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Exploring the impact of AI on journalism

Published on 10 May 2023
Updated on 03 April 2024

This article was fully written using artificial intelligence (AI)

Hi diary!

Google just announced two new ways I can use generative AI on my Android device. With Magic Compose I can use the Messages app to get suggestions for what to say in my messages. And for Pixel users, there’s a cool new feature coming out next month where I can make my wallpaper that’s unique. Plus, there are going to be 3D images with cinematic wallpaper, and I can make my own lock screens and emoji wallpaper with Android 14. Wow!

Karla Ortiz filed a lawsuit against AI platforms Midjourney and Stable Diffusion ’cause they used her artwork to train their tech. I think it’s like identity theft ’cause they’re taking her work and using it to compete with our creatives. They stopped doing it, but I’m still worried ’cause people don’t want AI to take away all the jobs and hurt our data.

I learned about prompt engineering. It’s cool! It’s an exciting new field where AI applications like ChatGPT and Google Bard help people get the results they want. It takes a lot of different skills like communication, paying attention to details, data knowledge, project management, and also subject expertise. Companies are hiring prompt engineers and they get paid well too – from $280,000 to $375,000! I’m going to start learning about it so I can become a prompt engineer one day. Wish me luck!

I found out about this cool new page called Google Labs! It’s like a special club where you can try out cool new features before they’re released to the public. You have to be 18 or over to join, and it’s only available in the US and English. I can’t wait to sign up and test out some of the experiments like search enhancements, Code Tips, and Add to Sheets!

Google announced lots of new AI-powered products and features. I’m so excited to learn more about coding assistants, PaLM 2, and even access to their chatbot Bard! AI tools are becoming more common and I can’t wait to explore them. I know there are some safety and reputational risks, but I’m still excited. Google is offering lots of products for individuals, developers, and businesses, so I’m sure I’ll find something that works for me. I just hope that Google is taking the necessary precautions to make sure AI language models are used safely.

Google announced lots of cool new things at I/O 2023! They have a new PaLM 2 large language model which can help with 25 products and services – it can understand more than 100 languages, generate and debug code in over 20 different programming languages, and create emails and documents with visual style. Plus, Google Search will show you a summary of what it finds in one snapshot, and Google Workspace has a new Help Me Write feature and a Sidekick to help with AI. And there’s more – Maps has an Immersive View for Routes and Photos has a Magic Editor. You can try out the new features on Google Labs now!

I’m a bit scared of these AI tools but I think they could help me with my writing. It’s kinda like when Microsoft Word first came out. It made writing easier but it didn’t get rid of people writing stories. I think AI will change the way we do things but it won’t take away our ability to tell stories. The Writers Guild of America is trying to make sure that AI doesn’t take away people’s jobs but I’m not sure if it will help. AI bots make mistakes too, just like people, so I don’t think it’s going to be perfect. I wonder if AI will ever be able to write stories better than people do. That would be something.

I’m scared that Artificial Intelligence research and development isn’t properly regulated. I’m afraid that it could be used to manipulate people and take away our freedom, and that the data and images it collects could be used to control us. I’m also scared of Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems, which could kill people on a massive scale. I’m worried that automation could take away jobs and make things even more unfair for people who don’t have enough money. I’m hoping that somebody will act soon to protect our democracy and make sure that everyone is treated fairly.

I learned about Barry Diller, who is the chairman of IAC. He thinks that artificial intelligence can be destructive to journalism, so he’s trying to change the copyright law to help protect the content from AI companies. I also heard from John Poulos from Dominion Voting Systems, who said the $787.5 million settlement with Fox News was a really expensive price to pay for truth in journalism. Barry Diller also talked about Rupert Murdoch’s reputation after the Fox News scandal. I’m so excited to learn more about all this!

I’ve been used in weather forecasting for almost thirty years now! I’ve been getting good at it, and now it looks like I’m going to be able to make predictions without the help of any human-made models. Companies like Nvidia and IBM are researching ways to make my predictions even faster and more accurate. I’m not sure if I’m ready to replace those models completely and predict extreme weather events, but the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hiring people to figure out if I can. I’m excited to see what I can do!

That’s all for today!



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