Friday's Fast Five: Week of 5.5
35 Ways Real People Are Using A.I. Right Now (The New York Times): It goes beyond everyday fiddling: In the last few years, companies and scholars have started to use A.I. to supercharge work they could never have imagined, designing new molecules with the help of an algorithm or building alien-like spaceship parts. Here’s how 35 real people are using A.I. for work, life, play and procrastination.
The U.S. could hit the debt ceiling by June 1 (CNBC): In a letter to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, Yellen said new data on tax receipts forced the department to move up its estimate of when the Treasury Department “will be unable to continue to satisfy all of the government’s obligations” to potentially as early as June 1, if Congress doesn’t raise or suspend the debt limit before then.
Living in a Frank Lloyd Wright House: 7 Homeowners Share Their Honest Experience (Architectural Digest): The iconic architect designed hundreds of residential properties in his career—AD spoke with seven homeowners about the ways Wright’s work impacts their lives.
‘The Godfather of A.I.’ Leaves Google and Warns of Danger Ahead (The New York Times): For half a century, Geoffrey Hinton nurtured the technology at the heart of chatbots like ChatGPT. Now he worries it will cause serious harm.
Angry Crypto Investors Are Brawling in Court After Voyager and Celsius Collapsed (Bloomberg): A certain breed of retail investors piled their money into crypto for its anti-establishment qualities. Avoiding big banks or hidebound regulators sweetened the taste of uncanny returns. Millions of crypto fans—and their money—find themselves trapped in a different kind of reality. Companies they trusted with their cryptocurrency have failed, and their assets are stuck in bankruptcy court, one of the most establishment and bureaucratic institutions in America.