AI and society

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella does not seek further control over OpenAI

Summary Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella does not seek further control over OpenAI, according to an interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos. Nadella says Microsoft just wants “good stability” and is happy with the current structure as OpenAI’s largest investor. European and British regulators have recently investigated the close ties between the two companies. …

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OpenAI’s Collective Alignment team aims to make AI more democratic

Summary A new team at OpenAI is working to ensure that the diversity of perspectives and cultures is better represented in AI models. The Collective Alignment team of scientists and engineers is tasked with developing a system for gathering feedback from the public and incorporating it into OpenAI’s systems. The team will work with external …

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Chinese chipmakers turn to Japanese counterparts to bypass tightening export controls

Matthias Bastian Online journalist Matthias is the co-founder and publisher of THE DECODER. He believes that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change the relationship between humans and computers. Chinese chipmakers are participating in group tours to network with Japanese counterparts amid increasingly strict export controls imposed by the US and its allies. The tours provide access …

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AI could affect up to 60 percent of jobs in advanced economies, study finds

Summary The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that AI could affect nearly 40 percent of jobs worldwide, and as much as 60 percent in advanced economies. According to the report, advanced economies in particular will feel the benefits and risks of AI sooner than emerging and developing economies, primarily because their employment structure is more …

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OpenAI CEO Sam Altman says rapid impact of AI on the job market is “potentially a little scary”

Summary In a podcast hosted by Bill Gates, OpenAI CEO Sam Altman discusses the future of AI and the development of OpenAI. In the next five years, Altman expects a more profound understanding of how large AI models work. This understanding will significantly improve both the efficiency of training and the accuracy of AI technology, …

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Ai Weiwei sees no threat to human art in AI art

Summary Contemporary artist and activist Ai Weiwei is convinced that the rapid development of technology, including artificial intelligence, is not bringing true well-being to humanity. Instead, it “fosters anxiety and panic,” Weiwei writes in a commentary. The artist argues that AI lacks imagination and the human will, with its potential for beauty, creativity, and the …

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OpenAI no longer explicitly excludes the use of its AI systems for “military and warfare”

Summary OpenAI has removed a section from its terms of service that explicitly prohibited the use of its technology for military purposes. The previous policy explicitly prohibited the use of OpenAI technologies and ChatGPT for activities that pose a high risk to physical safety, including weapons development and military warfare. The revised policy includes a …

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Federal Trade Commission issues open warning to AI companies

Summary In a new publication, the FTC clarifies that AI companies are not exempt from applicable laws. The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning to AI companies that fail to meet their obligations to protect the privacy and confidentiality of user data. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is an independent U.S. agency that enforces consumer …

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“There’s just no business model for us in that ecosystem”

Summary At a U.S. Senate committee hearing, media experts and academics discussed the impact of generative AI on journalism. A central theme of the hearing was the existential crisis facing local journalism: speakers emphasized the critical role of local reporting in democracy and pointed to declining revenues, rising costs, and disinformation as contributing factors to …

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Federal Trade Commission issues open warning to AI companiesc

Summary In a new publication, the FTC clarifies that AI companies are not exempt from applicable laws. The Federal Trade Commission issued a warning to AI companies that fail to meet their obligations to protect the privacy and confidentiality of user data. The FTC (Federal Trade Commission) is an independent U.S. agency that enforces consumer …

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