Will Generative AI Make Popular Culture’s Self-Referential Tendencies Exponentially Worse?
“All of pop culture — be it movies, music or TV — is now engaged in a delicious orgy of self-consumption.” Peter McKnight — “Is pop culture eating itself to death?”The Globe and Mail, July 31, 2000 The promise of artificial intelligence(1) is that it will usher in a technological revolution that will transform industries,…
The Cohere Podcast: Episode 3 – The Role of AI in Online Communities and Networks with Venessa Paech
It’s human nature to seek connection, meaning, and knowledge through community. Thanks to the smartphones in our pockets (and the near-global access to broadband – see our previous episode), “community” now is very much a digital construct, and the way we find and participate in such gathering places is radically changing. As online communities and…
How AI Can Help Solve The Biggest Problem With Crowdsourcing
The concept of engaging “the Crowd” through digital platforms has been around for some time. Howard Rheingold coined the term “Smart Mob” in 2002 to describe the phenomenon of people acting in concert “because they carry devices that possess both communication and computing capabilities”. The concept was carried forward in 2005 by the editors of…