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The SEC Newgate AI Weekly

AI Concept
By David Linnett
30 November 2023
Digital and Insight
artificial intelligence

As the dust settles on the civil war at OpenAI, it’s hard to believe that today is ChatGPT’s first birthday.  A lot has happened in that first year and while a number of new players have entered the field, OpenAI continues to lead the headlines.  Sam Altman has given a candid interview to discuss the events of last week, and he also confirmed to employees that Microsoft is to be made a non-voting observer on the non-profit board that governs OpenAI.  There is going to be a lot of introspection at the company over the next few weeks, with events last week driven by a social movement referred to as effective altruism "using evidence and reason to figure out how to benefit others as much as possible, and taking action on that basis” pushing the belief that AI development needs to be slowed down.

Away from that, incredibly Sports Illustrated has been accused of publishing articles written by AI. This isn’t necessarily out of the ordinary but to have fake reporter names and AI generated headshots is pushing it a bit…

In more positive developments, AI develipments in science are seeing a predicted development of 400,000 new materials.

Microsoft has also announced a new £2.5bn investment in the UK to help develop AI skills for more than 1 million people, led by a data centre expansion from 2026 in "the most important infrastructure of the second quarter of the 21st century."

Finally, France Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire has urged European countries to start increasing their investment in AI if they are to keep pace with the US.