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Jul
02
How LLMs Learn: What We Know, What We Don't (Yet) Know, and What Comes Next

How LLMs Learn: What We Know, What We Don't (Yet) Know, and What Comes Next

To be, or not to be, that is the question
24 min read
Jun
09
Origins (written by GPT-4o)

Origins (written by GPT-4o)

Disclaimer: the following is (mostly) AI-generated content based on a research program I developed during my BA in Philosophy of
19 min read
May
19
The limits of data

The limits of data

1 min read
Apr
08
AI as a computing platform: what to expect

AI as a computing platform: what to expect

Let's say AI becomes our main interface with the world. Does this change everything about our lives? Or nothing at all?
9 min read
Mar
30
I'm a machine learning engineer. Will AI take my job?

I'm a machine learning engineer. Will AI take my job?

I've always enjoyed automating myself out of tasks, projects and clients. But automating myself out of a profession is a big step, even for me.
5 min read
Feb
18
The HASTE framework

The HASTE framework

As an ML engineer, I have mixed feelings about the current generative AI hype. On the one hand, I recognise
2 min read
Jan
29
A field guide to AI agents: counter-surveillance, prompts and proxies

A field guide to AI agents: counter-surveillance, prompts and proxies

The digital world in which we find ourselves today, rife with AI agents and data brokers, is perhaps not so different from the cold war theatre of operations. Except that today, the conflict is not ideological but meta-digital.
9 min read
Dec
28
What can we learn from orcas?

What can we learn from orcas?

Orcas? For those of you who haven't kept up with marine wildlife news, 2020-2023 saw a big uptick
10 min read
Dec
19
Data, UX and algorithms: how we are being programmed by our machines

Data, UX and algorithms: how we are being programmed by our machines

Take a moment to think about all the devices through which you interact with your machines: keyboards, mice, touchscreens, microphones,
8 min read
Nov
29
Seven Amazing Facts About The Truth

Seven Amazing Facts About The Truth

What have online marketing, social media and paid-for digital propaganda done for our notion of the truth?
6 min read