Sorry don’t get it done, Dude
Hello from sunny Orange County, CA. I arrived here a couple of nights ago to participate in the “Empire Resurgent” conference at the University of California, Irvine, where I plan to talk about memory and hegemony. Someone must have told them I was coming because they set up a nice installation on the intersection between American military power, the Frontier Thesis, and Hollywood right at the exit of the airport.
Did I mention that John Wayne Airport is situated right on (Douglas) MacArthur Boulevard? This country makes it so easy sometimes.
As promised, here is your travel week mailbag.
The technology isn’t “there” yet and there is a lot to be worried about, but it isn't going away so ... what are the potential upsides of ChatGPT-esque AI? Particularly for under-resourced schools, communities, and regions? Can it be deployed in a way that helps level playing fields?
Remember when I (and others) showed that these chatbots are bullshit-producing machines, and a bunch of people showed up to tell me we were dumb and didn’t understand how large language models work? $173 billion worth of lost Google
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