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MC.7: AI Junior Dev Partners, GPT-4V's Trust Issues, OpenAI's Financial Upswing, AI Influence in D.C., and Market Evolution with AI-First Platforms 🛍️

This week, we dive into the futuristic integration of AI as a coding teammate, the challenges faced by GPT-4V, and the exponential growth of OpenAI's revenue. Plus, uncovering the AI advisory network's stronghold in Washington and the transformative opportunities brought by AI-First marketplaces

modern chaos issue 7

Modern chaos is a newsletter exploring tech and AI through the journey of a dev agency shifting from services to product design. We share our notes, analysis and experiments.

Hello!

Our small experiment with dev editors has been well received by the emacs reddit community. I’m working on a new one more integrated where the AI is like a junior dev editing parts of your files while you keep working.

More on this below, Cheers!

In this issue:

🤖 AI “junior dev teammate”
🛠️ llm-bash: A Bash Wrapper around llm and Ollama
🖼️ Multi-modal prompt injection image attacks against GPT-4V
💰 OpenAI's Revenue Skyrockets to $1.3 Billion Annualized Rate
🏛️ How a billionaire-backed network of AI advisers took over Washington
🧩 Reflect: High-performance sync for multiplayer web apps
🤚 Woman's Experimental Bionic Hand Passes Major Test
💬 ChatGPT System Prompts Leaked
🛍️ The AI-First Marketplace

Work & Experiments

AI “junior dev teammate”
Nothing published yet, but I’m working on an emacs plugin experiment where I can ask an AI to work on some parts of the code base while I keep working on other things. Everything is asynchronous so I don’t have to wait for the AI answer. Feels like someone is coding from remote on the same project!

llm-bash: A Bash Wrapper around llm and Ollama
Our small bash utility has been well-received by the emacs Reddit community. While some people are skeptics about how useful AI can be for them, overall, people are optimistic. REDDIT | GITHUB

Tech updates & tools

Multi-modal prompt injection image attacks against GPT-4V
Large Language Models like GPT-4V are inherently trusting. Their understanding is rooted in their training data and the inputs they receive. If given malicious input, they'll process it without skepticism. I don’t see an immediate solution to this, it’s a hard problem. Simon Willison gives great examples on his blog post. READ IT

OpenAI's Revenue Skyrockets to $1.3 Billion Annualized Rate
The Information reports that CEO Sam Altman told his staff this week that OpenAI is now crossing $1.3 billion on an annualized basis. This means the company is generating over $100 million per month—a 30% increase from just this past summer. My take is that the revenue explosion comes from the enterprise side where a lot of small and big companies inject AI in their products. READ IT

How a billionaire-backed network of AI advisers took over Washington
A sprawling network spread across Congress, federal agencies and think tanks is pushing policymakers to put AI apocalypse at the top of the agenda — potentially boxing out other worries and benefiting top AI companies with ties to the network. READ IT

Reflect: High-performance sync for multiplayer web apps
Simple and funny demo on the landing page where you have puzzle pieces to use for coloring the logo. You see all other people on the page in real time filling the puzzle with you. A great way to showcase their impressive tech. DEMO

Woman's Experimental Bionic Hand Passes Major Test
When futuristic tech becomes a reality — the Mia Hand prosthetic, fused with bone and connected to the nervous system, has given its owner a new lease on life and much less phantom pain. READ IT

ChatGPT System Prompts Leaked
Dustin Miller retrieved the system prompts of ChatGPT for every available variants like Advanced Data Analysis or Browse with Bing. You can read on reddit how he extracted the prompt. PROMPTS | REDDIT

The AI-First Marketplace
Major technological innovations reshape markets: smartphones birthed Uber and Lyft, while search capabilities boosted platforms like Trulia and Indeed. Now, AI's integration into digital platforms offers fresh opportunities, pushing established players to evolve or fade. READ IT

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