A Luddite stands against AI language models and their plunder
Brilliant. AI poetry is for the toilets
I stand with you in Luddite filth. Mine is composed mainly of goat shit, which I occupy in a final stand against techno-utopianism (particularly the AI generated Heidi trailer.)
The intersection between technocracy and goats is a really niche market though.
(Got pictures of goats.)
Thank you for this. I love it as much as I hate AI, which is a LOT.
(Usually if I use the word hate I temper it with "hate is a strong word, but...". In the case of AI, however, hate honestly is not strong enough)
An AI augmented short story? What are they thinking? No one buys the New Yorker to read a mass produced product which is what that is.
I support every word of this.
From your pen to God’s ear.😎
The circularity and shabbiness of the whole 'generative AI' bubble drives me to distraction. Something like $28B in investment is barely ekking out $2B in returns, having already digested most of the test ever written- because the result is just not that useful. LLMs are inferior repositories of fact because, well, they can lie; the other core function of writing- conveying a novel idea, interior experience, or first-hand account- is off-limits because they do not have novel ideas or experiences. So, at best a beefier autocomplete; at worst a spam factory. But because LLMs are held as the way to the apotheosis of 'artifical general intelligence' by the goons in high places, they need more text- which they, the world's richest companies, evidently cannot pay for, but assert they must have nevertheless.
Soon they'll be eating themselves- LLMs that perform as well as the most expensive models like ChatGPT are being trained... on the user- submitted conversations with ChatGPT. It'll be amusing to see them wriggle out of that little bit of reaping and sowing.
The cars aren't driving themselves anytime soon either- for rather similar reasons.
I suspect you are terribly smart and I applaud.
How? Technology seems to be an ingredient of the human condition.
Well said. I’m reading Blood in the Machine right now and having similar thoughts.
Splendid writing, fellow human! There's a more subtle alternative to Ludd. France went this way after the 1793 revolution had misused science for genocide. France decided to use and reward EXISTING human skills when new inventions came along, instead of trying to reshape humans to fit the new inventions.
Thank you for this-I understand the stakes so much better and agree with you completely.
I love this. As someone who also makes a living making things that the AI masters would have as theirs, my hammer and sabot are at the ready.