KATE THOMPSON DAVY: Spare a thought, a coin, a job, for those doing routine work
The less repetitive your output is, the harder it will be to tag you in generative AI and show you the door
Ever wondered what it’s like to be a tech columnist like myself? Of course not. Still I’m here to tell you that these days it feels a lot like that “supercuts” video of Google CEO Sundar Pichai that is doing the rounds: just saying artificial intelligence (AI) repeatedly until you sound like a parody of Old MacDonald had a farm.
The video, which went viral a few weeks ago, shows Pichai at the company’s development conference saying “AI” and “generative AI” over and over and over. It was inspired by the factoid that Pich[AI] — as some smarty-pants in the YouTube comments nicknamed him — cited the exciting tech 34 times in his opening statement on the most recent Alphabet earnings call. To put that in perspective, during 2022’s announcement AI got name-dropped in just five instances...
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