💀 AI might kill you…if you ignore it

🔮 Purple Horizons Dispatch

Hey there, Explorers!

It seems that every week, we’re having conversations with someone about if, or rather when, we’ll reach singularity—the hypothetical idea that artificial intelligence becomes more intelligent than humans and, well…takes over.

Artificial general intelligence (AGI) is a hotly debated concept and one that futurist Ray Kurzweil has been preaching about since 2005. In his latest book, he says we’re closer than ever.

Today, we dive into what that means, how AI is helping companies improve their packaging and customer service, using AI to make pizza before you order it, the newest AI beauty pageant, and where Sam Altman is putting (and making) his money.

Here’s what’s going on…

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💀 AI might kill you…if you ignore it | At least that’s what famed futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks. In his new book, 'The Singularity is Nearer,’ he doubles down on his prediction that humans will merge with machines by 2045 and offers guidance on how humans can fully pursue AI without fear. Better binge on Terminator movies this weekend! “Come with me if you want to live…”

📦 Better packaging, happier customers—thanks to AI | Daily Harvest, a brand of plant-based packaged foods, is using AI to optimize the packing space for their frozen foods. Since they started using AI, they’ve received fewer customer complaints about damaged goods and increased their profitability through cost savings. That’s a win-win! 🙌🏼

💡🤖 Figure out AI for your Business | Everyone knows they NEED AI but may not know where to start. Purple Horizons can help. (One of our ideas has already turned into a multi-million dollar pitch for a client) Book a 30-minute strategy session with Ralph & Gianni and discover how AI can help your business.

😡 “I want to speak to a human!” | Building chatbots that add value to the customer experience is hard. Here’s how Bank of America, Klarna, and Lili did it and improved their overall customer service experience without anyone needing to “talk to a human.”

🍕 Apparently, AI is psychic now | Domino's Pizza CEO says it uses AI to make pizzas 'before people order them', saying “our algorithm figures out you’re ready to order and we start making it." Um...OK?👀

👸 There she is, Miss America AI | Get ready for a beauty pageant like no other—where the contestants are AI-generated, the beauty standards are eerily familiar, and the implications are anything but superficial. The world's first AI beauty pageant blurs the lines between human and digital influencers and questions what beauty truly means.

🤑 That’s one hell of a side hustle | Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI—creators of ChatGPT, may make the same salary as the average American ($65,000), but his real moneymaker is his side hustle as a startup investor. According to a new report from The Wall Street Journal, his holdings in hundreds of startups are worth at least $2.8 billion. And some of these investments are raising eyebrows as potential conflicts of interest 🤨

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