Category: Politics

  • 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 Rise and Fall of SF : A Modern Dystopia c.2023

    The Rise and Fall of SF : A Modern Dystopia c.2023

    I’ve lived in SF several times (1998, 2009, 2012, 2016), under several types of economic circumstances (millionaire, homeless, couch-surfing…), and with several “moods” (ecstatic!, curious, dark…) across the decades. And in all that time, I’ve never seen anything even remotely like what I’ve witnessed in the past year: lets just call it what it is:…

  • War of the AI Religions : Doomers vs. Accelerationists (r/acc)

    War of the AI Religions : Doomers vs. Accelerationists (r/acc)

    There is a war brewing amongst the AI Technorati. It is a war beyond logic. It is a war of belief. It is a war of AI Religion — a genuine techno-jihad playing out in Silicon Valley, Washington DC, and the broader world. It is a war that, allegedly, if the popular narrative is to…

  • Safety vs Speed: the AI Jihad / Nov 2023

    Safety vs Speed: the AI Jihad / Nov 2023

    Upon further examination of the Meltdown / Coup at OpenAI, a story is starting to materialize. This isn’t about money. This is about religion. The epic battle of Safety vs Speed. This is the Jihad that’s been rocking AI frontlines for years now. So: this was not a corporate takeover from Microsoft. And no, this…

  • ALTMAN FIRED: The Prematurely Reported Death of Mr. Altman – 11/17/23

    ALTMAN FIRED: The Prematurely Reported Death of Mr. Altman – 11/17/23

    BREAKING NEWS // TUES // NOV 21, 2023 // 10PM PST SAM ALTMAN RETURNS TO OPENAI IN TRIUMPH.  TONER & MCCAULEY EJECTED FROM BOARD. NEW BOARD ESTABLISHED. NADELLA GOES INTO THERAPY. SUTSKEVER GROVELS & PRAYS. BACK TO WORK. Eric Schmidt sums it up: “It’s pretty simple: The board fires Sam. Sam fires the board.“ <TL/DR>…

  • Danger! Danger! Self-Driving Cars: Statistics vs. Politics in 2024

    Danger! Danger! Self-Driving Cars: Statistics vs. Politics in 2024

    On this one, I’m siding with the robots. Self-driving cars today are already provably safer — far safer — than human drivers. There are a few caveats to this, and several subtleties to grok to understand the shape of the debate. Lets examine the angles: Self-Driving Cars are Statistically Safer today, fully automated self-driving cars…

  • the New Manhattan Project: AGI 1.0

    the New Manhattan Project: AGI 1.0

    Humanity has a New Manhattan Project …a new Apollo Moonshot Program, but this one is not run by the government. It is run by private corporations, who have no accountability to the people… their only accountability is to profitability. The project? To build… ASI: an AI that eclipses human intelligence The fact? We’re getting very…

  • 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…