Managing Your Career, 2024 AI Trends, Antibiotics, and Top TV and Books in 2023
Weekly Roundup of AI, Technology, and UX
Here’s the latest news, resources, and use cases from the world of product, UX, AI and technology. Let’s go:
🏅 Managing a career
🧑💻 AI 2024
📰 NY Times
📺 Top TV
📚 Best Books of 2023
Product Consulting, Driving Outcomes, and Managing a Product Career
Evie is a product consultant who has taken her experience as a product leader and now works with companies to help them grow their products, refine their product strategies, and shift their focus. On this episode, Evie and I discuss how product managers can grow their careers, both within companies or moving into product consulting roles.
We also discuss managing your career in the context of your broader life vision and goals. And how what makes great product managers and great product teams. As well as bridging the gap between expectations and reality for ourselves and our teams as we align around priorities.
News and Useful Reads
In unsurprising news, 2024 will likely continue to be a year of AI. We’ll see its reach expand to new areas of business and life as our world continues to be reshaped by new technology
AI emerged in the public consciousness in 2023, but many business leaders expect it to expand and proliferate dramatically in 2024. According to iShares, 70% of executives anticipate increasing AI resourcing next year, primarily motivated by efforts to cut costs.
The New York Times sued OpenAI and Microsoft this week for copyright infringement. So the battle on training data continues:
The Times is the first major American media organization to sue the companies, the creators of ChatGPT and other popular A.I. platforms, over copyright issues associated with its written works. The lawsuit, filed in Federal District Court in Manhattan, contends that millions of articles published by The Times were used to train automated chatbots that now compete with the news outlet as a source of reliable information.
The power of human and artificial intelligence combined continues to amaze me, and I hope we see these types of breakthroughs accelerate.
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is proving to be a game-changer when it comes to medicine with the technology now helping scientists to unlock the first new antibiotics in 60 years.
The discovery of a new compound that can kill a drug-resistant bacterium that kills thousands worldwide every year could prove to be a turning point in the fight against antibiotic resistance.
Other Interesting Finds
I’ve only finished a couple of the shows on this list, but have most of the others in my queue for watching. If you’re looking for some good recommendations (like I always am), then this makes for a pretty good list.
My Top 10 Books of 2023
I also made a quick list of my favorite reads from the last year. You can check them out here:
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