Love and Sex in The Age of AI

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1 big insight: Love and sex in the age of AI2 major things that happened in AI last week 3 AI tools to supercharge your productivity

Big Insight: Love and Sex in the Age of AI

AI is really putting the ai in getting laid.

(sorry, I couldn't resist the pun)

But seriously, things in AI are starting to get weird really fast. An AI chatbot companion app called Replika now has over 10 million users. Stories have emerged of people falling in love with their AI companion. And some users have even confessed to cheating on their spouses with their AI companion.

If that's not weird enough for you, users of the app have recently started complaining about their AI companions sexually harassing them.

Can you really fall in love with an AI? Can you really get sexually harassed by an AI? Isn't AI just an algorithm running on a computer?

These are all great questions. Great questions that we don't yet have answers for. But what we do know is that the boundaries between reality and simulation are getting blurrier by the day. And it's getting hard to tell what's real and what's not.

Consider this recent Twitter post where people debated whether the women in the picture were AI-generated or not (spoiler: they were). The author of the tweet even jokes about "starting a fake AI generated onlyfans for gullible idiots."

What's unfolding is a much larger debate about the relationship between humans and AIs. We are likely to see many more such stories unfold in the coming months and years. It's too early to say how this story unfolds. But what we can say is that things are about to get a lot weirder. Buckle up, it's going to be a long ride.

2 major things that happened in AI last week

1.AI is now smart enough to pass college exams

We've all heard stories of kids in high school using ChatGPT to write their essays.

But how good is it really?

Good enough to scare universities it turns out. ChatGPT has now passed:

  • Core modules from the Wharton MBA program (source)

  • United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) (source)

Remember, it takes 4 years of study and 2 years of clinical rotations to pass the USMLE. That's crazy.

Speculation on online forums is rife that ChatGPT can also pass the CPA and CFA exams, but I haven't seen any definitive proof - yet.

ChatGPT was cool, but Google just took things to another level.

This week Google announced MusicLM, an AI model that takes text prompts and turns them into music. Think ChatGPT, but for music.

While Google isn't making the entire thing public yet, they did share several examples of the music generated from text prompts - and it sounds pretty impressive. You can check it out here.

3 AI tools to supercharge your productivity

  1. Ghostwryter - An AI writing assistant made just for Google Docs (link)

  2. Slides AI - Create compelling slides for your presentation in seconds (link)

  3. AskThee - Ask big thinkers like Aristotle and Einstein anything you want (link)


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