The Obtain: what’s subsequent for AI, and preventing digital censorship


DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman needs to construct a chatbot that does an entire lot greater than chat. In a latest dialog he had with our senior AI editor Will Douglas Heaven, he defined his view that generative AI is only a section. 

What’s subsequent, he says, is interactive AI: bots that may perform duties you set for them by calling on different software program and other people to get stuff achieved. He additionally requires strong regulation—and doesn’t assume that’ll be exhausting to attain.

Whereas many will scoff at Suleyman’s model of techno-optimism—even naïveté—he isn’t the one one speaking up a future full of ever extra autonomous software program. And, in contrast to most individuals, he has a brand new billion-dollar firm, Inflection, with a roster of top-tier expertise. It might simply put him able to vary the world within the methods he’s at all times needed to. Read the full story.

How new tech helps folks circumvent digital authoritarianism

Questions on who will get to manage the web and who will get entry to on-line data are central to the way forward for our world. They’ve ramifications for geopolitics, free speech, nationwide safety, political organizing, human rights, fairness, and energy distribution basically.

We’re within the midst of a quiet technological arms race between the censors and people attempting to evade them. And as folks develop extra depending on digital instruments and platforms, the hurt achieved by on-line censorship turns into extra critical. Read the full story.

—Tate Ryan-Mosley

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