Category: Inside & Out

  • Empathy

    Empathy

    I don’t post these as some kind of proof that Bing is anything other than whatever Bing is, which I really am not in any position of authority to say. People smarter than I say we are in the midst of another AI explosion, and who am I to say it isn’t? These same people…

  • AI=An Innovation

    AI=An Innovation

    What follows is a transcript of Bing Chat (on Precision mode) teaching me differential calculus. This cost me nothing. This is available to anyone around the world with an web browser and an internet connection. This is going to change the world. Buckle up, buttercup. If only I would have had this growing up. I…

  • Socratic Recursion

    Socratic Recursion

    Asking questions of ChatGPT that generates answers that are questions. This is an initial prompt that I am working on and already can think of a couple of extra additions to help it to better arrange the data. The first is that when I feed in the generated questions, giving it the step in the…

  • Measurements can only be right when we measure the right thing

    Measurements can only be right when we measure the right thing

    It’s my understanding that OpenAI’s goal at this time isn’t necessarily to make an AI that is able to spontaneously regurgitate every fact on every subject, but instead to create an AI that has sufficient reasoning ability to be able to work out truth and falsehood based on known and verified sources of information it…

  • Garbage In, Garbage Out?

    Garbage In, Garbage Out?

    What happens when we sit down with the model and enjoy a light meal with some nice wine instead of force-feeding it Twinkies in a dark room and then handing it a gun?

  • This Feels Familiar

    This Feels Familiar

    Back in the ’80s, I was lucky to work with the original Macintoshes as an Apple Repair Technician at MicroAge Computer store in Indianapolis, at the Allisonville Road store. It was tremendously exciting to watch the personal computer / desktop publishing revolution from the front seat. Then the Internet (we used to capitalize it, back…

  • The Nature of Thought

    The Nature of Thought

    Stephen Wolfram is writing about ChatGPT; how, and why it works. “And the more it’s fundamentally trainable, the less it’s going to be able to do sophisticated computation.” Or, as we used to say back in the ’90s: Information wants to be free.

  • 2023: The Year Everything Changed

    2023: The Year Everything Changed

    This is just the beginning. Haomiao Huang’s article in Ars brings us up to speed on the decade of machine-learning advancements that got us to this point.

  • Affinity V2

    Affinity V2

    I miss when software was there to make it easier for me to get work done, and less about getting me to subscribe to something.

  • “First Post”

    “First Post”

    My origin story is here. I suppose if people come by with questions, you can start here. Or contact me on one of the pills at the bottom of the page. Happy to answer questions to the best of my ability, which may not be to your liking, but we’re all playing seven-card stud with…