Greetings all, and apologies for the belated start to the week. Things have been running quite busy recently, and the promptness of the newsletter has suffered.
Some interesting header content this week. There is a pretty good thread on quantum computing here, an ‘all you need to know’ type of thing. I’d also recommend the piece in the FT from a newsletters back, which I thought was an excellent (and really nicely put together) explainer. Speaking of explainers, Ada Lovelace have a handy piece on foundational models (in the reports section below).
As generative AI moves to ever more amazing frontiers, it is now being used in pretty weird adds for pizza.
More seriously, there is a call for funding focused on AI and the Built Environment. It’s a two year fellowship, with a salary approx. £50k. I would love to work with anyone on this, and so if one of you do get this fellowship or know someone who does, I’d love to see if there was scope to collaborate with my project.
There is also some good AI governance content, which is handy, as I’m teaching a class on that later this week. If you want to send any other content, by all means do!
Hope you all have a great rest of the week, and for some positivity and calmness, today’s song is ‘The Road Ahead is Golden‘
See you, hopefully (but by no means guaranteed, its summer) on time, next week!
DeepMind regulating AI Exploring institutions for global AI governance
South China Morning Post, AI-powered brain surgery becomes a reality in Hong Kong after launch from state-run research centre
Wall Street Journal, Your School’s Next Security Guard May Be an AI-Enabled Robot – WSJ
The Register, Stanford academics develop Street View-to-location AI • The Register (flagging for open source investigations people in particular)
Washington Post, OpenAI strikes deal with AP to pay for using its news in training AI
Washington Post, Artificial intelligence is already changing how teachers teach
Andreas Tsamados & Mariarosaria Taddeo, ‘Human control of artificial intelligent systems: a critical review of key challenges and approaches‘