Parent and Teen Guide to Generative AI

Parent and Teen Guide to Generative AI

New technology offers risks and rewards. What is Generative AI? Generative AI (GAI) is a branch of artificial intelligence that automates original content generation. It can write essays, poems, song lyrics, articles and scripts. It can draw images and cartoons,...
AI Makes Mistakes But Could It Destroy Us?

AI Makes Mistakes But Could It Destroy Us?

by Larry Magid Before I get to the potentially deadly serious part of today’s column, I’d like to start on the lighter side. Lighter, that is, unless you happen to be attorney Steven A. Schwartz. In representing a man named Roberto Mata, who said he was injured aboard...
Ask Trish: AI Rules and Regulations

Ask Trish: AI Rules and Regulations

By Trisha Prabhu “Hi Trish! I keep hearing about gen AI and the threats it poses and how tech companies are coming up with rules to prevent these issues. Can you talk more about that?” Hi there, and welcome back to another week of Ask Trish (and, believe it or not,...
AI Has Risks But Can Also Make Us Safer

AI Has Risks But Can Also Make Us Safer

by Larry Magid This post is adapted from one that first appeared in the Mercury News We’re hearing a lot about the dangers of generative AI like ChatGPT, the new Microsoft Bing and Google Bard. For example, Geoffrey Hinton, who is often referred to as the “godfather...
Google Unveils New Devices While Focusing on AI

Google Unveils New Devices While Focusing on AI

As I entered Shoreline Amphitheater on Wednesday, I thought I was attending Google IO – the company’s annual developers conference. But after listening to CEO Sundar Pichai and several other Google executives speak about new products and services, the event felt like...