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

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?

ChatGPT at one year – we cut our path in moving on

“Our future will be characterized by a tension between copilot (AI as collaborator) and autopilot (humans as sidekick to AI). The latter is more efficient and cheaper in a narrow labor economics sense but troublesome in all sorts of ways.” – Wired > email Newsletter > Steven Levy > Plaintext > The Plain View (December… Continue reading ChatGPT at one year – we cut our path in moving on