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Today’s Apple product announcements, Mastodon edition. Lit. 🔥 🍏 🧀

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Not sure how I talked Philadelphia's Morris Animal Rescue into letting me name some of their kittens with a neural net. They did reject some names.
aiweirdness.com/post/185339301

Find a life partner who makes you lunch to take to work each day and presents it to you like this.

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Somehow I’d never walked past the historic and very green I. Magnin & Co. building in Oakland before the other day. !

The other night, this time at a venue that seats 3000, ten men walked onstage, and my first thought was, huh, what did they do with the women? And then they expertly played this sort of soporific white boy fusion jazz. I was actually falling asleep. The audience loved it but it wasn’t our thing, so we left after about four songs.

So we were so confused by the difference in the band that I looked them up to see if we were remembering them wrong and conflating them with someone else. We saw this amazing band at SFJAZZ some years back, in a room with about 100 people. They had a few women on stage, most notably this charismatic, super dynamic singer. She was a powerhouse. Everyone was dancing and it was a great night.

Another cool thing, horror/monster imagery. 

Another cool thing, horror/monster imagery. 

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my grandma always had this huge painting that was painted for the Federal Art Project. and there was something about that program -- the government hiring a bunch of artists just to keep them from being unemployed -- that struck me as being morally right in a way that I had never felt really about politics before

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Berkeley burrito-delivery bot purported to be using 'advanced neural network' is actually remotely piloted by Colombians, who are paid $2 per hour.

sfchronicle.com/business/artic

Welcome to capitalism, where tech startups fake 'genius' AI using hidden POC sweatshop labor in a 'black box' to rake in profits.

"AI, games, Amazon, it's all made with magic! In our magic black box!"
"What's in it?"
"Nevermind, just eat your kale salad and let's do yoga!"
*Open box, find a sweatshop*

So I’m at a Snarky Puppy show and the opening act is smokin’, and some guy near us is watching the Warriors game on his phone.

And I took my first figure drawing class in many many years. So challenging and I lose all sense of time. Three hours go by so quickly. More, please.

Caught Khruangbin at the Fox in Oakland. They’re awesome live. Catch them someday if you can.

We took the kids to see Stuff You Should Know at the Castro. Fun!

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