It's even worse than it appears..
It's time to completely reconstitute the Supreme Court.#
Good morning and welcome to the month of May 2023. The year, as usual, is flying by. I have performed the usual monthly ritual. Here's the OPML archive for April. #
  • I read a story in the NYT where the so-called godfather of AI is concerned that AI might get out of control. His two major concerns, as outlined in the article are that people might lose jobs, and not just menial jobs, and we might have a hard time finding out the truth. Another concern is that the bots will be fighting wars on our behalf, as we have seen in many science fiction stories over the generations. #
  • Anyway..#
  • ChatGPT is already smarter than humans because it has a non-zero attention span, and isn't trying to promote its own career and has no conflicts of interest. #
  • On the other hand, if you ask a human a question, the answer will probably just be a canned schpiel they have memorized based on hearing a keyword in what you said. #
  • So it isn't much of a leap to say someday the bots may be smarter than humans. #
  • The better conclusion is that humans better get our shit together start using our intelligence because the competition is here and it's already better than we are. #
  • BTW, for years I've been trying to find an explanation of the difference between rain and showers in weather forecasts. I asked ChatGPT and it patiently explained. I asked thousands of humans and the answers I got were either vague or wrong. #
  • Adam Curry says if it doesn't have a feed it ain't a podcast. Obviously I agree, because it's the truth, and this is how I responded..#
    • Adam -- as you know we've been having this discussion for years. #
    • Companies like Google, Amazon, Spotify etc don't care, they'll call a cheese sandwich a podcast if they want to. #
    • In the end, the word may come to mean nothing. #
    • Same thing happened with unconference.#
    • On the other hand -- a lot of people believe they have choice in what client software they use to listen to podcasts, and that will do more to enforce the standard than either you or I.#
  • PS: I asked ChatGPT and it agrees, no feed, not a podcast. #
  • PPS: I don't know why cheese sandwiches are so funny, but they are. #

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