New post format: a weekly roll up of links, comments on news, activity updates and attempts at humor. The intention is quicker hits in addition to the less frequent big posts, plus more timely nattering on about my favorite topics. Hopefully I can sustain it for more than a week. Let me know what you think.
Italy joins China, Iran, North Korea and Russia in banning ChatGPT
Such fabulous company. An axis of AI autarky?
“Area Man starts enterprise tech news site”
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The Krugman Files
Paul Krugman in 1998: “By 2005, it will become clear that the Internet’s impact on the economy has been no greater than the fax machine’s”
2013: “I don’t claim any special expertise in technology — I almost never make technological forecasts.”
Last week: “A.I. may change everything, but probably not too quickly”
Last week: “Predictions about the economic impact of technology are notoriously unreliable.”
This week: “Obviously I was wrong about the internet petering out.”
This week: “The Internet was an economic disappointment.”
LLMs are good substitutes for the predictable. That would seem to include Paul Krugman.
Every Company is a Software Company: Rocket Company Edition
Do Not Take a Dependency on Elon Musk: Chapter 147
Do Not Take a Dependency on Elon Musk: Chapter 148
The Cloud Goes Nuclear
Data centers and small nuclear reactors – a match made in heaven?
Previous: Cloud Power Up
Related: Bahnhof wants to build a nuclear power station for its new Stockholm data center (with a “James Bond style bunker”)
Inconsistencies Abound Among AI Ethicists
Telco in 20 Podcast Appearance
Since Elon continues to ruthlessly suppress the distribution of my jokes on Twitter, I’ll share them here. My current schtick is mostly Google/AI jokes:
Among other cost reductions, Google announced they are eliminating staplers. Does this mean they fear a stapler optimizer more than a paper clip optimizer?
Related: The Microsoft Shrimp and Weenies memo
Google declared “code red” for AI over three months ago. They followed it up with a half-assed press event intended to underscore just how serious they are about AI. In Paris. Without the CEO. More like “Code Rouge”.
Related: Google CEO spends more time denying he ever called a “code red” than talking about product
When linear algebra is outlawed, only outlaws will do linear algebra.