anne on ai
via anne mccrossan via fb share [https://www.annemccrossanceramics.com/blog/2/5/2023/ceramics-is-an-algorithm] and via tweet [https://twitter.com/AnnemcxCeramics/status/1653296686226370562?s=20]:
notes/quotes from her piece – ceramics as an algorithm – may 2023:
it seems that 2023 is one we’ll look back on, sometime in the future, and regard as pivotal.
How AI has developed since 2022 is something everyone in the digital world I know has been talking about for months. Today, the headline news is that Geoffrey Hinton, an acknowledged AI expert, has quit Google and regrets his work in the field, saying AI may soon be more *intelligent than humans.
*if so.. depends on 1\ defn of intellect ness.. ie: to regurgitate labels? yeah for sure.. ie: infinitesimal ness of tech et al.. but if about itch-in-the-soul wisdom et al – about holmgren indigenous law et al.. to me that will never happen.. what computers can’t do et al.. and 2\ graeber can’t know law and how all our data to date is non legit.. like from whales in sea world.. so makes no diff who ‘intells’ more et al
*This is an existential step change. The launch of ChatGPT4, just one month ago, seems to have confirmed that humans do now co-exist with a form of artificial intelligence rapidly becoming superior to our own
*perhaps ‘step change’ but not legit change.. we haven’t yet tried anything to date that is legit diff.. so far.. all same song
We need to consciously understand the elements behind AI in the same way that a potter understands the elements within ceramics. By doing so, we can begin to craft a future with AI where we coexist with it, rather than be subordinate.. t
to me.. best (most humane/useful) elements behind ai.. its nonjudgemental expo labeling capabilities
need 1st/most: means to undo our hierarchical listening to self/others/nature so we can org around legit needs
imagine if we listened to the itch-in-8b-souls 1st thing everyday & used that data to connect us (tech as it could be.. ai as augmenting interconnectedness)
Crafting in general, and ceramics in particular, are areas of human endeavor that can teach us about working with AI to enhance humanity. Where we were once potters working with clay, we are also now makers of the future living in a digital civilization.
For me, understanding ceramics is an area of great excitement and satisfaction in itself; it’s also a way to figure out how we can work with the algorithms that will increasingly influence and shape us, and the lives we lead, as digital humans.
mufleh humanity law: we have seen advances in every aspect of our lives except our humanity– Luma Mufleh
what we need most is the energy of 8b alive people
humanity needs a leap.. to get back/to simultaneous spontaneity .. simultaneous fittingness.. everyone in sync..