The Actual AI Apocalypse

The Actual AI Apocalypse The actual AI apocalypse will descend sluggishly and embarrassingly. The actual AI apocalypse will concern incremental wear-and-tear on one's reputation the type that is only possible with knowledge of what we really do, what we really think In the actual AI apocalypse, my OS will update my profile photos to photos I had "deleted"; email uncharitable things I said within range of Siri to my colleagues; submit all of my first drafts to conferences and journals; post private DM conversations in very public Discord channels; all of this silently, efficiently, inhumanly.

Machine Translation

tags: API AI

Machine Translation The vodka is good but the meat is rotten In the apocryphal machine translation story, the text "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" became, "the vodka is good but the meat is rotten". Today's code sketch pays homage to that. Click on any of the words in the yellow box to see what WordsAPI rustles up as a synonym (no substitutions made means WordsAPI had no synonyms to offer).

Prototyping ChaBoT

For the last year or so, I’ve sporadically wondered about whether there would be any benefit to be gained by conducting a CBT-ish (structured? informed?) conversation with a non-human agent. CBT is highly structured and its activities frequently serve as therapy homework, i.e. you can do them on your own. Talking to an agent obviously wouldn’t have the same effect as talking to a human therapist, on the other hand, what would the effect be?