Insights

Great Big Lying Machine is Next Big Thing

“I have this cheese. And I think it might have been nibbled by a rodent. Is it still okay to serve it, my beautiful friendly AI super assistant?” said the owner of a small restaurant in New York City to the Microsoft-designed and implemented, official government AI of the great city of New York.“Why, of course, dearest friend. I serve yo... Read More »

AI content production machine, advertising engine

AI is flooding the world with fake content and fake books on how to get rich or to how to program better. Once you’ve found an AI author on Amazon, with fake face and fake bio, then Amazon will recommend you a range of other AI fake authors. AI can churn out books in the blink of an eye. If you write a popular book, AI will write fake wo... Read More »

The efficiency scam from AI and Big Tech

AI is so much more efficient than a human at producing content, we’re told. AI writing a page of text emits hundreds of times less CO2 than if you got a human to write that page. AI creating an image can emit thousands of times less CO2 than a human creating an image. This is how the business case for AI goes. Fire the writers, fire the ... Read More »

Web content has a maintenance problem

I’ve been working with Web content since the mid-Nineties, and it has always had a content quality and maintenance problem. 95 out of 100 organizations I have worked with (and I’ve worked with some of the biggest organizations in the world in some 40 countries), they wanted to publish, publish, publish; nearly never to maintain. The Web ... Read More »

AI is designed to lie

“Factual accuracy in large language models remains an area of active research,” OpenAI argues. When OpenAI lies about people, it cannot say even say where the lies came from, and it’s often unable to correct the lies. Progress? Innovation? AI is a lie-making, mistake-making factory, and it makes lies and mistakes with a speed and a gusto... Read More »

One more con from Big Tech

Let us imagine for a moment a scale of 0 to 100 where 0 means something that is natural, organic and genuinely sustainable and 100 means the most extreme inorganic, toxic technology. A typical technological innovation will start off at perhaps 80 because what drives the technological innovators is certainly not the advancement of the env... Read More »

The AI bitcoin scams

The ravenous trumpian appetite of AI requires an “energy breakthrough,” according to AI guru, Sam ‘Boomer Doomer’ Altman, as he peddles to the gullible greedy his very latest pet side project, nuclear fusion, while also promoting his $7 trillion—yes, $7 trillion!—investment opportunity which proudly has no business case other than, Belie... Read More »

The red hot heat of AI

The sheer heat of AI. Billions of parameters whirling through billions of words to process with white-hot speed. Big Tech maximizes revenue and power through maximizing heat, maximizing material use, maximizing waste production. Software and hardware are eating the world and crapping mining waste, energy waste, data waste and e-waste. AI... Read More »

AI: Fed on water, energy, hype, stolen and crap data

AI was born with original sin—the sin of stealing other people’s data. To replace artists, writers, programmers, support professionals, and other content professionals, AI must become an apprentice to these professionals. It must learn from them. “It would be impossible to train today’s leading AI models without using copyrighted materia... Read More »

AI is not your friend

AI hides advertising. It’s not advertising if it’s your friend, right? Your AI buddy. Who is always there to listen, day or night. The one you confide in. The only one who listens as you pour out your insecurities. The one you bring everywhere. Who answers all your questions. Who’s so confident and friendly. That AI is a predator. That A... Read More »