Techie, software developer, hobbyist photographer, sci-fi/fantasy & comics fan in the Los Angeles area. He/him.
Blog: K² Ramblings
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Navigating the New Era of AI-Assisted Code Generation in WordPress (wptavern.com)
"if ChatGPT, for example, built your plugin, you have to verify that all the code used is GPL compatible. Just like you are expected to validate licenses on libraries and code-snippets, everything in your plugin has to be GPL compatible. Should we determine that your code is a copy of someone else’s or includes code from...
Google and Microsoft’s chatbots are already citing one another in a misinformation shitshow (theverge.com)
"Right now,* if you ask Microsoft’s Bing chatbot if Google’s Bard chatbot has been shut down, it says yes, citing as evidence a news article that discusses a tweet in which a user asked Bard when it would be shut down and Bard said it already had, itself citing a comment from Hacker News in which someone joked about this...
Introducing Mozilla.ai: Investing in trustworthy AI (blog.mozilla.org)
"Mozilla.ai’s initial focus? Tools that make generative AI safer and more transparent. And, people-centric recommendation systems that don’t misinform or undermine our well-being."
National Academies: We can’t define “race,” so stop using it in science (arstechnica.com)
With the advent of genomic studies, it's become ever more clear that humanity's genetic history is one of churn.
Microsoft approves Parallells to run ARM Windows on M-series Macs (arstechnica.com)
Apparently the licensing used to forbid this setup, but you could work around it by not activating your virtual Windows system.
ChatGPT Is Ingesting Corporate Secrets (schneier.com)
Discourse is adding ActivityPub support, and requesting feedback on their lemmy-inspired proposed spec for how it will work (meta.discourse.org)
Researchers look a dinosaur in its remarkably preserved face (arstechnica.com)
Ivory and Micro.blog, not yet (manton.org)
"As Mastodon becomes more popular, it’s important that Micro.blog stays true to its blogging roots and unique take on social media, rather than shifting to be a Twitter or Mastodon clone. We don’t need a monoculture with all apps looking exactly the same."
Supply chain attack: trojan libraries found on PyPI (arstechnica.com)
How ‘radioactive data’ could help reveal malicious AIs (theverge.com)
Interesting approach: Manipulate data that you know is going to be used to train AIs in a way that makes it easier to identify future AI-generated content.