“Some of the smartest people in technology say they are worried that AI is worse than pandemics and nuclear weapons. What I worry about is not AI extinguishing humans, but our humanity. And that’s the real risk of this new wave of “AI” — we become more reliant on machines than ourselves. With machines taking … Continue reading Your Weekend AI Reader
I read a summary of a research report that was somewhat shocking in its conclusions. Millennials, aka 25-34-year-olds who grew up amid the transition from physical music to streaming, surprisingly, spend the least time streaming music of any segment under 45, this report by MIDIA Research notes. I would be the first one to admit, … Continue reading Wait what? Even millennials don’t like algorithms
Hi! I am Om & this is my letter where I share what’s on my mind, my latest writings, articles worth reading from around the web, my recommendations & some of my photography. In this issue, I address: Apart from my work-related commitments, all I have done is read, read and read as part of … Continue reading A letter from Om, issue #4/2023
Hi! In case you are new around here, I am Om. If you are new around here, here is something About Me and why you should read my newsletter. In this letter, I share what’s on my mind, my latest writings, articles worth reading from around the web, my recommendations & sometimes my photography. It’s mostly about technology … Continue reading A Letter from Om, Issue #3/2023
Grand places help me get proper context — when juxtaposed against the vastness and timeliness of the planet we call home, the human construct is merely just that – an edifice, a reflection of our selfish need to scream: I am! And nothing prays louder to this narcissism is the current obsession with AI, a … Continue reading What’s about AI?
Hi! In case you are new around here, I am Om. If you are new around here, here is something About Me and why you should read my newsletter. In this letter, I share what’s on my mind, my latest writings, articles worth reading from around the web, my recommendations & sometimes my photography. It’s mostly about technology … Continue reading A Letter from Om. Issue #02/2023
David Lowry, a songwriter, has a very thoughtful counter take on OpenAI, the hot new AI thing in Silicon Valley that will apparently get a $10 billion investment from Microsoft. Lowry brings up powerful and valid points, and I urge you to read them. (Additionally, Tom Krazit explains why Microsoft has to pay the premium.) Continue reading Not so open, OpenAI
There is a fundamental difference between form and meaning. Form is the physical structure of something, while meaning is the interpretation or concept that is attached to that form. For example, the form of a chair is its physical structure – four legs, a seat, and a back. The meaning of a chair is that … Continue reading Form vs. Meaning
What we are actually listening to is human limitation and the audacity to transcend it. Artificial Intelligence, for all its unlimited potential, simply doesn’t have this capacity. How could it? And this is the essence of transcendence. If we have limitless potential then what is there to transcend? And therefore what is the purpose of … Continue reading Why AI will never write a great song
What remains are the things that cannot be relegated to machines and algorithms, copied from others, or reduced to formulas, directions, and recipes: the artist remains—the singular human individual capable of creative ideas, original thoughts, deep contemplation, and unique expressions of complex ideas, philosophies, and emotions. Guy Tal Continue reading What remains in the AI age!