ChatGPT was launched by OpenAI on the last day of November in 2022. It triggered a lot of excitement. Over the last 12 months, the winter of AI excitement was followed by the spring of metaphors, the summer of reflections, and the current autumn of clarity. On the first anniversary of ChatGPT, it is time to step back, reflect, and see what is ahead of us.
Last week, as the corridors of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) buzzed with the chatter of global leaders, our team at Diplo delved into an unusual experiment: the analysis of countries’ statements using the ‘hybrid intelligence’ approach…
Artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to accelerate scientific discovery and help solve humanity’s biggest problems, according to the Economist coverage. Two areas that show particular promise are “literature-based discovery” (LBD), which analyzes existing scientific literature for new ideas, and “robot scientists” or self-driving labs, which use AI to generate and test hypotheses. The main barrier to AI’s transformation of scientific practice is the willingness and ability of scientists to embrace and use AI tools.
Chinese AI chatbot Ernie Bot, developed by tech giant Baidu, has generated excitement and marked a comeback for the company, with high downloads and increased shares. Baidu has invested heavily in AI technologies, positioning itself as one of China's most sophisticated AI companies. However, the company faces challenges due to US restrictions on the sale of advanced chips to China and China's strict AI regulations.
At our last stop of the summer journey 'Recycling ideas', we come to Geneva, a meeting place of technology and humanity for centuries. The city’s role is gaining new relevance as we find ourselves at a turning point, facing both changes…
AI language models like ChatGPT have the potential to transform and democratise academia. One of the approaches is incremental prompting, which allows for the creation of structured and sophisticated answers using AI language models. AI-powered tools for academic writing and research, including Consensus, Elicit, Scite, Research Rabbit, and ChatPDF. These tools offer features such as providing consensus-based answers, intelligent conversations, real citations, curated collections, and AI-powered reading and analysis of journal articles.
Scientific research, especially in biotech, has become a hot field in technology, attracting talent from Silicon Valley companies. Breakthroughs in computer science and lab experiments have sparked excitement about using AI in scientific challenges. The cost of training AI models has decreased, making AI more accessible to researchers. Philanthropic organizations like Schmidt Futures support research projects with potential impact.
As negotiations on AI governance unfold, Africa's participation is pivotal. The continent could contribute its Ubuntu etho-philosophy to the global shaping of AI rules. Ubuntu, deeply ingrained in African culture, champions harmonious relationships among individuals and communities. This philosophy offers valuable insights into the critical facets of AI development: epistemology, ethics, and governance.
This text delves into the wisdom of thinkers like Shang Yang, Confucius, and Lao Tze, illustrating their relevance in today's AI landscape. Their teachings could inspire striking right balances among the major dilemmas of AI era related to humanism and governance. With China at the forefront of AI innovation and being a global digital powerhouse, understanding these ancient philosophies provides invaluable insights for the AI governance.
Exploring the intersections of Ancient Greek philosophy and modern AI: Delve into the timeless insights of Socrates, Plato, and the Phaedrus dialogue as we navigate the challenges and opportunities of the digital age. From techno-scepticism to the balance of data and wisdom, understand how age-old philosophical teachings remain remarkably relevant in our journey from the Parthenon to AI frontiers.
Discover the evolution of the number zero, tracing its origins from ancient India, its role in the Islamic Golden Age, to its significance in today's digital world. Join us in uncovering the fascinating journey of a number that revolutionised mathematics, technology, and human thought.
This text draws parallels between Socratic questioning and AI prompting, underscoring the value of critical thinking in AI interactions. It views AI prompting as a philosophical inquiry that draws on multiple disciplines. The post also discusses the challenges organizations face while harnessing AI tools, offering solutions such as developing internal AI systems and creating prompt libraries. By combining the wisdom of Socrates with the advancements of AI, the blog argues we can enhance intellectual growth and societal advancement.