Issue #22 - The Dawn of the Virtual YouTuber

July 22, 2023
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In This Issue

  • YouTube’s first Culture & Trends Report reveals some numbers about the interest in virtual creators among the YouTube audience.
  • The Screen Actors Guild—American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) joins the Writers Guild of America (WGA) in an unprecedented strike focused on generative AI.
  • 8,000 authors have signed a letter asking the leaders of companies including Microsoft, Meta Platforms and Alphabet to not use their work to train AI systems without permission or compensation.
  • The cost of producing well-written material has fallen 10 thousand fold over the course of the past year and for the first time in almost 125 years.
  • Several large news and magazine publishers are discussing the formation of a new coalition to address the impact of artificial intelligence on the industry
  • The startup Air shows how salespeople all around the world won’t have to be on the phone anymore going forward. Next step: do not show up at the office either.

P.s.: This week’s Splendid Edition is titled What AI should I wear today?. In it, we’ll see what the New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), Eurostar, and G/O Media are doing with AI.

In the What Can AI Do for Me? section, we’ll see how to use GPT-4 Code Interpreter to ask questions about our website performance that Google Analytics can’t answer without attending a 72 days class.

In the Prompting section, I’ll recommend what use case is more suitable for seven AI systems that can be used today.

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