Returning to Fedi after a while of being away. I like game dev, and am learning Japanese. I like photography too. よろしくお願い。
I have believed for a long time now that the term "artificial intelligence" is a bad name for the field and actually hurt it. Whether it was justified or legitimate when first adopted, the current narrative of many tech Co. and hype around #ArtificialIntelligence are detrimental.
Recently, the Center on Privacy & Technology at Georgetown Law decided to stop using it and explain their reasons in this very interesting read:
I wish more communicative bodies would follow.
It's taken over 2 hours for this thing to just download already. :D
If there is no path for someone to obtain forgiveness and/or redemption, why would they try to change?
IMO, one of the most toxic things in US culture is this idea that if someone holds a shitty belief or does a harmful thing, they are irredeemably bad people. If you don't believe people can genuinely change—or if you aren't willing to acknowledge the small changes that lead to fundamental change—then whether you intend it or not you're not only blocking progress, you could very well be contributing to toxic radicalization
Cults and groups that operate on similar principles have a much easier job recruiting from among people who feel like they couldn't ever gain acceptance from their peers
The internet having become a Space For Ads bothers me beyond words. Not only are we being bombarded with increasingly more desperate and manipulative drivel intended to get one to consume seventy flavors of the same worthless crap, the fact that ad companies have such say in what gets put on platforms to the point of censoring or removing completely normal and/or important words from our lexicon in the places they're most likely to be seen by people who need access to those words.
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