Issue 67 of Being Designerly has curated articles about Creativity, AI, empathy, human computer symbiosis, Airbnb's redesign, GAAD, and visualization.
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What Really Made Geoffrey Hinton Into an AI Doomer
The researcher recently left Google so that he could more freely call attention to the risks posed by intelligent machines. Hinton says AI is advancing more quickly than he and other experts expected, meaning there is an urgent need to ensure that humanity can contain and manage it. He is most concerned about near-term risks such as more sophisticated, AI-generated disinformation campaigns, but he also believes the long-term problems could be so serious that we need to start worrying about them now.
Read about how he was alarmed by AI explaining his made up joke, and his realization that though substantially less complex, AI could perform the kind of reasoning that humans take a lifetime to attain.
Leading In The Age Of AI: Angela Ahrendts On How Creativity Will Set Future Business Leaders Apart
In an age defined by intense disruption and rapid change, Angela Ahrendts, former SVP of Apple Retail and former CEO of Burberry, posits that the essence of effective leadership is undergoing a radical shift, with AI supplanting many of the "hard" skills that organizations typically prioritize within the executive ranks. She believes that creatives now have a distinct competitive advantage, because they bring qualitative attributes, such as passion, intuition, and empathy, things machines can’t replace. “We are going to be leaning on the creatives to look ahead and to run things,” she predicts. “We need to amplify human attributes in an artificial world.”
Why teaching children empathy can boost their creativity
Most people think that empathy – the ability to put yourself in another person’s shoes – is fixed, but it’s not. Empathy can be taught. Research has shown that reading can help children develop empathy. Through reading, children can experience the situations of others that are very different to their own, and reflect on that experience. Learning that incorporates empathy can also help students increase their creativity.
Airbnb is fixing its core design problems, says CEO Brian Chesky
Leading into the latest redesign, Chesky says his team read 15,000 social media posts, analyzed tens of millions of customer service complaints, and held conversational workshops for thousands of guests and hosts. “From all this work, we were basically able to identify a hit list, like, a top top list of complaints for each step of the journey for guests and hosts,” says Chesky.
How can humans and intelligent computers work together?
The author discusses how Artificial intelligence has also been increasingly used in the field of UX to personalize user experiences and provide customized suggestions based on user behavior.
Global Accessibility Awareness Day: tech and employment for people with disabilities
Global Accessibility Awareness Day is Thursday, May 18, 2023. Find an event to attend: https://accessibility.day/
This post from last year describes Microsoft's journey to bridge the disability divide in partnership with disability community and accessibility experts around the world.
Washington Post's Accessibility Resources
Explore Washington Post's accessibility checklist, testing strategies and considerations from their Design System.
Google is replacing Chrome's lock icon because most people don't know what it means
Google now plans to replace the lock next to the address in Chrome with a variant of the "tune" icon you see in the linked article. Simply put, most people don't understand the lock icon. According to Google's research, only 11 percent of users realize that it refers to HTTPS encryption. Many others think it means the site is trustworthy — a problem when even phishing sites use the technology.
Visualization: How Smart is ChatGPT?
In a technical report released on March 27, 2023, OpenAI provided a comprehensive brief on its most recent model, known as GPT-4. Included in this report were a set of exam results, which has been visualized in the linked post.
Virgin's ingenious campaign shows the limitations of AI art
Virgin and Made By Dyslexia have set out to demonstrate that by challenging AI models to innovate like famous people with dyslexia. And the results are as weird as you might expect...creativebloq.com