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Friday, February 3, 2023

The Problem With Heart Surgeons... And More Uses for ChatGPT

By Herb Greenberg

A recent headline in The Economist couldn't help but catch my attention... Bypassed: are heart surgeons dying out? The sub-headline was equally compelling... For years, they swaggered atop the medical profession. Now the machines are coming for their jobs So was the cover photo... A few quotes in the story were equally eye-catching – including […]

Thursday, February 2, 2023

ChatGPT: 'Garbage In, Garbage Out'? Readers Weigh In

By Herb Greenberg

The big question in the early innings of conversational and generative artificial intelligence ('AI'), such as ChatGPT, is... how good are its responses? CNBC recently had a great conversation about this with longtime tech investor Roger McNamee, whom I used to quote decades ago when he was a fairly unknown tech analyst for mutual fund […]

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

The 'Memefication' of AI

By Herb Greenberg

Well, that didn't take long... It has been a mere two months since chatbot ChatGPT came out of nowhere to be everywhere... and the stock promoters are up to their old tricks. The "Dash for Trash," as it has been called, is off to the races – this time with artificial intelligence ("AI") as the […]

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Herb Greenberg

Herb Greenberg is a senior editor at Empire Financial Research. Previously, he was the co-founder of Pacific Square Research and Greenberg Meritz Research & Analytics – both independent, short-biased investment research firms. Greenberg spent more than 40 years as a financial journalist at some of the country's leading newspapers, websites, and broadcast media, where he covered almost every industry. He served as senior stocks commentator at CNBC and was financial correspondent at the Chicago Tribune. He also spent 10 years as the daily business columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, during which time he started his five-year run as Fortune's monthly Against the Grain columnist and was the morning business reporter for San Francisco's KRON-TV. When the Internet and online media were still emerging, Greenberg was one of the first mainstream journalists to make the shift online, when he became senior columnist at TheStreet. He later shifted to the same role at MarketWatch. When Dow Jones bought out MarketWatch, he added a weekend investor column for the Wall Street Journal to the mix. Earlier in his career, Greenberg was a reporter at Crain's Chicago Business and a business reporter for the St. Paul Pioneer Press. He also spent a year as an analyst at a risk arbitrage firm. Greenberg holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Miami and completed the Herbert J. Davenport Fellowship at the University of Missouri.

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