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The Sciences of the Artificial

by Cat Thu May 30th, 2024 at 05:41:58 PM EST

issue 1, volume 1, entry 1, 30 May-30 Jun 2024


Dyson Supersonic Nural™ hair dryer with "intelligent" attachments

and a contract of adhesion that simultaneously obviates careless provisions of EUSA General Data Protection Regulations, Digital Service and risk-based AI Acts as well as innumerable federal and interstate consumer protection laws purportedly enforced by one or more Federal Trade Commission (FTC) eNTItIes established by the , and "the profound and dynamic impact of artificial intelligence (AI) on societies, ecosystems, and human lives, including the human mind < wipes tears >, in part because of the new ways in which it influences human thinking, interaction and decision-making, and affects education, human, social and natural sciences, culture, and communication and information" postulated in the first draft of the first-ever global agreement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence."

While controversy accompanies incorporation of computer programming (AI) in manufactured goods, energy efficiency, and weaponry as well as "election interference" and free speech, this particularly sophisticated application of "AI" jargon to one of the most mundane tasks of mammal well-being reminded me that technology consultants who influence government functionaries seldom scrutinize or criticize "generative" advertising revenue which pads silicon venture capital.

I am alarmed yet again but resolved to chronicle, for entertainment purposes only, advances of "general AI" applications into traditional channels of choice theory and value judgment.  


Entry 1 came to my attention in the form of a broadcast advertisement planted in a YouTube channel devoted to subject matter abjectly unrelated to cosmetics, cosmetology, personal hygiene, coiffure, dermatology, computer science, or my own purchasing habits. The information—graphic representations, operating claims, and mechanical components—was neither qualified by advertiser disclosures, CONTEXT disclaimer, nor restriction by age-appropriate tests of potential injury to mental health or personal identifiers such as those imposed on "media operators" by YouTube content review, natural persons or programmed algorithm to cull mal/dis/misinformation from the body politic.

I take the manufacturer's claims from the website.

• Scalp protect mode

A Time of Flight sensor automatically adjusts temperature to maintain an optimal target temperature of 131°F at the scalp.

• Attachment learning

A Hall sensor recognizes each attachment as you use it and automatically adjusts to your go-to styling preferences.

• Pause detect

An accelerometer detects movement and knows when the machine is put down, deactivating the heater and decreasing airflow.

Display:
Entry 2 AI-enabled smart 4-Door Flex Refrigerator AI Family Hub+. Value propositions attached to replacing manual work with "smart" equipment are ubiquitous. Like Dyson's hair dryer this extremely expensive household appliance is packed with "advanced" microchip circuitry. But parallel computer processing (artificial intelligence) integrated in its operation introduces trivial utility to complex maintenance of perishable food—unstated necessity of populating the frig's installed dynamic random access memory (DRAM storage) with "context" and "user experience" records in order to enjoy conveniences of daily consumption.
• 32-inch touchscreen display connected to wireless network
• "Intelligent auto-open" sensor detects physical gestures and transmits instructions to PLCs housed in the frig  
• AI Vision Inside camera documents frig item inventory
• Samsung SmartThings computer application transmits digital data between appliances connected to a local area communication network
• Samsung Food computer application generates a grocery list
• Samsung Health computer application generates recipes informed by frig inventory and user preferences
by Cat on Mon Jun 3rd, 2024 at 06:47:32 PM EST
Entry 3 Smart toilet choice theory divided by unmet demand. You say, by-det. I say, bee-day. They say, let's advance from a hole in the ground to "climate resistant" sewage pipe lines and "renewable" treatment reservoirs.

(a) Modern hygiene decor

aesthetic advertorial
With impressive convenience and some sanitary benefits, a smart toilet can literally feel like a total luxury. Most high-tech models come loaded with bidet features, remote-controlled water temperature and heated seats, automatic lids, and self-cleaning capabilities. High-quality brands offer a polished experience, operate quietly, and provide greater precision in adjusting settings compared to lower-end counterparts.

