How a Google Antitrust Case Could Determine the Future of AI Matt Stoller, BIG. Musical interlude
Shortly before Google introduced Bard, its AI chatbot, to the public in March, it asked employees to test the tool.
One worker’s conclusion: Bard was “a pathological liar,” according to screenshots of the internal discussion. Another called it “cringe-worthy.” One employee wrote that when they asked Bard suggestions for how to land a plane, it regularly gave advice that would lead to a crash; another said it gave answers on scuba diving “which would likely result in serious injury or death.”
Google launched Bard anyway. The trusted internet-search giant is providing low-quality information in a race to keep up with the competition, while giving less priority to its ethical commitments, according to 18 current and former workers at the company and internal documentation reviewed by Bloomberg.
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Artificial Intelligence in the Garden of EdenPeggy Noonan, WSJ
The release of ChatGPT has brought into the mainstream a branch of technology that will transform the way white collar work is done around the world.
Experts say workers need to learn how to use these generative AI tools but the challenge is trying to get a foothold, especially for the non-tech savvy, in an area that is developing so quickly.