This is your Brain on Piano
Is the A.I industry a monoculture?
I've worked in the machine learning sector for many years - at giant corporations and small startups. One thing that strikes me as true everywhere, is that the A.I industry is dominated by young men, which have very similar educational & socioeconomic backgrounds and related interests & hobbies. Women, older people and people with unusual career paths are a rare anomaly in A.I, to name just a few examples that illustrate the lack of diversity. Is the A.I industry a monoculture? And if so, what are the implications of that for the industry & world?
What are the effects of Generative Media on Human Psychology?
I want to read a study on the effects of prolonged exposure to ML generated images. Interested in questions such:
A great application of Stable Diffusion & co waiting to happen: Remote-Viewing Trainer
A ML image generator which invites people to try to remote view (predict) the next image it's going to generate at random. You can write what you view or draw it and then compare it to what will be generated.
Nature Deficit Disorder
People spend a staggering amount of time daily interacting with flickering lights emitted from screen and talk with great passion about the latest flickering light tech trends. What would happen if they focused their attention on nature for only half that time instead?
I’m looking forward to following this project, Djoerd! It sounds sort-of IndieWeb like. Where e.g. MicroSub decouples feed fetching from feed reading and Micropub writing from posting, this project decouples index building from the search. Within IndieWeb that allows the creation of a variety of personal tools, to read and write the web. I’ve long been musing about personal search engines and personal agents and crawlers without putting anything into action. I’m curious to see if this project will actually deliver some of the things I dreamt of over time, by enabling personal tools for search.
There is no hurry
The stream had grown up, so that it was almost a river, and, being grown-up, it did not run and jump and sparkle along as it used to, but moved more slowly. For it knew now where it was going, and said to itself, “There is no hurry. We shall get there some day.” ~A.A.Milne