All posts filed under ‘Parallel Processing

Unsolicited opinions on abstract things.

Repair before replacing

The ice maker at our new townhome didn’t work, but it didn’t bother us as much as we rarely used ice. Earlier this month, our landlords kindly replaced the fridge. I suppose they replaced it because there’s no one offering repairs for a fridge as old as the house. Still, it seemed like a big […]

What is an artist in the DALL-E 2 Era?

Recently, DALL-E 2 made headlines everywhere: an AI illustration program that turns descriptions of images into actual ones with believably good results. For example, if you type “an astronaut riding a horse,” this is one of the options DALL-E generates for you: With DALL-E, it is suddenly possible to ”express one’s ideas” without mastery of […]

China’s Privacy Conundrum

There is an interesting “paradox.” On one hand, if you have been following the news, the Chinese government has been deploying AI to monitor and govern more expensively than ever: The government is using facial recognition and big data to control and monitor its citizens. Under recent legislation, authorities have enshrined the right to law […]