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For those that are new, Hi! I'm Talon! I mainly talk about , and - I mean to talk about more but for some reason that never happens.
Webdev during the day, audio game dev and music producer at night. Oh I also make sure dragonscave.space sorta kinda mostly runs.
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Incoherent musings on AI and things of that nature 

I'm also not worried about being "replaced". I think humanity in general could learn some humility. Computers have been doing very specific jobs better than we could already for a while.
I'm more worried about bias. We teach the AI. That means it learns all of our shortcomings. That's obviously not great, and it's already causing issues.
I'm more worried about AI being used as a tool for the rich and powerful to become even more rich and powerful. Since you do kind of have to be rich and powerful to run all of those super fancy new AI. But then again the rich and powerful have already been doing nothing but getting even more rich and powerful, so... I guess nothing new there?

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Musings on Copilot and AI and things of that nature 

So I tried Copilot for a while and I honestly don't really see the benefit for me.
Like if I'm looking for an algorithm, I usually want to look it up and read something about it before I use it. And then I'll either derive from an example, or implement it myself.
And if I actually want help to write some code, I'd rather ask directly instead of constantly dealing with the editor plugins.
Like most AI right now, once you use it enough, you realize it doesn't actually seem to do a lot. In the beginning I thought "Oh that's so neat", but that factor wore off quite quickly. Often it inserts invalid code, or it tries to push you towards a suboptimal solution, and I always find myself manually editing the code it suggests.
This takes just as much time as looking up the algorithm and copying it and adapting it manually.
So basically what I'm saying is that this is really starting to feel like a solution in search of a problem. We have this cool new AI thing, now what do we actually need this for?
Like it's to the point where I genuinely believe that the cost you pay for using it does not at all make the results you get out of it worth it.
And I don't just say this after just some days of usage. I've been trying it for quite a while now.
But not just that. I also just don't want every keystroke to be sent to some OpenAI system. There are so many issues with this. If you give it a carefully curated prompt, sure. Whatever. But working in an IDE?
I'm not convinced.
Thoughts?

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ChatGPT results 

Me: Write a news article in the style of The Onion

ChatGPT: Title: "Nation's pets demand more time on Zoom calls"
In a shocking development, the nation's pets are demanding more time on their humans' Zoom calls. From dogs barking in the background to cats stealing the spotlight, pets across the country are making it clear that they want in on the virtual action.
"I just can't take it anymore," said Bob, a golden retriever from Chicago. "My human spends hours on these Zoom calls and I never get to say hello. It's just not fair."
Cats, in particular, seem to be particularly eager to get in on the Zoom craze. "I can't help but jump on the keyboard and meow whenever I hear the word 'Zoom,'" said Whiskers, a Siamese cat from New York City. "I just want to be a part of the conversation."
Some pets are even going to extreme measures to get their humans to include them on Zoom calls. "My dog dug up my laptop and brought it to me while I was on a call," said Sarah, a professional from San Francisco. "I had no choice but to put him on screen."
The demand for more Zoom time among pets has caused a surge in pet-friendly virtual backgrounds and special "paw-terfaces" to make it easier for animals to join in on the fun.
It remains to be seen how this trend will play out, but one thing is clear: the nation's pets are not backing down until they get their fair share of Zoom time.

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Chat GPT 

OK, and now it's refusing to be my DM. So this definitely takes some coercing.

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Chat GPT 

OK, we might not figure out what happened in that strange forest, but we will definitely try again. I really wanted to know! :dragon_sad:

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No way! My session has expired! Nooooo!

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And just like that, I have joined a random adventuring team and am buying supplies before heading out on a grand quest to investigate "some strange occurrences that have been reported by the locals.".
I really have to know what this is now.

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Chat GPT 

OK let's do this a little bit differently. How about I ask it to be my DM. This will be fun.

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Chat GPT 

Oh no. I died and now I have to reset the whole prompt. I guess it took the "only output information relevant to the text adventure" bit a little too seriously. Oops?

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Chat GPT 

This is literally better than AI Dungeon.

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Chat GPT 

I'm playing a text adventure using Chat GPT.
Like it's the text adventure and I'm the player.
And it's actually working.
What the hell?

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I have been trying to work through of university studies to complete my degree in . Does anyone know anyone who could possibly help me better understand the process and required documentation?

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Looky here! Something potentially interesting might be happening!

Time to whap a bunch more things. Playing World of Warcraft Classic with the Sku accessibility addon

#owncast #streaming #gaming #audiogames #blind #accessibility

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Even media agrees, it looks like an acquihire.
But why?

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Was this an acquihire? It was an acquihire wasn't it?

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So Mozilla bought a company to automatically update Slack statuses?
I... huh?

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The best dating advice I ever got was to remember that if someone ghosts me, they were probably a hired assassin who fell in love and couldn't finish the job.

I bet this is why I always feel that hand-written JavaScript apps, even complex ones like audio editors, games, etc. feel so much faster and nicer to use than some web forms where it's super easy to trigger whole "re-renders" of entire sections of the page and not notice, or not care because "it's easy" and "I'm on a deadline".
Uh anyway this wasn't supposed to turn into a rant. I really just wanted to say holy crap modern JITs are fast.

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