🔮 AI: Opportunities and Concerns
Have you already accepted the fact that AI is coming into your life whether you like it or not?
I came back from Porto Portugal a few days ago and had an incredible experience there. It reminded me of my small hometown with the hills and river valley. Porto is a unique place with a lot of beautiful places (and ruins). I will document my observations in a post a little later (the Switzerland trip is still in the queue 🤦♂️).
I am sure you've heard about the avalanche of AI tools that have emerged recently (if not, here is a simple explainer). ChatGPT is probably the biggest hype now, and a lot of more niche tools are popping up like mushrooms after the rain.
I was listening to a very interesting AI discussion on one of my favourite podcasts made me think about the future of content creation and how it will work. Particularly, AI-generated content (articles, podcasts, videos, games, etc.) will become more widespread as a competitor to human-generated content. Lots of interesting questions about work attribution and plagiarism.
Also, I found it curious how these tools could disrupt service and "middle-man" businesses and professions. They have an interesting conversation about SaaS businesses, Google, Bing, and more. Highly recommend listening to what they think, starting at 33:13.
... in the next episode, the same folks covered a quite disturbing development in regard to ChatGPT. Initially, it started with a clean ethical reason as a non-profit, but now they turned into a for-profit. Also, many questions about the censorship layer and who (and with what biases) writes the rules. Excellent explanation of how this "communication" works and some very risky future possibilities.
Highly recommend listening to the next episode, starting at 57:27.
Overall, I feel like my opinion about these tools has been somewhere in the middle, but from time to time, I am swaying from more optimistic to more concerning thoughts. Now, I am leaning slightly toward the latter
🔖 My content
New podcast episode: Prioritization, Collaboration, and AI Impact with Blake Fisher. Blake is a Product Leader and Product Ops Evangelist. He shares his journey, switching careers from journalism to product, and the nature of Product ops. Also, we discuss how AI will impact Product Manager jobs, how designers should partner with product managers, what influences roadmap prioritization, and much more. Enjoy 👍
Listen/watch here: Youtube, Spotify, Apple.
🎙️ Podcast: All-In Podcast. One of my top 3, looking forward to each episode, though I don't listen to all topics (e.g. American politics is not on my list of interests =). Overall, a great mix of tech news, analysis, and satire. Good pack of friends with amusing sibling-like arguing.
🔗 Cool finds
People start adapting to the AI-generated content reality and creating new tools to "offset" the risks, e.g. work attribution, and plagiarism. I am fascinated by people's ability to adapt. Stable Attribution, GPTZero.
Lovely British humour from Ricky Gervais - TV Show "Afterlife". My favourite supporting character is Kath 😆
Scary AI power. Is your job safe? Are you already thinking through this possible future and how you can futureproof your career? The World's First Robot Lawyer.
Accessibility focus has still a long way to go for so many products. If you follow these guidelines, your designs would be better than the vast majority. Neurodiversity Design System.
1000+ AI Tools Directory. AICyclopedia.
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