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Thursday, June 13, 2024

What We’re Reading: Context is important when discussing AI

Hello everyone

I’ve been answering inquiries regarding AI ever since I moderated a lively Medium Day debate on the subject. not only technical queries. But moral dilemmas. societal issues. economic issues. Safety concerns.

Writers want to know if running headline options and nut graphs through ChatGPT will result in them losing their copyright. Teachers are debating whether it is appropriate to use tools like Grammarly to clean up run-on phrases and awkward sentence structures. Customers want to know if they are speaking to a human or a robot when they are making refunds or buying meals. And I recently discussed the morality of utilizing a large language model, or LLM, to assist in writing one’s own code for employment with a programmer.

Dr. Brandeis Marshall, an ethics expert in data science and AI, joins the conversation.

The word “AI” has become overused, according to Marshall. “The phrase ‘AI’ is used everywhere by everyone, similar to the term ‘data science’ from five years ago. It has evolved into a catch-all phrase for everything tech-related or closely related to tech. I’ve come to know how crucial it is to pay attention to how the majority of the group in the room understands AI and in what sector or area.

For Ignacio de Gregorio, talking about AI means that Llama 2, a tool that can debug code or verify human-written code for mistakes, has been released by Meta. Recent analysis by Gregorio endorses the model.

Meanwhile, Luminae Steele’s investigation into artificial intelligence focuses on whether people like human- or AI-created art. According to Steele, when people had to choose between the two, “narratives and perceived effort were crucial factors.”

Doesn’t AI cover a lot of ground? I’d be interested in reading your essay if it discusses a particular topic related to the present or future of this technology.

Your Weekend Reads: Jonathan D. Rhyne, Co-Founder & CEO of PSPDFKit, “From Camelot to the Cloud: The World Has Lost a True Visionary with the Passing of John Warnock”
However, Warnock’s 1990 essay on the “Camelot Project” served as the foundation for his greatest accomplishment, the 1993 launch of the Portable Document Format (PDF). In order to make it simple for users to share and view data regardless of their technology or software, his ambition for the PDF was audacious.

According to Emily Price, a PC Magazine reporter, “Driverless Cars Have More Trouble Detecting Kids, Dark-Skinned Pedestrians” appeared in PC Magazine.
Eight AI-powered pedestrian identification systems were put to the test against more than 8,000 photos by researchers at King’s College in London. They discovered that the software was 20% better at spotting pedestrians in adults than in toddlers. The study also discovered that individuals with lighter skin had software that was 7.5% more accurate than those with darker skin.

By pop culture writer Paco Taylor in Fanfare, “Great Debate: 7 Times the Term ‘Hip-Hop’ Was Used in Print Before Historians Say”
Hip-hop culture didn’t really need Afrika Bambaataa or anybody else to speak for it, but by adding the information that can be learned from such artifacts into our historical understanding of hip-hop, we may come to that conclusion. It required culture writers, historians, and even pop culture archaeologists (such as me) to look, listen, and then delve a little deeper.

Cornell University Library, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections. Breakbeat Lenny Archive, #8052 • Graphic Design by Phase II.

Why is America so hesitant to label these killings as acts of white terror? by activist and writer Allison Wiltz
Even while it is obvious that terrorism was the intention behind the carnage, there is regrettably a reluctance to classify crimes, no matter how heinous, as acts of terror when the accused are White. Do we not bleed because we are human? Do we not have the capacity to be terrorized? In a country that denies the threats that black people experience, they will never feel safe.

Elwood Watson, Ph.D., a professor of Black studies and gender studies at East Tennessee State University, wrote an article titled “Tim Scott, the Republican Party, Sexual Identity, and the Ongoing Issue With Being Single in Certain Circles” for The Polis.
However, there are lots of other people that are single. Maybe they tried marriage and for whatever reason it didn’t work out or they opted to leave the institution. They made the choice not to exchange rings. They are not drawn to the idea of starting a family or finding a committed relationship.

Seriously, What Has Happened to Kids Sports Since We Were Young??” by LaurenJane, former nurse and current freelance writer

Sports back then were altogether different. They weren’t competitive like they are now. They were a bunch of neighborhood kids getting together to have some fun.

Then once the game was over, we got a free piece of Nardone’s pizza and a Coke whether we won or lost. We just wanted to have fun with our friends. It wasn’t stressful for the parents or the kids. It was good old-fashioned FUN.

LaurenJane’s photo: “My oldest daughter shooting the game-winning hoop!”

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