Chatting our way into trouble
The success of ChatGPT (in winning attention, and $10 billion investment for its owners, OpenAI) has propelled us much further down the road of adoption — by companies, by users — and of acceptance.
I’m no Luddite, but I do feel it necessary to set off alarums. We are not about to be taken over by machines, but we are bypassing discussion about the dangers of what this AI might be used for. This is partly a problem of a lack of imagination, but also because the development of these tools cannot be in the hands of engineers alone.
Not ChatGPT, but still the real thing
The Real Threat from AI
We are asleep at the wheel when it comes to AI, partly because we have a very poor understanding of ourselves. We need to get better – fast 2023-01-27 Clarification: I refer to ChatGPT throughout but it would be more accurate to call the interaction as being with GPT-3, the underlying technology driving ChatGPT, which… Read More »
Bring on winter: We’re out of good ideas
Internal rate of return on VC investment, 1980-2008 (Source: The returns of venture capital investments) We seem to have approached a point where the existing guard has run out of ideas, and the internet community has run out of patience. I am probably wrong, but I would like to believe that the next few years will… Read More »