The Chatbot Effect
February 21, 2024
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The Chatbot Effect

Jason Howell and Jeff Jarvis discuss the latest AI news, including OpenAI's new Sora video generator, legal issues for an Air Canada chatbot, missteps in publishing AI art in a medical journal, and Jason gives a hands-on demo of Perplexity Pro including a solid example of why it's necessary to scrutinize the output of LLMs.


  • Release of OpenAI's Sora for video generation
  • Debate over whether advanced AI capabilities indicate nearing AGI
  • Meta's new AI model V-JEPA learns from video like LLMs learn from text
  • Effect of Sora release on Adobe stock valuation
  • Air Canada chatbot provides misleading refund info, company gets sued
  • Scientific journal publishes AI-generated rat diagram from Midjourney
  • British painter Harold Cohen spent 40+ years refining an image-generating robot


  • Integrates multiple models like GPT-3.5 and Stable Diffusion
  • Capability to search across internet sources with up-to-date results
  • The need to verify its output: Got its own capabilities wrong by claiming it uses model "Sora"

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