taiji chatbot

Generative AI’s boom is unstoppable and OpenAI’s announcements this week, led me to try out a “GPT” – which is a custom program suited to a specific purpose. It was surprisingly easy to create the chatbot below. I fed a few blog posts from this site, a few good articles from elswhere about yoga and …

Generative AI warnings cont’d

It was a heavy hitting week for humanity scale concerns and generative AI warnings.  Heavy hitting, not because of the usual media churn but because of the actors and the emerging clarity. Warnings focussed, not about imminent AGI, but what we already know is going on – social manipulation for power and profit. Gems from …

When will pro-human/planet AI overtake manipulation?

In 2022 my team released an AI neural net plugin to our SurfControl email filter that was trained to detect possible inappropriate (nude) images in corporate emails. As an “applied” use of AI it was groundbreaking and exciting. As a product it was very good at detecting sand dunes and baby faces 👶. A neural …

Prometheus, Icarus, Sweetums and Lucifer walk into a bar…

regarding: https://paulkingsnorth.substack.com/p/the-universal I enjoyed this intriguing and well-written post forwarded to me by a friend. This post has some thoughts: By proposing (from previous posts) that each age of humanity fixates on a sovereign for their age, he sets out to uncover the someone or something that is the heir to the throne. Spoiler Alert: …

OpenAI’s Game B gambit

Much waxing philosophical has been made about organisations in a post-capitalist world, Daniel Schmachtenberger and Jordon Hall (Greenhall) are two names that spring to mind weaving complex dances around what such a world would look like and barriers to manifest it. Two of the biggest barriers to Game-B are the “winner-takes-all” and “multi-polar traps” (I’ve …

The Sanctity of Human Experience (maybe)

One minute on twitter has me questioning the sanctity of human life, but recent AI advances with GPT-4 raise questions of the uniqueness of our creative output. What takes sweat and time and inspiration suddenly feels average compared to the output from ChatGPT as it rapidly scrolls words out in seconds. People with a vested …