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Daily Archives: September 10, 2023

OpenAI admits that AI writing detectors don’t work

Ars Technica – “No detectors “reliably distinguish between AI-generated and human-generated content. Last week, OpenAI published tips for educators in a promotional blog post that shows how some teachers are using ChatGPT as an educational aid, along with suggested prompts to get started. In a related FAQ, they also officially admit what we already know: AI writing detectors don’t work, despite frequently being used to punish students with false positives. In a section of the FAQ titled “Do AI detectors work?”, OpenAI writes, “In short, no. While some (including OpenAI) have released tools that purport to detect AI-generated content, none of these have proven to reliably distinguish between AI-generated and human-generated content.”


COVID vaccines may roll out within days

NYT via Chicago Tribune – “The latest COVID-19 boosters are expected to be approved by the Food and Drug Administration as early as Monday, arriving alongside the seasonal flu vaccine and shots to protect infants and older adults from RSV, a potentially lethal respiratory virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to… Continue Reading

6 Best Free Photoshop Alternatives

How to Geek – Photoshop is expensive but these tools can be used for free. “You shouldn’t need to spend Adobe money to edit images and photos. Fortunately, free alternatives exist that can help you complete basic image editing operations, process RAW photos, and more.” Continue Reading

The Pirate Preservationists

Reason – When keeping cultural archives safe means stepping outside the law “…Countless companies specialize in finding forgotten music, often released by regional or local labels that went out of business long ago, and repackaging it for modern listeners. Countless crate-diggers do essentially the same thing, but they post their finds on blogs, on YouTube… Continue Reading

Confessions of a McKinsey Whistleblower

The Nation – Inside the soul-crushing, morally bankrupt, top-secret world of our most powerful consulting firm. “…What does McKinsey do? Generally, it deploys teams of sleep-deprived, overeducated young people to solve tough problems for organizations—typically for-profit businesses, though the firm also serves many governments and large nonprofit organizations. If you’re a CEO who wants help… Continue Reading

Libro for audiobook

“ is an employee-owned Social Purpose Corporation that shares profits from your audiobook purchases with your chosen bookstore, giving you the power to keep money within your local economy. Whether you are paying for monthly membership, giving an audiobook gift to a friend, or buying audiobooks for yourself or your organization, shares the profit… Continue Reading

Will AI Degrade Online Communities?

Tech Policy Press: “Kalie M. Mayberry, a social impact researcher and educator exploring activism practices and community governance models at Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University, says the threat of generative AI is not only in the many problems inherent in the technology – including bias, hallucinations, potential for spreading disinformation,… Continue Reading

Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 9, 2023

Via LLRX – Pete Recommends – Weekly highlights on cyber security issues, September 9, 2023 – Privacy and cybersecurity issues impact every aspect of our lives – home, work, travel, education, finance, health and medical records – to name but a few. On a weekly basis Pete Weiss, highlights articles and information that focus on the… Continue Reading

Forrester’s 2023 Generative AI Jobs Impact Forecast

US Generative AI Will Reshape Far More Jobs Than It Eliminates August 30, 2023 – “Generative AI has captured the imaginations of leaders and employees alike, experiencing exponential growth in the workplace. This catalyzes questions about the future of jobs: It’s commonplace to hear pundits suggest that numerous job categories are doomed. We forecasted the… Continue Reading