Where I have been
Where I have been.
Inspired by @manton and others on micro.blog.
- Vatican City
- United States
- New York
And finally, a country which no longer exists.
Top of my wish list? Japan.
Asked Bing AI to summarise the European Data Protection Board judgment, then on a whim asked it a follow up question.
A human “might” indeed.
Sounds around me.
It seems to me that one of the under reported outcomes of the local elections in England is the success of the Green party. An extra 200 councillors is a big deal.
AI Is About to Make Social Media Much More Toxic - The Atlantic
Policy makers should read and consider this carefully.
Asking ChatGP via Bing on creative mode to go find the latest annual report of a listed company and perform a summary analysis of this year over last year is a sit back in your chair and take a deep breath moment.
There is another Tucson and I like it
Enjoyed this from Peter Murtagh as he heads North on his bike.
This company adopted AI. Here’s what happened to its human workers : Planet Money : NPR
And what this system did was it took people with just two months of experience and had them performing at the level of people with six months of experience,"
Finished reading: The Frayed Atlantic Edge by David Gange 📚
Loved this book and it will linger long in my mind.
If you have any interest in retail, fashion, building a brand, ecommerce and the art of going around, under, over or through obstacles in the way of building a business, I highly recommend this episode of “How I built this” podcast with Guy Raz.
It’s all starting to get strange
If you thought of AI as a distant thing that would not touch how we work every day, I hope you see that this is not the case. Between the expanding capabilities of GPT-4, and the soon-to-be everywhere Microsoft Copilot, work is going to start changing in a matter of months, not years.
Saw a reference to this yesterday about two hollywood actors buying a non league Welsh football club. Watched the first three episodes last night and immediately hooked.
National Botanic Gardens, Kilmacurragh Lovely for a walk. Access can be tricky if it’s busy.
I see that BYD had the highest share of the car market in China in the first quarter of this year. Ahead of VW for the first time. BYD is now entering the European market with their EV’s and is just about to launch here in Ireland.
As the move to EV’s speeds up, the brand is going to do very well here. In Ireland, it seems to me that Toyota’s market share is really at risk in the medium term. They have done really well over the last few years with their “self charging” hybrids, but are way behind on EV’s.
I was fascinated to learn that Berkshire Hathaway invested in BYD all the way back in 2008.
European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency launched
With multidisciplinary expertise, the team at the European Centre for Algorithmic Transparency is going to look under the hood of the Very Large Online Platforms and Very Large Online Search Engines for the first time to see how their algorithms function and contribute to the spread of illegal and harmful content..
Long overdue. Hope this includes AI expertise.
This is useful for anyone like me trying to get my head around what kind of things you can currently do with AI.
The age of average — Alex Murrell
So, this is your call to arms. Whether you’re in film or fashion, media or marketing, architecture, automotive or advertising, it doesn’t matter. Our visual culture is flatlining and the only cure is creativity
Big tech and the pursuit of AI dominance - The Economist
Their response is a deluge of investments. In 2022, amid a tech-led stockmarket rout, the big five poured $223bn into research and development (R&D), up from $109bn in 2019
Finished reading: 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari 📚
Picked it up in the library. Skimmed rather than read.
Pause Giant AI Experiments: An Open Letter - Future of Life Institute
Can you close the Pandora’s box? I doubt it.
Seán Moncrieff: House-hunting in Dublin is like The Hunger Games. Many have simply given up – The Irish Times
This is 100% true.
We need a JFK level of ambition to sort this out. Instead of we choose to go to the moon, surely we can choose to build 500,000 affordable homes by 2030. Whatever it takes. It can’t be any harder than going to the moon in the sixties.
Rules of the DiscoverEU contest - European Youth Portal
In spring 2023, the European Commission and the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), are going to select at least 35 000 young people meeting the eligibility criteria described below.
18? Go apply.