Stay real: You don’t have to buy into AI “writing” hype

The hype about generative AI and its various and pseudo-AI imitators seems to reach new heights of ridiculous every day. Take a deep, deep breath. Predictions that every business will be using it in a few months or years are hyperbole or wishful thinking by some who want that future. If the promoters and enthusiasts … Continue reading Stay real: You don’t have to buy into AI “writing” hype

Me and My #Socks

When people hear you're getting close to retiring, they like to ask you what you plan to do. We're supposed to have a plan? I've been asked so many times that I started talking about my longtime dream of being a sock influencer, which is something I came up with a few months ago when … Continue reading Me and My #Socks

AI can’t write

The dirty lowdown* is that no app, AI or otherwise, can actually write anything. Image by Richard Duijnstee from Pixabay Despite the proliferation of things called "writing" tools, the truth is they can, at best, mimic actual writing by humans, plagiarize text written by humans, and even distort the work of humans then spit it out for consumption … Continue reading AI can’t write

AI disappoints me

If you're going to use AI to comment on something, the least you can do is make it interesting instead of repeating a few phrases and embarrassing yourself. A commenter's comments. 😞 The sort of tricky question I posed in a blog post yesterday isn't that difficult for a human whose vision is not impaired: … Continue reading AI disappoints me