After Buzzfeed announced last week that it would use ChatGPT-derived tools to “enhance” and “personalize” some of its content, its stock price immediately rose from under a $1 a share to nearly $4 — it has since dropped back to $2. That trajectory perhaps reflects something of…
Last week, Emily Baker-White reported on TikTok’s internal “heating feature” — described as a “button that can make anyone go viral”: In addition to…
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Making the rounds this week was a mundane critique of AI that was notable mainly because it was made by musician Nick Cave, who was unsurprisingly…
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There are still some material and administrative obstacles to the dream of an ongoing, free-flowing conversation with a chatbot. ChatGPT is often…
For a brief period decades ago, I used to go running semi-regularly on the Bay Ridge esplanade between Shore Road and the Belt Parkway, which afforded a…
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In scrolling through various year-end lists of what’s to come in 2023, I have seen several predictions about the coming commercial exploitation of…
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Periodically I’ll come across someone saying how they learn so much on TikTok or get so much out of it, and I’ll feel obliged to yet again make an…
I’ve been reading articles about ChatGPT all week, ordering them in my mind to make the discourse about it into a kind of coherent narrative that has…
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