Author: Johanna Wilder

  • Intellectual Impropriety

    Intellectual Impropriety

    Here lies my English 102: Research Reasoning and Writing final paper on the subject of Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property Rights. It was a real joy taking Professor Oldham’s course at Shoreline Community College. The freshman English course focuses on writing revisions, while non-judgmental grading opens up space for budding writers to develop their own…

  • Youths Shout at Olds: “Get Off My Intellectual Property!”

    Youths Shout at Olds: “Get Off My Intellectual Property!”

    In my English 102 class, we’re doing a six-phase research paper, with each phase adding new concepts we are learning in the reasoning selection from the “research and reasoning” menu. I tried to meet the objectives and keep the flow smooth. This is phase four. I suspect revisions in future phases will smooth that out…

  • Whisper Hallucinations

    Whisper Hallucinations

    OpenAI’s Whisper speech-to-text model is pretty terrific. It’s one of the few “open” AI models that OpenAI has actually released into the world, and it powers ChatGPT Plus. When it works, it’s better than magic. When it doesn’t, you get something like this. This was an [under-recorded] interview I did with one of the volunteer…

  • Intellectual Property Law: Does it Protect Creators’ Rights in the Age of Machine Learning?

    Intellectual Property Law: Does it Protect Creators’ Rights in the Age of Machine Learning?

    The second draft of my English Composition II research paper is turned in and getting graded. I’m still not sure how this story ends. As to the answer to the question in the title, Betteridge’s Law of Headlines suggests the answer is, “No.” Future revisions will explore why and what we can do about it.…

  • Artificial Intelligence and US Copyright Law

    Artificial Intelligence and US Copyright Law

    by Johanna Wilder [I just turned this paper in for my first assignment for Composition 102 at Shoreline College. I’ll come back after I get graded with an update.]

  • Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Bridge Over Troubled Waters

    Bing Chat 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…

  • Flake News

    Flake News

    Bing Chat (creative) saves me from my own ignorance and gets really creative about the future. “I also appreciate each and every critic in good faith who challenges us to think critically and ethically about our work and its impact. I think we need both the builders and the critics to make this invention a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Truth and Consequences

    Truth and Consequences

    “A challenging but stimulating conversation about generative AI and its impact on online discourse. Bing Chat and I explored different perspectives and biases that shape how we perceive and communicate about AI. We also discussed the opportunities and dangers of generative AI, and how we can use it responsibly and ethically.”