The “one more thing” announced by Apple at its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year was the industry’s worst-kept secret. The Apple Vision Pro, the tech giant’s bid to make a mixed reality headset, has received a mixed reception. Most of the concern has focused on the $3,499 cost.
But there’s a bigger problem: whether there will be enough apps available to make the cost of the device worth it. It’s a real challenge to redesign apps for a completely new interface, and developers are worried. Read the whole story.
To prevent the death of AI, learn about nuclear safety
In recent weeks, the AI discourse has been dominated by those who think we could develop an artificial intelligence system that will one day become so powerful that it will wipe out humanity.
So how do the companies themselves propose that we avoid AI ruin? One proposed solution comes from a new paper by DeepMind et al that suggests AI developers should assess a model’s potential to cause “extreme” risks before any training begins.
The process could help developers decide if it’s too risky to continue. But it would potentially be more helpful if the AI sector took lessons from a field that knows a thing or two about very real existential threats: security research and risk mitigation around nuclear weapons.
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