The Obtain: what’s subsequent for AI, and combating digital censorship


DeepMind cofounder Mustafa Suleyman desires to construct a chatbot that does a complete lot greater than chat. In a current dialog he had with our senior AI editor Will Douglas Heaven, he defined his view that generative AI is only a part. 

What’s subsequent, he says, is interactive AI: bots that may perform duties you set for them by calling on different software program and folks to get stuff executed. He additionally requires sturdy regulation—and doesn’t assume that’ll be laborious to realize.

Whereas many will scoff at Suleyman’s model of techno-optimism—even naïveté—he isn’t the one one speaking up a future stuffed with ever extra autonomous software program. And, not like most individuals, he has a brand new billion-dollar firm, Inflection, with a roster of top-tier expertise. It could simply put him able to alter the world within the methods he’s all the time needed to. Learn the total story.

How new tech helps individuals circumvent digital authoritarianism

Questions on who will get to manage the web and who will get entry to on-line data are central to the way forward for our world. They’ve ramifications for geopolitics, free speech, nationwide safety, political organizing, human rights, fairness, and energy distribution normally.

We’re within the midst of a quiet technological arms race between the censors and people making an attempt to evade them. And as individuals develop extra depending on digital instruments and platforms, the hurt executed by on-line censorship turns into extra severe. Learn the total story.

—Tate Ryan-Mosley