Artificial Intelligence, LLMs, ML: is all the hype warranted?

Episode 97 · February 1st, 2024 · 52 mins 20 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall and rachel talk about:

  • rachel's need to finish things and coping mechanisms around that
  • The recent spate of cold weather/storms and a tale of Kendall's friend and the whisky night
  • (This podcast may be sponsored by Friday Deployment Spirits, i guess)
  • An unsurprising objection regarding terminology
  • How Kendall is obviously a Markov Chain bot, and how have i never noticed this before
  • The fact that AI-directed research is nothing new
  • Public access to AI-type tools and how it has expanded the hype cycle
  • Environmental concerns around resources required
  • Robots and why they should just exist to do stuff humans don't want to do
  • Implications of the mismatch in public expectations vs the reality of what AI is actually capable of
  • Losing the ability of finding the needles of useful information in the haystack of real and generated content
  • How the hype is definitely hype but it should still be in your pitch deck
  • The word rachel was looking for: Captcha
  • Usefulness as a writing tool, but not as an author
  • Kendall's tantalizing taste of socialized medicine
  • rachel recommends: Shelter Point distillery's Smoke Point whiskey (Vancouver Island, BC)
  • Kendall recommends: barrel-finished/aged gins
  • rachel also recommends: The Future by Naomi Alderman
  • Kendall also recommends: Brandon Sanderson's The Way of Kings, Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale.

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3