MachineMachine /stream - tagged with ai en-us LifePress <![CDATA[How independent writers are turning to AI]]>

On a Tuesday in mid-March, Jennifer Lepp was precisely 80.41 percent finished writing Bring Your Beach Owl, the latest installment in her series about a detective witch in central Florida, and she was behind schedule.

Fri, 22 Jul 2022 23:51:31 -0700
<![CDATA[Notes on a genre]]>

The thing to know about the AI lan­guage mod­els, OpenAI’s GPT-3 and its cousins, is that they are fun­da­men­tally bull­shit­ters. The bull­shit has got­ten better and bet­ter, but at the core … well, there’s noth­ing at the core.

Fri, 10 Jun 2022 16:51:33 -0700
<![CDATA[The “algospeak” dialect. An emerging vocabulary designed to… | by Cory Doctorow | Apr, 2022 | Medium]]>

The first social media — blogs — were built on the idea of “user-pull” (users would decide which creators to follow) and “reverse chrono” (users received the most recent posts first).

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:59 -0700
<![CDATA[A.I. Is Mastering Language. Should We Trust What It Says? - The New York Times]]>

To hear more audio stories from publications like The New York Times, download Audm for iPhone or Android. You are sitting in a comfortable chair by the fire, on a cold winter’s night. Perhaps you have a mug of tea in hand, perhaps something stronger.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:41 -0700
<![CDATA[Artificial intelligence is creating a new colonial world order | MIT Technology Review]]>

This story is the introduction to MIT Technology Review’s series on AI colonialism, which was supported by the MIT Knight Science Journalism Fellowship Program and the Pulitzer Center. Read the full series here. My husband and I love to eat and to learn about history.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:22 -0700
<![CDATA[DALL-E 2 Creates Incredible Images—and Biased Ones You Don’t See | WIRED]]>

Marcelo Rinesi remembers what it was like to watch Jurassic Park for the first time in a theater. The dinosaurs looked so convincing that they felt like the real thing, a special effects breakthrough that permanently shifted people’s perception of what’s possible.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:17 -0700

Peli Grietzer is a philosopher of literature who received his PhD from Harvard University in 2017. His dissertation used machine learning theory to study forms of ambient meaning, like moods and vibes, in modernist and avant-garde aesthetics.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:11 -0700
<![CDATA[A Theory of Vibe — Glass Bead]]>

Across the foliated space of the twenty-seven equivalents, Faustroll conjured up into the third dimension: From Baudelaire, E. A. Poe’s Silence, taking care to retranslate Baudelaire’s translation into Greek.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:52:08 -0700
<![CDATA[How to recognize fake AI-generated images | by Kyle McDonald | Medium]]>

In 2014 machine learning researcher Ian Goodfellow introduced the idea of generative adversarial networks or GANs.

Fri, 03 Jun 2022 01:51:51 -0700
<![CDATA[Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall - Nautilus | Science Connected]]>

Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious,” Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of deep learning, and one of the most celebrated scientists of our time, told a leading AI conference in Toronto in 2016.

Wed, 13 Apr 2022 18:51:55 -0700
<![CDATA[DALL-E 2, the future of AI research, and OpenAI’s business model – TechTalks]]>

This article is part of our coverage of the latest in AI research. Artificial intelligence research lab OpenAI made headlines again, this time with DALL-E 2, a machine learning model that can generate stunning images from text descriptions.

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 18:51:41 -0700
<![CDATA[The Staggering Ecological Impacts of Computation and the Cloud | The MIT Press Reader]]>

Anthropologist Steven Gonzalez Monserrate draws on five years of research and ethnographic fieldwork in server farms to illustrate some of the diverse environmental impacts of data storage. The Cloud is not only material, but is also an ecological force.

Mon, 28 Feb 2022 00:52:17 -0800

AI Manyfesto signed , ... Sign your name This manyfesto is a provocation, a question, an opening, a dance about a future of AI technologies that is decolonial.

Sat, 02 Oct 2021 01:33:26 -0700
<![CDATA[Writing In An Age Of Artificial Intelligence (AI) | The Creative Penn]]>

In this solo episode, I discuss the impact of converging technologies, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Generation (NLG) tools like GPT-3, and more on writing, authors, and the publishing industry.

Thu, 08 Jul 2021 23:55:44 -0700
<![CDATA[The AI-Augmented Author. Writing With GPT-3 With Paul Bellow | The Creative Penn]]>

How can authors use AI writing tools like GPT-3? What's the best way to prompt the models to output usable text? Are there copyright issues with this approach? Author Paul Bellow explains how he is using the tools and how authors need to embrace the possibilities rather than reject them. %1$s&aoh=16247239328784&csi=0&referrer=

Sat, 26 Jun 2021 09:35:22 -0700
<![CDATA[Why Computers Won’t Make Themselves Smarter | The New Yorker]]>

In the eleventh century, St. Anselm of Canterbury proposed an argument for the existence of God that went roughly like this: God is, by definition, the greatest being that we can imagine; a God that doesn’t exist is clearly not as great as a God that does exist; ergo, God must exist.

Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:43 -0700
<![CDATA[Stop talking about AI ethics. It’s time to talk about power. | MIT Technology Review]]>

We need to acknowledge both the politics and the physical impact that AI has on the planet, says scholar Kate Crawford in her new book. At the turn of the 20th century, a German horse took Europe by storm.

Mon, 17 May 2021 23:55:33 -0700
<![CDATA[White Supremacy and Artificial Intelligence - YES! Magazine]]>

In her new book Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code, Ruha Benjamin breaks down the “New Jim Code,” technology design that promises a utopian future but serves racial hierarchies and racial bias.

Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:25 -0700
<![CDATA[Bloomberg - Are you a robot?]]>

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Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:21 -0700
<![CDATA[What Happens When Biases Are Inadvertently Baked Into Algorithms - The Atlantic]]>

A recent ProPublica analysis of The Princeton Review’s prices for online SAT tutoring shows that customers in areas with a high density of Asian residents are often charged more.

Sat, 01 May 2021 05:55:18 -0700