(b) Intelligent diagnostic agent

precision engineering PR
describes easily deployable hardware and software to collect a user's excreta samples and transmit encrypted data analysis to a remote server. The self-contained smart toilet autonomously operates pressure and motion sensors, user identification controls (fingerprint or anus scans), and "computer vision" to assay flow-rate, CBC volume, and colorimetric properties correlated to constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, prostate cancer, and kidney failure.

by Cat on Tue Jun 4th, 2024 at 03:37:51 PM EST
Entry 4. Inspector Gadget, DDS
(a) DIY advertorial
Amy evaluates the best smart toothbrushes of 2023
After testing multiple brushes for a few weeks, I've come to the conclusion that they aren't a necessity for everyone's oral care, but they could benefit certain folks—particularly those who respond to the gamification of their daily habits.
[first-person player scenario]
For our purposes, any brush that communicates with a companion smartphone app is one we consider "smart." Nearly all such apps track your brushing duration and frequency, and can do so whether you have the app open or not. The apps present historical data in graphs, calendars and other easy-to-digest visualizations. Most apps also let you set goals, access tips on better habits, and reorder brush heads directly from the manufacturer.
(b) PRO association PR

"The Future is Now—Innovate with Advanced AI" virtual dental practice workshop. Photo © Steve Gilbert

Revolutionizing Dentistry With Artificial Intelligence
"This data-driven approach helps dentists make evidence-based decisions, optimize workflows, and reduce errors. By automating routine tasks like appointment reminders and inventory management, [computer programming] improves productivity and reduces costs. Dentists can devote more time to complex procedures and critical decision-making, resulting in efficient practice management."

Equitable access. Computer programmed capabilities have finally reached critical mass. Researchers are quickly seizing "multimodal data" to help solve population-level health challenges. A "knowledge graph" (TxGNN) that describes 17,000 diseases informs unique therapeutic treatment options and new uses for FDA-approved medications. "AI tools" engagement facilitates patient-submitted oral photos submitted via smartphone. However, Fernanda Viégas, principal scientist at Google and the Gordon McKay Professor of Computer Science at Harvard's John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, warns clinicians prefer "AI tools" that disclose analytic rubrics (rules) and baseline data sources.
and Machine Learning (ML). Radiography, intraoral scans, and facial scans often present dental practitioners with a quantity of overwhelming and unstructured data. ML and "computer vision" systems are used to automate interpretation of dental images (radiographs, CBCT, and MRI scans), generate treatment recommendations, and calculate prognoses.
by Cat on Tue Jun 4th, 2024 at 05:15:55 PM EST
Entry 5 vacation with an AI bot
Computer programming open new possibilities for "intelligent travel". Whereas inaccurate information often persists in "general AI" search engine results or results limit the scope of destination and accommodation to advertiser-defined sales plans, a portable "smart travel planner" rapidly  adapts to a tourist's context window.
• dynamic recommendations "trained" on user preferences and weather forecasts
• national tourist board data validation
• electronic sensor registery links
• model automated customer (service | support | task) agent
developed by zendesk.com, intercom.com, forthought.ai, salesforce.com, openai.com
by Cat on Thu Jun 6th, 2024 at 06:02:44 PM EST
thehill | I asked an AI chatbot to tell me about myself. (11.06.24)
I spoke to a friend who uses AI all the time for her tech job. Her advice was to "use it like an intern." So I thought about what I would ask an intern—if I ever had one—to do. I'm planning to go to Spain, so I asked it to find me a price on business-class tickets to Barcelona. No dice. Apparently that's not in its repertoire (and any other "intern" activities I could think of, like ordering lunch or sorting files, obviously weren't either). At first it said it hadn't heard of me, which seemed odd; not that I'm famous, but I have an unusual enough name and my own website, so I thought I'd be findable. I then told it that I've written for the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post. And with those crumbs of information, we were off to the races. Suddenly it generated a whole biography.
by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 04:40:46 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Meta will soon use your public posts to train its AI. Can you prevent it?, 30 May
Is this GDPR compliant?
A company or an organisation can process personal data when it has grounds of "legitimate interest," according to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Meta mentioned this legal basis, adding the data would be used "to develop and improve [computer programming]".
[...]
The tech company also advised the DPC that "only that personal data (posts not comments) shared by users based in the EU to a public audience on Instagram and Facebook at the time of training will be used and that this will not include personal data from accounts belonging to users under 18".
[...]
Push for AI
Meta has said it is investing "aggressively" to support [machine learning] research and [software] product development efforts, according to a press release from last month.
[...]
The company is also working on the infrastructure necessary for [computer processing] and introduced last month its custom-made chips.
Facebook. How video selfie age verification works on Facebook. Change your birthday on Facebook and choose who can see it.

