In our daily roundup, we explore various news stories. Tech workers express doubt about the effectiveness of AI, while Australia introduces its first AI month to promote responsible AI development. DeepBio, a Korean cancer AI company, achieves a significant milestone by winning the CES Innovation award. Additionally, former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is lured by Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to join the company.
1. Tech workers are skeptical because more than half think artificial intelligence is overrated
More than half of tech workers surveyed, including software engineers, designers and business leaders, believe artificial intelligence, including innovations like OpenAI’s ChatGPT, is overrated, according to a Retool survey. The skepticism stems from the lack of obvious change effects on companies’ productivity or work quality. Business Insider reports that respondents express difficulty trusting current AI capabilities, citing time-consuming prompt creation and concerns about accuracy as making AI less practical for their role.
2. Australia launches AI Month to shape the future of responsible artificial intelligence
Australia is launching its first AI Month, which runs from November 15 to December 15 and is led by the National AI Center (NAIC). The aim of the initiative is to engage Australians in shaping a responsible and inclusive AI future and to foster a dialogue between leading AI organisations, entrepreneurs and researchers. Over 50 events nationwide, including workshops and conferences, showcase Australia’s AI expertise. According to a report by News-Medical, the launch was officiated by Minister Ed Husic at the opening of Luke Millanta’s artificial intelligence exhibition.
3. DeepBio makes history as the first Korean cancer A.I. the company wins a CES Innovation Award
DeepBio makes history as the first Korean cancer diagnostic A.I. the company wins the CES Innovation Award at CES 2024 in Las Vegas. Recognized in the Digital Healthcare category, DeepBion A.I. the diagnostic utility, DeepDx-Prostate, offers a remarkable 99 percent sensitivity and 97 percent specificity. CEO Kim Sun-woo sees this as evidence of DeepBio’s world-class technology, which promises to improve cancer diagnosis and advance cutting-edge A.I. solutions, PR Newswire reports.
4. Amazon launches ‘AI Ready’ program to train 2 million in generative AI skills
Amazon plans to train two million people by 2025 through its “AI Ready” program, focusing on generative AI skills, including the technology used in models like ChatGPT. The initiative responds to Amazon’s need to produce AI experts by competing with Microsoft and Google. The eight free-for-all online courses are suitable for beginners and experienced individuals, preparing them for the transformative impact of artificial intelligence, according to Swami Sivasubramanian, Amazon’s vice president of databases, analytics and machine learning, the Wall Street Journal reported.
5. Sam Altman joins Microsoft amid OpenAI turmoil
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has hired Sam Altman, the former CEO of OpenAI, to improve his own AI innovation after his sudden ouster in the boardroom. Greg Brockman, former chairman and president of OpenAI, also joined Microsoft. Meanwhile, Emmett Shear, former Twitch CEO, will become OpenAI’s interim CEO. Rapid changes mean a significant change in the power dynamics of artificial intelligence. Microsoft, OpenAI’s primary financial backer, has welcomed Altman and Brockman to lead a new advanced artificial intelligence research group, according to a CNN report.