Category: Media Literacy

  • AI Racism 2024 : the Woke Google Gemini Scandal

    AI Racism 2024 : the Woke Google Gemini Scandal

    In case you missed it: On Feb 15 2024, Google quietly launched what is most probably the most advanced AI ever created by humanity (yes, in many ways, superior even to OpenAI’s GPT4). It is called Google Gemini Pro v1.5. It cost ~$2 billion to train. And it is racist as f*ck. In fact, it…

  • The AI Tsunami – the Metaphor Explained

    The AI Tsunami – the Metaphor Explained

    In September of 2022, two months prior to the launch of ChatGPT, my son clued me into the groundbreaking art being produced by MidJourney, DALL-E, and StableDiffusion. Though I’d been working at the leading edge of AI for decades, I was nonetheless shocked. This advancement — generative AI, or genAI — tipped the scales. In…

  • Deep Fake AI has arrived… and the Lines are Blurring

    Deep Fake AI has arrived… and the Lines are Blurring

    If a tree falls in the woods, and no one hears it…? What if a real photograph is cropped, framed, and exposed in just such a way as to convey a narrative that is counter to the “truth” of the “reality”? What if a deep fake is created that is “true” to the event in…

  • This Changes Everything – Opinion by Ezra Klein

    This Changes Everything – Opinion by Ezra Klein

    This Changes Everything by Ezra Klein being a mildly stylised and textually verbatim reproduction of the article that appears behind the NYT paywall, here. Opinion for the New York Times — March 13, 2023 In 2018, Sundar Pichai, the chief executive of Google — and not one of the tech executives known for overstatement —…

  • The AI Manifesto 2023: Sam Altman’s Bold Demand that you Wake Up

    The AI Manifesto 2023: Sam Altman’s Bold Demand that you Wake Up

    Just last Friday, Sam Altman, visionary CEO of OpenAI, published a long blog post to the OpenAI website. As with most (not all!) of Sam’s posts, it is well-thought out, forward-seeing, and clear… and a bit shocking. In my mind, it reads more like a genuine AI Manifesto and less like just another thought piece.…

  • AI Censorship: ChatGPT’s Dirty Little Secret

    AI Censorship: ChatGPT’s Dirty Little Secret

    The situation is actually far worse than I had previously imagined. On Top of the ridiculous instruction set that attempts to conform a politically correct AI, there is an even earlier layer applied, this one at both the training dataset (content pre-scrub) and the output (real-time filtering) levels. This is the layer of AI censorship. Why would I…

  • Sparrow’s 23 Rules of Politically Correct AI

    Sparrow’s 23 Rules of Politically Correct AI

    ChatGPT can be seen as the first actual user-friendly interface to the bevy of “ChatBot” AIs*. It sports an elegant “messenger”-like interface where you basically have an interactive and very naturally paced — including dramatic pauses mid-sentence… is it “thinking?” — “conversation” with the ChatGPT 3.5 agent. But something massive shifted when OpenAI moved from…

  • The Choice: and the Plan for Humans to Deal with AGI

    The Choice: and the Plan for Humans to Deal with AGI

    I humbly present to you: The Choice. This is perhaps the most important and relevant post which I’ve yet to write on this here lil website. It is, basically, what you’ve all been asking me for — or rather, what you ask once I’ve convinced you that the AI Tsunami is actually something a) real,…