Humane Ingenuity 46: Can Engineered Writing Ever Be Great?
27 February 2023 | 10:28 pm

As we await the next generation of engineered writing, of tools like ChatGPT that are based on large language models (LLMs), it is worth pondering whether they will ever create truly great and unique prose, rather than the plausible-sounding mimicry they are currently known for. By preprocessing countless words and the statistical relationships between them […]

Humane Ingenuity 45: What AI Tells Us About Art
17 October 2022 | 7:54 pm

(“The Library of the Distant Future,” as envisioned by Midjourney, when I was let into the beta in March 2022.) Before one can become a Cassandra or Pollyanna about the uses or abuses of impressive text-to-image AI tools like DALL•E and Midjourney, it is worth stepping back and reflecting about the fundamental nature of this new technology. What is it […]

Humane Ingenuity 44: Bookwork and Cloud Labs
16 March 2022 | 8:29 pm

(Sara Gothard, Library of Babel, 2017, in the Jamaica Plain branch of the Boston Public Library, part of their recently digitized art collection.) We have become familiar with how technology, media, commerce, and forms of human expression are deeply intertwined. Streaming music services and apps like TikTok, and the models behind them, encourage the production of shorter […]

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