The hottest AI Impact Substack posts right now

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Marcus on AI β€’ 2682 implied HN points β€’ 14 Mar 24
  1. GenAI is causing issues in science, with errors in research papers being linked to AI
  2. Using AI for writing and illustration might have negative impacts on the quality and credibility of scientific research
  3. The use of LLMs in research articles could lead to a decline in reputation for journal publishers and potential consequences for the science community
Maximum Progress β€’ 294 implied HN points β€’ 06 Dec 23
  1. The offense-defense balance in technology, like cybersecurity, has remained stable despite technological advancements.
  2. Historical evidence shows that major technological revolutions have not significantly shifted the offense-defense balance.
  3. The distinction between attackers and defenders is not always clear in practice, impacting the balance of power in offense and defense.
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Earthly Fortunes β€’ 176 implied HN points β€’ 01 Apr 23
  1. Generative AI tools can be used as weapons to spread untruths and break the foundations of trust in society.
  2. Untruth campaigns have historically led to the downfall of nations, like the story of Guatemala in 1954.
  3. Trust is the foundation of society, and defending it from the constant barrage of untruths is crucial to prevent societal breakdown.
The Jungle Gym β€’ 53 implied HN points β€’ 10 Dec 23
  1. Doing more with less through AI tools can lead to increased productivity and changes in team dynamics
  2. Leaders getting more involved in details may lead to flatter organizational structures and better career paths for individual contributors
  3. Shift towards software providing outcomes rather than licenses can impact organizational collaboration and leadership roles
Make Work Better β€’ 157 implied HN points β€’ 05 May 23
  1. Compromise is essential to make hybrid work successfully in organizations.
  2. Stricter office time policies are being implemented by some organizations to foster teamwork and connectedness among employees.
  3. Younger workers may be facing challenges with remote work, such as lack of feedback and understanding workplace norms.
EarlyGTM | Craft Ventures β€’ 117 implied HN points β€’ 31 May 23
  1. Generative AI will have profound impacts on the economy, but won't replace sales professionals soon due to the complex nature of sales cycles.
  2. The intricate steps of the sales cycle require human guidance to avoid 'lossiness' between interactions that AI cannot manage effectively yet.
  3. AI can assist in sales processes, but trust in human sellers is essential for revenue goals, as AI lacks the social, nuanced aspects crucial in high-stakes sales.
⭐️Bob’s Newsletter β€’ 19 implied HN points β€’ 01 Feb 24
  1. Our perception is being fundamentally altered by digital immersion and environmental changes, leading to a crisis of perception.
  2. Digital media exposure and technological inundation are linked to atypical sensory processing in children, impacting cognitive development.
  3. Reclaiming sensory vitality through nature interaction, sensory immersion, and digital detoxing may help combat the loss of sensory acuity and revitalize our perceptual experiences.
Data Taboo β€’ 12 implied HN points β€’ 01 Jan 24
  1. Predictions on AI and culture focus on industrial revolution with AI and networked communications, shift in Western culture to New Puritanism, and geopolitical shift to a multipolar world.
  2. Concerns over the economic impact of AI and potential for an AI Winter in 2024.
  3. Observations on cultural shifts towards anti-romanticism, including risk-averse culture, derivative art, and impact on film and literature production.
Enshrine Computing β€’ 2 HN points β€’ 03 May 23
  1. Web4 is envisioned as the web where humans and AI work together, with data being autonomously generated and consumed.
  2. The transition from Web2 to Web4 emphasizes trust as a valuable resource for facilitating convenient interactions between autonomous agents.
  3. Enshrine Computing aims to advance autonomous computing by focusing on AI safety through trusted execution environments and computational secrecy.