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: Devin just took our jobs:

: Figure just dropped a jaw-dropping progress update: The thread linked above has a lot of …

: Robotics and embodied AI just got a huge shot of energy (and capital) with Figure’s latest …

: The Slaves, one of my favorite bands ever, seemed to be derailed by the pandemic and some personal …

: OpenAI is starting to add some basic memory capabilities to ChatGPT. Of course, AI won’t be …

: Another AI device worth tracking - Brilliant Labs' Frame glasses appear to do exactly what …

: The Melvins Live @ Villette Sonique. Perfection.

: I haven’t spent much time on Bluesky, or any social platform to be honest, but I did get …

: Deck.blue is a really solid shot at a Tweetdeck clone by developer Gildásio Filho. It’s …

: It took me forever but I finally got around to picking up a Flipper Zero. I have a ESP32 GPS and …

: I’ve been tracking humanoid robotic startup Figure for a while but they are just now, thanks …

: This set by DJ Oneloop out of Nagaoka city, Nigata, Japan is perfection.

: I’ve been working with LLMs for language learning over the past year and have found them …

: If you’ve seen the Rabbit r1 but found it confusing this short Rough Guide to the Rabbit r1 …

: This is the Rabbit R1, an AI first device with a novel OS and form factor that is aiming to be …

: Great to see Rocket Lab’s return to flight last night.

: If you didn’t watch the videos Google dropped with its Gemini announcement yesterday I highly …

: This is an interesting and rare peek at the progress of humanoid AI robotics company Figure.

: Chair, Lord Lisvane, and committee member, Lord Clement-Jones discuss the recent findings of The …

: Firing up the pressure cooker and kicking off chicken soup season. The recipe (for an 8QT pressure …

: It’s hard to believe that a film from 1970 could get so much about AI so right, but …

: A team of researchers from Rutgers and the University of Michigan have developed WarAgent: …

: As mentioned earlier I have been constantly creating custom GPTs (both public and private) as …

: This is an excellent deep dive on AI’s potential and the resulting jobs disruption that will …

: Kicking off the weekend with a vinyl session from Spain’s Dj Fonki Cheff 🎵

: Here’s a video roundup of the humanoid robot projects from Apptronik, Sanctuary AI, Agility …

: Check out Anduril’s Roadrunner twin-turbojet VTOL Autonomous Air Vehicle (AAV)

: I’ve been playing with custom GPT creation non-stop since the feature was launched at OpenAI …

: I finished Mustafa Suleyman’s The Coming Wave: Technology, Power, and the Twenty-first …

: Here’s a perfect example of what I mean when I say that we’ve unlocked science fiction: …

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: Scientific American: “Human intelligence may be just a brief phase before machines take over. …

: The air force is apparently now denying that it ran a simulated exercise in which an AI drone killed …

: General purpose robots are the logical next giant leap forward after widespread adoption of AI and …

: A big (literally) announcement from Anthropic: “We’ve expanded Claude’s context window from 9K …

: Google A/I, I mean I/O, was packed with updates that are going to impact billions of people.

: Wendy’s Is Bringing a Google-Powered AI Chatbot to Its Drive-Thru: “Wendy’s Chief …

: I stumbled across this interview of author Justin Cronin - he gets it: “People start to think …

: Google DeepMind CEO Says Some Form of AGI Possible in a Few Years

: Rocket Lab hitting its stride with high cadence, new venture for Electron “With a total of …

: AI promises almost unimaginable benefits but there’s no denying that it’s coming for a …

: You’d think that Shawn Boland’s excellent but unorthodox and profanity laced thoughts on …

: “Plotting the index against a range of asset performances, the economists found that the AI …

: Rocket Lab has another launch coming up in a few days. They’re putting hurricane monitoring …

: Human or not? https://app.humanornot.ai/ I’m 0-2.

: “What I’m left with is the question of whether humans are still better than our robot …

: This is a pretty good rundown of how recent developments are coming together to, if not create AGI, …

: 60 Minutes visited Google for a deep dive on AI.

: “Izzy Miller downloaded 500,000 messages from his seven-year group chat, then trained an AI …

: This is a pretty good look at AutoGPT and other developments that are aiming to enable highly …

: Amazon joins the generative AI race.

: “We wrapped up the first LLM hackathon for applications in materials and chemistry last week. …

: Sebastien Bubeck of Microsoft Research speaking about his group’s evaluation of GPT-4 and the …

: A deeper dive on HuggingGPT. This approach is powerful now, and a bit messy, but we are about to see …

: Microsoft’s Deputy CTO Sam Schillace developed nine principles for using LLMs to create software …

: A look at several key research findings and other new developments in AI. The pace of these …

: Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt on the Consequences of AI.

