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Justin's AI Newsletter (The New Jobs of AI, AI Safety, Roasted by ChatGPT)

Published 4 months ago • 4 min read

Justin's AI Newsletter

The most interesting content, news, and insights in AI each week.

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Hey friends 👋,

Welcome back to the newsletter! This is the first newsletter I'm sending in over a month (I know, I'm sorry 😬)

It's been a busy couple of weeks. We've made some major product improvements at Cassidy, and we just went through our second round of funding (excited to share an important update soon!)

And, if you're new here: Cassidy allows you to build customized AI assistants for your business. These assistants are trained on your data and can help automate your company's unique workflows. (Newsletter subscribers receive early access to Cassidy, so simply reply to this email with more details about your business, and I'll personally set you up!)

In the meantime, let's dive in to the latest in AI this week...


AI FUTURE

💼 The Jobs of AI...

With AI disrupting every industry from agriculture to accounting, I believe there’s going to be a lot of shifting in job roles.

I've started paying more attention to the primary needs of companies, and what I think they'll be hiring for over the next couple of years.

Here’s a few of the roles I think will be most important in the AI revolution:

AI Product Manager: As every company looks to implement AI into their products, they'll need AI PM's to identify customer problems and shape out the AI features that solve those problems. [My video breakdown]

AI UX/UI Specialist: AI is fundamentally changing the way we interact with the internet. Companies will need people to rethink their user experiences from the ground up. [My video breakdown]

Software Engineers: AI isn't replacing software engineers anytime soon. Engineers who can use AI to ship better code, faster, will be in high demand.

AI Implementation Specialist: Companies need AI masters who can build workflows and processes using different tools. These are the people who will truly drive business efficiency by helping companies actually implement AI.

Content Creator: We're going to need people to educate the masses on AI use cases. For example, if you work in accounting, create content around AI in accounting, and become the go-to guy in your industry or company. Create content to help people learn about applied AI—and you'll be amazed what happens. [My video breakdown]

Ultimately, AI is a paradigm shift in the Internet. So, expect new roles and shifting demands.


AI NEWS

🫡 OpenAI launches $10M AI safety fund

OpenAI, Anthropic, Google, and Microsoft teamed up to commit over $10 million for a new AI Safety Fund.

The four companies launched The Frontier Model Forum, an industry body focused on ensuring safe development of frontier AI models.

OpenAI is also building a Preparedness Team to forecast and protect against catastrophic risks in categories like: individualized persuasion; cybersecurity; chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) threads; and autonomous replication and adaptation (ARA).

AI Safety is a very complex issue. For much of the general public, there seems to be a significant disconnect between the reality of the risks posed by AI and their ability to comprehend these risks.

I believe we haven't been very successful in truly educating people about the dangers involved, particularly the existential ones.

Nonetheless, it is heartening to see an increasing number of companies making substantial efforts to prioritize AI safety.


🗣️ Google fights GenAI misinformation

Google launched 3 new ways to check images and their sources to see if you're viewing real images or generative AI images.

Users will be able to see an image's history, metadata, and how others describe it. In a time where images are retweeted before fact-checked, Google's Fact Check Explorer is much-needed.

It's not foolproof, but it's progress.


✍🏻 NVIDIA teaches robots to spin pens

NVIDIA developed a new AI agent Eureka to teach robots complex skills like this fancy pen-spinning trick.

Eureka teaches real-world skills to robots using automated reward functions, which are more effective and efficient than human coding. And while pen tricks are cool, the system can also teach helpful tasks to robots like opening cabinets and tossing balls.

I've been getting more and more excited about AI hardware. This has been the year of AI software (with ChatGPT, Bard, etc.). But, pairing LLMs with the hardware layer of AI is when the magic will really start to happen. ✨


AI Quick Hits

  1. Amazon rolls out AI-powered image generation to help advertisers showcase their products. [Read here]
  2. Microsoft hit over 1 million paying Github Copilot users [Read here]
  3. Berlin-based Jina AI releases world's first open-source 8K text embedding model on par with OpenAI's model [Read here]
  4. Book publishers are experimenting with chatbots for books [Read here]
  5. Boston Dynamics' famous robot dog can now talk with a voice powered by ChatGPT! [Read here]
  6. Poe launches creator monetization platform for bot creators [Read here]

Another crazy week in AI news…

Combatting AI risk definitely felt like the topic of the week.

It's great to see the big players taking AI risk seriously without any of the AI doomerism or pessimism common online.

Instead, the companies are taking proactive action and allocating talent and capital to make sure AI will be safe for everyone. Excited for a safe AI future!

On a lighter note, I got roasted by ChatGPT this week! 😂

Stay tuned for more next week...


Thanks for reading,

Justin

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I'm a startup founder and product manager with a focus in AI. I help companies build AI into their products and business. Subscribe to my newsletter to get the latest content and news in AI! It's read weekly by thousands of other curious people.

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