What's behind the hype about AI? - new post [long read]

“Why do we see such a boom in AI now? And why did chatbots, of all things, trigger it?”
We’ve republished this insightful political article on AI and its implications for workers, written just before the settlement of the SAG-AFTRA strike and recent convulsions at the top of Open AI. A long read but worth it.


Related, using AI for assassination target selection:

According to the investigation, another reason for the large number of targets, and the extensive harm to civilian life in Gaza, is the widespread use of a system called “Habsora” (“The Gospel”), which is largely built on artificial intelligence and can “generate” targets almost automatically at a rate that far exceeds what was previously possible. This AI system, as described by a former intelligence officer, essentially facilitates a “mass assassination factory.”

‘A mass assassination factory’: Inside Israel’s calculated bombing of Gaza


The Gentoo Linux distro has banned the use of AI, I think this is something the co-ops should also consider doing, I’ve created a thread about this on the CoTech forum.

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