another earth day
26 April 2024 | 7:30 am

On the last Friday of each month I curate some of the observations and insights that were shared on social media. I call these Friday’s Finds. “Falsehood flies, and truth comes limping after it, so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late; the jest is over, and the tale hath had ... Read more

the bad & the ugly
19 April 2024 | 11:08 pm

The capitalist AI future is bullshit by design — AKA ‘mansplaining as a service’. “Today’s highly-hyped generative AI systems (most famously OpenAI) are designed to generate bullshit by design. To be clear, bullshit can sometimes be useful, and even accidentally correct, but that doesn’t keep it from being bullshit. Worse, these systems are not meant ... Read more

rebuilding trust
10 April 2024 | 12:41 pm

“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.” —André Gide (1869–1951) How do we rebuild trust in expertise in a world filled with conspiracy theories and distrust of institutions? Experts and leaders have to shift their values toward transparency, honesty, and humility in ... Read more

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