“ChatGPT can be quite helpful, if you approach it with the right perspective. It’s crucial to take responses from AI with a skeptical mindset. In my five-day newsletter series, I try to approach the topic in a practical, level-headed way that acknowledges different issues with the technology.” -Reece Rogers
One of the most difficult aspects of covering generative AI is the sheer amount of very public change that's transpired so far in 2023. Instead of feeding into the hype around ChatGPT, the AI Unlocked newsletter helps readers understand real ways chatbots can benefit their life.
This collection brings together multiple perspectives on AI for a holistic look at the nascent technology, from reporters investigating the big ethical issues surrounding chatbots to service writers searching for ways it might be helpful in an everyday context.
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RR: “This article from Khari earlier 2023 is critical reading to understand the larger picture about chatbots like ChatGPT. When there’s a rush of money to be made in Silicon Valley, companies are quick to overlook ethical conundrums.”
RR: “To power a generative AI tool, tons and tons of data is necessary. But where exactly does all of it come from, and how much of it involves your personal information and interactions online? It’s hard to know right now, but more people are demanding answers.”
RR: “It’s not just a writing tool, a chatbot can also act as your personal assistant. While there are plenty of kinks to work out, it’s fun to test out a new approach to browsing through online information.”
RR: “In this wild article, Rose explores the weird (and quite NSFW) ways online subcultures are impacting the output of mainstream tech products.”
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Reece Rogers is WIRED's service writer, focused on explaining crucial topics and helping readers get the most out of their technology. Prior to WIRED, he covered streaming at Insider.