AI’s Dirty Little Secret

I believe artificial intelligence’s implementation is going to be huuuuuuuuuuuge, but it has a dirty little secret: it crawls the web with impunity and appropriates trillions of nuggets of information, some of which is protected by copyright, and a great percentage of which the owners of the information do not want to freely surrender without compensation.

The creepy crawlers do not ask permission; they just crawl while you are sleeping.

OpenAI ChatGPT crawler closing in on blogger content in Amarillo, Texas this morning.

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Artificial Intelligence Will Eat Jobs

And, so it begins with the announcement by Google (they want y’all to call them “Alphabet” but I refuse to comply) of its elimination of 30,000 jobs on the heels of a previous reduction of 12,000 jobs.These jobs are being eaten by artificial intelligence. Google is quick to explain it is not just because they can eliminate jobs due to the implementation of artificial intelligence within their own processes, but also because they are refocusing their attention on AI and therefore throwing other initiatives overboard. Continue reading


OpenAI — How To Wreck An $80B Company In One Weekend

When the sun came up on Friday, 17 November 2023, OpenAI was a vibrant, exciting company — the acknowledged leader of the AI pack — headed by 38-year-old Sam Altman, a Silicon Valley wunderkind who had started a company, sold it, was the head of Y Combinator for 6 years, and at the helm of OpenAI (ChatGPT) for 8 years.

Punchline alert: When the sun went down on Friday, 17 November 2023, the survival of OpenAI was a huge uncertainty.

Sam Altman was an important voice for AI at recent Congressional hearings.

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