Exploring the Use of AI in Media - Episode 309 - Show Notes

Exploring the Use of AI in Media - Episode 309

Monday May 1, 2023 (00:34:30)


AI is revolutionizing media in ways that were unimaginable just a few years ago. From creating entire commercials with no human input to filtering out coughs in real-time, AI is transforming the way we create, consume, and interact with media.

AI is revolutionizing media

One example of AI revolutionizing media is the Pepperoni Hugs Spot commercial. This commercial was entirely created by AI, from the video to the script to the music. AI was used to generate the video with Runway Gen-2, the script with ChatGPT, the name of the joint with ElevenLabs, images with Midjourney, and the voice and music with ElevenLabs. This commercial was made with five different kinds of AI, and it was put together by a human video editor.

Another example of AI revolutionizing media is the use of AI to filter out coughs in real time. This could be a great use of AI to help out humans, and with the right technology, it could even be used to make lips look like they're not coughing.

AI is revolutionizing media in many ways, from creating entire commercials to filtering out coughs. AI is transforming the way we create and consume media, and it's only going to continue to do so in the future.

OpenAI API can be costly

One of the most popular AI services is OpenAI, which provides an API that enables developers to incorporate OpenAI's language models into their own websites and programs. This API can be quite costly, however, as it requires a paid subscription to use. As a result, many developers have been searching for ways to use OpenAI's services without paying for them.

Enter Xtekky, a computer science student from Europe, who created a GitHub repo called GPT4Free. GPT4Free is a way for developers to use OpenAI's services without paying for them. Xtekky was able to do this by taking advantage of sites like You.com, which use OpenAI's backend for their own internal use. By intercepting the API calls that these sites make to OpenAI, Xtekky was able to use OpenAI's services for free.

Unfortunately, OpenAI wasn't too happy about Xtekky's actions and sent him a cease and desist letter. OpenAI argued that Xtekky was using their services without paying for them, and that he was in violation of their terms of service. Despite this, Xtekky's GPT4Free repo is still up and running, and many developers are taking advantage of it.

OpenAI's API can be quite costly, and it's understandable that some developers would want to find ways to use OpenAI's services without paying for them. Xtekky's GPT4Free repo is a great way to do this, and while OpenAI may not be too happy about it, it's still up and running. In the future, it will be interesting to see how OpenAI responds to this, and if they create any new ways to use their services without having to pay for them.

AI not perfect for facts

AI is a powerful tool, but it is not perfect for finding facts. This was made evident in tonight's recording, where the AI gave incorrect information about the fifth President of the United States. It incorrectly stated that Thomas Jefferson was the fifth president and that the American Revolutionary War ended in 1801. It also made up other facts, such as inventing a contact lens with a built-in camera and claiming that Avram was an engineer at Google.

The fact that AI is prone to making mistakes is concerning, as it can lead to inaccurate and potentially dangerous information being disseminated. It is important that AI is used responsibly, and that developers and users are aware of its limitations. AI should not be relied upon to provide accurate information, and should be used in conjunction with other sources of information.

AI can still be useful in many ways, such as interpreting data that already exists and transcribing audio and recognizing images. However, it should not be used for tasks that require accuracy, such as providing factual information. AI should be used in a creative way, taking advantage of its strengths, such as interpreting data, rather than relying on it for facts.

Ultimately, AI is a powerful tool, but it is not perfect for finding facts. It can be used in a creative way to take advantage of its strengths, but it should not be relied upon as a source of factual information. It is important to be aware of its limitations and use it responsibly.


Scott Ertz


Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Avram Piltch


Avram's been in love with PCs since he played original Castle Wolfenstein on an Apple II+. Before joining Tom's Hardware, for 10 years, he served as Online Editorial Director for sister sites Tom's Guide and Laptop Mag, where he programmed the CMS and many of the benchmarks. When he's not editing, writing or stumbling around trade show halls, you'll find him building Arduino robots with his son and watching every single superhero show on the CW.

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