episode 148

Will AI Save the World?

Ravi and Rikki look at the latest developments in artificial intelligence in a special edition of #TrendyThursday. The hosts break down Marc Andreessen’s op-ed “Why AI Will Save the World” and the tech billionaire’s optimistic, but potentially controversial, takes. They then parse through Sarah Silverman’s copyright infringement lawsuit against OpenAI and Meta and discuss the government’s role in regulating AI before turning to the ways artificial intelligence could revolutionize healthcare and potentially save lives. Finally, Ravi and Rikki explore Google’s new generative AI search tool and discuss whether it will change how we seek information.


Will AI Save the World?

AI Will Save the World (Free Press, 7/11/23)
The risks of AI are real but manageable (GatesNotes, 7/11/23)
Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen explains how AI will change the world (VOX, 10/6/16)
Here’s the best case that software is about to disrupt education (VOX, 10/6/23)
Marc Andreessen Is (Mostly) Wrong This Time (Wired, 7/8/23)
Why Andreessen Horowitz Is Still Wrong About AI (Forbes, 10/23/20)
Is ChatGPT Solving Inflation? Consequences of The Great Economic Reversal (Zane Austen, 3/29/23)
VC billionaire Marc Andreessen says he wrote ‘Why AI will save the world’ because a ‘hysterical
freakout has arrived in Washington’
 (Fortune, 6/29/23)
Marc Andreessen has a plan to use ‘AI to save the world’ – and it doesn’t involve regulation (Business Insider, 6/7/23)
Why Bill Gates Isn’t Too Worried About the Risks of AI (TIME, 7/12/23)
Bill Gates says A.I. could kill Google Search and Amazon as we know them (CNBC, 5/22/23)
Exclusive: Xi Jinping tells Bill Gates he welcomes U.S. AI tech in China (Reuters, 6/16/23)
Bill Gates: AI could ‘undermine elections and democracy’ (Yahoo, 7/11/23)
Elon Musk and Others Call for Pause on A.I., Citing ‘Profound Risks to Society’ (New York Times, 3/29/23)

AI Healthcare Revolution

The AI revolution in health care is already here (Washington Post, 7/11/23)
Embracing A New Frontier Of AI, From The Inside Out (Forbes, 7/11/23)
Google’s AI for Medicine Shows Clinical Answers More Than 90% Accurate (Bloomberg, 7/12/23)
In Battle With Microsoft, Google Bets on Medical AI Program to Crack Healthcare Industry (Wall Street Journal, 7/8/23)
AI in healthcare: Google’s Med-PaLM 2 chatbot enters testing phase in US hospitals (Economic Times, 7/9/23)
Tackling healthcare’s biggest burdens with generative AI (McKinsey, 7/10/23)
AI in healthcare: New tech in diagnosis and patient care (Cointelegraph, 7/12/23)
The Promise And Challenges Of AI In Healthcare (Forbes, 7/10/23)
The new nursing challenge: Adapting to AI-enabled workflows for quality improvement (Healthcare IT News, 7/12/23)
The imperative for regulatory oversight of large language models (or generative AI) in healthcare (Nature, 7/6/23)
High-tech hospital uses artificial intelligence in patient care (NBC News, 2/4/23)

AI Copyright Suit

Sarah Silverman, authors sue Meta, OpenAI for alleged copyright infringement (Fox News, 7/9/23)
Sarah Silverman Sues OpenAI and Meta Over Copyright Infringement (New York Times, 7/11/23)
What it means: Sarah Silverman sues OpenAI and Meta (Semafor, 7/10/23)
What Sarah Silverman’s lawsuit against OpenAI and Meta really means | The AI Beat (Market Beat, 7/10/23)
The scary truth about AI copyright is nobody knows what will happen next (Verge, 11/15/22)
Generative Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Law (Congressional Research Service, 5/11/23)
Generative AI Has an Intellectual Property Problem (Harvard Business Review, 4/11/23)
AI-Generated Content and Copyright Law: What We Know (Built In, 4/18/23)
Generative AI is a minefield for copyright law (The Conversation, 6/15/23)
Universal Music Exec Calls On Senate to Regulate AI: ‘Ensure Creators Are Respected and Protected’ (Yahoo, 7/12/23)
Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. v. Goldsmith (SCOTUSBlog, 5/19/23)
The transformative impact of Warhol v. Goldsmith (Art Forum, 6/5/23)
FTC investigating ChatGPT-maker OpenAI for possible consumer harm (CNBC, 7/13/23)

Google’s New AI Search Tool

Google’s New Search Tool Could Eat the Internet Alive (The Atlantic, 7/11/23)
Google Launches New AI Search Engine: How to Sign Up (CNET, 5/25/23)
Google Devising Radical Search Changes to Beat Back A.I. Rivals (New York Times, 4/16/23)
Google’s New AI-Powered Search Is A Beautiful Plagiarism Machine (Forbes, 5/30/23)
Google hit with lawsuit alleging it stole data from millions of users to train its AI tools (CBS News, 7/11/23)
Everything on the Internet to Improve AI Models (CPO Magazine, 7/10/23)