Chaos & Amazement 2303: Free the Nipple, Kobayashi Maru, and Talking to Jesus
Welcome to Chaos & Amazement, where we explore the impact of digital technology on our daily lives. We started only a few weeks ago with a live broadcast on SocialRunner’s Facebook Page, and now it’s evolved to a weekly podcast show!
And of course, here, on Substack:
Podcasts: Listen and Watch with Video -https://morningconsult.com/2023/01/11/podcasts-listen-watch-with-video/ The trend of incorporating visual elements into podcasts is becoming increasingly popular, and the impact it has on podcast discovery and social media promotion.
TikTok just announced plans to speed up its small store global expansion into 12 new countries, including Brazil, Australia, Italy, France, Spain and New Zealand. https://daoinsights.com/news/tiktok-to-open-stores-in-12-countries-after-spring-festival/ The global expansion strategy of TikTok and the impact it will have on the retail industry.
The challenges of training an AI:
“Because nobody has fully figured out how to train models on data scraped from the internet without absorbing the worst of what the internet contains, they will still be filled with filth.” - https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/12/23/1065852/whats-next-for-ai/ The challenges of training AI models with data scraped from the internet and the potential consequences it could have.
Getty Images sues Stability AI over alleged copyright violation - https://newsroom.gettyimages.com/en/getty-images/getty-images-statement The legal dispute between Getty Images and Stability AI over the use of copyrighted images in the AI art tool Stable Diffusion.
Why are Getty and Shutterstock on opposite sides of the AI legal debate? -https://venturebeat.com/ai/why-are-getty-and-shutterstock-on-opposite-sides-of-the-ai-legal-debate/ The legal debate between Getty and Shutterstock over the use of their images for AI training and the implications it has for the industry.
Ikea's In-house Content Factory - https://digiday.com/marketing/in-a-post-catalog-era-ikea-looks-to-bolster-its-in-house-capabilities/ Ikea's shift towards a more digital and content-based sales strategy, and the impact it has on their in-house marketing capabilities.
From my blog
Kobayashi Maru: The Training Exercise That Prepares You for Life - https://www.bnox.be/2023/01/kobayashi-maru-training-exercise-that.html The Kobayashi Maru training exercise from Star Trek, and how it can be used as a metaphor for life and career preparation. As a cadet, James T. Kirk secretly changed the programming. The simulation crashed for a moment during the simulated battle with the Klingons, and when it came back online, the Klingon ship didn't have any shields anymore.
Big Tech Nervous as Free The Nipple Movement Continue - Blog post about the impact of social media censorship on the Free the Nipple movement and how big tech companies are responding to it. https://www.bnox.be/2023/01/big-tech-nervous-as-free-nipple.html
Forging Ahead with the New Look of Wikipedia - https://www.bnox.be/2023/01/forging-ahead-with-new-look-of-wikipedia.html The new look of Wikipedia and how it will affect the way people access and consume information. Note: Wikipedia launched on January 15, 2001 and until recently the design never changed.
Interesting gizmos, websites and apps
Withings U-Scan pee sensor: https://www.cnet.com/tech/the-most-noteworthy-tech-at-ces-2023-we-couldnt-ignore/ This device sits at the front of your toilet and analyzes urine samples, sending the results to your phone via Wi-Fi.
Lincoln to Jesus. Who would you want to talk to? https://apps.apple.com/be/app/historical-figures-chat/id6444197650 A new Apple app that allows users to chat with historical figures, using AI technology to generate responses. This illustrates the impact of digital technology on our daily lives by providing new and unique ways to learn and interact with history.
Describe your thoughts and let AI create original memes for you. In 110+ languages. https://app.supermeme.ai/ Supermeme is website that allows users to input their thoughts and have AI generate memes in multiple languages, illustrating how digital technology is being used to create new forms of digital content and entertainment.