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AI will get stronger in 2024

An artificial intelligence sign is displayed on a phone screen, with the shape of a human face and binary code in an illustration. ​

An artificial intelligence sign is displayed on a phone screen, with the shape of a human face and binary code in an illustration.

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While its lawyers are suing the world’s most powerful AI firms, reporters at The New York Times’ are simultaneously trying to make sense of this important emerging technology — namely, how rapidly it’s progressing before our eyes.

On Monday, veteran tech reporter Cade Metz suggested that AI will get stronger in innumerable ways.

“The A.I. industry this year is set to be defined by one main characteristic: a remarkably rapid improvement of the technology as advancements build upon one another, enabling A.I. to generate new kinds of media, mimic human reasoning in new ways and seep into the physical world through a new breed of robot,” Metz writes.


Huh? He’s referring to the advent of mass-market AI-generated video. Just like Midjourney and DALL-E brought AI-image generators to us in 2023, new tools will make it easy to type and generate whole videos made by AI.

Not only that, but popular chatbots like ChatGPT will become multimodal, meaning they can respond just as seamlessly with images, video, and audio as they do today with text. So perhaps there will be a true one-stop-shop for all your generative AI needs.

Logical reasoning of AI tools could also improve greatly this year, he suggests, allowing them to better function as “agents” to whom humans can delegate tasks and offload responsibilities.

Dust off your sci-fi classics: Smarter AI systems could power smart robots — though they’ll almost certainly invade factories first, rather than trying to become at-home personal butlers.

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