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Request for AI Media Hosts
Last year, the AI Media space grew by leaps and bounds! For many years, it was just myself and a handful of others talking about the potential and excitement of GPT-3. In 2022, however, we saw so many new faces. Not only do I try to check all the different content out, I’m also learning a ton from others making interesting content about topics like ChatGPT.
With all of this said, I think there are two key gaps the industry still needs, two kinds of voices are still missing from the AI media landscape. Unfortunately, I don’t think these topics are a good fit for me, but I definitely can see someone else rising up and filling this need far better than I ever could.
Gary Marcus 2.0
I have tremendous respect for Gary Marcus and do often he feels he gets far less credit than he deserves. However, I believe we need more AI media coverage around gaps, flaws, and criticisms regarding our existing AI architecture and paradigms. Ideally, this would be someone who understands the technology very well and who is willing to think outside of the box on how it could be improved and pushed forward. This individual would have to think pretty independently and be willing to stand out and argue for better, safer, more robust approaches. The key is someone bold enough to identify flaws and have the courage to continue to defend their claims and persuade others to improve the status quo. I would imagine their audience would mostly be highly technical engineers and AI researchers interested in being challenged. Ideally, this individual would be very exhaustive in benchmarking existing language/multimodal models and be pretty collaborative with the different AI research labs too.
Ethics/Legal/Policy Expert and Industry Watchdog
Ideally, someone with a background in policy - they could help explore existing AI ethics/policy issues, educate the general public, and make open, constructive feedback on how AI policies could be improved. This individual could potentially call out bad behaviour and provide a bridge between media, government, and industry. This role is desperately needed in my opinion as things are moving so fast - it is becoming easier and easier to overlook dangerous behaviour and get distracted by flashy, new developments. This could be huge opportunity for someone looking to make the world a safer and better place at a huge scale, impacting humanity for decades to come.
If any of these niches interest you, feel free to DM me on Twitter. I’m happy to help promote someone actively trying to fill these gaps, help them out in any way I can, and if it’s a good fit, I will share any knowledge I have on starting and growing a YouTube channel or podcast.