191 | 🤔⚡️ ChatGPT remembers who you are

Brainyacts #191

It’s Tuesday.

Let’s get to it.

In today’s Brainyacts:

  1. Dying newspapers’ last hope

  2. ChatGPT remembers you

  3. gpt2? (a new model?) and other AI model news

  4. Just a bad idea: the AI Priest and other AI-related content

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Lead Memo

🤑 🚰 News sites gonna get paid (while they sink)


This article was 99% written by AI

More newspapers are suing OpenAI and Microsoft. These newspapers allege that their journalistic content was misused to train AI technologies such as Microsoft's Copilot and OpenAI's ChatGPT. This lawsuit, while legally grounded in copyright concerns, symbolizes a broader struggle of traditional media to remain relevant in the digital age.

It is important to consider the broader implications of these actions. The newspapers argue that AI systems reproduce their content verbatim and, in some instances, generate false articles that could damage their reputation. However, this litigation appears less about safeguarding integrity or copyright and more about a beleaguered industry trying to milk a cash cow to which they arrived too late. The irony is palpable—newspapers that failed to innovate are now claiming a stake in one of the most significant technological advancements in recent history.

This approach is myopic. Suing technology companies will not rejuvenate the dying business models of these publications. It is akin to putting a Band-Aid on a gunshot wound. The problems facing newspapers today—declining circulation, reduced ad revenue, and a loss of public trust due to perceived biases—are not addressed by these lawsuits. Instead, they divert attention and resources from the essential task of reinventing journalism in a way that resonates with today’s digital-first audience.

Moreover, some forward-thinking media organizations have already recognized the potential of partnering with AI providers. The Financial Times, for instance, has signed a licensing deal with OpenAI. Such collaborations are mutually beneficial: AI technologies get legitimate access to vast databases to refine their accuracy, while media companies explore innovative ways to enhance their content and reach. This is the kind of forward-thinking strategy that will likely pave the way for a sustainable transformation in the industry.

Ultimately, the choice for newspapers is clear: adapt or become obsolete. Suing AI developers is a defensive strategy that highlights an inability to evolve. Instead, the industry should focus on how AI can be harnessed to produce better, more accurate, and more engaging content that attracts readers. The future of journalism lies not in the courtrooms, battling over past grievances, but in newsrooms and tech labs, working together to forge a new path forward.

Spotlight

🤔⚡️ OpenAI rolls out Memory feature for ChatGPT

OpenAI has introduced a cool update for ChatGPT (rolling out to paid and free users - but not in the EU or Korea), enabling the AI to remember user-specific details across sessions. This memory feature enhances personalization and efficiency, making your interactions with ChatGPT more relevant and engaging.

Key Features

  1. Automatic Memory Tracking

    • ChatGPT now automatically records information from your interactions such as preferences, interests, and plans. This allows the AI to refine its responses over time, making each conversation increasingly tailored to you.

  2. Enhanced Personalization

    • The more you interact with ChatGPT, the better it understands your needs and adapts its responses accordingly. This personalization improves the relevance and efficiency of your interactions, whether you're asking for daily tasks or discussing complex topics.

  3. Memory Management Options

    • You have full control over this feature. You can view what information is stored, toggle the memory on or off, and delete specific data or all memory entries, ensuring your privacy and preferences are respected.

Practical Examples

  • If you tell ChatGPT how you like your meeting notes formatted, it will remember to organize them that way in the future.

  • Mention that you are a law firm partner? ChatGPT will keep that in mind, offering tailored advice for managing and promoting your practice.

  • Share that your audience or who you are writing too tends to be business executives, and it will craft responses in a manner that reflect this.

  • For teachers, tell ChatGPT about your class structure or lesson preferences, and it will adjust its assistance to fit your educational style.

Memory Control & Privacy

  • Turn Off Memory: You can disable the memory feature anytime via: Settings > Personalization > Memory.

  • Manage Memory: View and delete specific memories or clear all at once by navigating to: Settings > Personalization > Manage Memory.

Temporary Chat Mode

For conversations that require confidentiality or for those preferring not to save certain discussions, ChatGPT offers a temporary chat mode where no data is retained post-conversation.

Adaptability

This feature adapts to different contexts, whether you're using ChatGPT for personal reasons, professional tasks, or specific projects. It saves time and ensures smoother, more relevant interactions.

Benefits for Businesses and Teams

The memory feature is incredibly beneficial for professional settings:

  • It learns your communication style and preferences for crafting blog posts or emails.

  • In technical and expert tasks, it remembers your preferred domain and body of knowledge, streamlining your workflow.

  • For business reports, once you provide your data, ChatGPT can generate preferred charts with insights, tailored to your specifications.

AI Model Notables

 A gpt2 chatbot appeared on a community site that rates LLMs. People are going bonkers trying to figure out if this is a preview version of OpenAI’s GPT-5 or a revamped GPT-2 that has been updated with modern assistant datasets. Sam Altman posting about it has only fueled the flames. Those who have tried it are reporting significant gains in reasoning, math, and closing skills.

If you want to try it, head over to https://chat.lmsys.org/. Click on “Direct Chat” on the top banner. Then select gpt2 from the drop down. It is getting hammered with traffic right now so be patient.

 ChatGPT’s ‘hallucination’ problem hit with another privacy complaint in EU

 Tesla unveils first look at Robotaxi ride-hailing app

 Elon Musk says Tesla’s humanoid Optimus robot could launch next year

 Apple renews talks with OpenAI for iPhone generative AI features

News You Can Use:

 DARPA’s Robotic Autonomy in Complex Environments with Resiliency (RACER) program recently conducted its fourth experiment (E4) to assess the performance of off-road unmanned vehicles. It looks like it has green eyes!!

 Are we getting briefs from AI right now? Maybe, and I don’t have a problem with it, as long as the lawyers are doing the homework to make sure that the briefs are accurate.

Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted's office used a tool called RegExplorer, created by Deloitte, to analyze the state's administrative code and eliminated 2.2 million words' worth of unnecessary and outdated regulations.

Catholic group defrocks AI priest after it gave strange answers.

Deepfake of Maryland principal’s voice is the latest case of AI being used for harm.

China’s Beijing Internet Court recognizes personality rights in Generative AI Case.

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Who is the author, Josh Kubicki?

Some of you know me. Others do not. Here is a short intro. I am a lawyer, entrepreneur, and teacher. I have transformed legal practices and built multi-million dollar businesses. Not a theorist, I am an applied researcher and former Chief Strategy Officer, recognized by Fast Company and Bloomberg Law for my unique work. Through this newsletter, I offer you pragmatic insights into leveraging AI to inform and improve your daily life in legal services.

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