Monday, January 30, 2023

Code red

Alva Skog

A wicked problem looms for Google, go the way of building an equivalent ChatGBT to get the user where she wants to go with great precision thanks to advanced AI or stick with the current model of search where site rankings/keywords act as prime driver to display a list of sites "kinda" relevant to a specific search typed in by the user while at the same time, leveraging the user's demographic to send tailored ads to induce said user to buy stuff as advertisers pay Google money for any product she may buy in conducting the search in question. The Chatbot approach is akin to using streaming services to watch film without the need to endure ads of no interest in exchange for paying a monthly fee while avoiding crowds at the multiplex and not paying for grossly overpriced popcorn slathered in copious amounts of butter in viewing the film of your choice shining brightly on a high res screen located in the living room.

The re-engagement of Google’s founders, at the invitation of the company’s current chief executive, Sundar Pichai, emphasized the urgency felt among many Google executives about artificial intelligence and that chatbot, ChatGPT.

The bot, which was released by the small San Francisco company OpenAI two months ago, amazed users by simply explaining complex concepts and generating ideas from scratch. More important to Google, it looked as if it could offer a new way to search for information on the internet.

The new A.I. technology has shaken Google out of its routine. Mr. Pichai declared a “code red,” upending existing plans and jump-starting A.I. development. Google now intends to unveil more than 20 new products and demonstrate a version of its search engine with chatbot features this year, according to a slide presentation reviewed by The New York Times and two people with knowledge of the plans who were not authorized to discuss them.

“This is a moment of significant vulnerability for Google,” said D. Sivakumar, a former Google research director who helped found a start-up called Tonita, which makes search technology for e-commerce companies. “ChatGPT has put a stake in the ground, saying, ‘Here’s what a compelling new search experience could look like.’” Mr. Sivakumar added that Google had overcome previous challenges and could deploy its arsenal of A.I. to stay competitive.

Endgame ...

Out of bounds ...

Two Beatle songs resonate, A Day in the Life/Peppers and Tomorrow Never Knows'Reolver as both broke out of the bounds of rock forever. Listen to each to learn why this is true.

Sunday, January 29, 2023

Rainbow Golden Ratio ...

Rainbow Golden Ratio - Alice Smith

I think the Golden Mean relates to my close friend and extraordinary artist Alice Smith when looking at her Rainbow Golden Ratio piece depicting the GM logarithmic spiral in an ever-expanding and moving cascade of leaves showing how existence works in a deep way as the only constant, in reality, is change, something the Taosts have talked about with subtle eloquence for over 5000 years. 

1618033, the golden mean, is everywhere as nature seems to like how this ratio works in the real world. :)

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 3D 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 produce credible work, something ChatGBT will compromise if said tech is enabled to do the heaving lifting.

Elements of Style cover.jpg

Days of Future Past/revXX

Days of Future Past/rev XX

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 ...

Percy Bysshe Shelly 

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