Generative AI sans horse sense – unreliable narrators by design?

I like the way that I can do a Google search using a photo – drag & drop it into a search box – to identify its content. I like the way I can extract text from a photo (providing the photo has sufficient resolution on that content). And Amazon uses AI to summarize the gist… Continue reading Generative AI sans horse sense – unreliable narrators by design?

Spending for AI’s pot of gold – powering profit?

High hype … trippy chips … gooey guardrails … pending legislation … the electric grid … pay, pay, pay, payday … cloudy cloud forecasts … • Washington Post > “Big Tech keeps spending billions on AI. There’s no end in sight.” by Gerrit De Vynck and Naomi Nix (April 25, 2024) – Much of the… Continue reading Spending for AI’s pot of gold – powering profit?

AI chatbot hallucinations – mind those P’s and Q’s

This is no joke! You’ve heard about this – whether AI chatbots mind their Ps and Qs. So, beware of nonsense. Statistically, how often do AI hallucinations happen? Yes, there’ll be updates … “We can’t stop hallucinations, but we can manage them.” (Maybe like the Id and Ego?) • Wiki > Hallucination (artificial intelligence) In… Continue reading AI chatbot hallucinations – mind those P’s and Q’s

Big Tech’s rocking credos on the rocks – a love story

Some billionaires are bullies. But can they be bullied? Sure, in autocracies. But in the United States? Well … disrupting the so-called disrupters. As the song goes, “traveling twice the speed of sound, it’s easy to get burned” [1]. Normally, sucking up to power isn’t news in the corporate world, but Silicon Valley was supposed… Continue reading Big Tech’s rocking credos on the rocks – a love story

AI chatbot subscriptions – worth $20 a month?

Despite all the reality checks and cautions about AI chatbots, general discussion & development continues to move ahead, discounting worst-case scenarios. Particularly big tech rollouts of new versions – with some new names – for public-facing chatbots. And AI startups even pitching the promise of empathetic-like AI customer-facing agents to businesses (delivering at least better… Continue reading AI chatbot subscriptions – worth $20 a month?