European sailors are using heavy metal music to ward off killer whale attacks, while music and film industry executives discuss the risks of AI with UK Government officials. In the UK, police are planning to trial the use of drones as first responders to emergencies, and a survey conducted by Nominet’s latest annual Digital Youth Index showed that young people in the UK are turning to chatbots for help with their school and work. Meanwhile, the National Trust has warned that climate change is the “single biggest threat” to its mission to protect the UK’s heritage and natural landscape. The full episode of Tech & Science Daily can be found on Apple, Spotify, or wherever podcasts are streamed.
In other news, former OpenAI CEO Sam Altman has been fired by the company but quickly hired by Microsoft. OpenAI released a statement about Altman’s dismissal, claiming that he was not consistently candid in his communications with the board. However, they offered no evidence to support this claim. Altman has not publicly responded to the statement but has expressed his love for his time at OpenAI and stated that he will have more to say about what’s next later.
Over 4,000 participants aged eight to 25 reported using an AI chatbot like ChatGPT in the last year to assist with their schoolwork, emails, or job. The survey also found that 54% of respondents were concerned about the impact AI could have on future jobs. As technology continues to advance at a rapid pace, it is important for individuals and organizations alike