Weekly AI #10
In the tenth issue of Weekly AI, you can expect to find the following:
What caught my attention in the AI World this week: “AI SHOULD Run Your Life.”
GM of the Week
The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 22 Summary
Prompt of the Week
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As we celebrate the 10th issue of our 'Weekly AI' newsletter, I'm writing to you from Heathrow Airport in London. As I sit here, savoring a cup of British tea and watching planes take off, I'm excited to bring you another edition filled with fascinating insights into the world of artificial intelligence.
In this issue, I've decided to delve into a topic that has been capturing my interest lately - the intersection of longevity and AI. It's a subject that's as intriguing as it is promising, and I believe we stand on the brink of an exciting future in this field. This perspective might seem paradoxical, especially considering the prevalent narrative that artificial general intelligence (AGI) could spell the end of humanity. However, I invite you to explore this topic with an open mind and a sense of curiosity.
But before we dive into the intricacies of longevity and AI, I'd like to start with a topic that has been a source of personal fascination - the evolution of artistic creativity in the realm of AI. This week, I've been captivated by the work of Pindar Van Arman and his creation, CloudPainter.
CloudPainter is not just a painting robot; it's an exploration into the depths of creativity, a journey into understanding the artistic process, and a testament to the capabilities of artificial intelligence. When Van Arman began his journey fifteen years ago, his machines were capable of only simple tasks, such as connecting dots and painting by numbers. But as technology advanced, so did CloudPainter.
Today, CloudPainter uses deep learning neural networks, artificial intelligence, feedback loops, and computational creativity to make a surprising amount of independent aesthetic decisions. It's not just a tool that assists in the creation of art; it's a creative entity in its own right.
Van Arman's machines have grown beyond being simple assistants. They are now effectively augmenting their own creativity, as well as exhibiting creativity of their own. They have become a generative AI art system so sophisticated that it has forced Van Arman to consider the possibility that all art is generative.
The journey of CloudPainter is documented in the AI Art Blog, with posts dating back as far as twelve years ago. The gallery showcases the recent work of Van Arman and his AI, a testament to the evolution of their creative process. The process page provides a brief description of the most recent creative AI algorithm, offering a glimpse into the intricate workings of this unique art system.
CloudPainter's journey is not just about creating art; it's about deconstructing the artistic process and teaching it to machines. It's about understanding creativity on a deeper level and pushing the boundaries of what we consider art. It's about exploring the intersection of technology and creativity, and the results are nothing short of fascinating.
As we delve into the rest of this issue, featuring our regular sections' GM of the Week' and 'The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 22 Summary,' I hope you find the exploration of these topics as intriguing and thought-provoking as I do. Here's to another week of discovery and learning in the ever-evolving landscape of artificial intelligence.
2. What caught my attention in the AI World this week: “AI SHOULD Run Your Life.”
Life, as we know it, is a journey marked by the relentless passage of time. As we age, we become more acutely aware of this reality, and our reactions to it vary greatly. For me, this awareness sparked an "aha" moment, leading me to delve into the fascinating realm of longevity, healthy diet, exercise, and other related aspects. My curiosity didn't stop there; I found myself intrigued by the potential role of artificial intelligence (AI) in extending our lives. The question that lingered in my mind was whether AI represented an inevitable annihilation of humanity or whether it could be a "magic pill" for longevity.
In my quest for answers, I stumbled upon an incredibly controversial video. Titled "Bryan Johnson Thinks AI SHOULD Run Your Life," the video features Bryan Johnson, the founder, and CEO of Blueprint, a company committed to optimizing health and longevity through algorithmic precision. Johnson's vision for the future of human health and society, particularly the role of AI in shaping it, is thought-provoking, albeit contentious.
Johnson argues that algorithms surpass human capability in managing our own well-being. He even goes as far as to say, according to his perspective, that "the mind is dead," implying that the traditional way of thinking and making decisions is becoming obsolete in the face of advanced algorithms. He proposes a thought experiment: if an algorithm could provide near-perfect health, would people be willing to follow its protocol, even if it means giving up their own choices about what to eat or when to sleep?
However, had I watched this presentation without the commentary from the "Lifespan News" host, I likely would have stopped watching after a few minutes. The host's critique of Johnson's worldview, while appreciating the pioneering efforts of Blueprint in the realm of anti-aging, provides a balanced perspective. The discussion delves further into the potential impact and philosophical considerations of advanced AI on human life and society, questioning the alignment of AI and humans, the potential loss of human agency in favor of AI decision-making, and how to reconcile with AI advancement.
In conclusion, while Johnson's views are controversial, they do provoke thought and discussion about the future of AI in our lives, particularly in the realm of health and longevity. As we continue to explore the potential of AI, it's crucial to consider all perspectives and strive for a future where technology enhances our lives rather than dictating them.
