Hollywood Strike Update and AI Roundup with Trey Kollmer

Trey Kollmer discusses Hollywood Strikes, actor involvement, AI's impact on acting, and experiments with GPT-4 in this insightful episode.


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In this episode, Trey Kollmer returns to the show to discuss updates to the Hollywood Strikes, including news on SAG-AFTRA and WGA. Trey and Nathan chat why actors are joining the strikes, how AI will change acting as a profession, Trey’s views on reasoning and how he’s experimenting with GPT-4, and much, much more. If you're looking for an ERP platform, check out our sponsor, NetSuite: http://netsuite.com/cognitive

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(00:00:00) Episode Preview
(00:04:01) Hollywood and AI: updates on SAG-AFTRA and the WGA
(00:15:20) Sponsors: NetSuite | Omneky
(00:18:56) Studio approach to copyright and compensation with generative AI
(00:22:17) Hollywood receptiveness to using AI and protections guild members are asking for
(00:24:05) How much potential is there in fine-tuning models on writing Hollywood scripts?
(00:24:56) Models implementing gradient descent in the weights
(00:29:14) How Nathan uses models to write for the podcast
(00:34:15) Generating and mining jokes in the writer’s room
(00:35:18) Generating polarizing material
(00:40:18) Untraining models
(00:44:20) AI writing tools and writer perception of them
(00:46:34) Context length and pooling layers
(00:51:11) Microsoft China
(00:52:09) Chat-GPT’s system prompt: steering the model in the direction you want
(01:00:02) Actors’ strike
(01:02:20) Background actor rights
(01:05:45) Using 1 million DALL-E images to create an AI short film
(01:09:11) Deepfakes
(01:10:29) Speculation on outcomes for the actor’s strike
(01:12:51) The future where anyone can be a reasonable synthetic actor
(01:17:33) Trey’s take on reasoning and why Hollywood should be more open to AI
(01:16:20) New generative choose your own adventure content
(01:25:49) A monk’s experience with Chat-GPT
(01:28:56) Outdatedness of stochastic parrot notion; reasoning and synthesis
(01:32:05) Adversarial attacks
(01:36:14) Model vs human susceptibility to adversarial attacks because of human robustness
(01:39:20) Trey and Nathan’s reasoning experiments
(01:47:30) Performance jumping with abstraction
(01:49:22) Language model self-delegation
(01:51:04) NVIDIA’s margins compared to TSMC and ASML
(02:07:35) Adding an AI layer and competing with incumbents
(02:09:22) How sustainable is the demand for an AI friend?
(02:13:10) Rewind AI
(02:19:27) Big tech vs old school studios
(02:14:52) Dramatic ironies from the picketing lines
(02:21:38) AI development moments that feel like a movie
(02:26:34) CEO of Inflection’s views on misuse being a greater threat than the AI itself

- Watch Part 1 of The AI Revolution in Hollywood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkXiQitKu9I
- Pamela Samuelson on Generative AI Meets Copyright: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sDGIrVO6mo
- Google Lawsuit: https://www.reuters.com/legal/litigation/google-hit-with-class-action-lawsuit-over-ai-data-scraping-2023-07-11/
- Gradient descent in weights: https://twitter.com/labenz/status/1611745393007525890
- Backspace Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2306.05426
- Paige Bailey on Google’s PaLM 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-XYxLifpQE

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@labenz (Nathan)

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