How OpenAI’s Sam Altman merges AI with Cryptocurrency to Create a Global ID System and Reshape Economy
WORLDCOIN LAUNCH is starting! Backed by Sam Altman of OpenAI.
Sam Altman, OpenAI’s head honcho, is stepping onto the crypto stage this July 2023 with his brainchild, Worldcoin. The goal? To ID humans, create a global payment system, and funnel some resources to those folks put out of work by AI. It’s controversial, no doubt. But despite the pushback, Worldcoin is gearing up for some big reveals.
Worldcoin is on the move and already over 2 million folks across the globe have jumped on board. Big name players are backing it, like a16z, Bain Capital Crypto, and OpenAI CEO Sam Altman, to name a few. Sam Altman has a vision for Worldcoin to support those losing jobs to AI, like a form of Universal Basic Income. The whole shebang is due to roll out on July 24th, 2023.
Google And OpenAI Plan Technology To Track AI-Generated Content
In an effort to differentiate AI-generated content from human-created work, Google and OpenAI are getting behind a process of digital watermarking. Essentially, it’s like embedding a tiny, unseen ID tag into a piece of content, kind of like those watermarks in our dollar bills. This technique isn’t new; it’s been used since the 90s to track things like movies and digital music to stop folks from swiping stuff illegally.
So what Google and OpenAI aim to do is tweak AI tools to embed this watermark every time a piece of content is made. This watermark points to a registry online with details like the AI tool used, when it was used, and by whom, which could help settle questions about who has the rights to the content.
Adobe’s been doing something similar with their Content Authenticity Initiative since 2019, tracking content to keep tabs on its origin and make sure no one’s spreading fake news. They’re also gonna start recording the use of AI in their editing apps.
Sergey Brin is back at Google to help advance its AI efforts
Google’s co-founder Sergey Brin is stepping back into the ring, getting hands-on with AI development in response to competitors like OpenAI’s ChatGPT. Traditionally low-key, Brin has been spotted on Google turf three to four days a week since the ChatGPT hype, focusing on AI team Gemini. This project aims to develop a next-gen AI model that outdoes existing models like ChatGPT.
Brin’s role primarily consists of spearheading the hiring process to replace key lost researchers. Google’s CEO, Sundar Pichai, reportedly encourages this increased involvement. Despite previously brushing off AI, Brin has been playing catch up, admitting to neglecting the early work of Google’s Brain division.
Google’s answer to ChatGPT is Google Bard, initially seen as less refined and more error-prone. Yet, in recent months, it’s made leaps and bounds, now posing a substantial challenge to competitors, thanks in part to integration with Google’s myriad products like Google Lens.
AI, automation to take center stage as IT demands surge: Salesforce survey
Salesforce’s latest survey reveals AI and automation as the new MVPs in enterprise IT, helping teams tackle increased demand amid a turbulent economic environment. Over 4,000 IT decision-makers globally took part in the study, highlighting the need for greater productivity and efficiency – enter AI and automation.
With the business world in flux, IT leaders are under the gun to meet growing expectations while showing their worth. The pressure’s mounting, with 62% finding it tough to meet business demands, and a hefty 74% expecting these demands to amp up even more in the next year and a half.
AI and automation are stepping up to the plate, with 78% of IT leaders saying AI has already staked its claim in their organizations. The major leagues? Optimizing service operations, launching AI-based products, customer service analytics, and customer segmentation. Plus, automation’s cutting down nearly 2 hours of work per employee every week. From order management to customer service, automation’s leaving no stone unturned.
Generative AI, a mainstream AI MVP, is slated to be the driving force behind these tech advancements. A previous survey showed that 57% of IT leaders viewed generative AI as the next big thing. Now, that sentiment’s skyrocketed to 86%.
At Startup That Says Its AI Writes Medical Records, Humans Do a Lot of the Work
The health-tech startup DeepScribe has boasted about its AI’s power to convert doc-patient conversations into accurate medical records. However, it’s not as autonomous as advertised. Many slip-ups, including incorrect medical terms and throwing in medicines a patient isn’t popping, have required the company to rope in about 200 real folks to tidy up the records. They even resort to Googling for billing codes. DeepScribe’s head honchos admit their AI can handle 80% of the job but credit their human backup for catching errors and bolstering trust in the results.
Doctors, who are the final gatekeepers of these records, are reportedly catching the mistakes that manage to slip through the human review. The use of AI in healthcare record-keeping can potentially save doctors from the drudgery of note-taking, which is critical for tracking a patient’s health history and deciding on treatment. The tedious task usually involves copying and tweaking previous notes, dictating reports, or having a staff member note down the conversation.
Despite the issues, DeepScribe remains confident in its tech. They stress that their AI doesn’t just transcribe notes but turns lengthy chats into standardized reports that are easily integrated into patient records. While their site touts their “AI-powered” tech and its accuracy, a chunk of the effort is still human-driven. Even as the technology evolves, workers at DeepScribe still grapple with errors in the transcripts and the need to convert common language into medical lingo.