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Pluralistic: Vice surrenders
pluralistic.net
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Cory Doctorow on the demise of Vice, "a Canadian media success story... founded by a motley clique of hipsters... transitioned to a string of progressively worsening corporate owners... one of the most enthusiastic marks for Facebook's infamous "pivot to video"... spending hundreds of millions to finance Zuckerberg's doome…

ChatGPT integration free trial, Bullshit, Botshit and Bubbles (newsletter 3)
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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In this edition: join the ChatGPT integration free trial, check out the results of my latest experiments, and enjoy the Alliteration of the Month: Bullshit, Botshit and Bubbles.

Curation is the last best hope of intelligent discourse
joanwestenberg.com

"The indiscriminate proliferation of AI-generated content will not empower the underrepresented or democratise knowledge creation... [but] dilute and fragment the authenticity and reliability of information ... the discerning judgment of human curators is the only defence against misinformation and mediocrity".Why? Human curators :"…

I assure you, an AI didn’t write a terrible “George Carlin” routine
doctorow.medium.com
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Another word for the lexicon: when bullshit meets AI you get "botshit". "we’re nowhere near the point where an AI can do your job, but we’re well past the point where your boss can be suckered into firing you and replacing you with a bot that fails at doing your job... there’s a huge difference between producing a plausible sentence…

AI for Institutions
www.ai4institutions.com
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"Could AI itself be used to imagine and build new institutions, so we can better collaborate, govern, and live together?... hope to inspire and engage researchers and practitioners to build AI that improves our societal institutions."The site includes 8 (so far) “Project Cards that showcase ideas for projects that have come out of our wo…

10/01/2024
Oops! We Automated Bullshit
www.cst.cam.ac.uk
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According to:MIT Professor of AI Rodney Brooks, ChatGPT "“just makes up stuff that sounds good"... where “sounds good” is an algorithm to imitate text found on the internet, while “makes up” is the basic randomness of relying on predictive text rather than logic or facts",Geoff Hinton: "the greatest risks is not that chatbots w…

What kind of bubble is AI?
doctorow.medium.com
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"All economic bubbles are hugely destructive, but some ... leave behind (useful) wreckage that can be salvaged":the first dotcom bubble left behind "cheap servers, office furniture and space... a generation of young people ,,, trained as web makers... technologists from non-technical backgrounds"crypto bubble: "a smatterin…

A Quiet Revolution? Mistral AI Releases Sensational New AI Model
medium.com

"startup Mistral AI posted a download link to their latest language model". In many ways it's equivalent to GPT4: context size of 32k tokens, and built using the “Mixture Of Experts” model, combining "several highly specialized language models... 8 experts with 7 billion parameters each: “8x7B”... a training method for AI syste…

How to chat with ChatGPT about your content (v2)
mathewlowry.myhub.ai

Early adopters get to play with an early version of integrating a large language model into your Hub

02/01/2024
Artificial General Bullshit. AI, AGI, and its other hallucinations…
medium.com
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At an AI conference, Jeff Jarvis "knew I was in the right place when I heard AGI brought up and quickly dismissed... I call bullshit... large language models might prove to be a parlor trick". The rest of the conference focused on "frameworks for discussion of responsible use of AI".Benefits - for some, AI can:"raise the f…

I Trained ChatGPT on My Notes To Create Content. Here’s What Happened
medium.com

Like me, the author has "been taking notes for over a decade ...ended up with thousands of notes that I never revisited. So I decided to train ChatGPT on my 3,743 Obsidian notes", which were created for "one purpose: content creation. So I use an improved version of the Zettelkasten".Apparently there are just 3 ways to use AI i…

EU Converge - Bridging Communities for Inclusive Policy (a ChatGPT proposal)
www.linkedin.com
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Earlier this week I used an excerpt from a chat with Philip Weiss & Jesús Azogue as a starting point for a conversation with ChatGPT about some of the content in my Hub.

Nostr, a simple protocol for decentralizing social media that has a chance of working
nostr.com
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"A simple, open protocol that enables a truly censorship-resistant and global social network."They're clearly gunning for ActivityPub, with a secondary page entitled Why isn't Mastodon good enough? The key point made is that while Mastodon was OK when "server owners could be trusted to be cooperative, but it doesn't r…

17/12/2023
Bluesky: Twitter's Lonely Cousin? (#ZNLive snippet)
www.linkedin.com

One of the snippets from a ZNLive interview I did in December 2023: "emerging social media platforms like Mastodon and Bluesky face a humorous yet real challenge - they're like "Twitter, but without your friends."With the European launch of Threads, the question arises: Can it offer a unique appeal to draw users? Will [they]...…

How to Convert Any Text Into a Graph of Concepts
towardsdatascience.com
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Combines a good primer on Knowledge Graphs with a detailed technical explanation of how to "convert any text corpus into a Knowledge Graph using Mistral 7B", although he prefers to refer to them as "Graph of Concepts".Interestingly, "this project can be run easily on a personal machine... to convert any text corpus into a …

Visualising knowledge with MyHub.ai and ChatGPT (newsletter 2)
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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"If Charts lie, ChatGPT visualisations lie brilliantly". Exploring knowledge visualisations powered by ChatGPT, which can be particularly problematic because of the way the LLM's hallucinations - already hard to spot by their very nature - are also hidden behind the visualisation. But they have real potential as a creative muse.

