From Generative to Interactive AI

December 6, 2023
Charlie Zheng
Interactive AI is crucial in the media industry, playing a vital role in content creation, personalization, user engagement, and data analysis. Powered by GenAI, it generates diverse content like articles, videos, images, and music. Utilizing user data, it delivers personalized content, enhancing engagement by aligning with individual interests. Beyond content creation, interactive AI enhances user experience through chatbots and interactive ads, fostering growth in sectors like e-commerce. Its analytical capabilities scrutinize extensive media consumption datasets, providing valuable insights into audience behavior. Overall, interactive AI is shaping the present and future landscape of the media industry.
Two major interactions: chatbots and social media
In the ever-evolving landscape of AI, the interactive chatbot market stands as a prominent sector poised for substantial growth. Projections indicate that by 2025, the chatbot market will reach an estimated 1.25 billion U.S. dollars, signifying significant expansion from its 2016 market size of 190.8 million U.S. dollars. Chatbots, characterized as conversational AI software capable of natural language interactions, find application in diverse business areas, ranging from after-sales and customer service to CRM, sales, and marketing. Notably, consumer acceptance of chatbots varies across industries, with online retail witnessing the highest level of approval as of 2017, while government services encountered the lowest acceptance for integrating AI technology. Beyond the chatbot domain, the broader AI market is even more expansive, with a 2018 valuation of 9.51 billion U.S. dollars and a projected growth to 118.6 billion U.S. dollars by 2025.

Simultaneously, the realm of GenAI content offers intriguing insights into consumer preferences on social media platforms. United States citizens exhibit a distinct preference for content generated by artists and musicians, showcasing a keen resonance with their creative outputs. In contrast, GenAI content from social media influencers garners lower interest, with a mere 18 percent finding it highly appealing. This contrast can be attributed to the inherent creativity and proficiency of artists and musicians in working with crafted content. Their GenAI creations align seamlessly with audience expectations, as audiences value the genuine creativity these professionals bring to the digital realm. Social media influencers, often amassing followers through real-life situations and authentic experiences, face a challenge in translating their appeal to GenAI content. This preference for authenticity in audience engagement underscores the pivotal role that genuine creativity plays in shaping the appeal and success of GenAI content on social media platforms.
Ethical Dimensions
The rapid advancement of GenAI, particularly in interactive AI, gives rise to ethical concerns that need attention. Key issues include transparency, where users must be informed that they are interacting with a chatbot; bias, as chatbots can reflect biases present in their training data; privacy, emphasizing the need for user consent and protection of personal data; accountability, requiring transparent decision-making and error-handling mechanisms; and the importance of human oversight to recognize situations requiring human intervention. Addressing these ethical considerations is crucial in the development and deployment of interactive AI.
Innovative Ideas and Unlimited Possibilites
Humane recently unveiled the AI Pin, a wearable device, aiming to bring ambient computing to human experiences, providing omnipresent AI assistance through ChatGPT without the need for traditional apps. The device represents an attempt to integrate computing into daily life without the need for a smartphone interface. Bill Gates predicted that in the next five years, users will interact with devices by simply expressing tasks in everyday language. Humane's AI Pin aligns with this vision by introducing an AI software framework, the AI Bus, eliminating the need for app downloads and management.Google X is developing a health monitoring project using magnetic nanoparticles circulated through the bloodstream. These nanoparticles will bind to suspicious molecules, and a magnetically-active wristband will be used for further analysis. The technology envisions a delivery method for nanoparticles, possibly through a decomposing pill. Once in the bloodstream, nanoparticles with different coatings can bind to various substances, such as proteins or lipids associated with health issues. The wristband can then periodically activate to count the nanoparticles, offering insights into one's health. Google aims for FDA approval in about five years. The technology represents a significant step in health monitoring beyond existing wearables and apps.