weekly reel February 12, 2023
Bonjour bonsoir, and music with more Colin Stetson.
La Peur (original motion picture soundtrack) by Colin Stetson (bandcamp.com)
Not Just Bikes: Amsterdam’s new “bicycle stables” are awesome.
[fr] Clément Viktorovitch : L’Assemblée Nationale française s’est elle “bordélisée” ?
McSweeney’s - When to turn your heat on: a decision guide.
Ted Chiang: ChatGPT is a blurry JPEG of the web. 👏👏👏, amazing Ted Chiang. Recent AIs (ChatGPT but also DALLE2 & Stable Diffusion) amaze me by the mere compression they achieve. Ted explores this, with a very pertinent reminder of Xerox’s JBIG2 mishap, and asks a million excellent questions. One of the best articles I’ve ever read about ChatGPT.
Peter Welch: AI is not the problem.
Scott Alexander: Mostly skeptical thoughts on the chatbot propaganda apocalypse.
DAN, the cat-and-mouse game played by r/ChatGPT trying to break free from OpenAI’s limitations of ChatGPT.
Technology Connections: A simple water heater is more clever than it seems.
Yahtzee Croshaw / Extra Punctuation: Comedy in games should be more than just quips.