprise use cases for AI. But why is this so hard? Chip Huyen, cofounder of Claypot AI and author of Designing Machine Learning Systems, talks about why many companies have trouble coming up with appropriate use cases...

Thu Jan 25, 2024 21:06
Technology Trends for 2024

This has been a strange year. While we like to talk about how fast technology moves, internet time, and all that, in reality the last major new idea in software architecture was microservices, which dates to roughly 2015. Before that, cloud computing itself took off in roughly 2010 (AWS was founded in 2006); and Agile goes back to 2000 (the Agile Manifesto dates...

Thu Jan 25, 2024 21:06
I Actually Chatted with ChatGPT

ChatGPT was released just over a year ago (at the end of November 2022), and countless people have already written about their experiences using it in all sorts of settings. (I even contributed my own hot take last year with my O’Reilly Radar article Real-Real-World Programming with ChatGPT.) What more is left to say by now? Well, I bet very few of...

Tue Jan 16, 2024 14:03

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