Rami's Readings #6
Generative AI, 🎉 Anthropic, Samsung, The "Earnings Gentry", Culture, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #6 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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🤖 AI Reads (Another Big Week!)
OpenAI: New AI classifier for indicating AI-written text
Our classifier is not fully reliable. In our evaluations on a “challenge set” of English texts, our classifier correctly identifies 26% of AI-written text (true positives) as “likely AI-written,” while incorrectly labeling human-written text as AI-written 9% of the time (false positives).
Notes: School administrators should not blindly trust a system with high false-positive rates in admissions or expulsion decisions. Those numbers need to look more promising for using this model in critical situations that can impact students for life. Yet, I fear that school administrators will be sold a false promise and rely on these systems instead of doing the hard work of reforming how schools teach in this new world.
Google Invests Almost $400 Million in ChatGPT Rival Anthropic
Notes: 🎉 Congratulations!
After inking its OpenAI deal, Shutterstock rolls out a generative AI toolkit to create images based on text prompts
Customers of Shutterstock's Creative Flow online design platform will now be able to create images based on text prompts, powered by OpenAI and Dall-E 2.
Where will the impact of ChatGPT fall? (from Tyler Cowen’s email)
GPT for Doctors? Glass AI
From Analytics India Magazine Newsletter:
🎨 Culture Reads
Tiktok’s enshittification from Cory Doctorow
Jury Rules for Elon Musk and Tesla in Investor Lawsuit Over Tweets
Hustle bros are jumping on the AI bandwagon
New Paper: The Intergenerational Transmission of Employers
We find that about 40% of a cohort of young Canadian men has been employed with an employer for whom their father also worked; and six to nine percent have the same employer in adulthood. The intergenerational transmission of employers is positively related to paternal earnings, particularly at the very top of the earnings distribution, and to the presence of self-employment income and the number of employers with which the father has had direct contact.
Notes: The Earnings Gentry ← I made this up. You heard it here first! The paper should be interesting to my Canadian readers. It mostly confirms my observations growing up in Canada.
💻 Hardware Reads
Rumors: Apple could introduce a pricier iPhone ‘Ultra’ in 2024
New: Everything announced at Samsung’s Galaxy S23 Unpacked event
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