Episode 2 of “The Family History AI Show” is now live!

We’re excited to announce that Episode 2 of “The Family History AI Show” is now live! Join us, hosts Mark Thompson and myself, Steve Little, as we delve into the latest developments in AI that are impacting the genealogy community. This episode is packed with insights and discussions on significant topics including the major AI outage on June 4th, 2024, and its implications for our increasing reliance on these tools. Mark and I also explore ethical considerations surrounding AI use in genealogy, emphasizing the importance of transparency and disclosure.

A highlight of this episode is the discussion on OpenAI’s new content licensing deals with major publishers like News Corp, Vox, and The Atlantic. These agreements are pivotal in legitimizing training data sources and enhancing the quality of AI models, which is crucial for genealogical research. In contrast, we also discuss Google’s recent struggles with their AI Overview feature, shedding light on the challenges tech giants face in innovating while maintaining their business models.

Another exciting segment is on Perplexity’s innovative Pages tool, which combines search engine capabilities with large language models to create a personalized and comprehensive research experience. Mark shares a practical example of how this tool can simplify the creation of detailed locality guides, proving to be a valuable asset for genealogists.

The episode also features updates on OpenAI’s expanded access to GPT tools, which now includes free web access, image analysis, and data processing capabilities. This enhancement opens up new possibilities for genealogists, enabling them to streamline their research tasks.

Don’t miss the AI Tip of the Week, where the hosts discuss how anthropomorphizing AI tools can enhance their efficiency. By treating AI as if it were human, users can achieve more accurate and useful responses.

In the rapid-fire updates, Mark and I cover the latest industry developments, including OpenAI’s new safety committee, Apple’s upcoming Worldwide Developer Conference, Elon Musk’s $6 billion investment in AI, and Meta’s announcement of a premium AI model. We also highlight upcoming events like the Ontario Genealogical Society Conference and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, where we will be presenting on AI and genealogy topics.

Tune in to gain valuable insights and stay updated on the latest trends and tools in the world of AI and genealogy. Listen now and let us know your thoughts!

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