Instagram
age verifiction: birth date and photo ID or video selfie
optional user settings
• private accounts
• direct messaging
• audience controls
• protections from suspicious adults
• sensitive content control
• content restrictions
Family Center


by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 08:38:13 PM EST
[ Parent ]
euractiv | Meta halts AI rollout in Europe after 'request' from Irish data protection authorities, 14 June GDPR scrutiny
[Max Schrems NGO] Noyb argued when announcing the complaints on 6 June, that Meta's AI plans were too vague to process user's public posts, and that the Irish DPC was "complicit" in the rollout.
• 11 complaints (filed in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway (with NCC)*, Poland and Spain)
• Overview of Meta's (false) spins regarding Meta AI
All non-public data for some undefined future "AI technology". Unlike the already problematic situation of companies using certain (public) data to train [sic] a specific AI system computer program (e.g. a chatbot), Meta's new privacy policy basically says that the company wants to take all public and non-public user data that it has collected since 2007 and use it for any undefined type of current and future "artificial intelligence computer programming technology". This includes the many "dormant" Facebook accounts users hardly interact with anymore—but which still contain huge amounts of personal data.
[...]
The EU's landmark data protection law [AI Act? DSA? DMA? EMFA?] allows companies to do "almost anything" as long as their users opt in, said Noyb in its own statement.
[...]
The delay will deprive European users of [computer programming] innovation, said Meta. One aspect of Noyb's complaint was the fact that users  would have to opt out of the new Meta features, as opposed to opting in.
[...]
BWAH! February 2024 "intelligence", European Media Freedom Act, ECJ | PRESS RELEASE No 158/22, Data Governance Act, Digital Markets Act
reference
AI Act
European Media Freedom Act
Digital Services Act
Digital Markets Act
by Cat on Sat Jun 15th, 2024 at 12:47:56 AM EST
[ Parent ]

Here is the case of a co-operative eNTitY that stores the "biggest openly accessible image-text database in the world"—5,85 billion CLIP-filtered image-text pairs—in purportedly secure servers for purposes of distributing a license-free, or "open," data stack to software programmers. Ostensibly, these facilities support the public interest in computer science innovation.

Lorem Ipsum
HRW.org questioned the company's collection methods, security flaws, and legitimate interest, when investigators audited the LAION-5B, data set. They were able to identify "personal photos" of children, in particular, from filenames, dates, and geo-location data saved with each photo by persons who originally transferred the files to some blog, file-sharing, "social media" website. But LAION e.V. managers disputed that finding and claims to privacy rights retained by children whose "likeness" LAION web crawlers had indexed, then salvaged from public IP networks.

Text-to-action
HRW auditors deplore transformation of "private information" into computer coded "models" of natural persons. LAION staff responded, children and sharenting are responsible for photos deposited in unrestricted internet "cloud" storage. Those who want the most effective protection for "children's data privacy" have the right to remove them. LAION informs.