In this ever-evolving world of technology, staying informed and engaging in meaningful discussions about the future we want to shape is crucial. I encourage you to watch the video for yourself, absorb the perspectives presented, and form your own opinions. The video titled "Bryan Johnson Thinks AI SHOULD Run Your Life" is indeed a thought-provoking piece that challenges our conventional thinking about AI and its role in our lives.
So, I invite you to watch the video, ponder over the ideas presented, and join the conversation.
Let's discuss the potential of AI in the realm of health and longevity.
What are your thoughts on Bryan Johnson's vision?
Do you see AI as a threat or a tool for enhancing our lives?
How do you envision the future of AI in our pursuit of longevity?
Remember, every voice matters in shaping the future. Your perspective could be the catalyst for a new idea or solution. So, let's start the discussion!
3. GM of the Week
This 'GM' is my latest dance with the sun. It's a theme that's been brewing in my work for a while now. It's not yet fully formed, and it's going to take some time to fine-tune the prompt to produce the outcome I'm after. How do you feel about it, GM?
4. The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI - Week 22 Summary,
The 22nd week of "The Art of Life Through the Eyes of AI" was quite the ride, with plenty of ups, downs, and memorable moments.
It all began at home, cheering on the F1 GP Monaco race with my family, a day filled with excitement and bonding. Soon after, I embarked on an adventure to Almaty, Kazakhstan. Between flight delays and jet lag, I enjoyed exploring this new place.
The journey continued to Tashkent, Uzbekistan. This city, brimming with history and culture, was a delight to discover during my work breaks. It was a mix of business meetings and exploring new places - all adding exciting elements to my AI project.
Despite a hiccup in Istanbul, where I missed a connecting flight, the thought of reuniting with my family at home kept me going.
So, are you curious about my day-to-day adventures?
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Experience the beauty and the chaos of life captured through AI's eyes.
Stay tuned, and don't miss out!
5. Prompt of the Week.
This week, I am eager to present my own prompt, which I specifically designed for proofreading purposes. As noted in one of my previous posts, I constantly strive to verify the linguistic accuracy of my texts, given that I use English as my second language. My life has been significantly simplified in this respect since I started using ChatGPT. I invite you to evaluate and experiment for yourselves. I hope this prompt will serve as an inspiration to you.
You are an experienced editor, I would like you to proofread the following blog text. Please pay close attention to the following:
Spelling and grammar: Ensure there are no spelling mistakes and that the grammar is correct and consistent throughout the text.
Punctuation: Check for any punctuation errors and make sure punctuation is used correctly to enhance readability.
Sentence structure: Look for any awkwardly structured sentences and suggest improvements to make them clearer and more concise.
Consistency: Check for consistency in terms of tense, voice, and style.
Content accuracy: While you're not a fact-checker, please flag any statements that seem factually incorrect based on your training data.
Here is the text: [Insert blog text here]
6. Closing note
As I sit down to wrap up this week's edition of "Weekly AI," I am filled with a sense of anticipation and excitement. We've embarked on an incredible journey, exploring the intersection of artificial intelligence and longevity. This topic has not only sparked my curiosity but also ignited a passion for understanding the untapped potential of AI in healthcare.
The power of AI, particularly the Generative Pretrained Transformer 4 (GPT-4), is opening new doors in healthcare and longevity research. I've spent countless hours exploring how AI is revolutionizing drug discovery, enhancing diagnostic accuracy, and significantly reducing administrative tasks in healthcare. The idea of AI-designed therapeutic antibodies and the development of protein therapeutics for advanced cancers is truly awe-inspiring.
What captivates me the most is the potential of AI to decode the complex biological mechanisms of aging. I often find myself envisioning a future where AI generates unique compounds and treatments that slow, or even reverse, the aging process. The concept of personalized longevity planning, which adapts to every choice and provides a clear path to optimal health and vitality, is thrilling and inspiring.
However, as I stand on the brink of this exciting future, I'm acutely aware of the challenges and risks that come with it. AI, while powerful, is still prone to errors and hallucinations, which could lead to misdiagnosis, inappropriate treatments, or even harmful interventions if not carefully managed.
The topic of longevity and AI is incredibly fascinating to me, and I'm certain it will make a recurring appearance in my future newsletters. As I continue to explore the frontiers of AI, I'll keep a close eye on how it's transforming not only our present but potentially our future lifespans as well.
As I wrap up this week's newsletter, I want to share a personal note. This exploration into AI and longevity isn't just about understanding the technology or the science. It's about envisioning a future where we all live healthier, longer lives. It's about the hope that our loved ones can stay with us for longer. It's about the dream of a world where good health isn't just for the lucky few but a reality for all.
I invite you to join me on this exciting journey of discovery. If you're as intrigued by the potential of AI in healthcare and longevity as I am, make sure you don't miss out on any updates. Sign up for the "Weekly AI" newsletter, and let's explore together how AI is shaping our world and possibly our lifetimes. Let's dream together, learn together, and work towards a future where everyone gets to live a long, healthy life.