Thursday, January 26, 2023

Do not go gentle into that good night ...

Ice Picture Frame

To date, yours truly has resisted the Siren call of ChatGPT, the AI able to generate quality writing with minimal effort. This ease of use also applies to MidJourney and DALLE-2 as all one needs to generate photorealistic images is to type in the desired set of words, the same process one uses to generate code vis a vis the AI known as GPT3.  Regarding music, Amper seems to be a viable weapon of choice, which sounds pretty damn cool I must admit. 

For you, my loyal readers, using AI in the realm of writing, however, will not be applied as it took years to learn this difficult craft, thanks in large part to The Elements of Style, in helping me to produce credible work, something ChatGBT will compromise if said tech is enabled to do the heaving lifting.

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Days of Future Past/revXX

Days of Future Past/rev/revXX

This pix of the rusting Bethlehem steel plant shows a concrete past unable to be denied until said material grinds into dust, something along the lines of Osymandius ...

When factored into the equation of AI apps like ChatGBT, the notion of a past penned by man becomes questionable as the allure of using tech as powerful as this equates to a Faustian bargain for the ages. 

Faust lives ...

It's all about the money/rev L

The end of history as we know it? One never knows do one? - Fat Waller

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

TTE ...

Pop Sci has come up with an unusual take on Verner Vinge's concept of the Singularity whereby the acceleration of tech, particularly regarding AI, becomes so rapid, the notion of predicting how the future evolves becomes impossible, something not seriously considered to happen, if ever, for another 25+ years, a notion which no longer applies given how quickly AI is changing all disciplines requiring thought with specific emphasis given to the inherent difficulties of language translation, a skill exclusively reserved for humans, until now.

In the world of artificial intelligence, the idea of “singularity” looms large. This slippery concept describes the moment AI exceeds beyond human control and rapidly transforms society. The tricky thing about AI singularity (and why it borrows terminology from black hole physics) is that it’s enormously difficult to predict where it begins and nearly impossible to know what’s beyond this technological “event horizon.”

Many AI researchers believe that solving the language translation problem is the closest thing to producing Artificial General Intelligence (AGI). This is because natural language is by far the most complex problem we have in AI. It requires accurate modeling of reality in order to work, more so than any other narrow AI. Thus, the evidence that Translated has provided regarding the closing of the gap between what expert human translators and an optimized machine translation (MT) system can produce is quite possibly the most compelling evidence of success at scale seen in both the MT and AI communities.

It's not a matter of if, it's a matter of when ...