Thoughts by the Last Week in AI editors about AI news and trends

What should we make of AI's recent leaps?
What really powerful foundation models and generative models mean for AI researchers, tech, and the world at large.
Reflecting on an unrelenting year of advances in AI
Code-writing language models enable robots to follow language instructions and perform diverse tasks without task-specific learning
Tesla managed to capture the attention of the entire AI field for a few days, mostly for recruiting, and it worked.
What we should learn from the LaMDA story, and how we can all be more careful going forward
These tools may not look like what some people imagine, but AI-powered human-animal communication could be possible. Research is already underway.
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