Welcome to AI Weekly, where we delve into the cutting-edge and ever-evolving world of artificial intelligence and bring you concise yet comprehensive summaries of the most exciting AI developments.
Retool’s inaugural AI survey
Retool, a prominent business software development platform, has unveiled key insights from its first State of AI Survey, polling over 1,500 tech professionals. The survey paints a cautiously optimistic picture of AI’s transformative potential, revealing that current enterprise adoption lags behind industry expectations.
While companies predominantly act as consumers of AI applications, favoring GitHub Copilot, internal AI application builders show a preference for ChatGPT. Retool’s survey sheds light on the present AI landscape and anticipates future integration trends.
ChatGPT celebrates one-year milestone in the mainstream AI wave
Artificial intelligence surged into the mainstream with the advent of OpenAI’s ChatGPT, prompting a flurry of activity in the tech industry. Notably, Microsoft led the charge with a $10 billion investment in OpenAI. Simultaneously, Capitol Hill responded with hearings on safety and regulation. The rapid rise of generative AI is expected to have a lasting impact, transforming technology, the workforce, and society. As humans navigate this pivotal moment, concerns about the future direction of artificial intelligence persist
Australia joins global effort for responsible military AI use
Australia has aligned with 30 other nations in a global initiative advocating for the responsible use of artificial intelligence in military operations. This commitment involves applying AI guardrails in weapons systems, emphasizing the importance of ethical considerations in the development and deployment of military AI technologies.
Generative AI takes centre stage in Fraud Week 2023
In a comprehensive study by SAS involving 13,500 adults, 70% reported encountering fraud at least once, leading to increased vigilance. Fraud Week 2023 shines a spotlight on generative AI and deepfakes, showcasing the escalating challenges in combating sophisticated phishing, replica websites, and other fraudulent schemes. SAS, in collaboration with partners like the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), spearheads global initiatives to raise awareness and educate the public on effective anti-fraud strategies and technological innovations.
Zapier unveils AI actions for developer
Zapier introduces AI Actions, a tool empowering developers to execute Zapier’s 20,000+ automation actions through any AI platform. Users can issue natural language commands to the AI platform, triggering the desired action. With support for various AI platforms, simple setup, and inherent API integrations, AI Actions offers a versatile solution for developers.
Bill Gates forecasts universal AI personal assistants in 5 years
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates predicts that, within five years, everyone online will have a personal assistant powered by advanced artificial intelligence. Gates envisions a transformative shift where AI agents become smarter and proactive, making suggestions before users request them. Despite acknowledging the current limitations of software, Gates anticipates a significant paradigm shift in the near future.
YouTube introduces new AI-generated content term
YouTube has released updated terms governing AI-generated content on its platform. The company adopts a two-tier moderation system, implementing strict rules for music and a more lenient standard for other content, including podcasts. Creators using AI for podcasts must adhere to these guidelines, addressing concerns related to AI-generated voice clones on the internet.