You Can't Copyright AI, OpenAI Acquires, and Hollywood's Crisis: A Week in AI You Can't Miss
From the movie studio to the courtroom, AI's impact is everywhere. But it's the bots beating humans at their own game that's a creepy indicator of how close we are to near-Singularity-land.
This week in AI, we’ve got the New York Times threatening to sue OpenAI, the US Court striking down copyright protection for generative AI, OpenAI making its first public acquisition, Stable Diffusion floundering and Hollywood grappling with the existential threat.
But! It’s one smaller story that really caught my eye.
Did you know AI bots are now outsmarting humans in decoding CAPTCHAs? (That stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, incidentally.)
Can you think of a more astounding indicator of where things are headed?
Bots are now scoring 85 to 100 percent on these ubiquitous “prove you’re a human” tests. Which, believe it or not, substantially exceeds the range of normal human accuracy.
But not for you, my dear one. Because you read Ignore Previous Directions.
And the Singularity hasn’t occurred...yet.
So let’s smarten up and dig in to all the fascinating, enraging, wheeling and dealing, ever-changing AI news that you need to know for this week!