A sign from the heady days of Occupy Wall Street, in Fayetteville NC. The message still seems apt.
Yesterday, we asked ChatBot to identify the five biggest issues facing Quakers today, and posted the
query and the full text of its reply.
Then, as promised, we followed up by asking ChatBot (CB for short) to sketch out practical solutions to these problems, again based on its familiarity with the presumably vast resources of the web.
This interchange is below, in full. We suggested a thousand words for the reply, but it only sent bout 560 words; we suspect it’s under instructions to keep replies short. This might be due to demand: our first two submissions were in fact denied, based on overload; seems CB is a popular dude.
Continue reading AI Quakerism, Part Two: ChatBot Delivers Solutions for Our Five Biggest Problems. (Or Does It?)
The age-old question . . . put to the brand-new font of electronic enlightenment.
It had to happen, right?
Someone was sure to try to find out if/when Chatbot will make Quaker blogs, journals, and all other pre-AI communication as outmoded and unnecessary as, you know, Wiliam Penn, or Philadelphia.
And now it’s happened. The results are here, in full, and unexpurgated.
Continue reading Exclusive: Chatbot Names Top Quaker Issues; Makes Blog Obsolete?
[NOTE: O.M.F.G. — I can NOT believe the Army is bringing back an Eighties recruiting slogan; but by god they are. And recruiting has fallen so below target they’re sending out the Army Secretary herself to do recruiting blitz weekends, like this one in Chicago.
It was a very tough gig, as this report details. Kids in high school and college were asking the right, hard questions, the ones the brass can’t answer satisfactorily. Like when will they deal seriously with its culture of sexual harassment (the response so far is 98% PR/BS). What about high levels of domestic abuse, potential career disruption — and, oh yeah: getting killed or injured in war?
Continue reading Army Sends Top Brass Recruiters Up Against Gen Z Resistance: “Hell, No— We Don’ Wanna Go!”