Author: Oren Salomon

AI and Suicide

Suicide Hotlines in The United States Crisis Text Line Text HOME to 741741 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 Trans Lifeline 1-877-565-8860 (for the transgender community) TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386 (for LGBTQ youth) Veterans Crisis Line 1-800-273-8255, Press 1 Count One: Belgian man’s suicide after talking to chatbot ELIZA prompts calls for better protection and awareness Article: Belgian […]

Learned Language Models Plagiarize

Count One: Tom’s Hardware caught Google’s Bard AI blatantly plagiarizing without citing any sources.Article: Google’s Bard Credibly Accused of Plagiarizing Without Credit Count Two: Mason Pelt caught OpendAi’s Chat GPT plagiarizing and source laundering. Article: Apocalyptic Myths And The Horrible Reality Of AI More coverage: Tom’s Hardware

Video: San Francisco Police Department Pulling Over Self-driving Taxi

A viral video initially posted to Instagram showing San Francisco police officers pulling over a self-driving taxi, looks like something out of a sci-fi stoner comedy. The police officers are visibly confused as they circle the car. And onlookers can be heard laughing. The car is made by GM subsidiary Cruise. Ond according to CNBC only started […]

OpenAI Says Its Image-Generating AI Is Incapable of Making Porn

OpenAI has released its latest product, dubbed DALL-E2, an impressive piece of machine learning tech that can turn simple text descriptions into photorealistic images, say, of bandana-wearing pandas riding motorcycles or an astronaut riding a giant turtle in space. But the company has wisely anticipated the potential misuse of its advanced AI as well, given there’s plenty of precedent […]

Working With Climate Entrepreneur Sunil Paul

Originally published at on March 15, 2022 by Mason Pelt. The full story about working with Sunil Paul is on Push ROI. But the highlights: Spring Free EV approached my company Push ROI about providing marketing services. Spring Free EV negotiated a contract, resulting in both written clarification of the terms and changes to the terms Spring Free […]

Metaverse Is Just Internet

The Metaverse is starting to seem like it’s just the internet. In some cases, particularly innovative uses of the internet; in others, not so much. Some say the Metaverse is just a modern-day utopia, but honestly, it’s just the internet with a new graphical interface. Grifts, scams, and schemes like the 500 million of worth(less) real estate […]