Five Things Tech: AI & Society, Video Calls, TikTok, Heata, AI & Energy
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So this week in tech we saw TikTok changing the algorithm in Europe and I hope my kids will use TikTok a bit less now. I don’t have anything against TikTok per se, but I’m a lot in favor of regulation that works and that leads companies to actually adhere to the rules that were layed out. But I’m still bummed that I cannot use Threads in Europe because of the same regulation.
What I’m really stoked about is Heata. It’s not your regular startup that is overfunded and puts out lots of buzzwords instead of tech. These guys build something with a lot of impact for their community. I like this very much and hope they will get the funds necessary to scale this.
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“AI does offer extraordinary creative opportunities; but creators need to do social-cultural work that is at least as hard as technically engineering these systems – and perhaps harder. There are times when a command-and-control paradigm is appropriate in computing. However, when looking at AI, there are times when, instead, we need to see more jazz-like opportunities for creative, collaborative improvisation.”
All those great ideas how we could spend our days in front of the screen and our camera. And then the pandemic was over. Now we still do videocalls, but in a rather basic way. Still, not everybody knows how to do it and I still see too many nostrils because people like weird camera angles. For Zoom it will be a difficult future as people use the video capabilities of the office suit their company is already paying for, so it’s Teams and Google Meet.
Regulation can really change something. The EU Digital Services Act is a good start, but regulators need to keep up with the ever evolving tech world. TikTok got a lot of pressure recently and I assume there be more actions soon against tech companies.
Oh wow, this is brilliant. Homeowners basically install a cloud node and the heat gets used to heat the water of the house while the cloud users pay for everything. This seems to be a good start to think about all the heat emissions from servers all over the world.
Are we doing the right thing building up more and more computing power while the earth is already overheating. Hopefully all the computing power and all the wonderful AI models figure out how to solve this issue before it’s too late and all we got was funny replies to our Chat-GPT prompts.
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