VentureBeat launched our AI Affect Tour this week with an occasion in San Francisco, which included talks concerning the swift adoption of generative AI within the banking business, and the innovative areas round governance of the expertise.
Our AI Affect Tour is a collection of occasions across the nation the place we invite enterprise decision-makers to debate how they’re placing AI to work in actual functions. Particularly, we’re targeted on how they’ll undertake the highly effective taste of generative AI, given the thrill round that expertise’s potential, but additionally concern round its dangers.
Wells Fargo’s CIO Chintan Mehta updated the audience Wednesday concerning the progress the financial institution is making with its Fargo app, a digital assistant constructed on Google’s giant language fashions. It has dealt with 20 million interactions since launch in March, and may very well be headed to 100 million interactions as soon as extra capabilities are added in, Mehta stated throughout a wide-ranging interview that I moderated. The discuss confirmed Wells Fargo is additional together with generative AI than many could have anticipated.
In a second discuss, Silen Naihin, a former founding engineer of AutoGPT, an organization that impressed the developer world final 12 months by launching an LLM agent that would work autonomously, offered the viewers with the most recent overview of the main safety threats to LLMs, together with entertaining examples of daring immediate injection strategies (how somebody was capable of get a Chevrolet supplier’s LLM assistant to persuade it to promote them a automotive for $1), and what can occur whenever you give an LLM agent an excessive amount of energy. Remarkably, Naihin, who has since gone on to start out a brand new LLM agent firm, Stackwise, was blocked on the Canadian border, and so needed to current nearly (see under). However we had numerous enjoyable, since his co-founder was capable of be part of us in individual.
We introduced the tour late final 12 months, after we observed that there have been few occasions convening enterprise decision-makers to assist them deploy AI, and particularly generative AI. Most corporations are within the proof of idea stage, at finest. The occasions are invite-only, restricted to 75 individuals, and designed to maximise dialog and networking. Our subsequent occasion is in New York in Feb.
Every occasion will discover particular themes and industries, which we’ll later roll into our flagship Rework occasion, on July 10-11 with deeper focus.
There shall be some thrilling bulletins coming quickly about companions becoming a member of us on the AI Tour.
To seek out out extra concerning the Tour, see extra right here. Stay up for seeing a few of you in NYC, or hopefully afterward the tour!
PS. Ted Shelton of Bain & Co, who attended, wrote up a great review of the night, specializing in the large distinction between the IT and enterprise leaders relating to their views round AI governance — and the way these two views must be aligned.