: My Korean teacher is so patient with me. Created with Midjourney.

: Kris Kashtanova shared the process she used to make an Asteroids game with GPT-4 and Midjourney …

: Dismissing the power or potential of the current crop of AI chatbots has become a popular pastime, …

: The Atlantic highlights an AI voice cloning trend in The Rise of AI Taylor Swift.

: Check out Uncle Rabbit. It is the first conversational holographic being according to Looking Glass, …

: Streamer penguinz0 weighs in on the astounding progress of AI voice cloning and its implications for …

: MIT Technology Review has published a well thought out piece on the impact of AI in the workplace. …

: I’ve added a FAQ page to Blogs of War to address a few questions about AI and anything else …

: Mathew Ingram, chief digital writer for the Columbia Journalism Review, Asked GPT-4 to perform a …

: I NEED a post-apocalypse ready 1979 Cutlass Supreme and thanks to Midjourney I now have it - sort …

: Brookings researchers conducted an experiment in an effort to determine how generative AI impacts …

: Open AI’s announcement of plugins for ChatGPT was a huge announcement this week but the …

: I’ve updated all the experiments in AI fiction on the blog with images created in Midjourney. …

: Architect and Youtuber Dami Lee conducted a design competition that pitted human architects against …

: 지금은 나플라의 노래 ‘사과상자’ 듣고 있어요. 비트가 좋아요. 나플라 씨는 한국계 미국인이에요. 저는 나플라의 웨스트 코스트하고 올드 스쿨 스타일이 좋아요. …

: GitHub announced Copilot X today. TechCrunch has a good piece detailing why this is a gamechanger. I …

: Rocket Lab has some really incredible rocket photos on their official Flickr page - if you’re …

: The Google Bard rollout is underway! Check out the official announcement for more detail.

: Korean R&B is 🔥 🎵 🔥.

: “Not by AI” badges. Inevitable, I suppose.

: While tools like ChatGPT have caught everyone’s attention most businesses will deploy models …

: This is a solid and accessible discussion of the risks and opportunities associated with generative …

: Almost all of my focus in the generative AI space is on text but there are equally significant and …

: If you’re new to ChatGPT, and many people still are, this crash course is a pretty good place …

: The ChatGPT subreddit is probably the best place to track interesting use cases for generative AI at …

: OpenAI’s Co-founder and President Greg Brockman discussed the impact at generative AI at SXSW. …

: Simon Willison’s blog is an excellent resource for tracking developments in AI, especially if …

: The pace of AI development and proliferation seems to be increasing exponentially every 30 or 60 …

: This interview of OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is a useful place to start for those trying to understand …

: Tom Scott on the moment where he finally understood the power and implications of AI - and the …

: ✏️ The latest in a series of ongoing experiments with using AI-assisted short fiction for scenario …

: Put on your good headphones. This modular synth jam from LudoWic is just perfect. It’s simple …

: The bass coming out of these Behringer Craves is so good. This track is “On the Run” by …

: This video of real-time song creation on a Teenage Engineering OP-1 has over ten million views. …

: I’ve added new content that details how to move to a new server and how to write effective …

: This performance on the Elektron Digitakt by Red Means Recording may look simple but it’s way …

: Added Guppe Groups to the big list of #Mastodon and #Fediverse Resources.

: This is pretty amazing arrangement for something Aldo calls “Random Jam #8.” 🎵

: There’s a lot going on in Ångström by Red Means Recording. It’s packed with a ton of …

: I love my AirPod Pros but this mix of jazz, funk, and drum breaks from 1970s Japan makes me wish …

: I love the mix of analog and digital gear. A solid mix “of mostly downtempo / lounge-style, …

: Macroblank is a prolific 🎵 curator with impeccable taste. The album artwork is always as good as the …

: I just added more stuff to my giant list of Mastodon & Fediverse resources.

: Periodic reminder that you should be watching Archillect TV. Make sure to click the screen for 🎵

: DJ ooedotechnica made these cassette mixing decks himself. Cool set! Brings back memories of …

: An excellent early morning mix from Japanese DJ/Producer ISAZ. The video production on this is as …

: I’ve added more #Mastodon and #Fediverse stuff to the Resources Page.

: I’ve updated my collection of Mastodon resources on the blog. Feel free to ping me with …

: I just published a collection of videos aimed at new Mastodon users (Five Videos (And a Lot of …

: I have added a big roundup of Mastodon and Fediverse stuff to the Recommended Resources page. More …

: I’m no longer cross-posting any content to Twitter. I’m done with the bird. I knew that …

: “We are concerned that changes will make Twitter more dangerous for #Myanmar users who are under …

: “A former #Twitter executive says that Saudi dissidents should consider dropping their use of …

: Mastodon feels like the old Twitter. Without celebrities and slick profiles controlled by social …

: I wrote something: The Twitter Migration is Real and Viable Thanks to #Mastodon.

