#117: WTF is AI?

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This week, we return to our ongoing "WTF..?" series where Chrissie asks Steve, "WTF is AI?" and Steve tries to answer. The PIC learn about Large Language Models, creepy chat bots, and useful ways to leverage "AI" to avoid mundane tasks like writing simple ad copy. There is also discussion of some of the weird stories in this space like the NYT author who creeped himself out talking to Bing or the poor souls who fell in love with their AI avatars only to have their "relationships" destroyed with a software update. Plus, learn why an AI thinks Chrissie is like "Wonder Woman!" All that and more, plus lots of links in the show notes...LIVE from the 19046!

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Topics Discussed:

- “Augmented Intelligence”

- Fake Intelligence

- Can a machine be intelligent?

- All models only say what they are told to say

- Large Language Models (LLMs)

- Hallucination

- It’s a chat bot, Kevin

- https://www.piratewires.com/p/its-a-chat-bot-kevin

- Replika users fell in love with their AI chatbots

- https://www.businessinsider.com/replika-chatbot-users-dont-like-nsfw-sexual-content-bans-2023-2

- It was a Korean man who “married” a pillow way back in 2010!

- https://www.cnet.com/culture/man-marries-animated-pillow/

- Chrissie used Steve who used Bing to help write ad copy!

- AI thinks Miss Chrissie is like Wonder Woman because…

- Try chatting with an AI in a cool cooking app today!

- https://getclipdish.com

- Midjourney

- https://www.midjourney.com

- Diffusion Bee for your Mac!

- https://diffusionbee.com

- “Autonomous” AI Agents

- https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2023/04/hype-grows-over-autonomous-ai-agents-that-loop-gpt-4-outputs/

- Tools!

- Use an AI to edit your Canva photo!

- https://www.canva.com/features/ai-photo-editing/

- Use an AI to write your Wix website text!

- https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/wix-launches-ai-text-creator-within-the-wix-editor-significantly-advancing-website-content-creation-301746186.html

- Is AI coming for our jobs!? It supposedly happened to this anonymous Reddit user.

- https://www.reddit.com/r/freelanceWriters/comments/12ff5mw/it_happened_to_me_today/

- The AI lawsuits have already begun!

- https://techcrunch.com/2023/01/27/the-current-legal-cases-against-generative-ai-are-just-the-beginning/

- Is the new hot career, “prompt engineering?”

- https://www.forbes.com/sites/craigsmith/2023/04/05/mom-dad-i-want-to-be-a-prompt-engineer/

#117: WTF is AI?
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