🚰 Chatbots stay hydrated

PLUS: UN Security Council to hold first talks on AI risks.

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Happy Tuesday, fellow humans. 👋

Here’s your Tuesday morning fun fact: There are only 4 words in the English language that end in “dous.” In case you’re wondering, they are horrendous, tremendous, hazardous, and stupendous.

Wierdly, those are also the words my parents use to describe my early childhood.

Anyhoo, let’s dive into it…

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🧵 In today's edition:

  • 🕸️ Text to…websites?

  • 🚰 Chatbots stay hydrated

  • 💯 Rate your AI

  • 🤑 AI Fundraising News

🤖 Top AI News

🕸️ Text to…websites?

Wix

A 2022 survey found that ~27% of small businesses don’t have a website.

This, along with lower web traffic, needlessly “advanced” functionality, and increased software costs, are the top challenges SMBs face today with website creation.

To help solve this, Wix, a popular web builder, launched an AI Site Generator tool to create websites automatically.

The tool allows users to describe their intent and generate a website with text and images.

But what sets Wix apart from other AI website builders is their focus on streamlining and simplifying the process of building “back-end business functionality, infrastructure, payments capabilities and more for customers’ websites.”

Overall: Wix's CEO, Avishai Abrahami, emphasized that his tool aimed to promote AI's role in simplifying web building for small businesses, reducing complexity, and generating value for users.

Read more: TechCrunch

🚰 Chatbots stay hydrated

Chatbots consume about ½ a liter of water for every 25 questions you ask them.

ChatGPT alone has 100M users, and if they’re anything like me… damn, that’s a lot of water.

Why is this important: AI models have a significant impact on the environment due to their water usage and carbon emissions.

Professor Dr. Yüksel Ardalı of Ondokuz Mayıs, University Department of Environmental Engineering, stated that in addition to the water usage, the type of power supply used to run data centers affects the amount of emissions produced.

According to Scientific American, GPT-3, which has 175 billion parameters, “consumed 1,287-megawatt hours of electricity and generated 552 tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of 123 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year.”

Mind you; this was just to get the model ready to launch - with no consumer usage.

Wild.

The professor urges less AI use, despite their convenience - but that seems like a pipe dream for now.

Just another thing for climate activists and tech builders to think about now.

Read more: Hurriyet Daily

💯 Rate your AI

Image: Os Tartarouchos/ Getty Images

If AI chatbots have taught us one thing so far, it’s that they are decent at best, but unreliable and inappropriate at worst.

A survey found that 82% of parents wanted a rating system for new AI products, and 77% were interested in using AI tools to help their children learn but were unsure which ones were reliable.

To help implement this, Common Sense Media, a nonprofit dedicated to digital citizenship and providing media ratings for parents, is adding AI technology products to its ratings and reviews system.

The new system will assess AI products for suitability for children and whether they apply "responsible AI practices."

It will also aim to inform forthcoming legislative and regulatory efforts around online safety for minors.

So… here’s a question for you:

How would you rate Snapchat's My AI bot?

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Read more: TechCrunch

🤑 AI Fundraising News

Intel backs Figure’s Humanoid robot to the tune of $9 million

Runway raises $27M in Series A funding to make financial planning more accessible and intelligent.

🗞️ AI Quick-Bytes

What else is going on?

  1. Bifrost is the first design to code product that actually works. It’s great for all stages of development:

    • Creating components for the first time

    • Generating any screen from Figma right in your code editor

    • Updating components you’ve already written with new design changes

    Check out the official announcement here!

  2. US SEC is developing rules on AI “conflicts of interest.”

  3. UN Security Council to hold first talks on AI risks.

  4. Artificial intelligence can detect 'sextortion' before it happens and help the FBI.

  5. Israel deploys killer AI systems for military operations; know the dangers AI warfare poses.

  6. Santa Monica tests AI cameras for parking tickets.

  7. The Creator's New Trailer Puts Humanity at the Heart of the Robot Revolution.

  8. MLCommons launches a new platform to benchmark AI medical models.

🐦️ Tweet of the day

This is a pretty cool concept.

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