privacy policy
1. Definitions, 1.1 Personal data, 1.3 Restriction of processing, 1.4 Profiling, 1.5 Pseudonymization, 1.6 Filing system, 1.7 Controller, 1.8 Processor, 1.9 Recipient, 1.10 Third party, 2. Responsible controller ... 7.11 Right to effective judicial remedy
by Cat on Sat Jun 15th, 2024 at 03:54:53 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Entry 6 habitual comforts
• smart textiles: dynamic thermal radiation control release heat in hot weather and conserves when its cold. It also opens the door to new applications such as interactive infrared displays and covert infrared communication
• smart paint, antenna, syndrome "AI component" properties respond to a particular stimulus such as electromagnetic frequencies
• light intelligent windows: electrochromic film automatically controls surface transparency, reducing energy to cool during summer and heat during winter
• urban "smart grid" that automatically distributes electricity to heat domes when and where central air cooling demand is greatest
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 01:36:39 AM EST
scale inefficiency
the [computer programming] sector will be solely responsible for 3.5 percent of global electricity consumption by 2030.
[...]
Sasha Luccioni, researcher of ethics at the open-source machine learning platform Hugging Face, told the Guardian last year. "It doesn't make sense to burn a forest and then use AI to track deforestation."
Data Centers Set to Consume 9% of U.S. Electricity by 2030
According to the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), data centers will consume up to 9% of total electricity generated in the United States by the end of the decade, up from ~1.5% currently thanks to the rapid adoption of power-hungry technologies such as generative AI.
[...]
3 Stocks To Play The AI Power Boom
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 02:52:37 AM EST
[ Parent ]
datacenterdynamics | OpenAI™ wants to buy 'vast quantities' of nuclear fusion energy from Helion® - report, 6 June
According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, the ChatGPT maker is in talks to buy "vast quantities" of energy from the startup, which is chaired by OpenAI CEO Sam Altman. Altman has invested $375 million in Helion, alongside other big names from the world of tech.
When will Helion produce electricity?
Hellion is expected to start producing electricty by 2028 from its first commercial power plant which will provide electricity to Microsoft. The plant will produce at lease 50 MWe after an initial ramp-up period.
But it has yet to develop a process that enables it to capture more power than it puts in. This did not stop Microsoft signing a power purchase agreement with Helion last year, the first of its kind relating to nuclear fusion. Microsoft is also an investor in OpenAI, and the two companies are reportedly working together to develop a 5GW [computer processing] data center known as Stargate. This would cost up to $100 billion and come online in 2028, the same year as Helion plans to open its power plant.

Altman has previously said new energy technologies such as nuclear fusion will be required to power AI infrastructure needed for advanced systems. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Altman said: "There's no way to get there without a breakthrough," and added: "We need fusion or we need, like, radically cheaper solar plus storage or something at massive scale."

archive Sam Altman, too cheap to bother metering, SMRs, Bill Gates
by Cat on Wed Jun 12th, 2024 at 08:34:03 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Heat wave in Greece halts visits to Acropolis as drones with thermal cameras, 12 June
• UNPRECEDENTED camera "vision" and 360° sensor WAN
• 39°C prompts gov disaster response agency, to cancel PK-9 school, garbage collection

(comment: Back in the stone age 70s, I pitied an extremely white boy who literally blistered over a week of cloudless Peloponnese sky, because...zinc oxide hadn't yet been invented?)

culture | tourist bot | "heat dome": ekathimerini | Greece shuts schools and Acropolis as heat wave hits 43°C, "bringing hot air and dust from North Africa" o'er the Acropolis
gov disaster response | ERP | private sector: Fire breaks out in northern Athens factory "after multiple explosions at a cookware factory in the northern Athenian suburb of Kifissia, prompting an emergency message from civil protection authorities urging residents indoors"

< checks watch >

seasonal AI-enabled wild fire "training" with California "context window" forthcoming

 

by Cat on Wed Jun 12th, 2024 at 03:01:42 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Entry 7 #AI teacher
Iris, #Kerala's first AI teacher robot, promising a future-focused education. With the ability to answer questions in three languages and offer interactive learning, Iris is changing the game for classrooms. Powered by Intel and accessible via Android, it's education re-imagined.
provenrobotics.ai. Unveiling the Advantages of Post-pandemic, Automated, Personalized Education
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 01:47:16 AM EST
peer-review
Things are so bad, fake scientists pay professional cheating services who use AI to create papers and torture the words so they look "original". Thus a paper on 'breast cancer' becomes a discovery about "bosom peril" and a 'naïve Bayes' classifier became a 'gullible Bayes'. An ant colony was labeled an 'underground creepy crawly state'.
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 02:45:41 AM EST
[ Parent ]
Entry 8 consensual AI pornography

