The continuing rise of AI – Class exercise September 13

By Vivian Wen and Phillip Hoy

Chat Bots

Generative chat bots are entering into the world at an unprecedented rate. The consequences for creative industries and other forms of written work could be alarming and mean significant unemployment.

CES’ Twitter account, get show guide and chat bot via DM” by renaissancechambara is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Self driving cars

The early 2020s have marked a ‘turning point’ for automated vehicles. From Tesla’s autopilot to increased safety features like lane keep assist and adaptive cruise control, people behind the wheel have to do less than ever before.

Tesla brings the rainbows — seen this morning at work” by jurvetson is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

Facial recognition

Facial recognition technology is now incorporated into our lives in a variety of ways, beyond the gimmicky features like unlocking our phones. But it not a perfect system yet by any means. There is inequity in facial recognition algorithms that can lead to racial biases and increased rates of error depending on who is being examined.

Using tech to flip facial recognition in video stories from Iran, at SXSWi” by TheSeafarer is licensed under CC BY 2.0.


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Yann, S. (2023). Self-driving car revolution is coming, but slowly. JAPANTODAY.