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Episode 3) Poems on human experiences
On this episode of "The Shrug" I struggle to pronounce names and read some of our favorite creators' works out loud. This ability to read the written word out loud is such a treat, and to hear these words in my voice just gives me such chills. I am awestruck by the words I am blessed to say, and I am so grateful for all the creators who allowed me to read their works today. Please take the time to rate the podcast in your podcast player, and share this podcast with your friends and family. Let us get these Vocal creators more likes and comments, and maybe some new users to the platform. I hope you enjoy these poems, and if you would like to be featured leave a comment and I will check out your stuff.
The Case Against AI Tools for Writing
My relationship with Artificial Intelligence is... complicated. This is partially because there's a big difference between my personal and professional life...
How To Spot AI Poetry
I wrote an article called How To Spot AI about 4 weeks ago, and I realized that I focused only on nonfiction writing. With AI continuing to incorporate itself into everyday life and mingling suspiciously undetected in the fiction and poetry communities, I've decided to follow up with tips and tricks on how to detect AI poetry.
Arguing with Chat GPT
It started out as something fun. I was curious and I wanted to explore the limits of this AI technology after my friend introduced me to it.
AI: Your new writing buddy?
Artificial intelligence, whatever that means, has been much criticised of late. AI is a thief, a cheat, a hoax, a way of passing off another's work as your own. Worst of all, it has even been said that it will one-day bring about the extinction of the human race. As if we didn't already face enough Armageddon scenarios, from climate change to nuclear war, we now face another from AI, The Terminator.
How To Spot AI
I know that many writers here on Vocal are concerned about AI, and I'm among them. I strongly believe that AI will never replace art, and you can read more about my feelings on the subject here. Vocal even has guidelines, as new as five months ago, surrounding the topic of AI on the platform, which you can read about here.
AI on AI: Omni Predicts Current Discussions Around Artificial Intelligence
As more and more Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools become available there have also been additional applications theorized and warnings issued by the scientists involved. Taking a look at vintage issues of Omni magazine shows that our conversations around AI are rooted in a decades-long history of wanting AI to take over human tasks and invent new possibilities, and that it was known that this would not come without consequence. Current AI tools such as ChatGPT can help further these conversations, this time with the direct involvement of AI.
I Bought the Freewrite Traveler - An Honest Review
Note: This article is not sponsored, and I am in no way affiliated with Freewrite. On the fence about purchasing the Freewrite Traveler? Read on to determine if purchasing the device is right for you:
How Convenience Culture Makes Us Sick, Broke, and Unhappy
Congratulations, folks! We’re living in the golden era of convenience, where the world is no further than a finger swipe away. Amazon drones zoom around like busy bees, dropping off our latest whims faster than you can say “impulse buy,” while Netflix keeps us drowning in a sea of never-ending series. All these tech marvels make our lives so much easier, or so they tell us. But as we dive a little deeper, we start to notice that our shining tech utopia looks a bit more like a dystopia.
AI Since Omni: From the Cray-1 in 1976 to GPT-3 in 2020
What happens when you ask AI to write its own history? An article titled "Monster Machines: Artificial Intelligence" by Michael Edelhart in Omni, August 1983 provides inspiration for just this prompt. Edelhart writes about the supercomputers built by Seymour Cray, an important milestone on the road to the current juggernaut status of AI. While ChatGPT allows us to learn more about its own development in a way that extends beyond the boundaries of different companies in the space, its writing style still stands in sharp contrast to that of a human, such as Edelhart.
Omnibust - AI Predictions for the Future
Can AI tools like ChatGPT predict the future? Using the tool to not update but project a version of a very funny Omni feature on "The Worst Scientific Achievements of 1982" puts this query to the test. The results are far less humurous than the 1983 version, however it is unclear whether the perceived more serious context of 2032 or the lack of Omni's tongue-in-cheek editorial staff is to blame.
Using AI to Explore the Archives
Archivist's Note Welcome to OG AI! This profile will bring two seemingly seperate worlds together: archival primary sources and new AI technology. Archives track human history through materials that are unpublished, and therefore largely unavailable to datasets used to train AI tools.