where artificial intelligence is headed
here are five megatrends that may lead to the destruction of our species
a new year, another set of trends. only, this year may be our last because ai is about to destroy us. here are five trends i’m tracking to stay a step ahead of it.
this is an exciting area of research, and it’s unclear whether it will gain traction in the new year. however, if researchers can successfully develop practical thermodynamic computing systems, it could open up new areas of ai with new efficient algorithms and energy savings. it’s worth keeping an eye on.
the company that i am most interested in following in this domain is extropic ai, led by guillaume verdon, aka beff jezos. i am also tracking carboculture, and i am on the lookout for more startups in this domain. follow the physicists.
this is the implementation of ai at the edges, rather than centralized cloud computing facilities or data centers. deployed on devices such as sensors, edge-based ai has the potential to unlock new paradigms of intelligence.
watch this video from nvidia and genentech and tell me you’re not excited. the “lab in the loop” concept will bring drug discovery to the real world through ai, taking data to train algorithms, to generate new drugs that will become new medicines for patients.
unlike reactive bots and ai agents, agentic ai will be proactive in the sense that it will understand its environment, set goals, and act to achieve those objectives with limited direct supervision. openai recently wrote a whitepaper on agentic ai systems that is worth reading.
this list is by no means exhaustive. ai is now “eating intelligence” and it is impossible to track all developments at once.
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