All my toots gone
mathewlowry.medium.com
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Exactly one year after publishing Am I on the right Mastodon instance?, I discover that I wasn't. At least I got a good image out of ChatGPT for the occasion, for a change.

17/11/2023
How to Use ChatGPT for Website Data Mining: Practical Examples | Generative AI
generativeai.pub

Shows how to "Master web scraping without a single line of code" using the ChatGPT plugin (requires ChatGPT Plus) "scraper", and provides a prompt to extract content from a web page and arrange it in a table. And then use "plugins like “Doc Maker” or “CSV Exporter” ... or Code Interpreter for conversions."For large pr…

16/11/2023
MyHub Experiments Wiki
experiments.myhub.ai

"I'm working with the garage door up as I learn how best to integrate AI with MyHub.ai... as anyone who has played with any LLM for any length of time knows... You need to try stuff out, compare results and try some more. You need, in other words, to experiment... Given that I am managing my research notes in Obsidian, sharing them here …

Building An OpenAI GPT with Your API: A Step-by-Step Guide
alexsniffin.medium.com
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Good introduction to GPTs in general and a useful guide to getting a GPT to talk to your own knowledgebase via its API.Presents GPTs as a "very similar concept to ... open-source projects like Agents which LangChain, a popular framework for building LLM applications describes as ... to use a language model to choose a sequence of actions to t…

15/11/2023
The Dual Faces of AI Chatbots in Social Media (according to my GPT)
mathewlowry.medium.com
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My first experiment with a GPT built on my previous 5 experiments into integrating MyHub.ai with ChatGPT.

Protect your GPTs from being hacked
www.linkedin.com

"Chatbot code and instructions can be stolen or misused easily. Knowledge base files contain critical information and must be guarded". Provides text to include in a GPT to ensure it responds to all such requests with "cheeky humour".

MyHub-ChatGPT integration (newsletter 1, November 2023)
mathewlowry.myhub.ai
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Over the summer I put the "ai" into myhub.ai and turned my Hub into a personal GPT wrapper. I've been experimenting ever since.

Now is the time for grimoires
www.oneusefulthing.org
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Rather than collecting and processing data, "the most useful thing ... in this AI-haunted moment: creating grimoires, spellbooks full of prompts that encode expertise", but not those resulting from "elaborate “prompt engineering”... [as] prompt engineering is overrated... the prompts of experts ... encode our hard-earned expertise …

Almost an Agent: What GPTs can do - by Ethan Mollick
www.oneusefulthing.org
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In the wake of ChatGPT's release of GPTs, Mollick asks: "What would a real AI agent look like? A simple agent that writes academic papers would, after being given a dataset and a field of study, read about how to compose a good paper, analyze the data, conduct a literature review, generate hypotheses, test them, and then write up the res…

Introducing GPTs
openai.com

OpenAI rolled out "custom versions of ChatGPT that you can create for a specific purpose... GPTs are a new way for anyone to create a tailored version of ChatGPT to be more helpful ... at specific tasks". Built with no-code via chat.openai.com/create, you can share your GPT, and even monetise it, via their GPT Store later this month.Th…

Crafting an AI-Powered Chatbot for Document Q
medium.com

A guide to creating the "chatbot that responds to queries based on the content of uploaded PDF or Text files... built using Langchain, FAISS (Facebook AI Similarity Search... developed by Meta for efficient similarity search and clustering of dense vectors), and OpenAI’s GPT-4... found at ai-docreader.streamlit.app...".The piece first li…

06/11/2023
Why I’m Finally Leaving X and Probably All Social Media | by Douglas Rushkoff
rushkoff.medium.com
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One of my favourite writers/thinkers on all things digital future is "finally, definitely, fully leaving X, and probably all social media..."

Large Language Models Understand and Can Be Enhanced by Emotional Stimuli
arxiv.org

"does appealing to the (non-existent) “emotions“ of LLMs make them perform better? The answer is YES"

ElevenLabs - Generative AI Text to Speech
elevenlabs.io

"text to speech and voice cloning software ... Create lifelike voiceovers for your content or use our AI voice generator as an easy-to-use text reader... spoken audio in any voice, style, and language ... renders human intonation and inflections "

04/11/2023
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