Ep #14: Generative AI, killer robots, delivery robots, and Christmas films
Rick and Shaun talk generative AI for writing, drawing and making music and how good is AI as a content creator? Plus, Porsche NFTs, San Francisco’s killer robots and Christmas films.
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Episode #14: Generative AI, killer robots, delivery robots, and Christmas films
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Episode 14 begins with a peek into how Spain celebrates the festive holidays, which includes the Three Kings Festival.
What tech caught our eye recently:
Rick talks about car manufacturer Porsche getting into NFTs with its own NFT Universe. It's the latest in a long line of big names looking to build customer and brand loyalty.
Shaun brings up the news he read about San Francisco’s ‘killer robots’, which will be able to use lethal force if required. To contrast this unsettling news from America, in the UK mobile robots will deliver groceries to Leeds residents.
08.24 Tech news
Elon Musk expects a wireless brain chip developed by his company Neuralink to begin human clinical trials in six months. The first two human applications targeted by the device will be in restoring vision and enabling movement of muscles in people who cannot do so.
The UK government will make it illegal to encourage others to harm themselves online, and will fine social media companies that fail to remove such material. Social media companies will have to remove and limit users' exposure to material that deliberately encourages people to harm themselves.
A security researcher discovered that Eufy camera streams can be accessed remotely using the simple VLC player without encryption or authentication. This is an ongoing story, so if you're a Eufy owner, parent company Anker, keep your eyes peeled.
And finally, Bloomberg reports that Apple’s mixed reality headset, possibly due in 2023, will run on a platform called xrOS, which stands for extended reality. This is in place of RealityOS.
09.36 Generative AI
AI is creative as well as productive. It’s smart enough to create screenplays, songs, articles and art.
Craft and its AI Assistant.
Rick explains what GPT-3 is, and reveals the alternatives.
Do we use generative AI in our everyday working lives?
What kind of content producer might use generative AI?
Does it matter if low-quality AI output isn’t great? Does anymore care?
The human vs the artificial intelligence. What about AI laziness?
AI in art and photography, including DALL.E.
Applying the human artistic touch to finish off the ‘grunt work’ of AI. •Cultural differences between regional versions of AI.
Rick’s live AI generative music demonstration using Mubert.
Recreating vocals from artists who have died.
Shaun’s poetry Turing test. (He used ToolBaz.) Can you tell which one the AI wrote? Poem one or Poem two?
Rick recommends Futurepedia for finding new AI tools.
41.36 Favourite Christmas films
Shaun and Rick discuss theirs.
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