[nonostantement #275] - philosophy bro / ai vs not / tiktok vs words
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Welcome to nonostantement: a weekly newsletter with wicked, refreshing, and solid stuff found all over the Internet.
Ciao, Joele here sending this.
Joele is me, an Italian digital strategist who spends a lot of time in front of a computer.
Here is Barcelona, in Spain.
This is my weekly mail, collecting all the best stuff I find while being on the Internet.
Soundtrack for today: Alice Coltrane & Joe Henderson - Earth and NeONE the Wonderer - Nose Dive
Russia Has a Vodka Addiction. So Does Vladimir Putin – But Not the Same Way.
The Russian leader is famously sober. There’s a reason that his country isn’t.
Philosophy Bro explains complex ideas of philosophy in easy to understand language.
A 23-year-old Snapchat influencer used OpenAI’s technology to create an A.I. version of herself that will be your girlfriend for $1 per minute
The 'A.I. girlfriend' predicted in sci-fi movies is here—and it raises all sorts of ethical questions.
Secret room inside popular game contains independent journalism forbidden in Russia
Countless Russians are unaware of what is happening in Ukraine. In this room, they are forced to see the truth with their own eyes.
[Video] - The A.I. Dilemma - March 9, 2023
Tristan Harris and Aza Raskin discuss how existing A.I. capabilities already pose catastrophic risks to a functional society, how A.I. companies are caught in a race to deploy as quickly as possible without adequate safety measures, and what it would mean to upgrade our institutions to a post-A.I. world.
The Metaverse, Zuckerberg's Tech Obession, Is Officially Dead. ChatGPT Killed It.
Mark Zuckerberg spent years trying to make the Metaverse happen, but now it has been replaced by AI and is headed to the tech industry idea graveyard.
AI Like ChatGPT Are No Good at ‘Not’
Today’s language models are more sophisticated than ever, but they still struggle with the concept of negation. That’s unlikely to change anytime soon.
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Google is failing its post-Roe promise to protect abortion privacy
Our investigation finds Google still retains location data about users who visit clinics, hospitals and other ‘particularly personal’ locations, despite Google’s commitment to delete it.
The Words TikTok Parent ByteDance May Be Watching You Say
A trove of internal ByteDance documents reveals how TikTok's parent company tracks “sensitive words” mentioned on its social media apps, with the potential to shape high stakes discourse on global politics, culture and society.
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