🚪The Future of Artificial Intelligence
Frontdoor Finds - Issue 10
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1/ Paul Graham, On AI investing
AI is the first big new wave of technology we've had since startups started going public much later. The result is a unique problem: public market investors who want to invest in AI have few options. Most of the good investments are still private.
— Paul Graham (@paulg)
Jun 2, 2023
2/ Kavir, on Sam Altmans 2014 Blog
Sam Altman on AI in 2014.
— Kavir (@kavirkaycee)
May 7, 2023
3/ Suhail on AI research
AI research excites me because you get to invent a screw driver or wrench—a nice sharp tool for users. Sometimes it's just a Lego block that helps other lines of research. And on rare occasion, you invent a single tool that can accomplish 1000s of tasks that changes everything.
— Suhail (@Suhail)
Apr 27, 2023
1/ Exponential View: AI’s Expansion
🤖 Frontdoor Summary:
AI tools, such as ChatGPT, are becoming more powerful and cheaper to use.
ChatGPT is an equaliser that benefits the worst performers more, reducing inequality between workers.
DeepMind's focus on research rather than engineering may explain why they were not the first to release a product like ChatGPT.
Stable Diffusion technology has been used to reconstruct images from brain activity with great precision, but understanding the mind is a different challenge.
AI tools have the potential to be helpful, but there is also a risk of harmful implementation.
There will likely be a trade-off between helpfulness and harmlessness when using powerful AI models.
The EU is considering specific regulatory intervention for generative AI, while big tech companies push back
2/ Chris Dixon: On Trends In Startups
Artificial intelligence is now at a stage where it can deliver on its promises
The AI of the future will be like a utility, running behind everything and almost invisible
This new utilitarian AI will transform the internet, the global economy, and civilisation
AI will enliven objects and augment individuals and humanity as a whole
The future of startups will be to take existing concepts or ideas and add AI to them
Lex Friedmans interview with Sam Altman
OpenAI's GPT-4 is a significant breakthrough in AI, with the potential to amplify human capabilities and lead to societal transformations.
Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI, anticipates AI systems surpassing human intelligence significantly, leading to both thrilling and daunting implications.
OpenAI is committed to building AGI in a responsible and aligned manner, involving public discourse, iterative model development, and feedback from users and the community.
The company places a strong emphasis on alignment, making sure AI systems align with human values, and uses techniques like reinforcement learning with human feedback.
OpenAI seeks to balance user control and safety, personalising the AI's responses while ensuring the AI knows when to refuse certain requests for safety purposes.
OpenAI recognises the challenges of AI safety, focusing on ongoing research, technical alignment, and responsible development to mitigate potential risks and hazards.
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