🤖 Meta’s New Twitter Banned By EU

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GM. It’s Monday:

  • 🧵 Meta’s New Twitter Banned By EU

  • 🤖 OpenAI Gears Up For Superintelligence

  • ⚕️Spotify CEO Raises $65 Million For New A.I Tool

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🧵 Meta’s New Twitter Banned By EU

Zuckerberg has finally released the Meta version of Twitter: “Threads

And it’s true, Threads is a direct copycat of Twitter.

Twitter features + Meta logo = Threads

Although annoying for Twitter, this was a genius of Meta. If the platforms are practically the same, users will benefit more from using Threads as it integrates with other Meta platforms like Instagram and Facebook.

So, whoever you follow on Facebook/ Instagram, you’ll also see their posts on Threads.

In less than 1 week, Threads has 30+ Million users compared to Twitter’s 400 Million.

But Meta has a problem….

Due to Meta’s privacy policy, Threads is not available in the EU.

A big issue right now in the A.I space is tech giants (like Meta) using users’ private data to train A.I models. For the EU, this is a big no-go. 

However, Zuckerberg says they’re working on fixing this.

We’ve seen a lot of conflict between the EU and A.I companies these past few months. Right now the EU is threatening to ban Twitter for not complying with the Digital Markets Act (an act stating that all social media platforms must label all A.I generated content).

Key point: The EU makes up over 25% of Twitter’s user base.

If Meta agrees to fix their privacy terms and label A.I generated content, they may have found their silver bullet to beat Twitter.

Plus, Threads may become a quick substitute after Musk placed tweet caps on users.

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🤖 OpenAI Gears Up For Superintelligence

In typical OpenAI fashion, they’ve released yet another paper that’s got us all freaked out.

But before I get into the nitty-gritty details, let’s cover some basic vocab.

There are 3 common types of A.I. Each one has a different capability and comprehension level:

In OpenAI’s new paper “Introducing Superintelligence”, they predict that we will see Superintelligence in less than 10 years.

When Super A.I comes, humans will be considered a ‘secondary species’ as Super A.I will be more powerful than us - which is what scares everyone.

Think humans vs chimps (FYI we’re the chimps)

But what if Super A.I doesn’t like humans? What if Super A.I sees humans as annoying or inconvenient?

Obviously, that would be very very very bad.

So to prevent this, OpenAI is trying to find a way to teach Super A.I to “follow human intent.” As in making it want what’s best for humans.

When asked HOW to do this OpenAI said “IDK, but here’s an idea”

The idea: Superalignment

  1. Train A.I models to want what we want. Think: curing diseases, fixing global warming, building a city on the moon, etc.

  2. Create a system to watch out for “bad behavior.” I guess this means anti-human thoughts??

  3. Test the A.I models with incorrect values to find and catch any mistakes in the programming.

Will it work? Probably not.

When the internet came out we didn’t know what to expect or plan for.

(Who would have guessed the #1 downloaded app in the world would be filled with 15-second clips of people dancing?)

But either way, OpenAI says they’re “optimistic” about finding a way to coexist with Super A.I. Stay positive!

⚕️Spotify CEO Raises $65 Million For New A.I Tool

Back in 2018, the CEO of Spotify (Daniel Ek) helped cofound the A.I startup “Neko Health.” Neko Health has a lot of investors with major names like Airbnb, Snap, and HubSpot.

Last week, Neko Health raised over $65 Million for their A.I-powered body scanner.

This body scanner (below) uses A.I to catch health conditions like cancer or diabetes in patients before it’s too late.

The A.I powered body-scanner

This is BIG as in the U.S alone, over 70% of deaths can be avoided with preventative care. That’s over 400,000 people a year.

The A.I body scanner can do a full checkup in under 10 minutes and under $300 - less than a normal doctor’s visit.

But Neko Health isn’t the only A.I startup saving the world:

  • Augmedics raised $82.5M for spinal surgery using AR and AI

  • Scientists are testing a new A.I microscope that finds Malaria faster which could save almost half a million people every year

  • A.I Startup Insilico is now beginning human trials testing A.I designed drugs for lung disease

Now imagine what happens when we combine goals like this with Super A.I (assuming OpenAI’s plan works)...

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