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How AI Can Change Your Mind - Areo

How AI Can Change Your Mind - Areo

Total12SharesLast month, Microsoft , a powerful artificial intelligence model built by OpenAI, a company founded by Elon Musk. The move has focused renewed attention on the technology’s creative potential. GPT-3 has already been used by amateur developers to, , and even . It seems that we are marching towards an AI-powered cultural renaissance. But the same tool can also feed a propaganda machine. GPT-3 could seriously threaten democracy by enabling bad actors to prey on human psychological weaknesses. We cannot take the laissez-faire attitude we have seen with social media regulation: this...

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Mad Online; Or, The Enemy of My Enemy

Mad Online; Or, The Enemy of My Enemy

In The Fragile Absolute Slavoj Zizek wrote of the Balkans that they’re “always somewhere else, a little bit more towards the southeast. . . .” Pundits seem part of a parallel phantasmagoria, pointing in the opposite direction: always northwest, closer to a summer sun than us; always ahead. Nobody seems to claim to be a pundit; nobody is a pundit to themselves. Noah Berlatsky’s essay collection Chattering Class War is about these idiot ghosts. His goal is “to tell various pundits that they suck and are wrong.” To me, a pundit is any commentator more visible and less competent than me; to...

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