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AI image generation – Wombo

I was playing around with the WOMBO DREAM app today to generate original images from text prompts, and decided to share some here. Wombo is a Canadian app that according to their website was launched 28th February, 2021. Their first app was a lip sync app that was highly downloaded. Their technology is “based on … Continue reading AI image generation – Wombo

Chats with GPT-3: Memetics

I have been pondering lately on how we can use natural language programming in large language AI models (LLMs) that use natural language processing (NLP) to better understand ourselves. Natural language programming is sometimes called prompt design or prompt programming. A natural language is what we use (i.e. English, French, Spanish) and has evolved amongst … Continue reading Chats with GPT-3: Memetics

The Intelligence of Organisations

How will our understanding of organisations change as they become more integrated with machines? The ability to adapt requires an organisation to learn.  Organisations learn in response to changing environments through feedback loops that provide knowledge of the surrounding environment and allow for adjustment to the system.  Adaptation and learning through awareness of one’s environment … Continue reading The Intelligence of Organisations

The quiet crisis of PhDs and COVID-19

Our study surveyed 1076 doctoral and research master’s candidates on the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on their living and financial situation, and impact to their candidature.

What are universities for?

Universities serve multiple purposes, and there has been an extensive debate around the question of which functions are the most essential.  Answers range in scope from ideals of liberal education focussed on the development of the individual such as was captured by Newman (1852), to aspirations of serving the common good (Marginson, 2016), as well … Continue reading What are universities for?

Citizens at the centre of AI ethics.

From a great letter to Nature Machine Intelligence by Nicolas Spatola. “Several non-profit organizations such as theCenter for Humane Technology are workingto raise awareness of ethical concerns in AIamong both politicians and actors in thetechnology sector. However, the pressuremust also come from citizens themselves,from the grassroots of our societies, as itdoes in the case of … Continue reading Citizens at the centre of AI ethics.

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