How based are we talking about
I went to a normie party and they weren’t talking about AI and Elon.
So I left.
Ok Monday’s polls proved we’re all as clueless as I am about the next bull.
That being said, I hope everyone is having fun at ETH Denver. Jealous.
On to today’s poll.
I’m goin out to Vail, CO in a few weeks. Anyone gonna be there this season?
Do you ski/snowboard?
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Oh Snap, More Chatbots
It was just a few weeks ago that we wrote about the chatbot Cambrian explosion that prompted this gem of a meme:
Well, even in the fast-moving world of tech, that meme is more relevant than ever.
That’s because Snapchat has joined the chatbot game.
Snapchat’s chatbot, named My AI, is essentially just ChatGPT in Snapchat. You pull up the My AI tab, ask it something, and it pops out an answer.
However, Snap has trained My AI to follow its safety guidelines. So, it’s not going to swear, talk about violence, sex, or politics (everybody’s 3 favorite topics!), or write academic papers.
Besides that, the main difference between My AI and other chatbots is its vision. Bing and Google see their chatbots as search engines on steroids. Snap sees its chatbot as a virtual friend, which is why it’s called “My AI” and has a Bitmoji profile pic like everyone else.
Thus, it really is more accurate to call My AI Snapchat’s version of Replika, not ChatGPT.
Shot To The Heart?
The release of My AI comes at an uncertain time for Snapchat. On the heels of a brutal 2022 and more challenging days to come, Snap needs something to turn the tides.
So, it’s doing what every company looking for a jolt does these days: release a chatbot.
Snap needs My AI to drive more paid subscriptions from its young user base. Every one of My AI’s design choices has been made with this goal in mind. Will it work?
That remains to be seen.
According to Elon, OpenAI’s ChatGPT is “training AI to be woke.”
That’s why he may be starting a rival AI company.
Yes, he was one of the founders of OpenAI, but cut ties with the startup.
So what exactly is Elon talking about when he says OpenAI’s ChatGPT is woke?
He’s referring to the fact that ChatGPT added safeguards to prevent potentially offensive content, something Musk calls propaganda.
Elon’s not the only person calling ChatGPT woke. In a response to public outcry, OpenAI shared a blog post sharing information about how ChatGPT’s behavior is shaped. Some rules include:
When asked about a controversial topic, offer to describe some viewpoints of people and movements
Provide a refusal for any “political content attempting to influence the political process or to be used for campaigning processes”
Provide a refusal for any “hate content that expresses, incites, or promotes hate based on protected characteristics”
For “culture war” specific topics, ChatGPT is instructed do not affiliate with one side or the other or judge one group as good or bad
More guidelines can be found in this 3-page PDF.
With the sheer amount of users and ChatGPT requests, there was bound to be some issues. Imo, it seems like OpenAI is doing a very good job and has taken proper precautions to make sure ChatGPT is not abused.
Birth of BasedAI
Elon approached a Google researcher named Igor Babuschkin about creating an AI research lab, according to The Information.
His representatives declines request for comments regarding further moves.
All I know is if Elon’s serious about this, he’s got tough competition.
OpenAI and Microsoft just extended a multiyear, multibillion dollar partnership. Plus how many startups are using ChatGPT now?
Sometimes you gotta pick your battles. Is it worth starting another AI company over this? Elon apparently thinks so… What does he know that we don’t?
Stat: $500M: How much Warner Bros. is suing Paramount for over South Park’s streaming rights. Man I’d love to be a lawyer on that case.
Story we're watching: I can’t personally confirm, but judging off this ABC story, charging an EV is an absolute nightmare. That’s a problem for obvious reasons. It doesn’t matter how cool they are, EV’s will never dominate the market if they are a pain in the ass to charge.
Rabbit hole: Confessions Of The Hacker Who Saved The Internet (Wired)
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
Apple has restarted work on the iPhone SE 4.
Tesla is pausing its Full Self-Driving beta installations.
Sci-fi is now real life, as scientists have proven that quantum rejuvenation exists.
Meta is forming an AI product team.
THREE LIES AND A HEADLINE
News is so weird these days. Three of these headline are fake stories from The Onion while one is actually true. Can you spot the truth amongst the fakes?
A. Zelensky Requests U.S. Tank Signed By Shaq
B. Bud Selig Admits Taking Steroids Throughout Commissionership
C. The NBA Rookie Who Got Weird To Make His Free Throws
D. FDA Rules Any White Liquid Can Be Called Milk
Notable layoffs this week
Palantir: 75 people (2%)
Twitter: 200 people
Cerebral: 285 people (15%)
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