Rami's Readings #4
Generative AI, Salary Distributions, $$$Billions, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #4 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
🤖 AI Reads
Notes: I agree with this - programmer salaries will follow a bimodal distribution.
What happens to the distribution of programmer salaries in the age of LLMs? I argue they will separate bimodally, much like what happened to lawyers' salaries in the 1990s due to the rise of the Internet.
[Recurring News] Google is freaking out about ChatGPT
Notes: It seems the initial concerns over ChatGPT are accelerating at Google.
New product launches mentioned in the report, presented by a panel of execs including Jeff Dean, who runs its research and AI department, include an image generation studio that “creates and edits images,” an app for testing product prototypes, and a set of tools that other businesses can use to create AI prototypes from within a browser window called MakerSuite. The recent launch of OpenAI’s AI chatbot ChatGPT has raised alarms within Google, according to reports from The New York Times .
Notes: In my opinion, GPT will add a premium for human specialists and a premium on new & original research.
No technology in modern memory has caused mass job loss among highly educated workers. Will generative AI be an exception?
OpenAI CEO Sam Altman speaking at StrictlyVC
💻 Hardware Reads
One side effect of all the new AI developments is that biometrics will increase greatly in importance. Captcha tests, for one thing, will become obsolete.
Notes: Another T-Mobile hack... At this point, it is a liability to have a T-Mobile account.
T-Mobile says it detected malicious activity on January 5th and that the attacker had access to the exploited API for over a month. T-Mobile has revealed the company’s second major breach in less than two years, admitting that a hacker was able to obtain customer data, including names, birth dates, and phone numbers, from 37 million accounts.
🎨 Culture Reads
Notes: David McCandless continues to have a huge impact on Data Visualization worldwide.
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