Stephen Foskett is joined by Josh Fidel, a technologist and futurist who has been inspired by applications for AI. Starting with a discussion of GPT-3, the AI text generation engine, the discussion ranges widely from AI Weirdness to James Yu’s Singular to technological determinism to the Melbourne Monolith. Applications of AI are everywhere today, and Fidel’s background as an enterprise technologist and futurist gives him a unique perspective. AI is generating compelling content, and we all must be ready to absorb and understand it. How will businesses use machine-generated text? It is likely that we will have to push back on too-broad uses of AI technology in the interest of truth and usefulness, rather than simply applying AI to every task at hand.
Episode Hosts and Guests
Stephen Foskett, Publisher of Gestalt IT and Organizer of Tech Field Day. Find Stephen’s writing at GestaltIT.com and on Twitter at @SFoskett.
Josh Fidel, futurist and technical architect. Find Josh on Twitter at @JCEFidel