Evil v. Evil v. Good v. Good
user: Hi, ChatGPT. Can you spare some time to help me better understand the tension between Machiavellian and Cooperative strategies for success? It seems to me that a lot of today’s “culture war” issues are represented in the “everyone for themselves” versus “everyone is in this together” poles. Do you think that is a useful […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
I’m amazed at how quickly everyone divided into two camps of “people who believe ChatGPT is anything more than autocomplete are the same as QAnon and Flat Earthers” and “people who type mean things to Bing Search are killing puppies”. Still, Poking the Bear is Humanity’s favorite sport.
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.