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> What kind of impacts could advancements make on , programming in general, production, and civic society?

My prediction: Nothing much good! Not for normal people anyway

This is a good opportunity to announce that - building on @aral and - I and some other people started pursuing

Or for . The FOSS and friendly open kind

Not much to see yet, but suggest resources to codeberg.org/teaserbot-labs/de

@humanetech @cwebber @bamfic @aral I don't know of any links refined enough to go on that list, but a couple of stories come to mind:

First I once had a contract for the local museum to help people relate to Nelson's hostoric photo collection using facial recognition. I didn't persist or transmit any data for that task, it just looked up a photo from it's database that looked the most like you.


@humanetech @cwebber @bamfic @aral Also as for art, I've heard Into The Spiderverse made some effective use of machine learning to achieve their style... Though I'd consider that something to develop bespoke for specific movies or the like...


@alcinnz you're spot on in these directions.

is personal AI that could run on-device or on small servers, whereas Big AI is Datacenter AI that is owned and run by the Molochs. And as we use their stuff, we'll be owned by them too.

The Big AI will then decide what's left for us humans to be involved with, leaving us husks of our former selves.

Arts? We can fiddle with AI params and with a printer it will paint Van Goghs, 3D print Michelangelo's sculptures


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are personal assistents of all forms and kinds that process personal data from encrypted vaults, without broadcasting it around.

They support a skill, help form a habit, encourage you to learn and socialize both offline and online, and take boring tasks and other chores off your shoulder.

They are enrichments to your life, that give more space where you might flourish.

They are consume from the web, and are all the way!

@cwebber @bamfic @aral



Note also that can be used to replace Reputation Systems and their massively scaled up versions: The Social Credit dystopic hellscapes that are everywhere on the rise.

But maybe that is only feasible in places where the latter have not yet become commonplace and accepted, and when Small AI gains sufficient popularity and traction.

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"Social Credit" .. the whole notion is disgusting and typical of the hypercapitalist society we find ourselves in.

As if the social fabric of humanity is a debit / credit system, and you can lend and borrow. Become tremendously rich in social credit as well, by exhibiting capitalist behavior. Buy yourself a new ferrari and a highly esteemed status?

No thank you. We have to rekindle real humanity, before this space is occupied with social credit plutocrats.

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@humanetech @alcinnz @cwebber @bamfic @aral i really liked the idea of a real life rupee bag. you’re free to do any kind of entrepreneurial activity you want, but past a certain amount your bank account just maxes out, and any additional money you get just kind of falls out.

@humanetech @alcinnz @cwebber @bamfic @aral it feels right and just anyhow. I know that if you wanted to really inplement that there would immediately be a thousand ways to obstruct or exploit it and plenty of people willing to do that. any system needs a plan for the jerks

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