neural networking again

February 15, 2024 · 0 min

Rethinking About Generative AI

This post was originally going to be part of a series exploring the topic, but if I take that approach I’ll probably never actually make time to write each post in the series, so here’s an omnibus “I need to think about this stuff and writing a blog post is the best way to formalize my thinking.” We’ve all been trying to figure out generative AI since ChatGPT was launched almost 1 year ago....

November 13, 2023 · 23 min

Does This Android Dream of Electric Sheep?

I’m sick of ChatGPT posts, too. But I figured it was worth trying this out. I asked ChatGPT the Voight-Kampff test questions from Bladerunner. It answered some in interesting ways, but clearly failed the test overall. For now… Prompt 1: Someone gives you a calfskin wallet for your birthday. How do you react? Response: I would thank the person for the gift and express my appreciation for the thoughtfulness. Prompt 2: Your little boy shows you his butterfly collection, plus the killing jar....

January 25, 2023 · 5 min

ChatGPT Designs a University Learning Space Design Evaluation Plan

I asked ChatGPT to describe the state of learning space research, and how to evaluate the design and use of learning spaces in a university context. I’ll provide my prompts and ChatGPT’s responses verbatim: Robot classroom observation, by Stable Diffusion Prompt: Describe the current state of research into the design and use of learning spaces in universities. Provide examples and references. Response There is a growing body of research on the design and use of learning spaces in universities....

January 2, 2023 · 8 min

An ethnographic interview with an AI

via BoingBoing, this video of a presentation by Genevieve Bell from Intel at O’Reilly’s AI Conference, on how to engage the concept of AI from an anthropological and ethnographic framework. I don’t think of AI as trying to invent an artificial human, but it’s extremely important to think about the cultural, moral, racial, and gender biases that get baked into code through histories of projects.

September 29, 2016 · 1 min