MoP #3 - The Future of Search (and OpenAI 🎪)
The Downfall of the Open Web, And What Comes Next
"I was documenting the decline and the eventual death of the open web. Our app was a eulogy."
The IHOP-ification of AI generated unleavened bread
Does OpenAI have a secret agenda to flatten the world’s rich collection of unleavened breads into the bland, American pancake?
A Primer on Paper: The New Media Machines
"Oh god, I’m so tired, what’s going on? Did I miss anything? Am I already screwed?"
MoP #2 - Some Regulation, as a Treat
This Post is Not About AI Porn
"The point I will attempt to demonstrate here: The rubric for building engaged audiences around emerging media tech is nearly universal."
The Automation of Sports Writing
"Connecting those specific error patterns to long-term reader behaviors is… harder."
Discussing AI at a Journalism Tech Conference
I recently attended SRCCON, a lovely conference held in Minneapolis that focuses on the tooling needed to help modern news organizations innovate and also, sadly, stay alive. AI came up a lot. The notes and transcripts from the sessions are online if you’re interested in reading (or auto-summarizing) them.
MoP #1 - The New World
Book Report: Fear of a Black Universe by Stephon Alexander
"Many of us working on anything even tangentially-related to ethical AI are already deviants."
Taking AI to School
"The problem is that all these use cases are Nice-to-Haves. A Nice-to-Have is a bot that coaches the debate team or a text-to-worksheet app."
Hello World... what is a machine learning model anyway?
Here at Machines on Paper, we’ll be following the integration of AI into our professional lives with curiosity, humor and a smattering of computer science.