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  • John Goodenough… Legend

    Clearly a name that everybody should be VERY familiar with and yet somehow he’s sailed under the radar for most. John Goodenough. Another great leaves us.

  • AI is not going to kill the planet

    AI is not going to kill us because, frankly, the current ML-based technologies are just not that smart and, in my view, can never equate to human intelligence in the broadest sense. This is a terrific article and very well-stated commentary. Very much worth a read in these hyperbolic clickbait times. One of my favourite…

  • What?!

    Kind of sad, but XKCD nails it again… 😂

  • Taking “full” responsibility?

    I have to admit that I find it difficult to process the idea of people who “take full responsibility” for things going wrong with no consequences at all attached. Is that really taking responsibility? It used to be you’d lose your job, maybe resign, or face some other kind of pain if you were responsible…

  • Sometimes the old ways…

    This is a really insightful article which I think articulates some important ideas about the real value of technology very nicely, especially when we consider the potential impact of things like ChatGPT. Strangely, it got me thinking about the value of “good old fashioned” approaches which we’ve often shelved a little too quickly in the…

  • Tick Tock… Boom

    This article makes a great point. When legislators clearly don’t seem to have any understanding of the technology they want to regulate, they sound stupid and are hard to take seriously. Australia is not immune – I’ve read and heard some doofus comments by key government people on cybersecurity recently that make me cringe because…

  • Productivity defined. Wow.

    I’m always in admiration of highly productive (as opposed to just busy) people. Riemann was insanely prolific for a guy who died relatively young and laid the groundwork for much modern maths and physics which followed. Can you imagine what the list would have looked like if he had made it to 80?!

  • Get your ChatGPT game on

    A lot of people have naturally been giving ChatGPT a go with varying results. What becomes quickly obvious is that the quality of your prompt/question to the tool heavily determines the quality of the response. For those of you struggling, here’s a tip I picked up along the way… simply get ChatGPT to coach you…

  • Battle of the Titans

    Just in case you were wondering… I love the subtle roast of Bard.

  • Moore’s Law

    Another one of the giants goes. I sometimes wonder who is replacing them.