CES 2023: 10 tech innovations that caught our eye | AP News
There was a wide range of innovations on display at the CES tech show in Las Vegas last week. Some of it aimed to solve big real world problems. Some of it aimed to make your life more fun. And some of it was just a little out there. Associated Press journalists spent last week combing cavernous exhibit halls for the most exciting, interesting and unusual tech innovations.
Unfortunately the remote-controlled, electric inline skates batteries only lasts for 20 miles... short of what I would need to get to the office when I do go in...
The big idea: what’s the secret of innovation?
The secret: human beings do not like too much novelty. The innovations that take off combine a lot of familiarity with a little bit of new.
How to unlock your creativity – even if you see yourself as a conventional thinker
The media often portrays creatives as those with quirky personalities and unique talent. Researchers have also identified numerous personality traits that are associated with creativity, such as openness to new experiences, ideas and perspectives. This paints a dire picture for those who consider themselves conventional thinkers, as well as those who do not work in creative occupations – including roles that are often considered traditional and non-creative, such as accountants and data analysts.
These beliefs miss a key part of how creativity works in your brain: Creative thinking is actually something you engage in every day, whether you realize it or not. Moreover, creativity is a skill that can be strengthened. This matters even for people who don’t consider themselves creative or who aren’t in creative fields.
If you want to be more creative, train your body not your mind
An interesting take: If we view the entirety of our physical body as a brain, then our intelligence and magnetism skyrocket. A special excitement runs through us; even though the dream hasn’t manifested yet, we know in our bones that it is going to happen.
A list of free eBooks for UX designers
A list of free eBooks for UX designers, collected by Vitaly Friedman and shared on LinkedIn
Internet Horrified by CNET Secretively Publishing Articles Written by an AI
Futurism earlier reported that popular tech news outlet CNET had been quietly publishing entire articles written by an AI for months, without making the AI authorship immediately clear to readers. The 75+ articles are substantial financial explainers, not just fill-in-the-blank updates, and seem to be written with a more powerful AI akin to OpenAI's GPT-3.
Ethically, CNET should have been transparent about it...
ChatGPT, DALL-E 2 and the collapse of the creative process
The authors believe that AI art devalues the act of artistic creation for both the artist and the public. Skill and practice become superfluous.
It is the work of making something real and working through its details that carries value, not simply that moment of imagining it. Artistic works are lauded not merely for the finished product, but for the struggle, the playful interaction and the skillful engagement with the artistic task, all of which carry the artist from the moment of inception to the end result.
Artists angry after discovering artworks used to train AI image generators without their consent
AI image generators are learning from human illustrators without their consent. Now artists are speaking out.
43 AI powered tools that will help boost your productivity
Ignore the sensational intro on this LinkedIn post, but this a good compilation of AI tools to explore...
Check if your art has been used to train AI
Find out if your work had been included in a dateset of 5.85 billion images and their text captions taken from the internet to train various AI systems.