Issue #9 - If You Have Experience With Technologies Like AGI, You Are Encouraged To Apply

April 21, 2023
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  • A big PR agency in China has stopped hiring because generative AI is more than enough. Let’s see the impact on the image of their clients.
  • Independent and employed Chinese artists start to see dramatically fewer job commissions from gaming studios. They now just have to generate the image of a dinner, and they’ll be fine.
  • The UK Trades Union Congress doesn’t find this whole AI thing very amusing.
  • New research suggests that observing the AI crushing us in almost every single activity might help us think out of the box.
  • When I grow up, I want to be a Knocker Upper.
  • AI startups now require candidates to spend a lifetime learning new technologies from the second they are invented and then travel back in time to apply for jobs in the past.
  • If you are an AI company and you are marketing the product or the features, you are missing the point.
  • Making up research is now a completely legitimate activity. You don’t even have to pretend anymore that you did the work.

P.s.: This week’s Splendid Edition of Synthetic Work is titled The Tools of the Trade because it introduces a new perk for Splendid Edition members: a database of what I consider the best AI-centric tools/products/services to do specific tasks across multiple lines of work.

It describes why I think AI is making a difference and why these tools are better than their (listed) alternatives.

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