.io, the phantom TLD assigned to the British Indian Ocean Territory, AKA Chagos Archipelago

Is Dessi free? Yes, you can use our generator for free and without limits. With Dessi, you can generate high-quality AI porn images, indistinguishable from reality! It is right here and 100% free. Dessi offers the widest range of ready-made attributes to create your perfect character or porn scene. Discover the erotic side of artificial intelligence without limitations. We strive to continuously improve the website with new features, ensuring your love for AI porn never fades away. We always welcome your feedback with open arms, so feel free to write to us if you have any questions. And be sure to share the website with your friends!
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 01:50:49 AM EST

For real. AI Steve is on the ballot for Brighton Pavilion MP, 4 July.

"We're launching a party, we're going to be recruiting more computer programmed candidates across the country after this election, and we see this as the launch building block for something big and something democratic."

by Cat on Wed Jun 19th, 2024 at 01:07:54 PM EST
[ Parent ]
thehill | Wyoming mayoral candidate wants AI to run the city, 20 June
Victor Miller, who is seeking the Cheyenne mayor's office, said Wednesday on NewsNation's "Dan Abrams Live" he plans to fully cede decision-making to a customized [computer programmed] bot he dubbed "Vic" if voters choose him.
by Cat on Thu Jun 20th, 2024 at 04:31:04 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Entry 9 "immortalization practices": griefbots, grief tech, deadbots, voicebot, AI voice, AI personality, AI clone, digital character

"digital twin"- 1:15 min video testimonial

His wife said, "Michael, one of things I'm really going to miss is that I could always come to you, sit down with you, ask you a question and you explained everything to me. And that was nice for me, to hear your voice and that you explained things to me."

Michael said, the audio recordings that he's making are "more intended as a memoire". It can go on the wall or in a drawer, and "depending on who wants to, they can pull it out of the drawer and look at it."

booming businesses
HereAfter.ai: "I spent nearly a year programming a chatbot replica of my father
Silicon Intelligence: "diffusion model" constructed from 1D facial feature metrics
StoryFile.com: pre-recorded video avatar and key word algorithm response to prompt
Somnium Space: metaverse "live forever mode"
Eternos.life input: 300 phrase stock audio, categorical subject audio recordings
Project December: OpenAI GPT-3 simulated speech
Seanceai.com: First off, who are you trying to reach?
Paradot.ai: a digitalized parallel universe where you will meet your one-of-a-kind Al Being with its own emotion, memory, and consciousness to provide support, companionship, solace
Liveperson.com: individual and corporate Conversational Cloud applications
Chai.ml: Frequently Asked Questions
by Cat on Mon Jun 10th, 2024 at 02:39:33 AM EST
Entry ∑n+1 Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt's machine capability ladder
(a) an infinite context window
(b) chain of thought agent
(c) the text-to-action capacity software programming
(d) spontaneous software synthesis
Gardels: How far off is that future?
Schmidt: Clearly agents with the capacity I've described will occur in the next few years. There won't be one day when we realize "Oh, my God." It is more about the cumulative evolution of capabilities every month, every six months and so forth. A reasonable expectation is that we will be in this new world within five years, not 10. And the reason is that there's so much money being invested in this path. There are also so many ways in which people are trying to accomplish this.
by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 09:04:06 PM EST
Google AI Overviews ML Large Language Model (LLM) "training"
Turing test defects: a, b
warranty:
AI Overviews were introduced to Google's search engine on May 14, 2024, taking the beta Search Generative Experience and making it live for everyone in the U.S. The feature was supposed to give an AI-powered answer at the top of almost every search. Google Search VP Liz Reid explained. Unlike chatbots and other LLM products, the model misread what's on the web, because there are "data voids" on certain topics.
...
• We built better detection mechanisms for nonsensical queries that shouldn't show an AI Overview, and limited the inclusion of satire and humor content.
• We updated our systems to limit the use of user-generated content in responses that could offer misleading advice.
• We added triggering restrictions for queries where AI Overviews were not proving to be as helpful.
• For topics like news and health, we already have strong guardrails in place. For example, we aim to not show AI Overviews for hard news topics, where freshness and factuality are important.
by Cat on Tue Jun 11th, 2024 at 09:34:29 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Salesforce advertorial: How AI is poised to unlock innovations at unprecedented pace
Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly evolved from future promise to present reality. Generative AI has emerged as a powerful technology applied across countless contexts and use cases—each carrying its own potential risks and involving a diverse set of stakeholders. As enterprise adoption of AI accelerates, we find ourselves at a crucial ChatGPT juncture.
"We must acknowledge and address the differences between
enterprise and consumer AI."
Proactive policies and smart governance are needed to ensure AI develops as a trustworthy, equitable force. Now is the time to shape a policy framework that unlocks AI's fullest beneficial potential while mitigating risks.

