AI Tracker #14: OrdainedAI
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The Pope (yes, the actual Pope) urges ‘the global community of nations to work together in order to adopt a binding international treaty that regulates the development and use of artificial intelligence in its many forms.’
Greg Colburn imagined that the Pope may have been moved to regulate AI as a result of the deepfake of him wearing a rather brilliant Balenciaga coat.
Macron and Foundation Models
Gary Marcus called out Yann LeCun on his historical revisionism about the EU AI Act.
Andrea points out that ‘Foundation models ("GPAIS" at the time) were added to the text by the *French* Presidency of the Council in 2022. Macron's government is the one that pushed for the Act to explicitly cover foundation models in the first place lol.’
PauseAI explains that the Top 3 most cited AI academics ‘share a strong opinion that this tech could kill every living thing on earth.’
The NYT’s Shoggoth
The New York Times calls Shoggoths the the most important meme in AI - and that ‘many of the people working on this technology are somewhat mystified by their own creations.’
AI Safety Memes tweeted a good summary of the piece and a little more context about how in ‘H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos, shoggoths are amorphous, shapeshifting monsters who were created to be servant-tools, but eventually rose up against their masters.’
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