Rami's Readings #5
Generative AI, AI Ethics, Knolling, and more.
Welcome to Rami’s Readings #5 - a weekly digest of interesting articles, videos, Twitter threads from my various sources across the Internet. Expect a list of reads covering technology, business, culture, fashion, travel and more. Learn about what I do at ramisayar.com/about.
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🤖 AI Reads (Big Week!)
Medium on AI-Generated Stories
Springer Nature (scientific journals) has no problem with AI as long as it is properly disclosed.
CNET did not disclose using AI to write articles. Half the AI-written stories have errors.
The End of Writing
Notes: The venerable iA on AI is thought-provoking, albeit alarmist.
MusicLM: Generating Music From Text
Notes: The dataset used to train the models, MusicCaps, is more valuable than the model and is being publicly released.
What Is ‘Cerebral Valley’?
Notes: Hacker houses are back in SF!
BuzzFeed will use AI tools to personalize content
Effective Watermark Remover using AI
Getty Images is suing the creators of AI art tool Stable Diffusion for scraping its content
Notes: IMHO, Getty should win this lawsuit.
AI art tools Stable Diffusion and Midjourney targeted with copyright lawsuit
🎨 Culture Reads - Focusing on “Knolling”
As an engineering-oriented human, I could never get on board with much of the minimalism movement - resilience and redundancy were hammered into me during my formative years. The opportunity cost of not having the right tool to do a job is too high.
The extreme minimalism aesthetic also seems wasteful - someone should correct me if I am wrong. If you need a hammer, do you buy a new one a year and get rid of it during the purges? Unfortunately, tool libraries are not as common as I would like. I would have at least supported the idea that you don't need to own a hammer if you can borrow one easily.
“Knolling” aligns more with my general philosophy: buy high quality once, hold onto it for life, and keep it organized - right angles are 🔥.
However, Marie Kondo did introduce me to a whole new of folding and sorting clothes that I like.
The Life-Changing Magic of “Knolling”
'Knolling' Is 'Kondoing' for Maximalists
The History of Knolling
✈️ Travel News
New way to get from midtown Manhattan to JFK
🛡️ CyberSecurity Reads
Apple fixes actively exploited iOS zero-day on older iPhones, iPads
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