boozallen v.28.05.24
An AI-savvy nation requires human intelligence.
..."AI is already playing a critical role in our society and for our nation, and we have a profound responsibility to think about how we're going to realize our vision for AI," says John Larson, executive vice president of artificial intelligence for Booz Allen. "The scale and speed of AI deployment is truly astonishing, but the speed of AI adoption has outstripped the supply of talent needed to meet today's rapid rise of use."

To keep up, it's imperative that employers place more value on professional skills—or "soft" skills—such as asking thoughtful questions, making informed decisions, and adapting to change, versus focusing on technical skills—or "hard" skills—which can be taught. In that vein, some major employers have removed college credential requirements from job postings to attract more applicants. This opens the door for a greater talent pool that can validate their skills with credentials from two-year degree programs, certifications, or apprenticeships, for example. In fact, according to research from Morning Consult, 68 percent of employers show a desire to hire from non-degree pathways, focusing rather on skills-based hiring and other forms of credentials assessment.

"It's the soft skills that are becoming increasingly valuable in today's workforce," said Eric Eversole, vice president with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and president of Hiring Our Heroes. "It's the soft skills that are becoming increasingly valuable in today's workforce." Among veterans, he says those skills include understanding nuance, learning new skills quickly, leveraging technology and adapting.

by Cat on Thu Jun 13th, 2024 at 03:58:58 PM EST
[ Parent ]
Entry 10 Personal Emotional Intelligence assistant

What is that? A computer program that evaluates an application user's "conversational voice", when filtered by text-to-speech functions such as coded end-of-turn detection, alignment, and interruptibility subroutines. The API of this type of computer application compiles an "empathic" emotional intelligence (EQ) score, derived from proprietary and open source measurements of human affect, ostensibly to quantify a natural person's satisfaction with performative machine responses (Schmidt capabilities a,b). And other purposes, commercial and undisclosed.

machine-readable ("AI") data types
A. camera vision (live and recorded)
• facial expression
• vocal tone
• eye movement
• gross motor gestures
B. bio-marker sensor feedback loop
C. "emotional" (eLLM) dialogue
• US situation comedy ("sitcom") performances
GPT v.* assistant - user records (live, text)
• emoji (private, public) electronic records (instance, frequency)
D. prior research library
qualitative: US behavioral psych knowledge base
quantitative: user profiles (Cambridge Analytic database); "millions of human interactions" (Hume EVI database)

client-side Hume Empathic Voice Interface (EVI) display
"legitimate needs"
• "better" video games
• "less frustrating" AI assistant interactions
• "mass emotional manipulation"
• "better" psychotherapeutic treatment
• Hume Initiative "safety board" software certification: conditionally supported (art culture, communication, education, health uses) and unsupported (fraud, warfare, nonconsensual CGI, optimized user engagement, eg. "strictly necessary cookies"?)

contract of adhesion. hume.ai GDPR violation
use case qualification
AI Act contentious limitations (inference) and exclusions (data collection from public sites)
Hume Initiative trademark "empathic AI" cost-benefit guidelines
Algorithmic Justice League civil rights "risk assessment"
by Cat on Sun Jun 23rd, 2024 at 05:15:50 PM EST


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