D&T Issue 136

Dark ChatGPT & The Chocolate Effect

Hi there!
It’s issue #136 of DNT Weekly and as per usual the week has been eventful. Here’s what we’ve been reading of late.

OpenAI’s newly unveiled ChatGPT bot is making waves when it comes to all the amazing things it can do—from writing music to coding to generating vulnerability exploits, and what not. As the erudite machinery turns into a viral sensation, humans have started to discover some of the AI’s biases, like the desire to wipe out humanity.

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If design teams had a ceremonial initiation process, watching a stakeholder trash something that you’ve spent countless hours building would be it. But rejection is inescapable when we’re making multiple variants for every module of every single project, perpetually.

When choosing a typeface for labels, titles, sentences, and paragraphs, consider asking others who are not designers to read examples and give you their feedback. Your experience will be different from theirs.

The Moonwalkers are a curious machine. They look like a wacky combination of Teva sandals and roller skates.

Are you thinking about uploading some selfies and buying a pack of ‘Magic Avatars’? Consider these expert tips first.

Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested Monday evening in the Bahamas and is expected to face extradition to the US to face criminal charges filed by the SEC, the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Doubts swirl even as FTX Japan claims it’s solvent and working hard on a plan.

The greatest success imaginable for Artemis would be that it has a permanence not enjoyed during the Apollo era. In light of this weekend’s success, such a future is there for the taking for NASA.

Art and design collective MSCHF has created an ATM that shows a leaderboard of users’ current account balances, which was on display during Miami Art Week.

India will host the 18th G-20 summit in Delhi on 9-10 September 2023

TikTok was in some hot water last week for allegedly stealing a woman’s voice and turning it into the app’s default text to speech bot voice.

From the 17th Century and Cubism to today, trompe l’oeil art endures. Are we hard-wired to love things that are not as they appear to be, asks Caryn James.

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