: Tonight’s mix: Turkish Cassette Tapes with Tuna Aydınlıoğlu. 🎵

: A growing body of research suggests human behavior on social media is strikingly similar to …

: Science magazine looks at the mass migration of academics to Mastodon.

: People find the fact that #Mastadon posts are called “toots” ridiculous but as a Twitter …

: Deleting every @blogsofwar Tweet that’s over a week old using TweetDelete.net.

: A gentle #security reminder ahead of what will likely be a crazy week in the US. Make sure 2FA is …

: Cats sleeping on the bar on a cold day in Luckenbach. #caturday

: “Working in the twilight of 400 feet below the surface, the divers lassoed the cable with a …

: Mastodon right now is like being at a great party where cool people just keep walking though the …

: Disinformation targeting Americans in languages other than English continues to be a massive, …

: Something on my mind, that I don’t quite have an answer to, is how the splintering and …

: Listening to Records From Estonia 🎵

: Wrapping up an insanely hectic week working on the Brazilian elections. Next week will be another …

: “As the United States and its allies cope with the current Putin regime and think about what …

: This short How to Mastodon video by @theexplorographer@mindly.social is essential viewing - …

: In about 90 minutes Rocket Lab is going to launch their Electron rocket into #space and then attempt …

: Doctors and advocates tackle a spike of abortion misinformation – in Spanish

: How to Join Mastodon, the Ad-Free Social Network Billionaires Can’t Buy

: 60’s French Beat, Garage and Yé-yé on vinyl with Can Plak 🎵 youtu.be/tff05ZOmd…

: “The academic world is suitable for espionage, both because of its cross-border collaboration …

: Terms of the #Twitter deal give large foreign investors access to confidential information about the …

: I bit the bullet and created my own private Mastodon instance at …

: “So you get people sitting out by the early-voting boxes with guns. And for all their posture …

: 60s-70s Japanese Instrumental Cinema Funk Breaks & Beats. This mix never gets old. 🎵

: I can’t escape paying attention to Twitter due to my work (where it only gets more relevant as …

: It shouldn’t have to be said, but relying a platform controlled by China to reach voters is …

: Pay attention to what they do, not what they say.

: ProPublica’s How to “Follow the Money” in a Political Campaign should be required reading for …

: Do you have an idea for a project that could contribute to better understanding of #NATO, its role …

: Twitter: Things are only going to get worse

: Flat Worms - Followers 🎵 And now you’re caught by surprise You didn’t see the warning …

: An Increasingly Less-Brief Guide to Mastodon.

: How to Leave Dying Social Media Platforms.

: Italian Experimental Obscurities, Soundtracks and Library Music at My Analog Journal 🎵

: “In many ways Twitter’s outsize popularity hinged on our ignorance of the potential impact, …

: 매일 일찍 일어나기가 힘들어요. (It’s hard to get up early every day). 🇰🇷

: Fediverse networks are developed by a community of people all around the globe, independent from any …

: Decentralized social media protocols can work but if you try to deploy and build a corporation …

: Words of wisdom from Le Bureau des Légendes. 📺

: Listening to an old favorite - A mix of old number stations + ambient 🎵 youarelistening.to/numbers

: New pro-China disinformation campaign targets 2022 elections

: An update on some changes to the blog and my near-term plan for navigating Twitter’s likely …

: Inside TheTruthSpy, the stalkerware network spying on thousands techcrunch.com/2022/10/2…

: Catching Spies on Wikipedia (There are many more than you might think).

: Took the State Department’s propganda and disinformation awareness game for spin. Check it out …

: Mastodon is a cool solution for folks who are comfortable with it but a lot of non-technical users …

: I still haven’t found anything that tops, or even comes close to, Le Bureau des Légendes. 📺

: My teacher likes to assign me motivational translation homework: 아무리 한국어 어려워도, 포기하지 않을 거예요 = No …

: Russia’s Surveillance State: The Kremlin is building its network of domestic surveillance technology …

: Recently mostly declassified: Cyber Operations Enabling Expansive Digital Authoritarianism - Nothing …

: I’m totally addicted to ArchillectTV. 🎵

: It was a prolific weekend with posts on domestic extremism, antisemitism, Chinese espionage, and …

: New this week on Blogs of War: Why Kanye’s Antisemitism is so Dangerous

: The resources page has been updated with new sections for Russia-Ukraine War OSINT Tools and …

: I’ve updated the Help Ukraine page with a number of new resources.