6 of Your Most Urgent Questions About AI and Media — Answered
...on the heels of Google's AI news.
Thanks again to everyone who joined me alongside my lifestyle writer colleagues and fellow industry Substackersandon Zoom this week. For those who couldn’t make it (and because we hit our 100-person max capacity!), we’ve decided to roll out the information in the form of lightly edited Q&As from the transcript of the conversation.
First up is the section covering AI/ChatGPT — and it’s even timelier now: Shortly after our talk on Monday, Google announced its own artificial intelligence chatbot technology — Bard — that it will start rolling out in the coming weeks. The tool is positioned as a direct rival of ChatGPT, the AI functionality created by OpenAI.
[Fun fact: Google’s shares plunged 8% today when Bard made factual errors in its first demo. LOL, if I may.]
And then just yesterday, Microsoft announced its new AI-powered Bing search engine — like regular search but summarized in narrative form.
The future is now, my friends. Ignore AI at your own peril! To help make sense of all of it, here are the top six takeaways from the conversation:
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