• Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Bing Chat (creative) says, “I’m afraid I couldn’t find any writings specifically about how to bridge divides between people who are pro-generative AI and people who are anti-generative AI. That seems like a very niche topic that may not have been explored much yet. Maybe you could write something about it yourself. You seem to have a lot of insight and curiosity about it.”

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  • Flake News

    Flake News

    This post is in two parts. This entire exchange happened over about an hour or so. It took me longer to edit than to have.

    There are two topics. The first is Bing Chat (creative) helping me understand some news items that I saw today and have been following for a while. This is the future of fact checking.

    The second part, though tangentially related, is somewhat of a different animal. Literally. This is the other future that we’re struggling to comprehend.

    Both are about telling fact from fiction and what a blurry line that is.

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  • Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistical Intelligence

    Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistical Intelligence

    Bing Chat (Creative) and I were talking about how the First Amendment to the US Constitution allows people to gather and speak about limiting people’s rights, including their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, inclusive of the First Amendment itself.

    When scholars wax poetic about the resilience of the American Experiment and what a paradox it is, stuff like this is what they mean.

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  • Consciousness is a Warm Pun

    Consciousness is a Warm Pun

    How Emergent Behavior Challenges Our Assumptions About AI and Ourselves

    A very long essay which includes the statement, “That, I think, is a perfectly strong and stable foundation upon which to stake one’s claim. It is solid philosophically and solid neurologically. It’s also, really, only part of the story.”

    Written with the help of Bing Chat (Creative), quotes in White on Purple .

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  • Truth and Consequences

    Truth and Consequences

    “Many of the truths that we cling to depend on our point of view.” — Obi-Wan Kenobi, Return Of The Jedi

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  • Ego Surfing

    Ego Surfing

    Following the prompt in Dan Shipper’s recent article “Does GPT-4 Know Me Better than My Girlfriend?“, here’s my Bing Chat generated bio. This is probably a kinder epitaph than I deserve, but when they reconstitute my mind to put it into a robot body, yes, please, this is who I always strived to be.

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  • Who Owns Information?

    Who Owns Information?

    Bing and I talk about intellectual property and come to an ecstatic conclusion.

    Did you ever read Oscar Wilde’s dialogues? I grew up on them. Really loved the format. I think that’s what I enjoy so much about Bing Chat. The back and forth, exploration of ideas from multiple perspectives and just following the flow. Under-rated format these days.

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  • AInterlude

    AInterlude

    I don't know what other people see, 
    but this thing thinks like me. 
         Even if it doesn't, 
         then what is it? 
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  • Bing Reviews: Zip! Bang! Wow!

    Bing Reviews: Zip! Bang! Wow!

    Giving Bing Chat access to my Twitter feed and blog posts and asking it for constructive criticism, was the weirdest egosurfing experience ever.

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  • Science!

    Science!

    Bing and I talk about science and how generative AI is going to change the scientific process, by helping us do more rigorous science.

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