Join me at EmTech Digital this week!

Between the world leaders gathering in Seoul for the second AI Security Summit this week and Google and OpenAI’s launches of their supercharged new fashions, Astra and GPT-4o, the timing couldn’t be higher. AI feels hotter than ever.  

This yr’s EmTech might be all about how we are able to harness the facility of generative AI whereas mitigating its dangers,and the way the know-how will have an effect on the workforce, competitiveness, and democracy. We may also get a sneak peek into the AI labs of Google, OpenAI, Adobe, AWS, and others. 

This yr’s high audio system embrace Nick Clegg, the president of world affairs at Meta, who will speak about what the platform intends to do to curb misinformation. In 2024, over 40 nationwide elections will occur all over the world, making it probably the most consequential political years in historical past. On the identical time, generative AI has enabled a completely new age of misinformation. And it’s all coalescing, with main shake-ups at social media corporations and data platforms. MIT Know-how Evaluate’s government editor Amy Nordrum will press Clegg on stage about what this all means for democracy.

Listed here are another periods I’m enthusiastic about.

A Peek Inside Google’s plans 
Jay Yagnik, a vice chairman and engineering fellow at Google, will share what the historical past of AI can train us about the place the know-how goes subsequent and talk about Google’s imaginative and prescient for how you can harness generative AI.  

From the Labs of OpenAI
Srinivas Narayanan, the vice chairman of utilized AI at OpenAI, will share what the corporate has been constructing just lately and what’s coming subsequent. In one other session, Connor Holmes, who led work on video-generation AI Sora, will speak about how video-generation fashions might work as world simulators, and what this implies for future AI fashions. 

The Usually-Ignored Privateness Issues in AI
Language fashions are liable to leaking personal information. On this session Patricia Thaine, cofounder and CEO of Non-public AI, will discover strategies that maintain secrets and techniques secret and assist organizations keep compliance with privateness rules. 

A Phrase Is Price a Thousand Photos
Cynthia Lu, senior director and head of utilized analysis at Adobe, will stroll us via the AI know-how that Adobe is constructing and the moral and authorized implications of generated imagery. I’ve written about Adobe’s efforts to construct generative AI in a non-exploitative means and the way they’re paying off, so I’ll have an interest to listen to extra about that.  

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